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Having their ducks in a row

February 1, 2016 CLEARVILLE — Farming is just ducky for Zach and Jessi Akers. The Akers recently became a duck farming family for Joe Jurgielewicz and Son LTD in Lancaster County. more »»

 
 
 
FFA spotlight

February 1, 2016 Carly Crofcheck Age and school: 17, Tyrone Area High School Family: Parents, Scott and Lorrie Crofcheck, and sister, Lea Crofcheck FFA Chapter: Tyrone Area Years involved with FFA: Starting fourth... more »»

Agriculture briefs

February 1, 2016 university park Dairy of Distinction applications due April 15 Pennsylvania dairy producers are invited to apply for the Dairy of Distinction award from the Pennsylvania Dairy of Distinction Progra. more »»

Harrisburg event marks 100th year

January 4, 2016 HARRISBURG — Thousands soon will be converging on Harrisburg for the 100th edition of the Pennsylvania Farm Show, which gets underway on Saturday. more »»

Agriculture briefs

January 4, 2016 harrisburg Local conservation district receives grant funding The Cambria County Conservation District was one of 20 conservation districts across the state to receive funding through the... more »»

FFA spotlight

January 4, 2016 Noah Irvin Age and school: 15, Tyrone Area High School Family: Parents Randy and Dawn Irvin; sister Lydia Irvin. more »»

Farming out communication

December 7, 2015 There’s an old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. more »»

Antis family at home on the farm

November 2, 2015 GRAZIERVILLE — Bob VanKirk holds a degree in chemical engineering. His wife, Diana, holds degrees in dietetics and exercise physiolog. more »»

Agriculture briefs

November 2, 2015 TYRONE Local FFA members attend conference Several Tyrone Area FFA Chapter members recently attended the Fall Leadership Conference at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

FFA Spotlight

November 2, 2015 Age and school: 16, Bellwood-Antis High School Family: Parents, Michelle and Kermit III, and younger brother, Hunter FFA Chapter: Bellwood-Antis Years involved with FFA: 11?2 years FFA projects:... more »»

Hops farming rising in Pa.

September 7, 2015 PORTAGE — Hops are not a huge crop in Pennsylvania, but the number of hops farmers in the state is increasing. more »»

FFA spotlight

September 7, 2015 Caleb Ferry Age and school: 17, Central High School Family: Parents, Robert and Barbara Ferry; brothers, Kyler and Jason FFA Chapter: Central Cove FFA Years involved with FFA: four Amount of time... more »»

Agriculture briefs

September 7, 2015 ST. LOUIS Districts named as finalists Two Blair County school districts have been named as finalists in this year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. more »»

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 »»

 
 

Billy Childs February 5, 2016

Pianist and composer Billy Childs received a 2015 Grammy nomination for best jazz vocal album for his Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nyro died before her 50th birthday. more »

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