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FFA Spotlight

December 6, 2010 Jolene Nave Age and school: 16, junior, Bedford Area High School Family: Parents, Joe and Sherri; siblings: Cody, 18; Jake, 13; Cassadie, 12; Haydyn, 6; Treg, 4 Years involved with FFA: 2 Amount of... more »»

Tree management course scheduled

December 6, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Department of Horticulture will hold a Christmas tree management course Feb. more »»

Program offers certification for farmers who produce for stores

November 1, 2010 FISHERTOWN — “A lot of the chain stores would not buy my fruit unless I had Good Agriculture Practices,” Ridgetop Orchard owner Daniel Boyer said. more »»

FFA spotlight: Ashley Durandetta

November 1, 2010 Ashley Durandetta Name: Ashley Durandetta Age: 17 Grade, school: Senior, Clearfield Area High School FFA chapter: Clearfield FFA Years involved with FFA: 4 Amount of time spend on FFA-related... more »»

Farm vehicles not part of regulations

November 1, 2010 Legislation by the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau aimed at excluding local agricultural vehicles and their drivers from recent federal commercial trucking standards was approved last month as part of a... more »»

Agrotourism workshop scheduled for Nov. 10

November 1, 2010 The Cambria County Conservation District will hold a free adult conservation education workshop at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at Disaster’s Edge Environmental Center in the 1889 Park in St. Michael. more »»

Consolidation of dairy operations likely as farmers deal with low milk prices

October 4, 2010 MARTINSBURG — Phil Kulp and his family’s business has come a long way since the days of having 150 dairy cows on his parents’ farm when he was a bo. more »»

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 »»

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