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    VOL- 29 No. 38
Paul, left, and Mark Welk stand with' Lancaster County Holstein grand champion Welk-
View Valiant Tiffany.
Direct marketers to be surveyed
comprehensive fact-finding survey
will be sent out by Penn State
researchers during the coming
week to direct marketers
throughout the Commonwealth.
The survey is the first phase of
an extensive three-year Penn State
study of the direct marketing of ag
products throughout the Com
monwealth being funded by the
Pennsylvania Department of
Agriculture in consultation with
the Pa. Farmers' Association and
the State Grange.
Survey forms will go out to about
400 direct marketers whose
operations are known to the PDA.
They range from large farm
market operations to smaller
roadside stands.
Coordinator tor the study is
Total of million cows
still must be eliminated
HARRISBURG “Our current
dairy policy favors continuation of
a basic price support program with
the support level automatically
indexed to Commodity Credit
Corporation purchases,” said the
American Farm Bureau’s Michael
Durando addressed members of
the press and Pennsylvania
Farmers’ Association staff con
cerning the 1985 Farm Bill during a
meeting at PFA headquarters on
Following this initial session, the
spokesman for the country’s
largest agricultural organization
met with Pennsylvania ag
organization leaders in an effort to
inform them of the Bureau’s policy
as well as to obtain feedback
concerning the Farm Bill.
Four Sections
The Penn State Roadside Direct
Marketing Survey is being sent to
as many operators as are known to
the PDA.
But it is expected that many will
still be missed -- particularly the
operators of smaller stands who
sell a limited number of products
off the farm.
Harry Vroomen, of the Depart
ment of Agricultural Economics
and Rural Sociology at Perin State
- “In this Tirst phase, we want to
find out as much as we can about
the present status of roadside
direct marketing in Penn
sylvania,’’Vroomen explains.
"The survey is designed to tell us
what we have today.”
Farm Bill review
Turning to the subject of the
diversion program, Durando noted
“a bit of dismay” among
producers over the program.
“I don’t see a strong movement
to continue the diversion
program,” he observed. “The
ether side of the coin is the need for
funding such a program, which
would require some form of
PFA president Keith Eckel
acknowledged the lack of support
for the program, stating that his
organization’s voting delegates
would most likely not be sup
“The key to agriculture’s suc
cess has been the farmers’
willingness to compete and not a
willingness to find a place for
everyone in the industry,” Eckel
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, July 21,1984
If you’re missed in the study...
Researchers would like to have
their opinions, too.
So, if you’re a direct marketer
and don’t receive a survey in the
next week or so, you can get one by
writing to:
Harry Vroomen
104 A, Weaver Bldg.
University Park, Pa
A second survey to be made in
the near future will be directed at
consumers who buy at roadside
markets, testing their attitudes
(Turn to Page A 32)
Vo-ag to stress legislative goals
STATE COLLEGE - Calling for
more active involvement in the
legislative process, Gerald
Strickler, of Eastern Lebanon
County, began his term this week
as president of the Pennsylvania
Vocational Agricultural Teachers
“We have three main areas in
which we want to stress our
priorities to the State
Legislature,” Strickler said as he
assumed the presidency at the
Annual Professional-Technical
Education Institute for Vo-Ag
Teachers held at Penn State.
These three areas include;
Field Consultants - The vo-ag
teacher group wants concentration
placed by the Bureau of Vocational
Education of the Pennsylvania
Department of Education on ag
backgrounds for the area con
sultants positions, in which a
retirement turnover will occur in
the near future.
Length of Employment - The vo
ag group wants a return to em
phasis on 12-month contracts so
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Premiers-Fultonway & Con-Noil
Welk entries sweep
Lane. Holstein Show
caster County Holstein Dairy
Show, held Thursday at the
Solanco Fairgrounds, was a clean
sweep for the Paul and Mark Welk
family of Peach Bottom.
Placing well in their individual
classes, the Welks were rewarded
with both the grand championship
and reserve grand championship
honors. The winners placed first
and second in the 3-year-old class
and were named the senior class
The grand champion, owned by
Paul and Mark Welk, was Welk-
View Valiant Tiffany. Sired by
SWD Valiant, Tiffany received the
best udder award in her class. The
reserve champion, owned by Paul
Welk, was a Sharclale Arlinda
Cheif Jemmi daughter, Welk-Crest
Jemini Belinda.
In junior class competition, a
senior heifer owned by Karen
Kauffman was named grand
champion junior heifer. The
winning heifer was Sukavin
Persuzdar Holly. An entry owned
by Jennifer Stoltzfus, Kinzers, was
named reserve grand champion
junior heifer. An intermediate calf,
Dunon-Acres Simon Kathy took
the title.
Futurity show winners, all 3-
year-old cows, were also named.
The champion futurity entry was
Con-Noil Superior Olivia, owned by
Nathan E. Stoltzfus, Gap. Taking
second was Con-Noil Marvex
Shawna, also owned by Stoltzfus.
Named the show’s premier
breeder was Con-Noil Farms, Gap.
Fultonway Farms, Willow Street,
was the premier exhibitor.
Gerald Strickler, Eastern Lebanon, president of Pa. Vo-Ag
Teachers Association.
$7.50 per Year
Judging the show was A. Doty
Remsberg, of the Remsberg
Auction service, Maryland.
4-H photos , story
on Page A 36
Following are the top three
finishers m each class:
Lancaster Holstein Show
Junior Heifer Caff
I Sandra Kauffman 2 Susan Barley 3 None
Intermediate Heifer Calf
1 Jennifer Stoltzfus 2 Susan Barley 3 Cindy
Senior Heifer Calf
1 Karen Kauffman 2 Fultonway Farms 3
Brent Brubaker
Junior Yearling Heifer
1 John Burkholder 2 Penn Springs Holstems
3 Bright Meadows Farm
Intermediate Yearling
1 Stonehurst Farms Inc 2 Nathan Stoltzfus 3
Daniel Welk
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Look for Blue Mold
has been confirmed in a tobacco
field at Bowmansville, according
to John Yocum, of the Penn State
Southeast Research Farm.
A fungicide was not used in the
field in which it has been con
firmed, Yocum said.
Air-borne spores have ap
parently blown into Pennsylvania
and the damp weather has con
tributed to the first confirmed
infestation. It is believed there
may be other instances in the area.
It was reported a week ago in
Maryland and North Carolina.
Yocum recommended that
tobacco growers check their fields
and utilize Ridomil where