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Foodborne Illness Symptoms, USDA
Long Term Health Consequences of a Foodborne Illness - Articles Articles
With 1 in 6 Americans developing food poisoning each year, or more accurately foodborne illness, it is not something to be taken lightly! More
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Employee Illnesses: What You Need to Know - Articles Articles

Employee Illnesses: What You Need to Know

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

Food service employees who work when sick can easily contaminate food and food contact surfaces, resulting in a foodborne illness outbreak. More
Forage Variety Trials Reports
Forage Variety Trials Reports - Articles Articles

Forage Variety Trials Reports

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Forage Trials Report summarizes performance data collected from ongoing forage trials at two sites in Pennsylvania. More
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Reducing Food Waste with Food Safety in Mind - Articles Articles

Reducing Food Waste with Food Safety in Mind

Dori Owczarzak, MS, RD, LDN, Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN, Megan Wall

Throwing away food is a waste! Here are tips to help you reduce the amount of food you throw out, while being sure the foods you eat are safe. More
Game Meat Safety
Game Meat Safety - Articles Articles

Game Meat Safety

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

As you are getting ready to go hunting, there are three things about caring for and preserving game meat that should be stressed. More
Determining Pasture Yield
Determining Pasture Yield - Articles Articles

Determining Pasture Yield

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Direct and indirect methods of determining pasture yield. More
Forage Quality in Perspective
Forage Quality in Perspective - Articles Articles

Forage Quality in Perspective

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Fluctuations in milk prices, feed costs, and government programs are forcing dairy farmers to become more efficient with their farm operation. More
Where to Send Samples for Analysis
Where to Send Samples for Analysis - Articles Articles
Once you have gone to the effort of correctly collecting a sample, how can you be sure that the results you receive from the testing laboratory are accurate? More
Why Test Forage Quality?
Why Test Forage Quality? - Articles Articles

Why Test Forage Quality?

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Greater net profit is the bottom line for why livestock producers need to know the quality of the forages they are feeding! More
Stay Hydrated All Year Long!
Stay Hydrated All Year Long! - Articles Articles

Stay Hydrated All Year Long!

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

Remember to stay well hydrated as you enjoy outdoor activities all year long. More
Probiotics: The Good Bugs!
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Probiotics: The Good Bugs!

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

Probiotics are live bacteria that are the same or similar to those found in the body. Consuming these in adequate amounts may result in a health benefit. More
Look for higher fiber foods to lead you and your colon's good bacteria
Prebiotics: How to Feed Your Good Bacteria - Articles Articles

Prebiotics: How to Feed Your Good Bacteria

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

Want to include more prebiotics in your diet? Here are a list of best food sources and a recipe for incorporating these beneficial foods in your diet. More
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Nondairy Foods with Calcium - Articles Articles

Nondairy Foods with Calcium

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN, Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

While dairy foods are the best source of calcium, dark green leafy vegetables and fish with soft bones you can eat will also add calcium to your diet. More
Keeping Your "Tummy" Healthy and Happy!
Keeping Your "Tummy" Healthy and Happy! - Articles Articles

Keeping Your "Tummy" Healthy and Happy!

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

Prebiotics and Probiotics are functional components of foods that help keep our digestive system running smoothly! More
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Foodborne Illness and Listeria monocytogenes - Articles Articles

Foodborne Illness and Listeria monocytogenes

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

The bacteria Listeria monocytogenes is particularly harmful to pregnant women, newborns, children, elderly, and immune compromised individuals. More
Cooked Fruit Adds Variety to Menus
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Cooked Fruit Adds Variety to Menus

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

Poached pears, roasted cherries, peach compote just the thought makes your taste buds tingle! Cooked fruit is a great way to add variety to your diet. More
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Lactose Intolerance - Articles Articles

Lactose Intolerance

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

Lactose intolerance is the inability to break down and absorb the components of lactose, the sugar that occurs naturally in dairy products. More
Forage Quality Testing: Why, How, and Where
Forage Quality Testing: Why, How, and Where - Articles Articles

Forage Quality Testing: Why, How, and Where

Marvin Hall, Ph.D., Virginia A. Ishler

For nearly four decades, scientists have been refining the ability to test forages for quality. More
Pasture and Hay for Horses
Pasture and Hay for Horses - Articles Articles

Pasture and Hay for Horses

Marvin Hall, Ph.D., Pat M. Comerford

To minimize feed costs, it is important to keep horses healthy and feed them a balanced ration that meets their nutritional needs. More
Calibration of Grain/Seed Drills
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Calibration of Grain/Seed Drills

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, Ron Hoover

The seed delivery system in drills is not as precise as that used in planters because they use flutes or sponges to meter seed instead of seed singulation. More
Warm-Season Grasses for Pheasants
Warm-Season Grasses for Pheasants - Articles Articles

Warm-Season Grasses for Pheasants

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Warm-season grasses such as big bluestem and switchgrass can provide forage for animals throughout the summer months when cool-season grasses become less productive. More
Tall Fescue
Tall Fescue - Articles Articles

Tall Fescue

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

In Pennsylvania, Tall fescue has been used primarily for conservation purposes but is well suited as hay, silage, or pasture. More
Strategies for Extending the Grazing Season
Strategies for Extending the Grazing Season - Articles Articles
Several strategies can be employed to supply forage into the fall or early winter. More
Need Forage? Try Annual Crops
Need Forage? Try Annual Crops - Articles Articles

Need Forage? Try Annual Crops

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Alternative species to meet forage needs and supplement feedstocks. More
Grazing Winter Small Grains Grazing Winter Small Grains - Articles

Grazing Winter Small Grains

Marvin Hall, Ph.D.

Grazing winter small grains can be an easy and profitable way to start grazing early in the season, but requires proper management of the crop and livestock. More
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