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Ag progress days ahead

August 1, 2016 ROCK SPRINGS — As Bob Oberheim gears up for his 25th year as manager of Ag Progress Days he admits the event has changed a lot in that quarter century. more »»

Agriculture briefs

August 1, 2016 LORETTO Farm to Fork dinner set Vale Wood Farms will hold its Farm to Fork dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 20 on the dairy store lawn. more »»

FFA spotlight

August 1, 2016 Name: Ryan Smith Age and school: 15, Bellefonte Area High School Family: Parents, Kevin and Stephanie Smith; sister and brother-in-law, Audrey Boob and Anthony Boob and sisters Olivia Smith and Nora... more »»

Farm survives test of time

July 5, 2016 CESSNA — Alan Hammond always had an interest in farming. “I was driving a tractor when I was 10 to 12 years old. more »»

Agriculture briefs

July 5, 2016 ST. MICHAEL District sets workshop The Cambria County Conservation District will present a free workshop — “Intro to Invasives: Weeds, Trees and Pests” — from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. more »»

FFA Spotlight

July 5, 2016 Hunter Stultz Age and school: 16, Central High School Family: Parents: Rob and Tammy Stultz, and sisters: Kara, 14, and Rylee, 8. more »»

Dealing with taxing issues

June 7, 2016 Farmers and and owners of large tracts of land in Blair County should expect to see a significant increase in their real estate taxes. more »»

Agriculture briefs

June 7, 2016 tyrone Farm Bureau sets leaders conference at Hoover farm The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee will sponsor the Growing Stronger Leaders Conference June 29 at the Bill and Deb... more »»

FFA spotlight

June 7, 2016 Dalton Oldham Age: 15 School: Chestnut Ridge High School Family: Parents Jeff and Kathy Oldham FFA Chapter: Chestnut Ridge FFA Years involved with FFA: 2 Amount of time spent on FFA: Seven hours a... more »»

Bedford farmer relishes trip to Ghana

May 2, 2016 Ken Rice admits his recent trip to Ghana wasn’t fun — but it was very rewarding. “These are not fun trips, not easy trips, but they are rewarding. more »»

Agriculture briefs

May 2, 2016 tyrone Local students earn youth PQA Plus certifications Sixteen Tyrone Area High School students received their Youth PQA Plus certifications in mid-April. more »»

FFA spotlight

May 2, 2016 Jacob A. Collins Age and school: 16, Chestnut Ridge Family: Parents, Scott M. Collins and Wendy S. Collins, brother, Christian . more »»

Having their ducks in a row

February 1, 2016 CLEARVILLE — Farming is just ducky for Zach and Jessi Akers. The Akers recently became a duck farming family for Joe Jurgielewicz and Son LTD in Lancaster County. more »»

FFA spotlight

February 1, 2016 Carly Crofcheck Age and school: 17, Tyrone Area High School Family: Parents, Scott and Lorrie Crofcheck, and sister, Lea Crofcheck FFA Chapter: Tyrone Area Years involved with FFA: Starting fourth... more »»

Agriculture briefs

February 1, 2016 university park Dairy of Distinction applications due April 15 Pennsylvania dairy producers are invited to apply for the Dairy of Distinction award from the Pennsylvania Dairy of Distinction Progra. more »»

Harrisburg event marks 100th year

January 4, 2016 HARRISBURG — Thousands soon will be converging on Harrisburg for the 100th edition of the Pennsylvania Farm Show, which gets underway on Saturday. more »»

Agriculture briefs

January 4, 2016 harrisburg Local conservation district receives grant funding The Cambria County Conservation District was one of 20 conservation districts across the state to receive funding through the... more »»

FFA spotlight

January 4, 2016 Noah Irvin Age and school: 15, Tyrone Area High School Family: Parents Randy and Dawn Irvin; sister Lydia Irvin. more »»

Farming out communication

December 7, 2015 There’s an old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. more »»

Antis family at home on the farm

November 2, 2015 GRAZIERVILLE — Bob VanKirk holds a degree in chemical engineering. His wife, Diana, holds degrees in dietetics and exercise physiolog. more »»

Agriculture briefs

November 2, 2015 TYRONE Local FFA members attend conference Several Tyrone Area FFA Chapter members recently attended the Fall Leadership Conference at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»


Open House at Boogersburg Schoolhouse August 28, 2016

Go “back to school” 19th century style at Boogersburg One Room School, built in 1877 by Moses Thompson, and open until 1952. From a wooden desk, learn using soapstone, slate, and chalkboards. Teachers will instruct you in spelling, mental math, and interactive activities, followed by recess games. more »

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