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Barbara Hehnly weavers the wool Into a lovely pattern
during the four-hour demonstration.
Sheep To Shawl
(Continued from Pofl# B 12)
“We are growing gray
together,” Hehnly said of the
team’s camaraderie in sharing
their love for fine wool.
In 1976, Hehnly became inter
ested in weaving through occupa
tional therapy nursing. About 10
years ago, Hehnly decided to use
her weaving expertise in sheep to
She thinks the most important
part of these competitions is to pro
duce a fine-quality product not
merely complete a project in
record-breaking time. In many
competitions, she believes speed
wins over skill, a fact she laments
shows in the final quality of a
The exla cut variety
Aggressor withstands aggressive cutting,
which is exactly what alfalfa growers pushing their varieties to
the limit require for more yield and quality. A research study
started in 1989 measured variety persistence under aggressive
cutting schedules. Each variety was cut five times per year in this
North Central study.
Aggressor came out on topi
Percent stand survival
FUNKS 2341 40%
PIONEER BRAND 5914 30%
Requent cutting requires Mghdtee«e
and Insect resistance— Aggressor deNvere:
• HR Phytophthora • HR Fusarium wilt
• HR Bacterial wilt • HR Anthracnose
• R Verticillium wilt • R Leafhopper yellowing
Plus —Aggressor fights Aphanomcyes found where
Phytophthora root rot and Pythium 'damping off occur.
Smoketown, PA PH. 717-299-2571
Hehnlcy does not sacrifice qual
ity in her efforts to complete a pro
ject in three to four hours. And, she
proudly proclaims that every pro
ject is one of a kind. She never
repeats the same pattern with the
same colors of wool.
For the Lebanon fair, Hehnley
selected a plain weave with "huch"
Hehnly prefers the wool of Bor
der Leister sheep, for the length of
the staple, its ease in spinning, and
the soft wool shawl it produces.
When it was completed, the
shawl was presented, as dictated
by tradition, to Lebanon Fair
Queen Kristy Wright of
Foundation Changes Name
AIRVILLE (York Co.) The
Pennsylvania Foundation for Bet
ter Living, sponsor of the state’s
Ag in the Classroom program, is
sporting a new name to better
reflect its commitment to agricul
The Foundation’s board of
directors in June voted to change
the organization’s name to the
New York, New Jersey Train
(Continued from Paga B 16)
tion And Dairy Council is s daii
•rk State Dairy Maids and Ambassadors: First Row, left to right:
Amanda Campisi, Montgomery; Melissa Olmsted, Madison; Kricket Smith,
Columbia; Sandra Schaefer, Delaware; Jennifer Dindl, Jefferson; Sara Castner,
Livingston; Stacy Keith, Montgomery; Megan Skramko, Madison; Sally Bishop,
Livingston; Melanie Battisti, Madison. Second Row: Annissa Beckerink,
Chautauqua; Rhonda Guenther, Cattaragus; Jennie Cupp, Chautauqua; Elizabeth
Nellis, Montgomery; Carrie Carrier, Madison; Valerie Hoffman, Schuyler; Megan
Walker, Livingston; Amanda Schenck, Steuben; Tonya Schenck, Steuben; Cathy
Ball, Chautauqua; Jennifer Emerling, New York State Princess; Lillian Lunde, New
York State Alternate Pricess; Heather Ivett, New York State Alternate Princess.
Third Row: Lisa Anken, Oneida; Teresa Lawton, Chenango; Charlene Ives,
Chenango; Rachael Smith, Steuben; Stacey Hann, Steuben; Melissa Roberts,
Jefferson; Kari Ward, Chautauqua; Lori Staib, Franklin; Amy Wuest, Oneida; Amie
Snyder, Livingston. Fourth Row: Tracey Hann, Steuben; Jana Schenck, Steuben;
Laura Settle, Steuben; Erin Flynn, Franklin; Lynette Wright, Ontario; Jolissa
Kenyon, Delaware. Fifth Row: Melvin Phelps, Jefferson; Brant Winum, Orange; Karl
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Agriculture Awareness Founda
tion of Pennsylvania. The new
name was officially announced on
July 21 during the Foundation’s
annual teacher’s workshop at
Penn State University.
According to Pat Sueck, execu
tive director, the Foundation’s
mission and purpose remain the
same.” “We will continue to
promotion organization represent- York, New Jersey, and Pennsylva
ing dairy producers from New nia.
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 6, 1994-817
promote agriculture and its impact
on the state’s economy,” she said.
“Agriculture is Pennsylvania’s
number one industry.”
For more information about the
Agriculture Awareness Founda
tion of Pennsylvania, contact Pat
Sueck, Executive Director, R.D.
1, Box 43, Airville, PA 17302; the
phone number is (717) 862-3486.