FSA sets reporting dates

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Melissa Webreck in Huntingdon County said that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits.

The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for Huntingdon and Blair counties:

– June 17 for spring seeded small grains (barley, oats, rye, triticale, wheat).

– July 15 for corn, soybeans, sorghum and most other summer planted crops, all perennial forages for hay and pasture (new seedings and established).

For more information about crop certification and crop loss reports, contact the Huntingdon/Blair County FSA office at 627-1624, ext 2.


JARI sets Lunch & Learn

JARI will hold Lunch & Learn programs from noon to 1:15 p.m. June 18 and June 20 at JARI Center, 160 Jari Drive.

On June 18, Brian Law, president of Prime Design Solutions and Innovative Tomato will discuss the use of video in marketing. He will discuss the expanded role of video in marketing and how to put the medium to work in business.

On June 20, Tiffany Wetzel-Sturtz and Erin Dumm of Barnes, Saly & Co. will present “Accounting for Non-Accoun­tants.”

Attendees will learn about accounting jargon, the accounting equation, understanding bookkeeping basics, reading and analyzing basic financial statements, helpful financial ratios, tips for preventing and detecting fraud and other topics.

The cost to register is $5 per person and lunch will be provided. To register, visit www.jari.com and click on the calendar to access the registration form or contact Jenn Seese at jseese@jari.com.


SFU launches Esports arena

Saint Francis University has selected American Esports to help launch its new initiative, SFU Esports.

American Esports, recognized for its expertise in developing gaming programs on behalf of academic institutions, will work with Saint Francis to design its first esports arena and will provide support for a collegiate esports team.

The nearly 3,000-square-foot arena will serve as a community center for gaming students and a venue for hosting and competing in intercollegiate esports tournaments. The arena will be outfitted with professional gaming products to provide students with an exemplary esports experience.

Walmart, Sam’s Club aid CMN

Local Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs Monday kicked off this year’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising campaign to help treat local children who are sick or injured.

All money raised during the CMN Hospitals campaign directly benefits Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital to fund critical treatments, pediatric medical equipment, research and charitable care. The campaign runs through July 7.

To participate, donate $1 or more at the checkout lane or self-checkout of any participating Walmart store or Sam’s Club.


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