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Strategies to Increase Throughput

Small Meat Processors Updated: October 20, 2017

Meat processors, like most businesses, work hard to cut costs, hoping to improve their bottom line. But while cost cutting can sometimes improve profits, too...

School Gardens May Increase Kid’s Vegetable Consumption

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 19, 2017

Kids can be reluctant to try vegetables, and it can be a challenge to get them to eat the recommended number of servings in a day. School gardening programs...

USDA Project Report Workshop Presentations, August 2017

Community, Local and Regional Food Systems Updated: October 18, 2017

The Impacts of Conservation Auction Design on Auction Performancea nd Community Welfare: Evidence from Lab and Artefactual Experiments (Banerjee, University...

Crop and Feed Safety Video Resources

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 18, 2017

 Preventing Silage-Related Injuries and Fatalities Among Farm Workers(2017)6:30 minutesDr. Keith BolsenKansas State University 

The 60 Strategies of the Smarter Lunchrooms Scorecard

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 17, 2017

Adam Brumberg, Deputy Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, and Erin Sharp, MS, MAT, Curriculum Designer for the Smarter Lunchrooms National Office, go...

Dennis J. Murphy

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2017

Dennis Murphy (retired 2017) from the Agricultural Safety and Health Program at Penn State University. He is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of...

Michael Pate

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2017

Michael L. Pate is an associate professor and holds the Nationwide Insurance Endowed Professorship of Agricultural Safety and Health at Penn State...

Key Changes to the Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Patterns

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 17, 2017

On April 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published the final rule related to meal pattern revisions for the...

Women, Tools and Ergonomics

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2017

According to the United States Department of Agriculture – Economic Research Service, the number of farms operated by women continues to grow. A snapshot of...

National AgrAbility Project

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2017

 AgrAbility is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide direct services to farmers and ranchers with disabilities or long-term health...

Agricultural Safety and Health Mobile Apps

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2017

Mobile apps—computer applications that run on mobile devices such as smartphones—can be educational, fun, and easy-to-use, and they can help users improve...

Shovels: Background, Challenges and Recommendations

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2017

A shovel is a tool used for digging and moving material (e.g., dirt, grain, etc.) from one place to another. Shoveling is a strenuous task that can place...

Ashley Moen, MS, RD, SNS, Colorado Department of Education

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 17, 2017

Ashley Moen is the Summer Food Service Program Administrator at the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Office of School Nutrition (OSN). In her role, she...

FReSH Resource Topics

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2017

Women in Agriculture

Funding Resources for Assistive Technology for Farmers and Ranchers

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2017

Aftermarket steps can improve tractor accessibility.(Source: AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians) Individuals can have difficulty locating and qualifying for...

Organic Seed Production Six Webinar Series 2017

Organic Agriculture Updated: October 17, 2017

For the second year in a row, the Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) are presenting a series of...

Feature Series: Farm to School and Local Food Procurement

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

This content series highlights the goals, challenges and successes of procuring and serving local foods in school meal programs. Food remains an important...

Feature Series: School Gardens

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

Building and maintaining a garden can seem like an expensive project, but with some careful planning, it doesn’t have to cost much at all... READ MOREThe...

Foodtastic 4-H Field Trips Packed into The Tiny Market

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

What can you do when you can’t bring the kids to the farmers market for a field trip?  You bring the field trip to the kids!  With the support of a grant...

Tips for Beginning School and Family Gardens on a Budget

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

Building and maintaining a garden can seem like an expensive project, but with some careful planning, it doesn’t have to cost much at all. Whether you work...

Dairy Video Archive

Dairy Updated: October 16, 2017

 "Udder"standing Mastitis from the Outside InDr. Robert VanSaun, Pennsylvania State UniversityWatch as Penn State's Dr. Robert VanSaun uses dissection to...

Job Postings

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Updated: October 16, 2017

The listings below will take you to the respective institution's employment job postings page, or a link where more information can be found. On those pages...

Healthful Celebrations in Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

There are many fun ways to celebrate special events in schools.  Check out these ideas.What a teacher can do:What a parent/caregiver can do:For more healthy...

The Name Game: Sending the Right Message

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

Why do restaurants use appealing descriptive adjectives like “succulent” or “fresh” on their menus? Because it makes dishes sound more appealing and can even...

Beating the Summer Lunch Blues

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 16, 2017

Tired of preparing lunch for your hungry kids this summer? Are the kids tired of the same old lunches?  Here are some general tips to help keep summer...

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