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AgrAbility Keeps Farmers Farming

We recently interviewed Kendra Martin with AgrAbility of Pennsylvania. The AgrAbility PA project is designed to assist farmers and other agricultural workers with disabilities or long-term health...

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Board Member Spotlight - Meet Rich Shuman

Rich Shuman is an owner and operator of RD Shuman Farms. The farm consists of 750 acres, 92 of which are owned and 658 are rented. He is a grain farmer, raises dairy replacements and feeder beef. He...

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Sap to Syrup: All About Maple Syrup

We recently interviewed Jeremy Walters of Wagner’s Maple Sugar Camp. The Walters’ family is a second generation maple producer located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. During the interview, Jeremy...

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Family Business Transition Checklist

Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech University In the days of no travel and confinement to “cyberville,” the opportunity to present to an in-person...

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Celebrating FFA Week

In celebration of National FFA Week, held February 20-27, 2021, we interviewed two members of the Pennsylvania FFA Officer Team. Mikara Anderson, state president, and Cody Lehman, state vice president...

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Board Member Spotlight - Meet Larry Siebert

Larry Siebert, Appointed and Outside Director, retired as a regional manager for the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania in 2017. He holds a Masters of Science Education degree...

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