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Changing the Face of Farming

In People on May 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Grape farmer and winemaker Nick Mobilia traces the history of his family farm and how they have adapted their operations over the decades to the ever changing market and economy.


Pennsylvania Farm Bureau

In Organizations on May 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm

This video overviews the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and the Erie County Farm Bureau. Area director, Nick Mobilia talks about the role of the Farm Bureau on the local and state level.

The Withered Vine

In Defining The Problem on March 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm

By Samuel A. McAuley

Erie County Pennsylvania accounts for 72 percent of grape production for the entire state. The grape crop is always in high demand from companies like Welch’s and local wineries but the life of a farmer is not simple, filled with long work days, while being heavily impacted by fluctuation in the economy.