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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
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Pumpkin Cultivar Trial Results - Articles Articles

Pumpkin Cultivar Trial Results

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Timothy Elkner, Robert Pollock, Tom Butzler, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

We evaluated twenty-one pumpkin cultivars in 2016 and 2017. 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
On the Road: Huntsinger Farm – Potato Planting
On the Road: Huntsinger Farm – Potato Planting - Articles Articles

On the Road: Huntsinger Farm – Potato Planting

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Tom Butzler, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

Huntsinger Farm Inc. in Hegins, Pennsylvania specializes in potato production, packing, and wholesale marketing. More
Toigo Organic Farms sign. Photo: Bill Lamont
On the Road: Toigo Organic Farms - Articles Articles

On the Road: Toigo Organic Farms

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Thomas Ford, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

Toigo Organic Farms is a 5 acre greenhouse farm that grows primarily tomatoes year-round, along with some eggplants and peppers. More
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Fertility Considerations for Potatoes - Articles Articles

Fertility Considerations for Potatoes

William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

The following should be considered when developing a fertilizer program for potato production. More
Ephraim by his tomatoes in his storage facility.
On the Road: Sunrise Acres Farm - Articles Articles

On the Road: Sunrise Acres Farm

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Jeffrey Stoltzfus, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

We visited with Ephraim Zook at his farm in Ephrata, PA. Ephraim has been farming vegetables on 60 acres since 2000. More
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On the Road: New Morning Farm - Articles Articles

On the Road: New Morning Farm

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Thomas Ford, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

New Morning Farm is a certified organic diversified vegetable farm on 95 acres of land in Hustontown in southern Huntingdon County. More
On the Road: Plowshare Produce
On the Road: Plowshare Produce - Articles Articles

On the Road: Plowshare Produce

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

We visited with Micah and Bethany Spicher Schonberg and Gabby Bedeian at Plowshare Produce, a certified organic farm located in McAlevys Fort in Huntingdon County. 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
On the Road: Yarnick's Farm
On the Road: Yarnick's Farm - Articles Articles

On the Road: Yarnick's Farm

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Robert Pollock, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

Yarnick’s Farm in Indiana, PA includes 250 acres of outdoor production and 20 greenhouses of varying sizes and shapes. 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
On the Road: Harvest Valley Farms
On the Road: Harvest Valley Farms - Articles Articles

On the Road: Harvest Valley Farms

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

We recently spent an afternoon with Larry King of Harvest Valley Farms in Valencia, Pennsylvania. Larry grows vegetables on 160 acres with his brother Art and nephew Dave. More
On the Road: Raccoon Valley Farm
On the Road: Raccoon Valley Farm - Articles Articles

On the Road: Raccoon Valley Farm

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Darryl Dressler, William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

We headed to Millerstown in Perry County to visit Raccoon Valley Farm and farmer Lester Brubaker. More
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