Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 28, 1994, Image 92

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    C4-Lancaster Fanning, Saturday, May 28, 1994
University Of Maryland Holds Successful Ag Day
new setting for many agricultural
activities was the scene at the
1994 Ag Day held at the Univer
sity of Maryland, College Park
campus on Saturday, April 30.
A large crowd of students, par
ents, friends and families had an
opportunity to observe many dif
ferent exhibits and programs. The
new agricultural engineering fa
cility was also dedicated at a cere
mony during the day.
One of the highlights of the day
was the dairy 'and livestock com
petition involving students from
the college of Agriculture. Stu
dents enrolled in the dairy cattle
production course taught by Dr.
Lee Majeskie participated in the
dairy cattle fitting and showing
Judging the dairy show this
year was Bonnie Remsberg, Mid
dletown, Md. Assisting with the
activity as coaches were teaching
assistant Anne Digges and Jamie
Cranford, along with undergradu
ate leaching asistants, Kelly Hy
doski, Elizabeth Charlton and
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ticipated In the fun-filled hog showing competition, left to
right, standing, Dr. Nancy Deuel (In costume); Dr. Jerry De-
Barthe; Dr. Ed Young, Judge; (kneeling) Dr. Lee Majeskie
(calming the hog with a drink); Dr. Marla Mclntosh, acting
associate dean, College of Agriculture; and Dr. Joe Soares.
Accreditation Program
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The board of direc-'
tors of the Egg Association of America (EAA)
asked the egg industry, government advisors,
and customers to join in developing and imple
menting an accreditation program that would as
sure customers’ confidence in the egg produc
tion process.
“With so many new challenges facing us in
food safety, environment, and animal welfare, it
is important to collectively focus our talents and
resources on the best way to meet these chal
lenges,” said Andy Wadsworth, chairman of the
EAA board. “A lot of changes are happening so
fast these days—in particular, globalization, re
duction in government supports, and consumer
attitudes. All these changes will impact agricul
The program is divided into three phases.
Phase I, available now, is a pamphlet creating an
awareness of the need for a customer-oriented
accreditation program. Phase 11, to be developed
by industry and government experts, will des
cribe management practices that will achieve
desired goals. Phase in will consist of review
and certification of the producer.
A conference is being organized to give egg
industry leaders an opportunity to assist in set
ting broad guidelines for program developers.
For meeting details, contact Mac McLaurin
(202) 296-8248. Meanwhile, for a copy of Phase
I, write EAA, 808 17th St. NW #2OO. Washing
ton, DC 2006. The cost id $5 for EAA members
and $l5 for nonmembers.
Aaron Sanders. The show took
place in the new outdoor showring
that was constructed in the court
yard of the animal science and ag
engineering complex.
In the five individual classes,
the following students placed first
in their class: Class 1, Denise Kur
ant, Baltimore: Class 2, Ashley
Hcnshaw, Cleveland, Ohio; Class
3, Rikki Kane, Silver Spring;
Class 4, Dawn Knill, Woodbine;
Class 5, Kerri Deuchler, Ellicolt
The grand champion and re
serve grand champion trophies
were sponsored by Remsburg Sale
Service, Jefferson, Md. Receiving
the grand champion award was
Dawn Knill. The reserve grand
champion showperson, Kristen
Cady, Brandywine, placed second
in Class 4. All of the Holstein ani
mals that were part of the dairy
cattle fitting and showing activity
were from the dairy herd at the
Central Maryland Research and
Education Center, Ellicott City.
This was one of the finest group of
heifers that (he students have had
Presenting trophies to student winners In the dairy fitting and showing competi
tion are, left to right, Maryland Senator Art Dorman; Dr. Dan Fallon, provost; Bonnie
Remsburg, judge; Kristen Cady, reserve champion; Dawn Knill, champion; Dr. Wlllla,
Kirwan, president, University of Maryland, College Park; and Maryland Senator Larry
an opportunity to work with over
the years and students will be ex
hibiting some of these animals at
fairs later this summer.
For the first lime, there was a
dairy steer fitting and showing
competition. Mark Butler, Em
mittsburg, Md., was the jusge and
Anne Digges worked with the stu
dents in this activity. The class
winners were Laurie Zimmerman,
Frederick, and Johanna Froelich,
Eldersburg. Laurie Zimmerman
LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.)
Where can young people be
tween the ages of 14 and 16 go to
learn more about conservation of
natural resources?
The answer is the Lancaster
County Youth Conservation
Now in its 16th year of opera
tion, the school is a joint effort be
tween the Lancaster County Con
servation District, the Federated
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was the champion showperson in
the dairy steer competition.
In the afternoon activity, sheep
and swine were also shown by the
students. Again this year, there
was a faculty swine fitting and
showing contest that provided
good entertainment for the hogs
and the people at ringside.
For the overall fitting and
showing competition, the cham
pion and reserve champion show
person for dairy, dairy steers,
Sportsmen of Lancaster County,
and local environmental organiza
Subject areas to be covered dur
ing the 1994 school include out
door survival skills, forestry, solid
waste disposal, wildlife manage
ment, aquatics, boating safety,
firearm safely, soil and water con
servation, archery, and trapping.
Field trips and a stream improve
ment project are also a part of the
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A Division of <55&
sheep and swine participated in
the activity. Providing the grand
champion and reserve champion
trophies was the Maryland Sales
Division of Sire Power, Inc. After
each student had an opportunity to
exhibit their skills in showing the
different species, the judges un
animously agreed that the overall
showperson for 1994 was Laurie
Zimmerman with the reserve
champion honor going to Dawn
week-long activities,
The resident school will be held
July 24 - 30 at the Northern Lan
caster Game and Fish Protection
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