• Educator Turns Expertise to Edible Nuts

    Jeffrey B. Roth, Southcentral Pa. Correspondent

    Coble’s Edible Nuts Researches, Harvests Tasty Variety of Nuts

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. — They call him “the Nutty Professor.”

    Parker Coble, of Gettysburg, Pa., at one time worked at Shippensburg University, but was never a professor. However, he is an expert when it comes to cultiv ...  Full Story

  • Pa. Farmer a New Holland Prize Winner

    NEW HOLLAND, Pa. — Les Hershey of Kirkwood, Pa., was selected as one of the seven grand prize winners in New Holland Agriculture’s First Cut Competition, winning one year’s use of a New Holland Roll-BeltTM 450 Silage Special Round Baler.

    Hershey submitted his photo, titled “F ...  Full Story

  • Changes Coming to NY Master Forest Owner Program

    Kathleen Kellogg, New York Correspondent

    VAN ETTEN, N.Y. — Cornell Extension’s Master Forest Owner Program is getting reorganized with a newly drawn system of partnerships and coordinators throughout the state.

    Pete Smallidge, Extension forestor and director of Cornell University’s Arnot Forest near Van Etten and Ithaca, ...  Full Story

  • Port Problems Pose Lingering Pain to Hay Industry

    Philip Gruber, Staff Writer

    LANCASTER, Pa. — West Coast port problems last year reversed a period of rising hay exports, and the forage industry is still struggling with the fallout.

    Hay exporters saw huge growth from 2008 to 2013, but 2014 was “not a great year for a lot of people,” said John Szczepanski, di ...  Full Story

  • York Fair Celebrates 250 Years With Livestock Sale Record

    Michelle Kunjappu, Reporter

    YORK, Pa. — York Fair livestock exhibitors and buyers marked the fair’s 250th anniversary in a memorable way — by hitting a sale total of $215,429, a record for the event.

    In its first year at the York Fair, the dairy beef category had seven animals and averaged $1,992 per head.

    Ad ...  Full Story

  • It’s All About Grass at Perry County Land & Cattle

    Jeffrey B. Roth, South-Central Pa. Correspondent

    NEWPORT, Pa. — With more than 1,400 acres of hilly pasture land, Perry County Land and Cattle has much in common with a western range cattle operation.

    Owned by Bill and Marti Roberts, the operation encompasses a 400-acre home farm, where the couple lives with their three working dogs; and 1, ...  Full Story

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2015 All-American Dairy Show Supreme Champions

The All-American Dairy Show ended with the crowing of its three champions on Sept. 17. 
The junior supreme champion was Golden-Oaks Sid Charlise, a Holstein fall calf owned by Frank and Diane Borba, Chris and Jen Hill, Frank Connelly, an ... 2015 All-American Dairy Show Supreme Champions &n ...

PNJS Supreme Champions 2015 
The supreme champion cow and heifer were chosen Sept. 14 during the
Premier National Junior Shows at the All-American Dairy Show in
Harrisburg, Pa. PNJS Supreme Champions 2015  The supreme c ...

Poultry Producers Prep for Fall Avian Flu Season
Poultry producers hear about the importance of developing flock plans to protect against avian flu. 
Poultry Producers Prep for Fall Avian Flu Season ...

Youth Showmanship & Fitting at the 2015 All-American Dairy Show
Several hundred youth ages 8 to 21 participated in the showmanship
contest at the 2015 All-American Dairy Show. The top 10 seniors also
competed in a fitting contest. Youth Showmanship & Fitting at the 2015 All-Am ...

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