Agricultural Sciences Public Awareness Team

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Team ID: 
316
College / Administrative Unit: 
Agricultural Sciences, College of
Date Started: 
January 1999
Objective: 
To develop new public awareness and consumer education programs that utilize the radio and newspaper media to reach Pennsylvanians with information from the college.
Desired Results: 

Two news features are produced each week and are available for access 24 hours a day by any radio station that calls a toll free number

During the first 31 weeks of production from November, 1998 until the end of June, 1999 they have received 757 phone calls requesting shows or an average of 24 calls per feed

The newspaper spots, Penn State Pointers, present educational materials

These educational articles are featured in eleven newspapers with a circulation over 20,000 readers and nine newspapers with a circulation of under 10,000 readers

Contact Person: 
Chuck Gill
Members:
  • Bill Devlin, Sponsor
  • Chuck Gill, Leader
  • John Wall, Leader
  • Richard Kipp, Facilitator