Agriculture

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 ...

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 ...