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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 »»

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 »»


Benefit Shotgun Shoot at AVSA October 7, 2015

The Altoona Volunteer Sportsmen's Club will hold a Benefit Shotgun Shoot at 7 pm. This benefit raises money to send a child with a life threatening illness on a hunting/fishing trip of their dreams. $10 for 6 Rounds. Extra chances sold for a 50/50 and on various gift cards & other donated items. more »

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