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Agriculture

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 ...

Redding touts dairy investment program

KIRKWOOD — Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding on Thursday visited two Lancaster County farms that supply cheese to Philabundance, a nonprofit which received a $63,000 PA Dairy Investment Program grant earlier this year to market their Abundantly Good cheese brand in the greater ...

Clinic on wheels

WIOTA, Wis. (AP) — One of the farm workers examined by Dr. Emily Jewell had persistent back pain after he was kicked by a cow. Another had an ear infection and a rash. A man complained of tenderness in his abdomen, prompting Jewell to clear the desktop in the dairy farm’s office — her ...

June flower of the month: Rose

Shakespeare said you could give this flower any name and it would still smell sweet. Writer Emma Goldman said she’d rather have these on her table than diamonds on her neck. Nat King Cole sang about one that rambled and had a number one hit. And if that’s not enough, it is our national ...

2019 Farmers Care Day a success

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Farm Bureau Report! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s Farmers Care Food Drive! It was a great success with over $2,500 worth of goods donated to the Juniata County Food Pantry. Thank you for giving so ...

Extension offers spotted lanternfly permit training

LEWISTOWN — Penn State Extension, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, will host a live-streamed spotted lanternfly permit training workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Mifflin County Penn State Extension Office, 152 E. Market St., Lewistown, PA ...