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Agriculture

Penn State Extension, College of Ag Sciences ‘open’ during pandemic

UNIVERSITY PARK—The ever-evolving coronavirus/COVID-19 situation has prompted additional changes to Penn State Extension programming and operations across Pennsylvania, as well as other public services offered by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. But officials stress that the ...

Pa. youth attend in Leadership Conference

STATE COLLEGE – Nearly 700 Pennsylvania 4-H youth gathered to network and enhance their leadership skills during the 2020 Pennsylvania 4-H State Leadership Conference from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, at the Penn State Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania. County 4-H members from ...

Freshman get their jackets

Photo submitted On Jan. 6, 2020, 7 freshman of the Juniata FFA Chapter took their first steps in their FFA journey. Pictured are this year’s jacket recipients. From left to right they are: Mackenzie Lyter, Jordan Yetter, Alexia Henry, Malena Dressler, Aiden Brackbill, Tyson Aurand, and Cora ...

Students drawn to agriculture program

WASHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Bundled up in her winter jacket, Elaina Stumpf headed outside on a recent brisk, sunny day at Shepaug Valley School. The sophomore from Bridgewater had an important task. She needed to help feed her new friends, 2-week-old lambs birthed by sheep that are part of ...

2020 Juniata County 4-H strawberry plant sale

Juniata Co. 4-H is taking orders for high quality strawberry plants. These plants come from virus indexed, tissue cultured mother plants. Plants come in bundles of 25; each bundle contains a single variety. The cost per bundle is $7.50 (sales tax included). Orders and payment are due by ...

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 ...