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Geneticist receives Nesbitt award

January 2, 2012 Chad Dechow, associate professor of dairy genetics, has been named recipient of the Arthur W. Nesbitt Faculty Program Development Award by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. more »»

PSU entomologist recognized by peers

January 2, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — Consuelo De Moraes, professor of entomology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named a 2011 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. more »»

Everett farm has rare, registered Kunekune pigs

December 5, 2011 EVERETT — Brian and Alana Schoffstall believe they have found their niche. The owners of Black Valley Farm near here in West Providence Township, the Schoffstalls are breeding Kunekune pigs. more »»

Bedford Farm Bureau awarded

December 5, 2011 HERSHEY — The Bedford County Farm Bureau received the President’s Award for Services during the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s 61st annual meeting in Hershey. more »»

Turf, ornamental update scheduled

December 5, 2011 EBENSBURG — Penn State Cooperative Extension will hold its annual Cambria County Turf and Ornamental Update program from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Imperial Room in Ebensburg. more »»

Tyrone students visit Penn State

December 5, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — Students at St. Matthew Catholic School in Tyrone recently visited Penn State for their Ag Literacy Day trip. more »»

Student horseman headed to UAE

December 5, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State junior Steven Hays of Port Matilda will be heading to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday to compete in the Young Rider World Endurance Championship as part of... more »»

FFA Spotlight: Caleb Robinette

December 5, 2011 Age and school: 16, Bedford Area High School and Bedford County Technical Center Family: Parents, Tracy and Jim Robinette FFA chapter: Bedford County FFA Years involved with FFA: 2 Amount of time... more »»

A powerful voice

November 7, 2011 In January 2010, Wal-Mart corporate officials pulled Ritchey’s Dairy milk from the shelves at its stores on Plank Road and in Huntingdon. Local farm bureau members weren’t happy with that decision. more »»

FFA state president educating the youth

November 7, 2011 Casey Hall admits she didn’t have a background in agriculture. “I didn’t know anything about i. more »»

Blair County’s ag ambassador

October 3, 2011 WILLIAMSBURG — Thad White likes to help people and learn about other cultures. As a junior at Bellwood-Antis High School, White was a foreign exchange student and lived on a farm in Poland. more »»

Farm Discovery Tour planned this month

September 5, 2011 Morrisons Cove — The third annual Farm Discovery Tour of Morrisons Cove will be held Sept. 16 and 17. more »»

Sustainability of state forests challenged

September 5, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK — A new report indicates that Pennsylvania forests have declined slightly in the last decade and face a number of threats, according to an expert in Penn State’s College of... more »»

Farm briefs

September 5, 2011 Growers urged to use state-tested seed Pennsylvania producers can ensure they are using quality seed by only planting seed that has been tested and properly labeled according to the state’s rigorous... more »»

FFA Spotlight: Mack Kline

September 5, 2011 Age and school: 18, Bellwood-Antis High School Family: Mother, Stacey Manning; father, Geoff Kline; stepfather, Dale Manning; brother, Sawyer Kline Amount of time spent on FFA: I have spent all four... more »»

Dairies continue ice cream tradition

July 4, 2011 If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the theory behind making ice cream at Ritchey’s Dairy near Martinsburg. “There have been no changes in the way we make ice cream. more »»

FFA Spotlight: Stephanie Carson

July 4, 2011 Age and school: 16, Chestnut Ridge Family: Parents: Stephen and Cynthia Carson; sister, Ashley; and brother, Aaron FFA Chapter: Chestnut Ridge Years involved with FFA: 2 Amount of time spent on... more »»

Local dairy farmer speaks to statewide audience

July 4, 2011 PHILADELPHIA — Larry Kulp, a Blair County dairy farmer, spoke on behalf of all dairy farmers across the state on June 15 during the annual salute to dairy farmers sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Dairy... more »»

Raising farm safety

March 7, 2011 Agriculture is a “very dangerous industry,” Gary Long said. more »»

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