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Bicentennial farming

February 4, 2013 MANNS CHOICE — A Bedford County farm was honored as a Bicentennial Farm for being operated for 200 years during the recent 97th Pennsyl­vania Farm Show in Harrisburg. more »»

Taking a rare opportunity

January 7, 2013 The owners of a local farm are using dual purpose sheep for a dual purpose. more »»

97th Pennsylvania Farm Show under way

January 7, 2013 HARRISBURG — The 97th edition of the Pennsylvania Farm Show is under way in Harrisburg. more »»

Poinsettia crop grown without pesticides

January 7, 2013 TYRONE — Tyrone Area High School students enrolled in the Horticulture and Landscaping class successfully grew 125 poinsettias in the school’s greenhouse without the use of pesticides or growth... more »»

Crops and pesticide seminar scheduled

January 7, 2013 Penn State Extension will host a “Crops and Pesticides: One Day Seminar” from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Ramada Altoona Conference Center. more »»

Pennsylvania preserves 2,000 acres of farmland

January 7, 2013 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board has safeguarded 2,064 additional acres on 22 farms in 17 counties, including Blair and Centre, through the state’s farmland... more »»

Applications accepted for preservation program

January 7, 2013 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County Agricultural Land Preservation Program board of directors is accepting applications through Jan. 31 for its Farmland Preservation Program. more »»

FFA Spotlight: Kaleb Booher

January 7, 2013 Kaleb Booher Age and school: 17, Williamsburg High School Family: Parents, Brian and Amy Heeter; siblings Brianna, Dakota, Branson, Wyatt and Rylan FFA Chapter: Williamsburg Years involved with FFA... more »»

No long winter’s rest

December 3, 2012 Winter is just around the corner, but it won’t be a time of rest for farmers. That’s especially the case for dairy farmers. more »»

Safety takes top priority

November 5, 2012 Agriculture continues to rank as one of the most dangerous occupations in North America. Recently in Somerset County, a child accidentally engaged the starter of a tracto. more »»

Proud farming history

October 1, 2012 SUMMERHILL — Dave Myers hopes people never tire of eating pizza. more »»

State: Swine flu cases found in Huntingdon County

August 17, 2012 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Health today reported four confirmed and six probable human cases of influenza due to a new strain of the flu known as H3N2v. more »»

Ag Progress days loom

August 6, 2012 Nearly 450 exhibitors, including some from California, to be present By Walt Frank wfrank@altoonamirror. more »»

Wilting in the drought

July 16, 2012 The recent combination of extreme heat and lack of rainfall is creating havoc for area farmers. more »»

Summer Fun: Fairs have loyal followers

July 2, 2012 The sweet smell of cinnamon buns soon will fill the air over Bedford. more »»

Farm service agency needs accurate crop reports for benefits

July 2, 2012 The Huntingdon/Blair Farm Service Agency is reminding agricultural producers that the timely and accurate reporting of acres for all crops and land uses can prevent loss of benefits for a variety of... more »»

Forest landowner event scheduled at Blair County Convention Center

July 2, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — The first statewide Private Forest Landowners’ Conference, hosted by the Center for Private Forests in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, will be held May 3-4, 2013, at... more »»

Historical marker commemorates first Pennsylvania extension agent

July 2, 2012 A state historical marker commemorating the first extension agent in Pennsylvania — and one of the first in the United States — was dedicated on June 7 in Schellsburg, Bedford County. more »»

Penn State Extension launches new online beekeeping course

July 2, 2012 Beekeeping 101 is a new online beekeeping course offered by Penn State Extension. more »»

Website offers guidance to help gardeners keep their harvest fresh

July 2, 2012 Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences has a website to provide guidance on preserving fresh foods. The site, more »»

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