Agriculture

Bardell named Farmer of the Year

PORT ROYAL — Thompsontown farmer Scott Bardell could not have been more surprised. Bardell was named the 2018 Farmer of the Year Sunday evening at the Juniata County Fair. Bardell’s youngest daughter, Brandy Zendt, wrote the nomination letter, and told the audience in the barn, “Maybe ...

4-H members qualify for state junior dairy show

Juniata County 4-H Dairy Club members recently qualified for the State Junior Dairy Show at the West Central District Dairy Show held in Reedsville. Exhibitors receiving Master Showmanship awards are Zoe Burns, Brayden Ehrenzeller, Brooklyn Ehrenzeller, Elizabeth Graybill, Emily Graybill, ...

Penn State Extension to help with readiness reviews

UNIVERSITY PARK—In an effort to help produce growers comply with the new requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act, Penn State Extension has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on a new, voluntary program to conduct informal farm evaluations. The Produce Safety ...

Ag Progress Days offers ‘something for everyone’

UNIVERSITY PARK—Everything agriculture and more can be found at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, which kicks off on Aug. 14 and continues through Aug. 16 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Ferguson Township, Centre County. The event, one of the largest ...

Coloring contest

Sentinel photo by TIM SHUMAKER Winners of the Juniata County Dairy Princess coloring contest were, from left, Carletta Metz, Shylynn Hile, Joshua Husler, Kenzie Hosler, Valerie Mummau, Adela Hart, Gage Berrier and Julianne French. The contest, which has 51 entries, was to promote dairy to ...

Farm Bureau gives its monthly report

Hello and welcome to the May issue of the Farm Bureau report. Last call to get your RSVP’s in for the Growing Stronger Leaders Event on June 13 at Richfield Life Ministries Church in Richfield! This is going to be a great, fun day to learn about crisis preparedness on the farm from PA Farm ...

Opportunities available in Master Gardener program

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

Born on ag day

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER The Mifflin County Farm Bureau honored the first baby born on National Ag Day, March 20, with a gift basket full of goodies. Dalton Wagner, son of Marty and Jamie Wagner of Lewistown, was born at 4:38 p.m. Tuesday at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. Frank and ...

‘Dairy crisis’ to continue in 2018

Hello and welcome to the March issue of the Farm Bureau report. Spring is on its way! Our annual Rural Road Safety Assembly will be held on April 19that the Joel and Sara Mills Farm near Thompsontown. High school students from Juniata, East Juniata and Juniata Mennonite will learn about the ...

Pa. farmers participate in Ag Literacy Week

CAMP HILL — Hundreds of Pennsylvania farmers went back to school this week to read a book to young students to celebrate Ag Literacy Week, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation (PFAF), a charitable group supported by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB). Farm ...