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FFA Spotlight: Krista Hawn

October 4, 2010 FFA Chapter: Blue Juniata Age, grade, school: 17, senior, Juniata Valley High School, Alexandria Family: Parents, William and Lisa Hawn; brother, James, 19; sister, Brittany, 16 Years involved with... more »»

Williamsburg man recognized for work

October 4, 2010 WASHINGTON — Williamsburg resident David Greaser was one of 24 civilian agricultural experts who served in Afghanistan and Iraq recognized last month by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. more »»

Farm to hold pumpkin patch event

October 4, 2010 LORETTO — Vale Wood Farms will hold its annual pumpkin patch event 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 22. more »»

Corn, soybean production down

October 4, 2010 HARRISBURG — Production of tobacco in Pennsylvania is expected to be above last year, while production of corn and soybeans is lower as of Sept. 1, the U.S. more »»

Eight farms will be showcased during weekend tour

September 6, 2010 It’s not often you can milk a cow, decorate a pumpkin and learn about hunter safety all in the same day. more »»

National FFA honors two Juniata Valley members

September 6, 2010 James McMahon and W. Ross Rojik, both of Peters­burg, recently received awards from the National FF. more »»

Responders to learn about farm issues

September 6, 2010 MARTINSBURG — The Penn State Department of Agriculture will present an introductory course on farm emergencies for emergency responders from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. more »»

Ag Progress Days important for producers, consumers, professionals

August 2, 2010 ROCK SPRINGS — The annual Penn State Ag Progress Days, set for Aug. more »»

Chamber accepting ag award nominations

August 2, 2010 The Blair County Chamber of Commerce’s Farm-City Commit­tee is accepting nominations for its 19th annual Agricultural Com­munity Excellence or ACE award. Nominations are due Aug. 1. more »»

FFA Spotlight: Jacob Stem

August 2, 2010 Age and school: 17, senior at Bellefonte Area High School Family: Parents, Terry and Michelle Stem; brother, Isaac, 8 Years involved with FFA: Two Amount of time spent on FFA: I feed and care for... more »»

Cove show marks 60th year

August 1, 2010 MARTINSBURG — For the 60th year, youth and adults will showcase their agricultural achievements at this week’s Morri­sons Cove Dairy Show. more »»

No kidding: County 4-H program needs funding, volunteers to reach potential, remain operating

July 5, 2010 Tracy Wyatt would hate to see her daughter Rachel’s 4-H participation come to an end for something out of her control, like funding. more »»

Ag Progress Days Aug. 17-19

July 5, 2010 STATE COLLEGE — The 2010 Penn State Ag Progress Days will take place Aug. 17 to 19, with more than 400 exhibitors expected to display goods and services. more »»

Group honors Tyrone resident for farmland preservation work

July 5, 2010 TYRONE — Karen Morrow of Tyrone was honored recently with the Pennsyl­vania Farmland Preser­vation Local Heroes award by the American Farmland Trust. more »»

FFA Spotlight

July 5, 2010 Age and school: 16, junior at Tyrone Area High School Family: Parents, Scott and Teri; three brothers, William, 13, who recently joined FFA showing market goats; Scott, 7; Steve, 5. more »»

Late blight could be an issue this season

July 5, 2010 Tomato plants in home gardens in and around Blair County are showing signs of late blight, horticulture educator Tom Ford with the Penn State Cooperative Extension said. more »»

From Moo to You

June 7, 2010 LORETTO — A group of excited students from Wright Elementary School in Altoona pulled up to Vale Wood Farms’ dairy barn in a bright yellow school bus in early May, hopped down the vehicle’s large... more »»

Getting ready to sprout

May 2, 2010 Although the 2009 growing season was marked by severe blight that destroyed several crops, including tomatoes, people are looking forward to planting their gardens this year. more »»

USDA to cut crop insurance subsidies

May 2, 2010 MINNEAPOLIS — The federal government wants to save taxpayers billions of dollars by reducing spending on crop insurance after years of big profits by insurers, but the industry claims the reductions... more »»

Extension offering pond water tests available for homeowners

May 2, 2010 STATE COLLEGE — Penn State’s Agricultural Analytical Services Laboratory has launched a pond water testing service. Free test kits are available at many cooperative extension offices. more »»

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