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VOL. 26 No. 17
Pa. Pork Producers President Abe Fisher presents Philip
Frieling, R 1 Hegins, with a check to cover his expenses to the
National Pork Congress. Frieling will be representing the
state as Pa. Pork All-American.
Special time for Wenger family
Week, which begins today, takes
on special meaning for the Carl
Wenger family, of Lebanon
The Wenger family, whose farm
equipment business and other
agricultural enterprises bear that
name, is closing out one phase of
active FFA participation and
achievement by a father and four
sons that spans some three
decades and two generations.
The family’s deep and sincere
continuing FFA involvement
began with the father, Carl.
Following participation in FFA
at Myerstown High School and
graduation, he was awarded the
American Degree m 1953. Only two
such degrees had been previously
granted in Lebanon County.
This FFA tradition has con
tinued down through four sons,
Lloyd, Larry, Dave and now,
Glenn, who will close out this phase
of active participation with his
upcoming graduation from
Eastern Lebanon County High
School this year
Across the two generations and
three decades, tne family’s FFA
achievements are many and
Following in their father’s
footsteps, sons Lloyd and Larry
received their American Degrees
in the early and mid-70’s respec
Dave, now 20, will be applying as
the fourth family member for the
degree at the national convention
in November.
And when Glenn moves toward
National FFA Week:
Tihat honor in a few years, it could
mark a family achievement both
unique and extremely noteworthy
in the annals of area FFA par
Lloyd was named Eastern
Regional Star Agribusinessman in
national competition and Glenn
received Star Agribusinessman
honors along with his Keystone
Degree in Harrisburg this year.
AH of the family members have
held various chapter, county and
even state offices.
In addition, Carl’s wife,
Margaret, has received an
Honorary Keystone Degree in
Eastern replaces McDonald
with new general manager
SYRACUSE, N. Y - At a Special
Board Meetmg of Eastern Milk
Producers Cooperative held on
Monday in Syracuse, N.Y,
President Stanley Korona an
nounced that Michael H. Donovan
had replaced Howard McDonald as
the cooperative’s General
Manager, effective immediately.
Donovan came to Eastern from
Kraft Inc., Dairy Group where he
served as Syracuse District
General Manager with respon
sibilities for their upstate New
York operations.
Prior to that position, Donovan
handled several other managerial
duties for Kraft along the east
coast, primarily in the fields of
operations and personnel during
his 12-year tenure with Dart-Kraft.
A graduate of the University of
Massachusetts where he attained
his Bachelors and Masters degrees
in Business Administration,
Donovan is well known throughout
the dairy industry for his business
He also served in the United
States Air Force from 1960-1965
with the Strategic Air Command
where he was lead navigator on a
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, February 21,1981
Pork producers talk prices
and PRVproblems
Lancaster County and Elwood
Houser, Lebanon County were re
elected to serve another term as
president and vice president
respectively of the Pa. Pork
Producers Council during the
Third Keystone Pork Congress
held Thursday at the Host Farm
Pork producers from throughout
the state met here for their once a
year update on current happenings
in the hog industry and to honor
fellow producers
Selected as this year’s Penn
sylvania Pork All-American was
Philip Frieling, president of the
honor of the multiple family
members who have achieved that
As the fourth son to take part in
the program of ELCO vo-ag
teacher Gerald Strickler, 17-year
old Glenn sums up what may be the
most important achievement all of
the family members have attained
from FFA.
“The program is just out
standing,” Glenn explained.
“I think the setting of the various
goals to strive for and reach
amounts to one of the best aspects
of FFA. No matter if it’s the
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B-52 bomber crew and achieved
the rank of Captain
A native of New England,
Donovan was born in Hartford,
Conn and later lived in Newton,
Mass, where he graduated from
Newton High School
Currently, Donovan and his wife,
along with their three sons, reside
in Manilus, N.Y., a suburb of
Maplehofe Dairy earns
farm retail store award
outstanding farm marketing
operations were honored Monday
at the Pennsylvania-Maryland
Roadside Marketing Conference.
Among the operations to receive
the 1980 Hall of Fame Award was
Maplehofe Dairy Farm, R 2
Quarryville, a jug milk operation.
The award is given by the
Certified Retail Farm Market
Tri-County Pork Producers
A graduate of Penn State in the
animal industry curriculum,
Frieling now is involved in a
farrow-to-fimsh operation in
partnership with his father and
brother The Fnelmgs raise 300
sows and produce 5000 finished
hogs each year The partnership
recently added a Nebraska-type
finishing house, designed to hold
1400 hogs, at their farm at R 1
The state pork producers also
honored Michele Bankert of
Hanover, York County, the 1981
Champion Junior Swine Showman.
She showed the grand champion
Junior Market swine at the 1981
Farm Show.
The 4-H Swine Producers Award
went to Robert Bishop, R 2 Homer
City, Indiana County.
“Bishop has shown leadership,”
commented President Abe Fisher,
“by serving as president of his
local 4-H club for four years He
also has served his county as
president of its 4-H Council.”
In his resume presented to PPPC
earlier for consideration for the
award. Bishop wrote;
“I have learned a lot of
responsibility that I need for the
future, as with my Beef and Swine
Projects. I have learned how to
balance my check book and how to
spend my money wisely. ”
Said Fisher, “Any pork producer
who has learned to do that
deserves the award. ”
And, the pork producers
recognized the Pa. Cook-Out King,
McDonald, who has been with
Eastern for the past 26 years,
served as Assistant General
Manager prior to stepping up to
General Manager in 1977 He was
instrumental in establishing a joint
mozzarella cheese venture bet
ween Eastern and Lepruio Foods
of Denver, Colo.
Division of Pennsylvania Far
mers’ Association.
It is given, the inscription stated,
“In recognition of exemplifying
the Retail Farm Market Division
criteria for membership and of
fering high quality products grown
by a bona fide agriculturalist.”
The two other operations
receiving the award are
Whispering Springs Fruit Farm,
Snyder County, and Shenot Farm
Joseph Sheffer, who will be
competing in the national contest.
During the morning and af
ternoon producer workshops,
marketing was the main theme
However, Dr. Max A Van Buskirk,
Jr, VMD with the Pennsylvania
Bureau of Animal Industries spoke
to the group on the current status
of pseudorabies in the state
Van Buskirk’s talk gamed the
most interest from the producers
of any other topic presented,
primarily because of the disease’s
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Nous and foaturej
Dover Young Farmers, Al 6;
Frederick ag week, AlB, Manure
handling, A2O, Cumberland
Holstein Club, A 26; Lancaster
crops day, A 29; Brucellosis
testing, B 7; Nutsedge control, C 34.
NFU convention, D 24.
Woman and youth
FFA project books, B 9;
Homestead notes, C 2; Home on the
Range, C 6; Farm womens
societies, C 9; Microwave cooking,
CIO; FFA secretary’s trip, Cl 3; 4-
H news, Cl 4; Kids Komer, Cl 6;
Dauphin 4-H, C 36.
Dairy reports
Leola dairyman, A 22; Mastitis
tips, A 34; Cumberland DHIA, B 8;
Erie DHIA, C3l; Bradford DHIA,
D 2; Chester DHIA, D 6, Berks
DHIA, D 9; Lebanon DHIA, Dl6;
Montgomery DHIA, D2O; Hun
tingdon DHIA, D 25.
Roaaiar columns
Editorials, A 10; Farm calendar,
Al 2; Joyce Bupp, C 5; Ida’s
notebook, Cl 2; Have you heard,
C 18; Farm Talk, C 22; Milk Check,
C 37, Ask the VMD, Dll; Dairy
Business, Dl7.
Market, Allegheny County. Ar
ticles on those operations appear
elsewhere in this paper.
Maplehofe Dairy’s }ug milk
operation is located on Rt. 222 just
South of Quarryville.
It is run by Aaron S. Glide and
his wife Susie; and their sons,
Samuel, Elvm, Merle, and Calvin.
Aaron Glide established the
farm store in August 1974. Since his
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