Tag Archives: Success Stories

Dairy Farmer Remains Active Despite Knee and Back Problems

Located in the hills of Somerset County you will find Little Piney Farm, a dairy farm owned and operated by Richard Coughenour and his family. The farm consists of raising approximately 7 beef cows and 40 dairy cattle, on 234 acres. Acreage includes 95 hay, 55 corn, and 10 oats. “I’ve been a dairy farmer…
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Veteran Grows a Farming Career

Cathie Dibert served her country as a Specialist E4 in Army military intelligence. Returning to the Claysburg area, she became a registered nurse, and now, a farmer. Cathie knew she would have to retire from nursing after a heart attack at 35. She needed something that allowed her to have a flexible schedule, good exercise,…
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National AgrAbility Project compiles 25 stories in honor of 25th anniversary

As the National AgrAbility Project celebrates its 25-year anniversary during 2016, a booklet has been developed highlighting 25 of the thousands of stories that illustrate how AgrAbility has impacted the lives of people all around the nation, and even those in other countries. AgrAbility 25 Years, 25 Stories: 1991 - 2016 features individuals and families,…
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Goodness Grows (again) for one family in Bedford County

Fifteen miles south of Bedford, Pa., sits a 100-acre organic fruit and vegetable farm owned by Dawn and Rob Custer called Goodness Grows. The couple bought the farm in 1999, and together they grow organic soybeans for Perdue and organic grains for a whiskey distillery; operate a small goat and sheep dairy and livestock farm;…
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