Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, November 13, 1993, Image 33

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    Developer Preserves Farm, Others Honored At Trust
Lancaster Farming Staff
MOUNT JOY (Lancaster Co.)
—For the first time in memory, a
developer preserved a farm in Lan
caster County.
Speaking at the Lancaster Farm
land Trust annual dinner meeting
at the Country Table here last
week, Alan R. Musseltnan, execu
tive director of the trust, said be
believed this was the first time a
developer in the county has pre
served a farm. The recipient of the
Land Benefactor Award was Paul
and Linda Kay Weber for preserv
ing their farm in West Hempfield
Ata banquet to honor those who
support the trust with nearly 300 in
attendance, Musselman reviewed
the year and introduced a new vid
eo which spotlights the work to
preserve “our essential character
and our traditional way of life,’ ’ he
“Today, 190 farms have been
preserved in Lancaster County,”
said Musselman. He told those
attending how remarkable this
was, "over less than a 10-year
The trust director said that the
area in western Lancaster County,
the valley extending from Marietta
and Maytown through Mount Joy
and Elizabethtown, “is becoming
one of the most protected localities
in the eastern United States.
“We will be the most perma
nent agricultural community in the
United States within several years,
at the pace at which we’re moving
Musselman spoke of the many
ways in which the Trust has madea
difference in helping townships to
adopt programs that help to
orchestrate more agricultural
Now, 37 of 41 townships in the
county have ag preservation prog
rams in place, according to the
director. At the meeting, he
showed the map which details pre
servation throughout all areas of
the county. He said that by the end
of the year, the Trust hopes to have
copies of the map printed and
available for purchase at a small
Also, the Trust has been active
in “defending the countryside,”
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Slid Musselman, against variuous
proposals to put in quarries and a
hazardous waste facility. Also.
Musselman spoke about the ‘ 'con
flict** ongoing over the proposed
retirement community in Earl
Township, "ft has not completely
subsided," he said. "But indeed
we are breaking bread, here
tonight, together."
Musselman told the group that
the work of those involved in the
growth management plan adopted
by Lancaster County should be
applauded. "A lot of work has
gone into establishing what is now
being defined and adopted as an
'urban growth boundary,”’ he
said, id ensure future protection of
die countryside and to accommo
date development where it should
be occuring.
He invited those present to
attend the Stewardship Forum
scheduled November 15-16 at
Willow Valley, which will "furth
er the concept of urban manage
ment planning."
Fart of die Trust’s work, accord
ing to the director, is to "accom
plish development in a way that is
planned and serviceable and in a
way that will not conflict with the
essential values of a productive
countryside,” he said.
"Today, Lancaster Farmland
Trust, independendy, has pre
served 37 farms," said Mussel
man. Five other farms are in nego
tation for protection with the coun
ty preservation board.
On a recent meeting of land
trusts in Maryland, Musselman
told those who attended, "People
care very deeply about the coun
tryside,” he said. "Our land ethic
is of long-standing and is well
At the meeting, the Trust pre
sented Land Benefactor Awards to
farmers who preserved their farms'
in 1993. They include an anonym
ous farm in Earl Township; Frank
and Dawn Ludwig, Earl Town
ship: Eugene and Ada Mae Martin,
Earl Township; Paul and Linda
Kay Weber, West Hempfield
Township; Willis Futer, Leacock
Township; Parke and Mary Breck
bill, West Lampeter Township;
Janet K. Eshelman and Paulyne
Long, E. Drumore Township; H.
Eugene and Karen Garber, W.
Donegal Township; and Matthew
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Schnader, Brecknock Township, village in Earl Township. Board
The Trust also presented a mem bers Jerry Greiner and Zoa
Board Service Award to Damn Kile received awards for produc-
Boyd. president of the orgamza- ing Trust’s first video.
t*°n, for h»s work in fashioning a New memsers elected at
compromise location for the con- thc meeting were william j.
troversial Garden Spot Retirement Moshos, Jean Mowery, C. Martin
FREDERICK. Md. The first
Mid-Atlantic Brown Swiss Futuri
ty is to be held Sdpt. 4, 1994 in con
junction with the Brown Swiss
Show of the Maryland State Fair,
in Timonium, Md„ but breeders in
the region are being asked to make
a concerted effort to support the
program in order to ensure its
The show is open to all Brown
Swiss breeders in Maryland and
surrounding states. However, the
show needs a boost at this point,
according to a news release from
the Maryland Brown Swiss Breed
ers Association.
According to Cindy Warner, of
Frederick, Md., the regular rules of
a futurity are being bent slightly to
allow breeders more time to learn
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Phil Wimer
Partner/Parts Manager
Landis Bros. Inc.
At the banquet last week, the Lancaster Farmland Trust presented Land Benefactor
Awards to farmers who preserved their farms In 1993. They Include, from left, Linda
and Paul A. Weber, Gene and Karen Garber, Matthew Schnader, and Frank Ludwig.
Mid-Atlantic Brown
Futurity Needs Support
of the program and to support it
‘<%i order to jump-start the futur
ity of the 1994 Maryland State
Fair, a combined first and second
payment totalling $8 is still being
‘To help make this a success,
we need breeders to nominate all
females born Sept. 1, 1991,
through AugustSl, 1992. Then the
third payment of $8 is due on or
before July 1, 1994.”
The Mid-Atlantic Brown Swiss
Futurity will be designated and
numbered consecutively with
1994 as No. 1. Warner stated in the
news release.
The estimated value of the first
year event is $2,000.
The futurity is based on a nomi
nation of an animal by its owner.
Three payments are required for
each animal that competes in the
futurity the initial nomination
as a calf; a renomination as a year
ling, and the final nomination as a
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Greenleaf, Jr.,
Also, a silent auction helped
raise money for the trust. A Lone
Star quilt was purchased by Green
leaf Enterprises for $5ll, and
Dresden Plate quilt went for $397
2-year-old. Respective payments
are $3. $5, and $B.
“The quality and number of
Swiss being shown locally, statew
ide, and nationally indicate that
Brown Swiss are on the move in
the dairy business,” Warner said.
“The Mid-Atlantic Futurity is just
another way to promote die ‘Big
Brown Cow,’ so breeders should
check heifer pens and plan to be
part of the greatest group of
2-year-old Brown Swiss at the
1994 Maryland State Fair.”
' The first payment for the 1995
futurity, for calves bom between
Sept. 1.1992 and August 31,1993,
is $3, due Nov. 30,1993; the sec
ond payment is $5, due Nov. 1,
1994; and the third payment is $B,
due July 1, 1995.
Mail entries to Cindy Warner,
7417 Round Hill Road. Frederick,
MD 21702. For mote information,
call Warner at (301) 371-5206.
and Stephen