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Creating Health and Nutrition: Selecting Cheese for Health - Articles Articles

Creating Health and Nutrition: Selecting Cheese for Health

Stacy Reed, MS, Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D., Rayna Cooper

This fact sheet provides dietary tips and an overview of the nutrition information of cheese, explains why cheeses are so different, and briefly describes how cheese is manufactured. More
Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking
Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking - Articles Articles

Farmstead and Artisan Cheesemaking

Sarah Cornelisse, Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Emily Montgomery

The renaissance of farm-based dairy processing can be attractive, but it is imperative that farmers research and plan all aspects of a new enterprise. More
Writing Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) Writing Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) - Articles
Consistently using correct cleaning and sanitizing procedures in dairy and food processing plants is the foundation to producing high quality, safe food. More
Key Concepts of Cleaning and Sanitizing
Key Concepts of Cleaning and Sanitizing - Articles Articles

Key Concepts of Cleaning and Sanitizing

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Proper cleaning and sanitizing is essential to producing high quality, safe dairy foods. A well-informed and trained staff provides the foundation for safe food processing. More
Cleaning and Sanitizing Wood Boards for Cheese Aging
Cleaning and Sanitizing Wood Boards for Cheese Aging - Articles Articles
The traditional practice of using wood boards for cheese aging must meet the contemporary practice of sanitation to ensure food safety. More
Dairy Food Processing - Federal Regulations
Dairy Food Processing - Federal Regulations - Articles Articles

Dairy Food Processing - Federal Regulations

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Federal regulations for food processors encompass food safety, standards for manufacturing facilities, good manufacturing practices, and compositional standards. More
Judges cutting a 200 pound block of Swiss cheese
Pennsylvania Farm Show Cheese Competition - Articles Articles

Pennsylvania Farm Show Cheese Competition

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show Cheese Competition is open to any Pennsylvania cheesemaker holding a valid dairy foods manufacturing permit. More
Home Cheesemaking
Home Cheesemaking - Articles Articles

Home Cheesemaking

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Making cheese at home is fun. Proper preparation and attention to sanitation will make good tasting cheese that is safe for the whole family to enjoy. More
'Abion' strawberries and 'Polka' (left) and 'Josephine' raspberries (right) at Penn State's High Tunnel facility.
Growing Raspberries and Strawberries in Containers - Articles Articles
Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) High and Low Tunnel Berry Project Update #1—information on growing strawberries and raspberries in containers. More
Forage Facts
Forage Facts - Articles Articles

Forage Facts

Paul Craig

Survival and high production of an alfalfa stand begins with an understanding of root reserves. More
Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org
Fall Forage Assessment - Articles Articles
There is time now to check out your alfalfa stands and predict what conditions the stands will be in next year. More
Haylage in a Day
Haylage in a Day - Articles Articles

Haylage in a Day

Paul Craig

The adoption of incorporating a wide cutting swath in forage harvest to speed up the dry down process has been increasing on farms across the United States. More
Dairy Food Processing - Pennsylvania Regulations
Dairy Food Processing - Pennsylvania Regulations - Articles Articles
Dairy food processors must meet all regulations that apply to food processors, as well as regulations for dairy food processing and standards for specific products. More
Sanitation for Dairy Food Plants
Sanitation for Dairy Food Plants - Articles Articles

Sanitation for Dairy Food Plants

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Sanitation Controls are an element of Food Safety Plans that are required for all food processors by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The end result is high quality, safe dairy products. More
The Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance
The Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance - Articles Articles

The Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

The Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) is recognized as the national standard for milk sanitation. More
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The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - Articles Articles

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

The Food Safety Modernization (FSMA) is sweeping legislation that puts into place mandatory prevention-based controls across the food supply to protect public safety and prevent illness. More
Dairy Product Standards
Dairy Product Standards - Articles Articles

Dairy Product Standards

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Many dairy food products have federal standards and grades that are based on composition, manufacturing, and quality requirements. More
Western Encephalitis Mosquito (Culex tarsalis)
West Nile Encephalitis in Horses - Articles Articles

West Nile Encephalitis in Horses

Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH, Sharon I Gripp, Pat M. Comerford, David Griswold

Read about the transmission of West Nile virus to horses, signs, treatments, vaccine information, and prevention and control. More
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Yogurt: Active Nutrition for Active Lifestyles - Articles Articles
Yogurt packs a wealth of nutrition in a variety of delicious options. Find out how yogurt can be the star of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. More
ohn D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
The Fescue Family of Grasses - Articles Articles
A new species of grass that forage producers may soon hear more about is called Meadow Fescue. More
Late Season Timothy Fertilization
Late Season Timothy Fertilization - Articles Articles
Turf grass managers consider a very late fall application of fertilizer to be the most important fertility application. How would cool season forage grasses respond? More
Minimizing Forage Shrink
Minimizing Forage Shrink - Articles Articles
Shrink also affects forages and can range from 5% to more than 40% and some instances losses can be higher. More
Summer Seeding of Forages
Summer Seeding of Forages - Articles Articles
The best time to plant "fall-seeded" alfalfa is actually early to mid August or “mid-summer”. More
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Alfalfa Winter Injury - Articles Articles

Alfalfa Winter Injury

Paul Craig

Snow helps to insulate alfalfa crowns from fluctuating air temperatures. A layer of snow moderates growth and initiation of buds when air temperatures move into the mid 40’s. More
Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org
Ready to Plant Spring Forages? - Articles Articles
Winter is the time to prepare planting equipment. One task that is critical for spring establishment of forage crops is getting drills and seeders in shape. More
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