Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 19, 1984, Image 136

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    D4—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 19,1984
American National Cowßelles hold meeting
Commission of Agriculture Joseph
Gerace called upon beef cat
tlewomen from New York, Ohio,
Indiana, and Michigan to be
“missionaries for agriculture.”
Speaking at the Region I meeting
of the American National
Cowßelles May 3 at Syracuse
Gerace warned, “there is a time
bomb ticking in rural America.”
Quoting from the March Kiplinger
newsletter, he continued, "if
commercial farmers nationwide
are forced out of business there
could be a devastating effect on the
Butler County hosts
Staff Correspondent
SAXONBURG - More than 100
4-H and FFA members from
Washington, Lawrence, Venango,
Clarion and Butler Counties, at
tended the Butler County
Livestock Field Day on April 28.
Sponsored by the Butler County 4-
H and FFA Livestock Club, the
event was held at Knoch High
School, in Saxonburg.
Morning activities included a
livestock judging contest, with
retired Mercer County vocational
agriculture instructor, Lee
Mooney, serving as judge.
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rural economy. He noted the
"ripple effect” of the farm
economy, saying “economists tell
us each agricultural dollar is rolled
over three times.”
He told of the effects of the $1 per
hundredweight dairy assessment
which amounts to $6,000 to $12,000
per dairy farmer. “In Franklin
County, dairy farmers are sending
$2 1 2 million to Washington that
could have been spent in Franklin
County,” he said.
“What will happen to our nation
if the farmers of this country give
up'’” Ccracc ~
High individual senior members
were Jeff Gardner, Washington
County, beef; Joel Mariacher,
Lawrence County, swine; and
Denny Hall, Lawrence County,
sheep. Jeff Gardner was also
named overall senior division
Junior overall winner was
Ashley Shook, who also took first
place in the swine division. Other
junior winners were Roy Longdon,
Butler County, sheep; and Frank
Cranbury, Butler County, beef.
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senior division was entered by
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He called on the women to talk to
non-farm groups and to tell of the
need to support agriculture “If we
don’t work together we could have
a vast wasteland in this country,”
the Commissioner warned. He
added, “if we don’t get a decent
1985 Farm Bill these fears could
become a reality ” He said com
promise will be needed among
farm groups as well as support of
the non-farm population.
He said “agriculture is the
number one industry in New York
State with one out of every six
persons eit* ,m ' nr in-
Washington County. Members
include Becky Black, Eric
Buckingham, Mike Rohaley and
Joe Cole.
Bridget and Kelly Wingard,
Darcy Best and Jerry Cotton were
members of the winning junior
team from Clarion County.
Various youth educational
programs were scheduled
throughout the day, with a meat
cutting demonstration by Thoma’s
Market of Saxonburg, highlighting
the afternoon’s events.
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directly dependent on agriculture
for his paycheck,”
As he emphasized the variety
and scope of New York agriculture
he said New York farmers sent
cheese to Wisonsin, wine to
California, horses to Kentucky and
maple syrup to Vermont. He said
beef cattle is a growing enterprise
in the state with the number of beef
replacements up 12 percent and
emphasized the potential for
greater growth.
Frances Owen of Lubbock, Tex.,
president-elect of the American
Field Day
Identification of a variety of
feeds and livestock equipment was
also scheduled.
The local livestock club held its
business meeting, with guests, Mr
and Mrs. Dale Fleming outlining
the new awards program for
exhibitors at the Butler County
Fair. Serving as the Fair’s
secretary, Mr. Fleming explained
that this year’s awards theme will
be “Pride in Pennsylvania”.
Ivan Longdon served as Field
Day chairman.
Authorized Chore-Time Distributor
National Cowßelles called for an
increase in membership and m
member involvement. She said the
Cowßelles’ “Beef for Father’s
Day” promotion began when one
woman in Idaho took a beef roast
to the governor for a Father’s Day
gift. The promotion will be 30 years
old in 1985. She also reported on the
Beef Cook-Off which receives
national media attention and
suggested the time might be right
to add another promotional
Peter Comerford, livestock
specialist with the State Depart
ment Agriculture and Markets
discussed beef cattle production in
the state, noting the home freezer
trade was a major marketing
alternative. He called for
production of quality lean red meat
that grades choice but warned,
“you can’t satisfy all the con
sumers’ demands.” He cited the
need to get quality bulls into good
commercial herds.
Commerford called on the beef
cattle women to “blow your own
trumpet, educate the consumers
about your product, and take pride
in what you do."
Terry Dockerty of Cornell
University gave a demonstration
on “Know Your Cuts of Beef.”
Mon.-Fri. 7:30 to 4:30.
Sat. 7:30 to 11:30
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