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Agriculture

Agricultural history highlight of ceremony

HARRISBURG—Pennsylvania’s rich agricultural heritage took the spotlight Friday on Resource Conservation Day when Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding recognized five Pennsylvania families for their contributions to the commonwealth’s agriculture industry during the 104th Pennsylvania ...

Wolf Administration announces a bill funding Ag education

HARRISBURG— Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of $500,000 in Ag and Youth Grants to fund 55 projects that will improve access to agriculture education in the commonwealth, with a goal of addressing the looming 75,000 workforce deficit Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry faces ...

Destination Dairy Exhibit Hall at 2020 Farm Show

HARRISBURG— The new “Destination Dairy” Northeast Hall will be unveiled during the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show from January 4-11 in Harrisburg, Pa. Destination Dairy will feature the Calving Corner as the cornerstone exhibit, giving Farm Show visitors the opportunity to witness the dairy ...

2020 Pa. Dairy Summit features more than 15 new sessions

HARRISBURG—To remain profitable and innovative in an ever-changing industry, dairy producers are invited to the 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit on Feb. 5-6 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Pa. This year’s event is designed to reignite optimism about dairy and ...

Exotic new crop could put Florida on world spice map

MIAMI (AP) — Vanilla has an undeserved reputation for being blah, as in plain vanilla, the flavor for people who consider chocolate too daring. The truth is a vanilla bean is an exotic thing — the only edible fruit of the orchid family — and an essential ingredient in a host of everyday ...

2019 Farm City Banquet honors families at event

From staff reports BELLEVILLE—Two families were honored at this years Mifflin County Farm City Banquet on Tuesday night at the Belleville Mennonite School. Farm City Week begins Nov. 11 and runs through Nov. 15. There were two awards presented at the Banquet. A business family award and a ...

Mifflin County represented at state Farm Bureau meeting

LEWISTOWN—Mifflin County‘s Policy Development Chair Ernie Harrop represented Mifflin County at the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau state PDC meeting, Oct. 24 at Camp Hill. Below is a list of the Mifflin County policies submitted and where they are in the process. If you have a question or concern ...

Emerging Leaders in Agriculture event slated for Thursday, Nov. 14

DUNMORE — Penn State Extension’s Leadership Network will be hosting an Emerging Leaders in Agriculture Leadership Professional Development event on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dawson Building on the Penn State Scranton Campus in Dunmore, PA. This ...

2019 Farm City Banquet honors families at event

From staff reports BELLEVILLE—Two families were honored at this years Mifflin County Farm City Banquet on Tuesday night at the Belleville Mennonite School. Farm City Week begins Nov. 11 and runs through Nov. 15. There were two awards presented at the Banquet. A business family award and a ...