Stoltz Of Coudersport

Central Potter Health

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3, 4, and 5 year old preschool openings at the United Christian Academy in Smethport, PA. Transportation provided. Open house and registration on Friday, April 25th from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Only $60.00 per month for 2 mornings per week. Applications available at the school office by calling 814-887-9231. Also accepting enrollment for kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2014-15 school year. The school offers developmental screening for preschoolers and employs only PA certified teachers.........................What do bugs, candy, rollercoasters, and legos have in common? They are all things that your kids could be doing this summer instead of just watching TV or playing video games. Send them to the half day summer camp program at the United Christian Academy in Smethport, PA. They will participate in special theme weeks which include many different activities, as well as a summer-long Olympics competition complete with medals and award ceremony. Call the school at 814-887-9231 for an application. Only $50.00 per week for a great learning experience. 9 a.m. to noon

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Improve the Value of your Beef through Quality Assurance

Improve the Value of your Beef through Quality Assurance

The Pennsylvania Beef Council will conduct a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Classroom Level 1 training session Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The training will be held at the Potter County Extension Office located at 24 Maple View Lane Coudersport, PA 16915. The Classroom training class will run from 6 -8pm. The training will be for producers new to the BQA program that are interested in becoming certified. Light refreshments will be served.

The BQA program is designed to improve the value and quality of beef throughout the industry by training producers in the best management practices. The classroom training session is the first level of a two-part program. The classroom training session will help train beef producers in best management practices as a way to help them improve their beef’s value. The second part of the training is a chute-side training session. Producers will see the effects and outcomes of shots given in the meat and/or muscle depending on the route of administration and type of product given.

Recertification is required every two years. Producers who complete the two-level program will receive a certification manual which includes helpful reference material and record-keeping forms. Certified producers will also receive a Free Certified Producer farm sign, opportunity to purchase BQA Allflex ear tags, Free PA Preferred/BQA Beef stickers to label beef you sell, access to calf pool sales, access to sell beef to BQA retail programs, Free BVD PI Test Kits, a monthly newsletter, and much more.

For questions or to register for the event, please contact Nichole Hockenberry at the Pennsylvania Beef Council, 1-888-423-3372 or .

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