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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 »»

FFA Spotlight

November 2, 2015 Age and school: 16, Bellwood-Antis High School Family: Parents, Michelle and Kermit III, and younger brother, Hunter FFA Chapter: Bellwood-Antis Years involved with FFA: 11?2 years FFA projects:... more »»

Hops farming rising in Pa.

September 7, 2015 PORTAGE — Hops are not a huge crop in Pennsylvania, but the number of hops farmers in the state is increasing. more »»

FFA spotlight

September 7, 2015 Caleb Ferry Age and school: 17, Central High School Family: Parents, Robert and Barbara Ferry; brothers, Kyler and Jason FFA Chapter: Central Cove FFA Years involved with FFA: four Amount of time... more »»

Agriculture briefs

September 7, 2015 ST. LOUIS Districts named as finalists Two Blair County school districts have been named as finalists in this year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. more »»

Ag Progress Days return

August 3, 2015 ROCK SPRINGS — Ag Progress Days officials are geared up for another large crowd to visit the annual event Aug. 18-20 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Spring. more »»

Agriculture briefs

August 3, 2015 Farm to Fork dinner set for Vale Wood Farms LORETTO — Vale Wood Farms will hold its “Farm to Fork” dinner from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 15 on their dairy store lawn. more »»

FFA spotlight

August 3, 2015 Natalie M. more »»

Couple enjoy raising alpacas

July 6, 2015 WARRIORS MARK — As longtime financial advisers, John and Sherry Forney help others plan for the future. more »»

Birds plucked from county fairs

June 1, 2015 A recent decision by the acting agriculture secretary will have a significant impact on county fairs this summer — there won’t be any birds on displa. more »»

 
 

AVSA Shotgun Shoot May 25, 2016

The AVSA will hold Shotgun Shoots each Wednesday at 7 pm. Cost is $10 for 6 Rounds. Located at 1448 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Altoona (approx. 1.5 miles from the Allegro Restaurant). All ages welcome to attend. more »

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