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    Vol. 39 No. 9
JANUARY 8-13,1994
Features This Issue
FFA Keystone Degree Profiles:
Pace E-23
Jennifer Flinchbaugh Develops
Show String: Page B-27
Facts And Special Attractions
Listed: Page E-15
Exhibitors And Their Locations,
Show Layout: Pages F-18 & F-19
Judging Schedule: Page F-17
Father, Son Bonding Happens At
Old Oley Farm: Page B-IO'"""
Butter Sculpture Salutes Foot
ball: Page E-2
Father, Son To Show Ayrshires At i
Farm Show Page A-32 ,
Berks Sheep Family Heads To
) Farm Show: Page A-36 jj
Out Of School, Into The Show
Ring: Page C-2
For Sniders, 35 Years Of The
Farm Show; Page C-5
Editor’s Note: Our special Farm Show Issue this week
brings you features, news articles, event schedules, the
building layout, and messages from agribusinesses to
make your visit to the show enjoyable and profitable. We
hope you have the opportunity to attend. For your infor
mation, this index of Farm Show stories and our regular
weekly features continues on Page A-3.
National Holstein
Winter Forums Scheduled
FREDERICK, MD—A national
network of winter meetings coast
lo-coast is set for all Holstein
breeders. Known as the Holstein
Winter Forum, the National Hols
tein Association each year holds
grass roots meetings to obtain
opinions from breeders on all areas
of interest to the dairy industry.
“Now more than ever, the
National Holstein Asociation is
Peking input from the breeders on
•he key issues facing the dairy _
I Enjoy Our Tribute To The 78th Pennsylvania Farm Show This Week
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industry'and the association,” said
Marlin Hoff, director from Mary
land. “Come to the meeting nearest
you and add your voice to those of
your neighbors at the breed meet
ings. National directors from your
region will carry your message to
the association leadership,” Hoff
Some of the topics for discus
sion include the new classification
options, finances, genetic issues,
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Lancaster Fanning, Friday, January 7, 1994
Slat* Farm Show participation is in full swing for Amos and Patricia Good with
sons, from laft, Justin, 18; Christopher, 10; Patrick, 14; and Jonathan, 7. Justin has
been showing hogs for four years, but It will be the first time at state competition for
Patrick, who Is autistic and a member of the 4-H swine club.
Farm Show Provides Opportunity
For Autistic Teen To Participate
Lancaster Farming Staff
HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.)
New faces enter the Pennsylva
nia Farm Show livestock competi
tion every year. This year. Patrick
Good will be one of those new
faces when he shows his pigs in
Patrick is autistic.
No two cases of autism are pre
cisely alike. For Patrick, who is at a
higher functioning level than many
youngsters with autism, it means
he is limited in his ability to under
stand and speak.
Patrick was bom 14 years ago,
when little was known about
autism. This rare condition affects
approximately 1 out of every 2,000
children. It is four times more
common in boys than in girls and is
found throughout the world in
diverse ethnic, racial, and social
Patrick’s parents, Patricia and
Amos, said that some form of men
tal disability was suspected by the
time Patrick was two years old, but
it wasn’t until he was six that he
was diagnosed as being autistic.
The diagnosis is often difficult
to make because a whole spectrum
of symptoms is possible. For Pat
rick, the diagnosis was made from
an array of behaviors of which
object fixation was one. For exam
ple, when Patrick was two years
old, he would spend hours watch
ing the windmill at his grandpa
rents’ home go round and round
and he continues to spend hours
twiddling with rubber bands.
Unlike many autistic children
who avoid physical contact with
others and rarely make eye con
laci, Patrick, from the beginning,
was affectionate and often crawled
into his dad’s lap and curled up to
His large motor skills such as
crawling and walking developed
normally but language skills
1994 Farm Products Show
Bigger, Better, Busier
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) The 1994 state Farm
Show, Pennsylvania’s 78th expos
ition and agricultural fair held at
the Farm Show Complex in Harris
burg, is set to open to the public 8
a.m. Saturday with the judging of
draft horses, followed at 9:30 a.m.
with the naming of the supreme
champion swine.
By that time, hundreds of exhi
bitors will have had less sleep, and
caught catnaps, sleeping on blank
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seemed almost nonexistant for
many years as Patrick depended on
grunts and pointing to have his
family understand him.
His mother, a nurse, searched
for ways to help Patrick who
needed in-depth language stimula
tion to help him speak.
Therapists stressed the impor
tance o’f the parents expecting Pat
rick to verbalize his wants. When
Patrick pointed to a glass and
grunted, the parents repeated,
“Water. Do you want a glass of
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ets on hay bales near their show
animals’ stalls.
Others take up residence in
motels and hotels. Some make a
daily drive and get support from
friends or hire extra help to do
milkings and feedings.
There is the washing area, with
its water mist almost ever-present.
Wheelbarrels of manure and hay
being taken to a storage area.
Crowds of people with candy
cones, pretzels, baked potatoes.
Young and old.
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$19.75 Per Year