Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 14, 1984, Image 1

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    VOL 29 No. 37
More than 400 young exhibitors converged on the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Colum
bus last Sunday through Tuesday for the Natlbnal Junior Angus Show.
Is there a vo-ag teacher shortage in Pa?
Pennsylvania vo-ag teachers plan
to gather for their annual
professional institute at Penn State
beginning Monday, their ranks
across the Commonwealth show at
least a dozen openings with less
than two months to the reopening
of school.
the busiest fanning chores this
season thus far has been emptying
the rain gauge.
A well-worn footpath has been
beaten this “Spring and Summer
of Storms” from the kitchen door
to the rain gauge fence post and
And while almost daily
precipitation notations have been
jotted down in the little notebook,
other chores have been delayed.
There’s still barley in the fields at
the same time the wheat is ripe
and threatens to sprout. Hay fields
both cut and waiting to be cut are
damp and musty. Small grain and
corn diseases are just waiting to
mushroom forth in the humid,
musty “incubator-like” at
And in some places, the cloud
bursts have inundated rural areas.
F°r a Noah-like photo display, turn
to Pages A 20-21.
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Teachers in Lancaster County -
location of the largest vo-ag
enrollment in the state - discussed
the thinning of their ranks this
week and decided to express
concern to Penn State ag education
officials at their conference during
the coming week.
In Lancaster County alone, one
opening has been filled, but two
still exist.
Gerald Wyble, a Lancaster x
County native, is returning after a
year of teaching at Tn Valley,
which now has an opening.
He fills the opening created by
the moving of William Erikson to
the FFA Exeputive Secretary post.
Eastern Lancaster County is
accepting applications to fill the
environmental ag position made
vacant by the move of Phil Ogline
to Michigan State University.
And, this week Dick Yencer, of
Lampeter-Strasburg, resigned to
rhove to another state.
And while not creating an
And, the cartoon contest winners are...
LANCASTER - “Wow, I didn’t
know I got around so much,” was
Otis’ chief comment about the
response to his Original Cartoon
Contest held by Lancaster Far
ming in conjunction with June
Dairy Month.
Old Otis was just amazed to see
entries come in from eight states,
including Pennsylvania,
Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland,
Ohio, Georgia, New York and West
“It’s very gratifying to find out
that you have so many farm
friends out there,” commented
Otis, whose many moods can range
from a crusty old curmudgeon to a
happy, smiling jolly old elf.
Today, Otis is very happy as he
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, July 14,1984
opening, veteran ag teacher Lou
Ayers, of Ephrata, has moved to
ag industry.
A dozen openings statewide are
considered quite a high number
with the opening of classes some
seven weeks away.
Stiff recruitment is now un
derway between school districts as
one attempts to “rob” another to
fill an opening. But this only
creates another opening.
Also of concern are the
movement of teachers outside the
state and the lack of top ag
education graduates moving into
the teaching field. A number of this
year’s graduates opted for ag
industry jobs.
. Highlights of this coming week's
institute at Penn State include
concurrent training sessions in
chainsaws, FFA state and national
awards; microcomputers for
beginners, introduction to corn
(Turn to Page A 37)
Entries from 8 states
announces the following winners,
not necessarily in the order they
were drawn:
Deb Homan, 3736 Lemar Road,
Mercersburg, Pa.; Dorothy W.
Junior Angus Show
attracts 504 entries
COLUMBUS, OH - A great
group of both young people and
cattle, was judge Glen Klip
penstein’s summation at the
conclusion of this year’s National
Junior Angus Show held at the Ohio
State Fairgrounds last Sunday
through Tuesday.
And the site of the country’s
largest state fair was a fitting
place to stage the country’s
premier junior Angus event. More
than 400 exhibitors from 31 states
and Canada journeyed to
Columbus with over 500 head of
cattle, prompting Ohio Governor
Richard F. Celeste to proclaim
July 6 through 10 as Ohio Angus
Following opening ceremonies
on Sunday morning, the show
officially began with the bred-and
owned bull competition. Grand
champion honors went to Susan
Lynn Patton of Indiana, with lowa
resident James C. O'Neill showing
the reserve champion bull.
Next on the agenda was the bred
and-owned heifer contest with
Janna Nelson Herbst of Idaho
taking top honors. The reserve
grand heifer in this division was
shown by Kimberly Sydenstricker
of Missouri.
Following the bred-and-owned
females was the Angus Steer
Classic,this year featuring a new
method of evaluation. Steers were
judged on-hoof in Sunday’s contest,
and then slaughtered and
evaluated in carcass competition.
Each category was weighted
equally, with the final verdict
arriving at the conclusion of the
show on Tuesday. To qualify for
final placing, steers were required
Wade, 57 Wade Lane, North East,
Md.; Kim Happel, 4413 Richmond
Road, Easton, Pa.; B. F. England,
R 1 Williamsburg, Pa.; and
Margaret E. Herr, Box 49 R 2
Narvon, Pa.
Lancaster Farming will be in
touch with each of you early this
coming week concerning youi
selection of a cartoon. And the
framed cartoons will be mailed out
shortly after that.
“Congratulations all you win
ners and thanks to everyone who
sent in postcards,” said Otis.
“It is does me good to know that
this little old farm boy has so many
friends in so many places.
“Keep on simihng,” was Otis
parting comment.
Pennsylvania Sidle
JUL 16 1984
University Libraries
to weigh at least 1.7 pounds per day
of age on-hoof, and obtain a USDA
quality grade of low choice or
better, with a yield grade of at
least 3.9.
A steer shown by Cindy Houck of
Kansas was selected as grand
LANCASTER Dust the cob
webs off your ice cream freezer
and dig out your favorite ice cream
toppings, because tomorrow is
National Ice Cream Day and
people all across the country will
be celebrating with heaping scoops
of creamy, delicious ice cream.
To help you prepare your own
celebration our food editor has
provided a number of tempting ice
cream recipes on page 818.
There’s no need to stop
celebrating when Sunday comes to
an end though, because the entire
week has been designated National
Ice Cream Week. In the next few
days, Lancaster Farming
reporters Laura England and Sue
Keene will be touring the county in
search of ice cream parlors-that
serve homemade ice cream. Don’t
miss the results of their search in
next week’s issue.
l/.bOper Year
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