Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, November 20, 1993, Image 1

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Vol. 39 NO. 2
PFA Changes Name To Pennsylvania Farm Bbreau,
Recognizes Berks Couple For Distinguished Service
Lancaster Farming Staff
HERS HEY (Dauphin Co.)
Change punctuated the 43rd annu
al meeting of the Pennsylvania
Fanners’ Association (PFA). It
changed its name to Pennsylvania
Farm Bureau and for the first time
named a husband and wife team as
the recipients of the Distinguished
Service Award.
Keith Eckel, president of the
Time to pick out a favorite turkey. From left, Mark and Sarah Grayblll, Lindsey Grub
er, and Rebecca Grayblll are checking out the turkeys on the Grayblll’s farm. Turn to
page 810 tor story.
Ag Agents Give Editor Honorary Title
Co.)—The Pennsylvania Associa
tion of County Agricultural Agents
(PACAA) met for their hospitality
and awards banquet in conjunction
with the annual meeting Tuesday
evening at the Nittany Lion Inn.
Everett Newswanger, editor, Lan
caster Farming, was the speaker
and received the 1993 Honorary
County Agent Award, also known
in Penn State circles as the “Bull
Skin” award. This commendation
is given for excellence in commu
nication and education that exem
plifies the work of a county agent
Newswanger is a member of the
Penn State University agricultural
advisory council and earlier this
year received the award for excel
lence from the Northeast Farm
Communicators Association for
the best photojournalism farm
In the keynote address, entitled
"Prom Agriculture to Society: A
Pew Thoughts on the Future of
Panning.” Newswanger said he
Probably gets to work with more
extension personnel in the county
offices across the state than anyone
outside the extension system.
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organization, assured hundreds of
farm leaders gathered at the Hcr
shey Lodge and Convention Cen
ter for the three-day meeting, “One
thing won’t change and that’s the
people. This organization is the
product of the people who partici
pate. work, and built together for
the betterment of agriculture.”
Distinguished Service Award
recipients William and Gertrude
Moore are two of these people who
This photo taken at the Pennsylvania agricultural agent’s
annual meeting this week includes, from left, Everett News*
wanger, managing editor, Lancaster Faming, named the
1993 Honorary County Agent; Bill Kelly, Westmoreland
County agent, honored for his service as national and state
president; and Jim Weishans, Dauphin County agent and
stale president.
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, Novambar 20,1993
for more than 40 years have been
active in PFA leadership.
The annual award is given to the
person who through unselfish
dedication has made a major con
tribution to the betterment of
Described as the “Dynamic
Duo,” by Keith Eckel, president of
the association, the Moores have
an extensive resume of agricultural
Life for the couple started out on
opposite sides of the world. Bill
was bon in South Africa, Gertrude
in Oklahoma. After Bill graduated
from Cornell University and Ger
trude from Oklahoma City Univer
sity, both settled in New York. Bill
was a county extension agent and
Farm Bureau manager and Ger
trude, a school teacher.
The couple married in 1935. In
1946, the Moores moved from
New York to begin farming in
Berks County, where they imme
diately became active in tie county
Farmers Association. Both Bill
and Gertrude worked tirelessly for
the organization by serving on
Atlantic Dairy Shows
$5.4 Million Net Margin
Managing Editor
LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.)
More than 900 members arET
guests filled the Lancaster Host
Resort Showroom for the 76th
annual banquet of the Atlantic
Dairy Cooperative Thursday even
ing. The banquet provides the
Change For
The Lancaster Farming office
will be closed Thursday, Novem
ber 25 in observance of Thanks
giving. Deadlines for the week of
Thanksgiving are as follows;
• Public Sale Ads Noon, Mon.,
• General News Noon, Wed.,
• Classified Section C Ads 5
P.M., Tue., 11/23
• All Other Classified Ads 9
A.M., wed., 11/24
Reassessment Could
Have Dramatic Effect
On Farm Taxes
Lancaster Farming Staff
EPHRATA (Lancaster Co.)
Tough decisions lie ahead for
many Lancaster County farmers as
countywide reassessment begins.
And, for many farmers, it could
mean a final assessment that could
dramatically increase their 1996
taxes, according to Terry Kauff
man, county commissioner, who
spoke at a meeting of the Ephrata
Area Young Fanners Tuesday
Last year’s county court deci-
Four Socflom
committees and holding office.
For 13 years. Bill was president of
the Association and his wife was
secretary-treasurer for 17 years
and editor of the county newsletter
for 39 years. Bill was elected to the
PFA state board for five years.
From the beginning. Bill was
interested in the political impact
that PFA could have on legislature.
He represented PFA as a political
consultant to the Philadelphia con
gressional delegation for 10 years.
He was treasurer of the Penn-Ag
Democrats for 12 years, and
served as a democratic committee
man for 23 years in Tulpehocken
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social point of the two-day busi
ness and annual meeting of the
' Rice 111, a comedian, pro
vided a room-full of laughs as he
presented his fictional character
Phychologist Dr. Ronald Willouh
by, who offered the audience his
slightly wacky thoughts on dealing
with stress in today’s world.
The business of the evening was
a formal recognition of Dr. Paul E.
Hand, retired general manager.
Hand retired from Atlantic on July
31, and a check for $20,000 was
presented to go toward a scholar
ship to be established in Hand’s
name at Penn State University.
The money for the scholarship
was donated by the cooperative’s
members, directors and employ
ees. A number of dairy industry
organizations also contributed to
the scholarship fund.
“We are proud to present this
check to Pual Hand,” general man
ager Robert M. Dever told the
audience. “It is a token of our
appreciation for his 36 years of ser
vice to Atlantic and the dairy
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sion laid in place a countywide
reassessment process that will
account for every residential, com
mercial, and farm operation. The
decision, according to Kauffman,
was the result of the city’s need for
more revenue. They were legally
bound to stay within the limit of 25
mills, but couldn’g go any higher
without going to court. As a result,
the city, at 25 mills, wanted more
revenue. The ruling, which came
in January of 1992, paves the way
for reassessment and limits the tot-
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