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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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PA Tax Credit Helps Farmers Get Started

We recently interviewed Darrin Youker with PA Farm Bureau on Pennsylvania’s Beginning Farmer Tax Credit, which provides an incentive to lease or sell land, buildings and/or equipment to beginning...

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Dairy Farmer: Benchmarking "Will Pay Off"

For Wayne Frye, Hopeway Dairy Farm, Westmoreland County, annual benchmarking helps him better understand his business. A participant in AgChoice’s, Dairy Success and Profitability Review (Dairy SPR)...

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Your REAP Questions Answered

We recently interviewed Joel Semke, REAP coordinator for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and State Conservation Commission. The Resource Enhancement and Protection program (REAP) allows...

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SBA PPP: What Farmers Need to Know

We recently interviewed Dan Brogdon, AgChoice’s PPP expert about the recent COVID-relief legislation which passed on December 27, 2020. Dan reviewed the changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP...

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Board Member Spotlight - Meet Kevin Grim

Kevin Grim is a grain farmer and grows corn, soybean and wheat on 1,560 acres. He also custom plants and harvests for other farmers in his community. He serves on the York County Conservation Board...

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Appreciating the Diversity Among Us

We recently interviewed Dr. Patreese Ingram, assistant dean of multicultural affairs with Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Dr. Ingram discussed diversity awareness in agriculture and...

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