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Agriculture

4-H club elects new officers

Photo submitted by ANNA SHAFFER The Juniata County 4-H Dairy Feeder Club elected new officers during their January meeting. Pictured, from left, are Brad Hershey, leader, Sarah Hershey, secretary, Hannah Auker, Elizabeth Auker, treasurer, Levi Auker, Anna Shaffer, news reporter, Morgan ...

February bureau report

Hello and welcome to the February issue of the Farm Bureau Report! Congratulations to all the FFA members that received their jackets and awards at Mid-Winter Convention held during the Farm Show! Winter is a great time for meetings and to catch up on new information affecting agriculture. ...

Juniata County 4-Hers attend state conference

STATE COLLEGE — Four 4-H members from Juniata County joined nearly 600 young people in State College during the first weekend of February. They were all in town for the PA 4-H State Leadership Conference. The weekend is an opportunity for 4-Hers to come together for leadership training, ...

What’s cooking?

Sentinel photo by ALYSSA BURD Following the Mifflin County Beef Club’s beef cookoff on Feb. 14, 2019, Lilly Savitts, right, won first place and Luke Arnold, left won a second place prize for their beef recipes. All entries were judged by Randy and Joann Loht following the beef club’s ...

Big Valley awards

Photos submitted by MEGAN KELLER  The Big Valley FFA had a busy few days at the PA Farm Show from showing livestock, working food booths, competing in agriculture issues forum, receiving jackets and Keystone Degrees, to square dancing. Colleen Filson, Maddyson Stimely, Kimberlee Liddick ...

Farmers winter meeting planned in Snyder County

MIDDLEBURG – The Snyder County Conservation District, along with AgChoice Farm Credit, Hoover Tractor, Kantz and Steiniger Committee, Mifflinburg Bank and Trust, Perdue AgriBusiness, RHP Law Group LLC, Seed Consultants Inc. and Sunbury Motor Company, will host an agricultural winter meeting ...

Family honored with conservation award at Farm Show

HARRISBURG – The DiFebo family’s Harvest Home Farms, of Northampton County, has been selected as the first recipient of the 2018 Pennsylvania Leopold Conservation Award. Sand County Foundation, the nation’s leading voice for private conservation, created the Leopold Conservation Award ...

Blue ribbon winners

Photos submitted by JOYCE KROW Several Juniata County 4-H members participated in square dancing competitions on Jan. 7 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Many of the competitors received blue ribbons for their performances.

Mifflin County youth serves as Pennsylvania 4-H delegate

Mifflin County 4-H was excited and proud to send a member as a Pennsylvania 4-H delegate to the 2018 National 4-H Congress in November. Our very own 4-Her, Naomi Diehl, had the once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Atlanta, Ga., with other 4-H members from Pennsylvania to spend a long ...

Farmers are currently hurting from tariffs

NEWVILLE (AP) — In all of his 30 years of farming, Rick Mains has never seen a harvest season as bad as the one that just wrapped up. For starters, mother nature didn’t cooperate. The growing season was one of the wettest on record. Well into December, Mains still had crops out on the ...