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Growers say pumpkins are getting bigger and better

October 6, 2014 Area growers say the quality of pumpkins available for consumers appears to be better than last year. “This year’s crop is better than normal. more »»

Agriculture briefs

October 6, 2014 Farm-city job exchange set The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee has scheduled the first phase of the 2014 Farm-City job exchange. Beginning at 8 a.m. more »»

FFA Spotlight

October 6, 2014 Age and school: 16 and Bellefonte Area High School Family: Parents, Chris and Carrie Mauk; brother, Trevor Mauk FFA Chapter: Bellefonte Years involved with FFA: Two Amount of time spent on FFA:... more »»

Woman stays busy in Grange

September 1, 2014 Lorena Baughman grew up in the Grange. “I am a member of the fourth generation of my family, my daughters are the fifth generation,” the Duncansville area woman said. more »»

Farming ‘hip’ for northeast youth

September 1, 2014 CRANSTON, R.I. — Farming is hip in New England. Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading. more »»

Ag Progress Days returning

August 4, 2014 ROCK SPRINGS — More than 40,000 visitors will have the opportunity to visit the nearly 500 exhibitors at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days exposition Aug. 12-14 at the Russell E. more »»

Corn crop running late

July 7, 2014 By Walt Frank wfrank@altoonamirror.com Sweet corn lovers have had to wait a little longer than usual this year to enjoy the locally grown ears. more »»

Farm Bureau membership surpasses last year’s record

July 7, 2014 CAMP HILL — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has eclipsed its all-time membership record, increasing total membership by 1,460 to 59,782. more »»

June declared ‘Dairy Month’

June 2, 2014 Agriculture is Pennsylvania’s number one industry — with $6.8 billion in cash receipts annually from production agricultur. more »»

FFA Spotlight

June 2, 2014 Age and school: 16, Bellefonte High School Family: Parents, Steph and Kevin Smith; sisters, Audrey and Olivia; and brother, Ryan FFA Chapter: Bellefonte Years involved with FFA: 2 Amount of time... more »»

Agriculture Briefs

June 2, 2014 Farm Bureau picnic slated The annual summer picnic of the Blair County Farm Bureau will be held July 11 at the Williamsburg Farm Show Building. more »»

Home, home on the range

May 5, 2014 SCHELLSBURG — What started as a hobby has turned into a lucrative business and a tourist attraction in Bedford County. more »»

FFA Spotlight

May 5, 2014 Age and school: 16, Chestnut Ridge High School Family: Rhett and Kim Funston (parents), Derek Weyant (half brother), Robert Feathers (half brother), Ashley Funston (sister), and Kailee Weyant... more »»

Headed back to the fields

April 7, 2014 Even one accident involving a piece of farm equipment is one too many. more »»

Farm bureau members meet with Cambria County commissioners

April 7, 2014 EBENSBURG — Members of the Cambria County Farm Bureau recently met with their county commissioners as part of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s Local Government Week. more »»

Mobile lab takes farming to kids

February 3, 2014 TYRONE — You don’t need cows, chickens, tomatoes or corn to have a farm. more »»

Honor on the farm

December 2, 2013 PATTON — Tommy Nagle became interested in the idea of farming at a young age. “My grandfather [Joseph Davis] had a farm in St. Augustine. I started going to the farm at the age of four. more »»

Farmland Preservation Program marks 50th

November 4, 2013 Agriculture is the No. 1 industry in Pennsylvania, and a program marking its silver anniversary helps to keep it that way. more »»

Agriculture ambassadors

October 7, 2013 Members of the Randy Bigelow family didn’t expect to win the Blair County Chamber of Commerce’s Agricultural Community Excellence Award. “It was a complete surprise,” Randy Bigelow sai. more »»

Feed mill joins farm tour

September 2, 2013 By Walt Frank wfrank@altoonamirror.com Visitors to the fifth annual Farm Discovery Tour of Morrisons Cove will have a unique opportunity — they’ll get to tour a 121-year-old feed mil. more »»

 
 
 

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