Agriculture

Iteris ClearAg to be added to Dacom’s crop management

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Iteris Inc., the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, and Dacom Farm Intelligence (Dacom), a leader in data-driven advisory technologies and sensor equipment for growers and agribusinesses, have announced the addition of Iteris ClearAg ...

Ag Day baby

Sentinel photo by MEREDITH PEACHEY Frank and Barbara Bonson, center and right, of the Mifflin County Farm Bureau, present a gift of Hartley’s Potato Chips, pudding, milk and baby items to Marissa Jabco and newborn, Loran Allana Jabco, the first baby born on Ag Day, March 14. Loran was ...

Juniata County Farm Bureau monthly report

Hello and happy spring! Yesterday morning when I walked out the door, I was happy to smell spring! A big thank you to everyone who donated to the Farmers Care Juniata County Farm Bureau Food Drive. Normally, donations for this program are given to the Hershey Ronald McDonald House – and ...

In the region

Penn State Extension to host sheep scanning school UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Extension will host Sheep Scanning Certification School, April 23 to April 25 at Penn State’s University Park campus, to train ultrasound technicians to measure carcass characteristics, which can help sheep ...

Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil

NEW YORK (AP) — Somewhere in the Midwest, a restaurant is frying foods with oil made from gene-edited soybeans. That’s according to the company making the oil, which says it’s the first commercial use of a gene-edited food in the U.S. Calyxt said it can’t reveal its first customer for ...

4-H club elects new officers

Photo submitted by ANNA SHAFFER The Juniata County 4-H Dairy Feeder Club elected new officers during their January meeting. Pictured, from left, are Brad Hershey, leader, Sarah Hershey, secretary, Hannah Auker, Elizabeth Auker, treasurer, Levi Auker, Anna Shaffer, news reporter, Morgan ...

February bureau report

Hello and welcome to the February issue of the Farm Bureau Report! Congratulations to all the FFA members that received their jackets and awards at Mid-Winter Convention held during the Farm Show! Winter is a great time for meetings and to catch up on new information affecting agriculture. ...

Juniata County 4-Hers attend state conference

STATE COLLEGE — Four 4-H members from Juniata County joined nearly 600 young people in State College during the first weekend of February. They were all in town for the PA 4-H State Leadership Conference. The weekend is an opportunity for 4-Hers to come together for leadership training, ...

What’s cooking?

Sentinel photo by ALYSSA BURD Following the Mifflin County Beef Club’s beef cookoff on Feb. 14, 2019, Lilly Savitts, right, won first place and Luke Arnold, left won a second place prize for their beef recipes. All entries were judged by Randy and Joann Loht following the beef club’s ...

Big Valley awards

Photos submitted by MEGAN KELLER  The Big Valley FFA had a busy few days at the PA Farm Show from showing livestock, working food booths, competing in agriculture issues forum, receiving jackets and Keystone Degrees, to square dancing. Colleen Filson, Maddyson Stimely, Kimberlee Liddick ...