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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 »»

Winter farm work picks up

February 1, 2015 After a mild start, Old Man Winter has made his presence felt, and that means more work for area farmers. more »»

Agriculture briefs

February 1, 2015 TYRONE Local FFA member gets jacket during convention David Conrad, a freshman at Tyrone Area High School, received his FFA Jacket at the Pennsylvania FFA Mid-Winter Convention in Harrisburg. more »»

FFA spotlight: Baylee DelBaggio

February 1, 2015 Baylee DelBaggio Age: 16 School: Tyrone Area High School Family: Parents, Tammy and Rocco DelBaggio; and sister, Lyndsay Marshall. more »»

Betting the farm on fun

January 5, 2015 HARRISBURG — The nation’s largest indoor agricultural exposition gets underway Saturday in Harrisburg. more »»

FFA spotlight: Sierra Rider

January 5, 2015 Age and school: 16, Bellefonte Area High School Family: Mother, Misty; father, Jim Years involved with FFA: 2 Amount of time spent on FFA: Studying for Career Development Events and meetings. more »»

Agriculture briefs

January 5, 2015 cresson Mount Aloysius seeking ag art for winter show The Mount Aloysius Art Alliance is seeking art focusing on a rural theme for its winter show titled “Down on the Farm. more »»

Farm community honors Stern

November 3, 2014 By Walt Frank MARTINSBURG — Jerry Stern said he has never forgotten his roots. “There is a business called ‘Roots in the Cove’ — that is me. more »»

Shuster wins Friend of the Farm award

November 3, 2014 PATTON — U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District, has received the Friend of Farm Bureau award from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. more »»

Agriculture briefs

November 3, 2014 TYRONE TASD receives grant Tyrone Area School District has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. more »»

Growers say pumpkins are getting bigger and better

October 6, 2014 Area growers say the quality of pumpkins available for consumers appears to be better than last year. “This year’s crop is better than normal. more »»

Agriculture briefs

October 6, 2014 Farm-city job exchange set The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee has scheduled the first phase of the 2014 Farm-City job exchange. Beginning at 8 a.m. more »»

FFA Spotlight

October 6, 2014 Age and school: 16 and Bellefonte Area High School Family: Parents, Chris and Carrie Mauk; brother, Trevor Mauk FFA Chapter: Bellefonte Years involved with FFA: Two Amount of time spent on FFA:... more »»

Woman stays busy in Grange

September 1, 2014 Lorena Baughman grew up in the Grange. “I am a member of the fourth generation of my family, my daughters are the fifth generation,” the Duncansville area woman said. more »»

Farming ‘hip’ for northeast youth

September 1, 2014 CRANSTON, R.I. — Farming is hip in New England. Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading. more »»

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