Agriculture

Juniata County Farm Bureau December report

Hello and welcome to the last Farm Bureau Report of 2018! It’s been a challenging year, so here’s to a better 2019! Congratulations to Doug Kline for being appointed to serve as a director on the Juniata County Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors, representing Fayette, Monroe, Susquehanna ...

Goss named volunteer of the year

LEWISTOWN - On Oct. 18, 2018, at the Pennsylvania 4-H Educators and Staff Meeting in State College, a Mifflin County 4-H volunteer was named the 2018 PA 4-H Volunteer of the Year. Tina Goss has been a volunteer with the Mifflin County 4-H for the last four years, but has been involved with ...

Trees: From heat to garden

A familiar sight and smell have returned to the Juniata Valley. Depending on the weather next spring, it will be here until almost April. I’m writing about chimney smoke. Many Pennsylvanians rely on wood to heat their homes through the winter months. It is not uncommon to see homes with ...

Snyder County celebrates 4-H

KREAMER—Volunteers and members of the Snyder County 4-H program gathered Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, for the annual 4-H Celebration to recognize those who completed and had projects judged and participated in activities and events held during the 2017-2018 program year. A number of annual awards ...

Clark to serve as coordinator of ag education excellence committee

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Education recently announced that they have selected Dr. Robert Clark to serve as commission coordinator of the recently created Commission for Agricultural Education Excellence, a commission charged with assisting in the ...

Mackneer honored as 2018 Junior Fair Person of the Year

At the 2018 Mifflin County Youth Fair opening ceremony, Tyler Mackneer was named the 2018 Junior Fair Person of the Year for Mifflin County. His passion for agriculture began with 4-H and later lead to his involvement in both 4-H and FFA. Mackneer participated in the Mifflin County Youth ...

Extension to host Master Gardener training classes

Master Gardeners are volunteers who receive special training from the Penn State Extension in horticulture and all aspects of gardening. They support the Penn State Cooperative Extension in helping educate the public in many different ways to help them improve their home environment. During ...

Cheese guild honors Extension dairy specialist

UNIVERSITY PARK — Kerry Kaylegian, assistant research professor of dairy foods and extension specialist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, was inducted into the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers New World Chapter on July 28 in a ceremony held in association with the ...

Farm tax credits available

HARRISBURG — Ten million dollars in tax credits are available to help farmers implement best management practices to prevent water pollution or purchase conservation equipment through 2018-19 Resource Enhancement and Protection program tax credits. REAP is a Pennsylvania tax credit program ...