Budget cuts are deep for renowned Penn State agriculture program
In the spring of 2011, Pennsylvania faced an unresolved budget crisis. In lieu of layoffs, increasing unemployment rates, and angry citizens, the state government made unprecedented, drastic funding cuts at Penn State. The university was left with the difficult task of choosing who and what programs would be affected. The nationally prominent College of Agricultural Sciences took the biggest hit, losing 19 percent of its funding.
This radio story focuses on the affects these cuts will have in the College of Agricultural Sciences, ranging from how the cuts would affect students and staff, to the impact on animals and the state's food supply.
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As a television reporter, I hope to tell stories in creative and compelling ways so people care about the news and are better informed. I am a reporter and anchor for the Centre County Report, and I have interned for WTOP-FM news radio in Washington D.C., AccuWeather.com and WPSU-FM. I wrote for The Daily Collegian, Penn State’s independent student newspaper, for two and a half years covering student groups, and health and fitness. This past summer, I worked for Coyne PR, a public relations firm in New Jersey.