Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, June 09, 1984, Image 1

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VOL. 29 No. 32
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the years, women have played an
important part in the state’s
number one industry, agriculture,
and are more and more moving
into roles traditionally held by
Women have made significant
contributions to agriculture, from
work on the farm to work in
agribusiness. To recognize these
efforts, the Pa. Department of
Agriculture Wednesday sponsored
its first annual “Women’s Day in
“Agriculture is the state’s
number one industry,” said
Secretary of Agriculture Penrose
HalloweU in his address, “and
women have made large con
tributions to this industry.”
The celebration to honor
agriculture women coincided with
the 20th anniversary of the state’s
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Vege auction
LEOLA Good’s new
Wholesale Vegetable Auction
is scheduled to open at 10 a.m.
on Monday.
The recent hot weather has
finally brought on the
strawberries. Other initial
produce includes sugar peas,
onions and radishes.
The Auction will be open
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thur
sdays and Fridays to begin.
Part II - Beginning
(Editor’s Note: This is the second
is a series of five articles on
“Dairy’s Future • Whatever it
holds, it’s In Your Hands.” Today,
Laura England, dairy editor of
Lancaster Farming, takes you on a
visit with the Stutzman brothers, of
Somerset County, to show that a
new generation of farmers is ready
and willing to tackle the current
problems and challenges as they
move ahead to forge a Future in
Don and Dave Stutzman of Berlin, Somerset County, check over their newly pur
chased bred heifers and cows.
Four Sections
A bike, fishing pole, tackle box, stream, some cows, big old tree, scenic farm...
What’s missing? See editorial on Page AlO and Photo Feature elsewhere in the A Section.
HARRISBURG Signups in the
Pennsylvania Voluntary Milk
Promotion and Marketing
Program this week topped 1,000.
In addition to individual
enrollment from dairymen, the
state’s Bureau of Marketing is also
receiving notification from several
co-ops of approval of participation
BERLIN For seven years,
Dave and Don Stutzman labored
eight hours a day in the un
derground world of the Somerset
coal mines. One by one, the
brothers set up heavy timber
braces in the retreat section of the
mine. Nearly 80 posts were driven
into the ground each day.
The work was dangerous, and
the mines offered little in the way
of comfort, security and
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, June 9,1984
Pa. milk promotion signups top 1,000
by members. Such notifications
have been received from Winfield
Cheese, Winfield; Central Penn
sylvania Milk Marketing Co-op,
Reedsville; and Pocono Mt.
Dairies, Broadheadsville.
Other co-ops have also expressed
interest in participation, but
notification is awaiting official
satisfication. Darkness and dust
and the constant fear that
something could go wrong were the
board action.
Next Friday, June 15, is the
deadline tor dairymen par
ticipating in Federal Order
Programs, such as #4 and 36, to
notify their market administrator
of intentions to participate in the
state program and have funds
rebated back to the state.
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Whatever it holds,
it’s in your hands
day to day companions of the
young coal miners.
Then two years ago, the brothers
found themselves out of work. As
with unstable industries such as
steel mills and coal mining, layoffs
are all too common, and many find
themselves in an endless search
for work.
But Dave and Don wanted
something better for themselves.
They wanted to work and be their
own bosses. They wanted the
chance to build on a dream and
have a satisfying life. They wanted
to dairy farm.
The decision to dairy farm
wasn’t one that Dave, 30, and Don,
28, took lightly. They were well
aware of the current dairy in
dustry problems but were willing
to go against the odds to farm.
“It was either that or move out of
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This deadline does not apply to
dairymen who are not members of
Federal Order programs. But for
initial 10-cent deductions to come
back to the state, they too must
enroll promptly or the entire 15
cents per hundredweight will go
into the national promotional
the area,” Don said of their
decision to farm. “There’s no work
at all around here.”
“Everything is steel mills and
coal industries,” Don continued,
“and you know how bad that is.
Farming - that’s your main
economy around here.”
And dairy farming is something
the brothers know about.
Dave, who is married, and Don
currently live on the family farm.
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They wanted
a chance
to build
on a dream.