Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, October 27, 1984, Image 1

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VOL. 29 No. 51
Fa. Poultry Federation
picks top industrymen
GRANTVILLE - Nearly 300
poultrymen came together on
Wednesday evening at the
Grantville Holiday Inn to honor
three of their fellow industrymen
for outstanding service. The oc
casion was the Pa. Poultry
Federation’s two-day poultry
conference, held in the wake of a
disaster that brought the state’s
poultry industry to its knees during
the fall of last year and this past
Scheduled only three weeks after
the lifting of the avian influenza
quarantine, the conference
provided time for a beleaguered
industry to turn its back on the past
and join in two days of fellowship,
recreation and presentations by
industry experts.
Highlighting Wednesday
vening’s banquet were the In
dustryman of the Year presen
tations, conducted by last year’s
Presentation of “Industryman of the Year” awards was the
highlight of the Pa. Poultry f Federation’s banquet on Wed
nesday night. From left are Broiler Industryman John
Longenecker, Egg Industryman Andy Hansen, and Turkey
Industryman Don Heckenlubar. ,
KILE is coming Nov. 2-7 to Harrisburg
HARRISBURG - In less than a
week, livestock exhibitors will
begin converging on the Farm
Show Complex in Harrisburg for
the opening of the six-day run of
the Keystone International
Livestock Exposition.
Five Sections
honored individuals in each of
three categories: eggs, broilers
and turkeys.
For his outstanding leadership
as chairman of the Federation’s
Avian Influenza Task Force, Andy
Hansen was presented with the
Egg Industryman of the Year
plaque by Raymond Sauder.
Hansen’s career in the poultry
industry began 20 years ago with
Hy-Line in Spencer, lowa, and has
led to his present position as
executive vice president of
AgnGeneral Corporation located
in Lititz. He also serves the in
dustry through numerous
organizations including the
American Egg Board, United Egg
Producers, the Pa. Egg Marketing
Association and the Northeast Egg
Marketing Association.
He and his wife Sherry are the
of three children.
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KILE opens on Friday and
continues through Wednesday,
Nov. 7 with a livestock tally sheet
of the best in equine, beef, sheep
and swine competition - both open
and junior in many cases.
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, October 27,1984
U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, left, and Pa. State Grange Master Charles E. Wismer Jr. chat
before banquet Tuesday night at Gettysburg.
Future glimpses revealed to Grangers about:
Animal health, PRY & computers
gathering at their annual con
vention this week to express
legislative concerns and honor
their outstanding peers, Grangers
from throughout Pennsylvania
also received some glimpses into
the near future of agriculture in
the Commonwealth.
And, some of these glimpses
-An effort will be made to have a
$5 million to $7 million request in
next year’s state budget to begin
an all-out animal health program
in Pennsylvania.
-A supplementary budget
request will be made in April for
$200,000, which could be devoted to
pseudorabies indemnification to
hog farmers.
-Penn State expects to have the
In keeping with this premier
livestock event in the Com
monwealth, today’s Lancaster
Farming contains even greater
coverage of the extensive livestock
information and stories that can be
found week after week.
On Pages D 2 through 5, the
Livestock Latest Section contains
special KILE information, in
addition to the coverage normally
found there
There’s a complete KILE
schedule and a photo review of
some of last year’s top winners.
Also, the A Section contains an
exclusive feature on the Meat
Evaluation Center program at
State College and specific data on
the bull test performance
Lancaster Farming is planning
complete on-the-scene coverage of
KILE. The upcoming Nov. 10 issue
will be devoted to it.
In addition, we’ll have special
reports coming up from Louisville,
Ky. on NAILE competition.
best statewide Extension #*m
puter network in the nation fully
operational by mid-1985.
-Sunset legislation to continue
the Pa. Milk Marketing Board may
include provision to study the need
for its powers to set retail milk
-The Advisory Board that will
approve loans in the $lO million ag
portion of the recent state bond
issue will be named in the near
Among major speakers at the
Grange annual session were Pa.
Ag Sec. Penrose Hallowell and Dr.
Pa. youth will be honored
at national FFA convention
Scores of FFA chapters in
'Pennsylvania and their out
standing members will be in the
spotlight throughout the upcoming
National Future Farmers of
America convention Nov. 8-10 in
Kansas City, Mo.
Two Commonwealth FFA’ers
will be deeply involved in the Stars
Over America Pageant and will
compete with three other regional
Star American Farmers and Star
Agribusinessmen for national
Two other Pennsylvania FFA
members will be m the running for
National Proficiency honors.
An Adams County dairyman is
due to be honored for his con
tinuing contributions to FFA.
Ninteen Keystone Degree
holders are due to receive their
American Degrees.
Seven Pennsylvanians will
receive the Honorary American
Farmer Degree.
Three chapters will receive
BOAC Awards.
Thirty-eight members of 11 FFA
chapters in Pennsylvania will be
competing in national judging
$7.50 per Year
San* Smith, dean of the Penn State
College of Agriculture, both of
whom also appeared before the
Grange Legislative Committee; as
well as U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and
Lt. Gov. William Scranton in.
Animal health m Pennsylvania
has been a major concern of the
Pa. State Grange for the past year.
Sec. Hallowed explained to the
Grange Legislative Committee
that the proposed multi-mil lion
dollar animal health program
would include appropriations for
the PDA lab facilities at Sum-
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Seven chapters are due to
receive National Chapter Awards.
Three FFA’ers will be playing in
the National FFA Band and two
more will be members of the
National FFA Chorus.
One chapter is due to receive a
National Safety Award.
The two “Star” competitors
from Pennsylvania include John B.
Kline, of Myerstown, Lebanon
County; and Mark Anderson, of
East Berlin, Adams County.
Eastern Regional Star Farmer
for 1984, Kline is the son of Nqrman
and Verna Kline, Myerstown.,Last
year’s National Proficiency
(Turn to Page A2O)