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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 »»

FFA Spotlight: Violet Weist

March 7, 2011 Age and school: 17, senior, Everett Area High School and half-day at Northern Bedford County Senior High School for agriculture studies Family: Parents, Crystal and Sebert Weist Jr. more »»

Farm Bureau, school collect items for Ronald McDonald House

February 7, 2011 PATTON — The Cambria County Farm Bureau and Cambria Heights Middle School are two of the many organizations across the state making a difference for families staying at a home away from home. more »»

FFA Spotlight: Isaac Russell

February 7, 2011 Age and school: 17, senior, Central High School Family: Parents, Pam and Jim Russell; brother, Jacob, 19; sister, Meghan, 12 Years involved with FFA: Four Amount of time spent on FFA: I have two... more »»

Annual farm show, the largest in the country, begins Saturday

January 3, 2011 HARRISBURG – Amidst a bit of redesign and reconstruction at the state farm show complex in the capital city, the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show, set to begin Saturday, could bring in as many as 500,000... more »»

Four Central students will receive state recognition

January 3, 2011 ROARING SPRING — At the Mid-Winter FFA Convention Jan. more »»

Christmas tree farm takes year-round work

December 6, 2010 Editor’s note: This is the first in a quarterly series highlighting area farms, their histories and their owners. more »»

Area horse part of world champion team

December 6, 2010 ROARING SPRING — A horse from Diamond Lane Farm & Carriage Service was part of the world champion registered Percheron mare six-horse hitch team at October’s World Perche­ron Congress in Des Moines,... more »»

FFA Spotlight

December 6, 2010 Jolene Nave Age and school: 16, junior, Bedford Area High School Family: Parents, Joe and Sherri; siblings: Cody, 18; Jake, 13; Cassadie, 12; Haydyn, 6; Treg, 4 Years involved with FFA: 2 Amount of... more »»

Tree management course scheduled

December 6, 2010 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Department of Horticulture will hold a Christmas tree management course Feb. more »»

Program offers certification for farmers who produce for stores

November 1, 2010 FISHERTOWN — “A lot of the chain stores would not buy my fruit unless I had Good Agriculture Practices,” Ridgetop Orchard owner Daniel Boyer said. more »»

FFA spotlight: Ashley Durandetta

November 1, 2010 Ashley Durandetta Name: Ashley Durandetta Age: 17 Grade, school: Senior, Clearfield Area High School FFA chapter: Clearfield FFA Years involved with FFA: 4 Amount of time spend on FFA-related... more »»

Farm vehicles not part of regulations

November 1, 2010 Legislation by the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau aimed at excluding local agricultural vehicles and their drivers from recent federal commercial trucking standards was approved last month as part of a... more »»

Agrotourism workshop scheduled for Nov. 10

November 1, 2010 The Cambria County Conservation District will hold a free adult conservation education workshop at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at Disaster’s Edge Environmental Center in the 1889 Park in St. Michael. more »»

Consolidation of dairy operations likely as farmers deal with low milk prices

October 4, 2010 MARTINSBURG — Phil Kulp and his family’s business has come a long way since the days of having 150 dairy cows on his parents’ farm when he was a bo. more »»

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