Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 25, 1984, Image 1

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VOL. 29 No. 43
Ag Progress draws large throngs of visitors
■ Depending upon your age, Ag Progress is a chance to see what’s,new, or a chance to
dream. For Jason Innerst of Ickesburg it's time to get the feel behind the wheel. After all,
Pop, I’ll be three soon.
Singing Brook dominates Central Show
Staff Correspondent
HUNTINGDON - Starting with
the first championship rosette and
continuing through the final
banner to be awarded, entries of
the Singing Brook Farms herd of
the Obie Snider family, Imler,
dominated the winner’s circle last
Saturday at the Central Cham
pionship Holstein Show.
Traditional quality of entries
was evident at the show, according
to chairman John Foster, even
though the number of entries
dropped from previous years.
The Obie Snider family with
their Singing Brook herd produced
Singing Brook Farms champions include, from the left, Obie Snider, with both Premier
banners; Bruce Snider, with Grand Champion bull; Mark Fisher; Jim Garman, with
Grand Champion; and John Fisher, with top aged cow.
Four Sections
a great deal of that quality;
starting off with the Grand
Champion Bull. Singing Brook
Valiant Dictator, a senior calf
received the first champion trophy
of the night.
Reserve Grand honors went to
Russell H. Miller with RHMC
Israel, a Columbus son and also a
senior calf.
No particular name dominated
the first place slot through the
heifer classes. In the end, Alienor
Holstein Farms of Bedford walked
away with the Junior Champion
honors with Alienor Reliance
Patty, an intermediate calf.
Following closely behind to
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 2S, 1984
receive Reserve Jr. Champion was
Branstetter Valiant Pete Katie, a
senior calf owned by Terry
Branstetter of Tyrone.
The Singing Brook herd again
showed their quality in the cow
classes and came away with the
Grand and Reserve Grand
The Grand Champion honor went
to Singing Brook Pete Audie, a
stylish four-year-old who is not a
newcomer to the winner’s circle.
Judge Jake Emig of Shippensburg
had no trouble putting her there
Reserve Grand went to Singing
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bigger than a county fair and
smaller than a mountain? Ag
Progress, of course.
Not much smaller, though. With
more than 300 commercial
exhibitors, the three-day
agricultural extravaganza turns
Rock Springs’ 160-acre
Agricultural Research Center into
an instant ag city each August.
Just add farmers and stir.
And, indeed, plenty of people
were stirring, with 10,000 cars
streaming into the parking area on
Tuesday and attendance topping
out at an estimated 82,000 by
Thursday afternoon.
“This was probably our best
turnout ever,” said Sam Smith,
Dean of the College of Agriculture,
who added that the turnout seemed
to be slightly higher than last year
when a record 80,000 people at
Once again this year,the opening
morning found Mother Nature
smiling on the Happy Valley, with
cool temperatures and blue bird
skies that remained through
the bull?
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See editorial on AlO
$7.50 per Year
Wednesday. Ram arrived on
Wednesday night, only to stop, as if
on cue, in time tor Thursday’s
Always a popular activity were
the bus tours aimed at showcasing
Penn State’s committment to
agricultural research. A con
servation tour highlighting far
ming practices aimed at the
proper management of soil, water,
woodlands and wildlife was also
Field demonstrations began
during the morning with primary
tillage, and continued through the
afternoon with activities including
corn chopping, silage bagging,
conservation planting and hay
mowing, raking and baling.
Thursday’s demonstrations were
cancelled, however, due to Wed
nesday night’s rain.
Plenty of 4-H activities were
scheduled in the Youth Activities
tent, and a 4-H Safe Tractor
Driving Contest got underway on
Thursday. Taking first place m
this event was Union County’s
Brian Shively, with Dave Hut
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