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SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Based on
past success, the American Dairy
Association will repeat its June
“REAL” Seal Sweepstakes. The
purpose of the sweepstakes is to
build consumer recognition of the
“REAL” Seal through a nation
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Selection and management of
forage crops, vital topics for
farmers, will be stressed during
the annual Crops Day to be held
June 19 at the Rock Springs
Agronomy Research Farm of Penn
State, nine miles southwest of the
campus on Route 45 west.
Many factors are involved in
successful forage production.
Several of them will be discussed
during Crops Day, says W.C.
Stringer of Penn State’s Depart
ment of Agronomy, College of
Featured on the forage portion of
the program will be topics on
species selection, legume-grass
mixtures, fertility, and harvest
Crops Day will start at 9:30 a.m.
The Lincoln Community 4-H
Club met on May 8 at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Stauffer.
Kerry Boyd, 4-H leader, an
nounced the dates of upcoming
meetings and events and the group
discussed the possibility of inviting
another club to a meeting.
The next meeting will be an ice
cream party on June 12 at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. F. Roy
Weaver, Stevens, at 7:30 p.m.
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wide sweepstakes program. Last
year’s contest attracted 4,687,610
Consumers will find entry forms,
highlighted by point-of-purchase
materials, at their local grocery
stores. To enter, this form must be
accompanied by a “REAL” Seal or
Forages on Crops Day agenda
on June 19 with a lunch break at
noon. Lunch will be available at
the farm. The day’s program will
stress small grain management
and research as well as forage
production. Tours will end at 4:00
“The particular forage species
to select is influenced by many
things,” Stringer commented.
“For example, there are several
legume species available to
Pennsylvania farmers, such as
alfalfa and birdsfoot trefoil, and
the first factor to consider when
deciding between two legumes is
facsimile. Over 1,823 prizes will be
distributed nationally including
American Express Vacation trips,
and Chevrolet Celebrity Station
Publicity for the sweepstakes
will consist of national television,
soil suitability or drainage,” he
This and other factors relating to
species selection will be discussed
during the program.
Proper fertility management,
including manure, is a vital part of
a successful forage management
program. Good fertility programs
will result in high yields, but
equally important fertility helps
with stress resistance, and the
management of good forage
mixtures. These factors will be
highlighted June 19.
Harvest management is the final
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key to good forage management,
Dr. Stringer observed. Harvest or
grazing schedules used can
compliment or defeat the impact of
other management practices.
Factors important to successful
harvest management will be
Forages are a vital key to
agricultural production in Penn
sylvania, Stringer said. Dairy
cattle, beef cattle, sheep, and
horses are important producers in
the agricultural industry of the
state, and all consume large
amounts of forage crops.
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Dairy producers benefit in many
ways from the sweepstakes. The
first and most important benefit is
consumer identification of the
“REAL” Seal. A second benefit is
increased processor participation
in the program. In order to take
advantage of the promotion,
processors must have the “REAL”
Seal on their cartons. Another
benefit is increased traffic flow to
the dairy case. Consumers must go
to the dairy section to pick up
The total value of prizes being
given through the sweepstakes is
$300,000. Many of these prizes are
donated or given at cost, bringing
the actual cost to the dairy farmer
down to $120,000, nationally.
Point-of-purchase materials will
be installed the last week in May.
They include mobiles, case ban
ners, flags and entry blanks. Look
for them at local supermarkets.