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

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    FFA awards
(Continued from Page Al)
complishments in the far
ming business.
Special speaker for the
event was Byron Rawls,
national FFA advisor, who
spoke to the future farmers
on the subject of ac
complishment and moving
ahead in farming, saying,
“It doesn’t take long to
realize how out of date you
are until you walk through
Farm Show, It’s important
to stay active and up to date
when you farm ’’
Rawls, - a native of
Alabama, is only the second
FFA advisor to ever have
been an FFA member.
Parents had their share of
attention as special awards
for support and citations for
having three or more
children to have received the
Keystone Degree were
dispersed
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,ate. ei jrtaini , met jrs a, guests
band was led by Ned Diehl of the Penn State Blue Band.
Keystone Farmer Degrees
were awarded to those
businesses and farming
operations that have sup
ported FFA’s endeavors in
the past year.
Proficiency awards were
given to FFA’ers in 18
separate categories for
special achievement in
farming.
A parade of platform
guests also attended the
ceremony. Included among
these were Mrs. Gmny
Thornburgh; Robert G.
Scanlon, Secretary of
Education, Penrose
Hallowell, Secretary of
Agriculture; and Russell
Redding, President,
Collegiate FFA Chapter,
Penn State University
Opening and closing music
was provided by the State
FFA band, directed by Ned
Delhi ot the Penn State Blue
Kauffman PA Star Farmer
FARM SHOW - An 18-
year-old Lancaster County
youth was named FFA State
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Star Farmer for 1981.
Steve Kauffman, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Kauffman of RD 1,
Elizabethtown, received the
award at the Pennsylvania
FFA’s 52nd Mid-Winter
Convention m the Forum of
the Education Building, held
m conjunction with the 65th
Pennsylvania Farm Show.
This is the highest
agriculture award possible
through the Pennsylvania
Future Farmers of America.
Steve, a graduate of
Elizabethtown Area High
Byron Rawls, national FFA advisor, was special speaker at the 52nd annual
convention held Wednesday at the Forum.
incaster Farming, Saturday, January 17,1981—A17
School, is a member of the
Elizabethtown FFA
Chapter. Steve is in charge
of the crops and farm
machinery on his parents
farm. In addition, he owns
twenty one head of Holstein
dairy cattle. He served as
president and reporter of his
local FFA Chapter.
The State Star Farmer
Award puts Steve in the
running for additional
honors later this year. He
will represent Pennsylvania
m September for the title of
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Star Farmer of the North
Atlantic Region, agamst
similar winners from the
sixteen northeastern states.
Competing against Steve
this year for the FFA State
Star Farmer title were: Karl
L. Torrey of R 2, Couder
sport, Potter County, North
Central Region; Cynthia L.
Urbamck of R 2, Con
neautville, Crawford
County, Western Region;
and Bently Gamble of
Concord, Franklin County,
South Central Region.