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Vol. 38 NO. 28
Heidi Martin framed by apple blossoms reigns as Franklin County Apple Queen.
Please see page 812 for the article on Heidi, who Is the fifth generation to work in the
family orchard. Photo by Bonnie Breckblll, Franklin County correspondent
FFA’ers Learn Effective
Leadership At Conference
Lancaster Farming Staff
LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.)
To more fully define their roles
as FFA chapter leaders, county
officers met with state and national
FFA representatives at Lancaster
Mennonite High School Wednes
day night at the second annual
County Leadership Conference.
At the beginning of the Confers
ence early Wednesday evening*
FFA members from Lancaster
joined in “mixers,” which helped
to “break the ice and promote
interaction,” according to Jacy
Clugston, state FFA secretary.
FFA officers discussed activities at
the chapter and county level.
The main objective of the lead
ership conference, which lasted
until 9 p.m., said Jacy, was to give
FFA members a more complete
understanding of what their func
tions are.
“This is something the county
Lancaster Farm And Home Foundation Names Scholarship Winners
Lancaster Farming Staff
LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.)
Seven county high school
seniors received $l,OOO scholar
ships from the Farm and Home
Foundation on Tuesday night.
Recipients of the scholarship
Four Sections
officers believed was necessary,
and decided to do for the second
year at the county level,” said
At the conference, which fea
tured several leadership training
sessions and workshops to allow
officers' to be more effective in
chapter leadership and develop
ment sessions for ag literacy and
other programs, FFA’ers learned
‘ ‘the importance of being involved
as officers,” said Jacy.
“No job is more important than
another,” she said. “We need
every member to work coopera
tively to help them and their prog
rams grow.”
Participating members at the
Conference also included national
central region vice president John
Kleiboeker; Mandy Hilbert, state
FFA president; Ben Ehrhart, state
vice president; and Shelly Ogline,
state FFA reporter.
(Turn to Pago A 29)
must pursue a career in agriculture
or home economics, and arc
selected based on school standing,
leadership, extracurricular activi
ties, and financial need.
For the past 28 years 338 scho
larships have been given from the
Oust fund set up by the late Elmer
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 22, 1993
Grand champion ram of the Ohio Show and Sale, from left, John Conaway, of Pine
Haven Farm; Bill Cretcher, judge; Susan Wise, Ohio Suffolk Queen; Roger Snyder,
showman; and Julie Thompson, National Suffolk Queen.
L. Esbcnshadc. The number of
scholarships given varies from
year to year depending on itSSc
interest earned from the trust..
Some years as many as 14 students
received scholarships, but declin
ing interest rates lowered the num
ber of recipients this year and
Pine Haven Farms
Wins Ohio Sheep Show
Cumberland Co.
HUNTSDALE (Cumberland
Co.) Pennsylvanians domi
nated the Ohio Suffolk Sale and
Show held recently at the Preble
County Fairgrounds in Eaton,
The biggest winner was Pine
Haven Farms of Huntsdalc, which
won with the senior champion and
grand champion ram at the show.
However, John Conaway, a
partner in Pine Haven Farms, said
the Ohio show not only was good
for his operation. He said it also
was good for the sheep industry as
a whole. “It was a real boost for
the sheep industry,” said Cona
way. “This is the best sale we have
seen in a long lime.”
According to Conaway, the
Ohio show attracted exhibitors
from not only Pennsylvania and
Ohio, but from Virginia, New
York, Indiana, Idaho, Mississippi,
Nebraska, Vermont, Michigan,
and several other states.
The show is one of the premier
sheep shows of the year, he said.
Conaway said 300 head of Suf
folks were shown and sold at the
event, with an average sale price
of $6OO.
The winning Pine Haven ram
made it difficult for Foundation
Committee members to chose
from the 19 applicants.
Recipients of the $l,OOO scho
larships arc as follows:
George Bard, the son of
George and Jackie Bard of Cones
toga, is a Penn Manor student who
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sold for the top price in the show
of $4,000, he said.
The ram was sold to Vandcr
wende Genetics of Fargo, N.D.,
Conaway said.
He said the animal already was
a winner before it went to the Ohio
show, since it was the champion
Suffolk at the 1993 Pennsylvania
Farm Show and was the champion
at the 1992 Maryland Stale Fair.
(Turn to Page A 25)
Casey Signs
Nutrient Act ,
Ag Board Law
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) Gov. Robert Casey on
Thursday signed into law two acts
which affect agriculture and envir
onmental concerns.
Casey signed into law the Nutri
ent Management Act and also an
act to create an Agricultural Advis
ory Board to DER. Both laws go
into effect in 60 days.
The two laws, though not speci
fically related, were both modified
and created out of a basic conflict
between DER and the agricultural
(Turn to Page A 34)
plans lo study engineering at Penn
Slate. “I like math and science, and
I wanted to do something in that
area,” George said.
George is an FFA member who
was part of the National Dairy
Judging Team. At Penn Manor, he
(Turn to Page A2B)
$19.75 Per Yeac