KU Professor Awarded U.S. Department of Agriculture Grant for Swine Parasite Management

KU Professor Awarded U.S. Department of Agriculture Grant for Swine Parasite Management KUTZTOWN – Dr. Alexander Hernandez, assistant professor of biology at Kutztown University, has been awarded a $449,542 collaborative grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The award is in conjunction with Rick Carr, Compost Production […]

FFA members compete at state competition

FFA members compete at state competition Thirty members of the Oley Valley FFA participated in the annual state conference from June 12-14 at Penn State University. Our students were involved in many different competitions and several of the teams ranked well enough to receive state honors and the opportunity to compete on the national level. […]

Oley Valley FFA Alumni Pig Roast

Oley Valley FFA Alumni Pig Roast DATE: July 21, 2018 TIME: 5:30PM LOCATION: Sheeler’s Grove — 2641 West Philadelphia Ave., Oley, Pa 19547 MENU: Pork, Corn on the Cob, Baked Potato Entertainment Provided by DJ CHICKEN NUGGET Line Dancing 7:00PM — 10:00PM COST: $12 If Purchased Before 7/7/18, $15 If Purchased After 7/7/18 Purchase tickets at: Oley Valley Feed, Eclipse Equines, Prout’s Jollyview […]

Sonya Laley gains real-world experience at Dairy Challenge

Sonya Laley gains real-world experience at Dairy Challenge DOYLESTOWN – Sonya Laley of Bernville participated in the 17th Annual North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge held April 12 through 14 in Visalia, Calif. Laley traveled to the competition as a representative of Delaware Valley University. DelVal seniors served on Dairy Challenge Team and younger students participated in the […]

Garrett Jenkins of Bainbridge earns Reserve Showman for Lamb and Novice Showman for Dairy

Morrisville State College students test skills showing livestock during annual Spring Showmanship Morrisville State College student Unique Wellington chose a cow he named “Heffy” for his first time presenting in the ring. “She was the friendliest of the group,” he said of the heifer he showed during the college’s Spring Showmanship event. Approximately 60 students, […]

Perdue announces USDA’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018

Perdue announces USDA’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018 (Mifflintown) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018 during a town hall at Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. “Since my first day as the Secretary of Agriculture, I’ve traveled to 30 states, […]

Mobile Agriculture Lab Returns to OVES

Students in grades 1-5 had the opportunity to visit the Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab during the week of November 13th. Students participated in different hands-on science experiences. One of the experiments was called The Colorful Bean. Students were introduced to the scientific method as they experiment to decide if petroleum or soybean-based crayons produce […]

Fiber Festival comes to Berks County; Features Local Farmers, Artists

The Pennsylvania Llama & Alpaca Association will host its annual Fall Fiber Festival Nov. 18 and 19, 2017, at the Leesport Farmer’s Market, bringing fiber artistry to Berks County. Dozens of local fiber artists and crafters from Pennsylvania and surrounding states will be present featuring their fiber blends and hand-made finished products. Visitors will find various […]

The Equine Industry’s $670 Million Impact on the Local Region

Delaware Valley University released a new study on the equine industry’s economic impact in Southeastern Pennsylvania DOYLESTOWN – Residents and tourists driving around Southeastern Pennsylvania are frequently impressed with the beauty of the area’s pastures and horses, but many do not realize the full contribution of the equine industry on the region’s economy; the equine […]