Despite obstacles, Chesco Junior Livestock Show is a success

Melinda Stoltzfus of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, exhibited the Grand Champion Market Goat, which was purchased by Triple S Welding of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, at$8.50 per pound. Pictured (L-R): Dale Stoltzfus, Melinda Stoltzfu Through the dedication of local supporters, youth, parents, and volunteers, all overcoming a multitude of obstacles, a successful Chesco Junior Livestock Invitational Show and...

Federal, state officials applaud Patton’s ‘green’ efforts

GreenStrides Tour visits middle school for extensive tour By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Patton Middle School teacher Betsy Ballard talks about the history of green efforts at the school dating back to 2010, as prinicipal Tim Hoffman (left) and Phoebe Kittson (right) of the Chester County Food Bank look on. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Charles F. Patton Middle School enjoyed both federal state recognition...

Stroud offers assistance to Chester County farmers

AVONDALE — Stroud Water Research Center’s Watershed Restoration Group and the Chester County Conservation District (CCCD) agreed to provide conservation plans, manure management plans, Mushroom Farm Environmental Management Plans, forested stream buffers and other Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Chester County farmers. Conservation plans help farmers meet state and federal regulations and...