Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, January 17, 1981, Image 16

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    Al6—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, January 17,1981
State dairymen honor Dave Roth, Glenn Shirk
night at the Pennsylvania
Dairyman’s Association
could have been Dave Roth
night, or perhaps Perry
County night.
Instead, the banquet was
dedicated to Herbert C.
Gilmore, retired Penn State
extension dairyman, who
had done an enormous
amount of work for Penn
sylvania dairymen.
But with one exception, all
of the other honors went to
Perry County.
David E. Roth, R 1
Loysville, received the 1980
Charles E Cowan award for
leadership in contributing to
t • improvement and
promotion of the Penn
sylvania dairy mdustry
A master farmer and well
known Holstein breeder,
Roth received the sixth
Cowan award at the 110th
annual meeting of the state
dairymen’s association
The citation mentioned
Roth’s quality herd of 55
registered Holstems, his
rolling herd average of
19,522 pounds milk and 750
pounds fat, and the good job
of growing crops on the 166
acres Dave Roth farms with
his son.
Earlier m' the evening
Roth was presented with a
certificate of appreciation
by Pennsylvania Agriculture
Secretary Penrose Hallowell
for the work Roth has done
for the dairy industry.
Roth’s latest ac
complishment was the ‘cool,
covered and current"
for Charles Kier, Monroeton, at the start of the annual dairy banquet
Mr. and Mrs. John O’Toole. R 1 Blain, accepted the Superior Supervisor award
from the state DHIA on Tuesday evening. Making the presentation was Dave
Roth, right. O’Toole has been a supervisor for 22 years.
campaign being waged in
5000 public schools to en
courage kitchen help to keep
school milk supplies fresh
Keeping the evening’s
honors in Perry County,
John O’Toole, R 1 Blam, won
the 1980 Superior Supervisor
O’Toole is David Roth’s
O’Toole was cited for his 22
year’s service to the
dairymen of Perry County
and Pennsylvania. He serves
35 herds in the county and
trains new supervisors
The only award to escape
Perry County was the Ex
tension Service Award which
went to Glenn A Shirk,
Lancaster County
Lawrence Specht, left, extension dairy specialist
at Penn State, who served as state membership
chairman of the Dairy Shrine Club, receives plaque
from Donald L. Ace, chairman of dairy science
extension at Penn State, for having the highest
percentage increase in membership of any state.
The Dairy Shrine Club, organized in 1949, is
designed to preserve and improve the nation’s
dairy industry.
A shocked Shirk heard the
Association praise his 17
year’s work in extension, the
past two m Lancaster
Shirk’s educational
programs have made a
major impact on the dairy
mdustry, the citation read
Shirk, a native of
Quarryville, moved to
Lancaster County extension
from his post in Chester
Extension Dairyman
Larry Specht was honored
for his work in getting new
members for the Dairy
In the past five years,
Pennsylvania membership
has increased 165 percent
Specht said he had to share
the honor with dairyman
Obie Snyder who helped the
membership campaign.
In other meeting ac
tivities, the dairymen also
heard brief talks by several
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As President of the Dairymen's Association, David Roth presented Glenn A
Shirk, left, with the group's extension service award. The Lancaster Agent was
cited for his fine educational programs. Moments later it was Roth who was to
receive similar recognition - the Cowan award for outstanding service to the
dairy industry.
David Roth, left, was given a certificate of appreciation by Pennsylvania
Secretary of Agriculture Penrose Hallowell The award cited Roth's many ac
complishments in promoting use of milk
Herbert C. Gilmore, right, retired extension dairy specialist at Penn State, was
honored at the Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association annual dinner. Presenting
the plaque citing Gilmore's contributions to the dairy industry and the
Association was David E. Roth, Loysville, president of the Association. Mrs.
Gilmore, center, joined her husband for the ceremony.
ag leaders, including
The Ag Secretary urged
dairymen to step up the
amount of brucellosis
vaccination in their herds.
He also talked about a
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proposed three-fourths of
-vie percent dairy promotion
checkoff which will be
presented shortly.
Penn State’s Associate
Dean for Extension, Thomas
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