Penn State economists: Loss of middle-wage jobs widens income gap in Pa.
November 25, 2013
From 2001 to 2011, the Pennsylvania workforce underwent a marked shift from higher-paying to lower-paying jobs, a trend that could have serious implications for the state's economy, according to a new report, "Middle Income Job Decline in Pennsylvania, 2001-11", authored by Ted Alter, professor of agricultural, environmental and regional economics, and Ted Fuller, development economist in the college's Center for Economic and Community Development.
Conquered bitter cold: Student faced subzero temperatures for ag education
November 12, 2013
Carly-Jean Schaefer braved a bitter cold New England winter to gain valuable skills for her future career in educating students about the environment.
Ph.D. Rural Sociology doctoral candidate Yetkin Borlu's research featured in Penn State News
November 6, 2013
Ph.D. Rural Sociology doctoral candidate Yetkin Borlu's study of the social dynamics of corn production in his native Turkey has implications for farmers internationally.
A Top Competitor: In ROTC event, Ag & Extension Ed major shines
October 29, 2013
With Kate Bassett's help, the Penn State Army ROTC Nittany Lion Battalion team took first place among U.S. teams and second place overall out of 58 competing in last year's international Sandhurst Military Stakes Competition at West Point Military Academy.
Timothy Kelsey heard on NPR's Morning Edition
October 28, 2013
Timothy Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics, was part of a story, aired Monday, October 28, on national NPR broadcast of Morning Edition, titled "How Fracking's Ups and downs Affect Pennsylvania's Economy."