All in a day’s work

Marvin Pontius, fourth from left, was named the 2013 Juniata County Farmer of the Year at the Juniata County Fair on Sunday. Pontius is joined by his family, from left, Krista, Jason, Sue and Brandon. Marvin has been farming his whole life in Greenwood Township on the 210 acre homestead. Marvin’s sons have taken over the farming, but he still goes to the barn daily even in retirement. Marvin also has served on his church council, as a Greenwood Township Supervisor and with the Juniata County Farm Bureau. He also is a frequent blood donor and is a member of the 5-Gallon Club.