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Agriculture

4-H members learn about local government in Mifflin County

On Thursday March 21, 17 Mifflin County 4-H members spent the day at the Mifflin County Courthouse visiting with many of our local government officials. These 17 4-H members dedicated their day to learning about what who our county officials are and what they do in their job, how they impact ...

Love your chickens…but don’t kiss them

At your local Tractor Supply, Rural King and farm supply stores, “Chick Days” are in full swing with Easter right around the corner. This means the inevitable sounds of chicks peeping, ducklings quacking and children and adults alike squealing from the uncontrollable cuteness. However, this ...

Mifflin County farm to receive investment funding for onsite lab

HARRISBURG—The Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program will provide $28,109 for the Hameau Farm, Union Township, to help with the construction of an onsite testing lab and creamery facility, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and State Representative Kerry Benninghoff (R-171) ...

Farmers participate in Ag Literacy Week

CAMP HILL — Hundreds of Pennsylvania farmers went back to school this week to read a book to young students to celebrate Ag Literacy Week, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation, a charitable group supported by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. More than 200 Farm ...

Paper Clover Program to provide opportunities for 4-H

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is gearing up for its Spring Paper Clover event, a semi-annual fundraising campaign that provides millions of dollars in scholarships for 4-H youth. Donations from the program provide opportunities for youth ...

In the nation

Illinois farms get bigger, fewer as farmers age EDWARDS, Ill. (AP) — The number of farms in Illinois is going down, but the remaining operations are growing bigger as aging farmers struggle to find successors, according to agricultural officials. The Illinois Farm Bureau says the state ...

Iteris ClearAg to be added to Dacom’s crop management

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Iteris Inc., the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, and Dacom Farm Intelligence (Dacom), a leader in data-driven advisory technologies and sensor equipment for growers and agribusinesses, have announced the addition of Iteris ClearAg ...

Ag Day baby

Sentinel photo by MEREDITH PEACHEY Frank and Barbara Bonson, center and right, of the Mifflin County Farm Bureau, present a gift of Hartley’s Potato Chips, pudding, milk and baby items to Marissa Jabco and newborn, Loran Allana Jabco, the first baby born on Ag Day, March 14. Loran was ...

Juniata County Farm Bureau monthly report

Hello and happy spring! Yesterday morning when I walked out the door, I was happy to smell spring! A big thank you to everyone who donated to the Farmers Care Juniata County Farm Bureau Food Drive. Normally, donations for this program are given to the Hershey Ronald McDonald House – and ...

In the region

Penn State Extension to host sheep scanning school UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Extension will host Sheep Scanning Certification School, April 23 to April 25 at Penn State’s University Park campus, to train ultrasound technicians to measure carcass characteristics, which can help sheep ...