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  • Dog license poster contest entries needed by April 30 Dog license poster contest entries needed by April 30 MERCER, Pa. -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig has invited Pennsylvania students in first through sixth grades to enter a poster contest to raise awareness about the importance of dog licensing. The deadline to enter the statewide contest is April 30.
  • $1 million invested to groom sharpest students $1 million invested to groom sharpest students LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Alltech aims to develop potential future leaders in the dairy industry. Consequently, the global animal health and nutrition company will invest $1 million in the program over the next year.
  • McCloskey sets extraordinary example McCloskey sets extraordinary example FAIR OAKS, Ind. -- “Capitalism with a soul” is what ultimately drives Dr. Mike McCloskey’s involvement in all aspects of dairy production from cow to consumer. A self-made dairy business man, who worked his way each step of the way, McCloskey said he believes in capitalism but also touched on the “soul” of his business.
  • Educational opportunities broader and better than ever Educational opportunities broader and better than ever UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- "We have the top undergraduate ag program in the country," declared a proud Penn Stater last fall. It was not at all a selfish boast. School pride was clearly showing but the words that followed acknowledged that ag schools across the country are doing a good job and they're all getting better, Penn State included.


Auction Guide   Dairyman's Datebook

APRIL 11-12, 49th Annual Auction, Belleville Mennonite School, Belleville, Pa. Sale managed by Belleville Mennonite School.

APRIL 11, 6:30 p.m. 43rd Annual Sale Public Auction, Chambersburg, Pa. Sale managed by John C. Diehl & Sons.

APRIL 11, 7:00 p.m. Mercer County Spring Sale, Mercer, Pa. Sale managed by PA Holstein Association.



APRIL 11, 7 p.m. Mastitis culturing workshop, Mercer County 4-H Park, Mercer, Pa.

APRIL 12, 10 a.m. Farm succession workshop, Bradford County Conservation Stoll Natural Resource Center, Towanda, Pa. Registration required by April 8. Call 570-265-5539.

APRIL 12, 8 a.m., Ayrshire breeders’ breakfast, followed by annual meeting, Quality Inn, Burnham, Pa.