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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 »»

Agriculture briefs

June 1, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG Chamber sets Dairy Day The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will host Dairy Day beginning at noon June 19, in front of the Blair County Courthouse. more »»

FFA Spotlight

June 1, 2015 Billie Ann Smith Age and school: 16, Chestnut Ridge High School Family: Parents, Bill and Lisa Smith; sibling, Brittany Smith FFA Chapter: Chestnut Ridge FFA Chapter Years involved with FFA:... more »»

Cattle farmers say business strong in Pennsylvania

May 4, 2015 Agriculture is Pennsylvania’s number one industry, and cattle and beef production — the largest single segment of American agriculture — plays a big rol. more »»

Agriculture briefs

May 4, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK Tractor safety program reaches milestone A program designed to reduce tractor-related farm injuries and deaths by helping farmers pay for the installation of rollover protective... more »»

FFA Spotlight

May 4, 2015 Shaylin Fornwalt Age/school: 17, Central High School Family: Jeanine Strittmatter (mother), siblings: Josh, Kayla, Cody, Kaley FFA Chapter: Central Cove FFA Years in FFA: four Amount of time... more »»

Planting season approaches

April 13, 2015 As spring-like weather takes hold, planting season is just around the corner and in some cases is underway. more »»

Agriculture briefs

April 13, 2015 Mowry receives honor READING -- Kenneth R. Mowry was recently inducted into the Pennsylvania Holstein Association Hall of Fame. more »»

FFA spotlight

April 13, 2015 Makayla Noel Feathers Age: 18 School: Chestnut Ridge High School Parents: Patrick Wayne Smith Sr. and Jennifer Jo Smith; sibling: Patrick Wayne Smith Jr. more »»

Mirror phone system working

March 5, 2015 Telephone service to the Mirror generally has been restored, although there remain some brief temporary periods where calls cannot get throug. more »»

Farm conference returning

March 2, 2015 Derrick and Dessie Carpenter are looking forward to their weekend getaway — which they will spend with fellow young farmers and ranchers. more »»

Organic farmers step up to save potato co-op

March 2, 2015 MERRILL, Ore. (AP) — This could have been the last year for the Malin Potato Co-op. more »»

FFA spotlight: Victoria Varner

March 2, 2015 Victoria Varner Age: 18 School: Graduate of Chestnut Ridge Senior High School Family: Parents: Father, Alan Varner; mother, Mary Woods; stepfather, Jerry Woods; brother, Michael Varner; and two... more »»

Agriculture briefs

March 2, 2015 CLARION Grazing conference set Examining whole grazing operation and discovering what areas could be taking profits rather than increasing them will be the focus of the 18th annual Northwest... more »»

Winter farm work picks up

February 1, 2015 After a mild start, Old Man Winter has made his presence felt, and that means more work for area farmers. more »»

Agriculture briefs

February 1, 2015 TYRONE Local FFA member gets jacket during convention David Conrad, a freshman at Tyrone Area High School, received his FFA Jacket at the Pennsylvania FFA Mid-Winter Convention in Harrisburg. more »»

FFA spotlight: Baylee DelBaggio

February 1, 2015 Baylee DelBaggio Age: 16 School: Tyrone Area High School Family: Parents, Tammy and Rocco DelBaggio; and sister, Lyndsay Marshall. more »»

 
 

Open House at Boogersburg School August 30, 2015

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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Agriculture Poll

  1. The two schools should have merged.
  2. I think it’s the right move.
  3. The diocese had its mind made up, and more discussion was needed.
  4. As a community, we need to accept and support the decision.
 
 
 
 

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