Dr. Barry England Named ACE Award Winner


November 10, 2022

Allan J. Bassler

Dr. Barry England and his wife Diane, at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce's 2022 Farm-City Dinner on Nov. 2. Dr. England was presented with the Agricultural Community Excellence (ACE) Award, which has been presented since 1970. Dr. England's acceptance speech celebrated his family and his long career on a family dairy farm.

The 2022 Blair County Farm-City dinner on Nov. 2 at the Freedom Township Fire Hall featured the Agricultural Excellence Award being presented to Dr. Barry M. England, who accepted on behalf of his wife and family.

The event opened with a milk-punch reception and offered a family-style turkey dinner served to the attendees.

The keynote speaker was Carissa Itle Westrick of Vale Wood Farms, Loretto, Cambria County. Westrick offered an honest and humorous take on the life of a family dedicated to its dairy farm. The farm processes milk from its own cows into milk-based products that are sold...

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