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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 »»

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 »»

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