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UNIUERSITV E pkßK PA 16802-1802 ,
vol. 39 NO. 43
Officials Call For Emergency Potato Blight Meeting
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) About 90 percent of the
expected potato crop in Potter
County is gone, according to Potter
County extension agent Samuel
Crossley, who on Thursday
announced an emergency meeting
set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7,
at the Potter County Extension
office in Coudersport
Crossley said large amounts of
rain this summer and cool, overcast
conditions has created ideal condi
tions for “late blight fungus,” a
common disease to potato growers.
However, according to Crossley
Tim Wessner, right, won supreme champion boar at the
Allentown Fair on Thursday. At left Is Larry Arnold, show
Judge. See page A3l for story.
Supporters Golf For FFA At Tournament, Auction
JL r * ti . .. r t &
Lancaster Farming Staff
STEVENS (Lancaster Co.)
FFA supporters brought their best
golf wear and equipment. They
also brought their pockelbooks.
Friends and supporters of the
Pennsylvania FFA were on hand
Monday at the Fox Chase Golf
Club near Stevens to raise more
than $7,500, including about
$3,000 at a benefit auction, for the
Pennsylvania chapter of the
national agricultural youth deve
lopment program.
The second annual Moss’s Fore
FFA Golf Tournament and auc
tion, hosted under clearing skies,
light humidity, and near-perfect
golfing conditions, was a turnout
in force from about 31 sponsors,
including 21 hole sponsors. On
hand to support the eVent were a
wide array of generous agri
industry businesses and agencies
from all over the region and the
Not only did many businesses
and agencies contribute, but so did
many of the state FFA officers on
hand to help with the fund-raising
For instance, Laurie J. Wild-
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and Perm State plant pathologist
Dr. Barbara Christ, this is not justa
case of weather conditions causing
ideal conditions for plant disease.
This situation has far more serious
implications, she said.
According to Christ, it is
believed that the disease that has
destroyed the majority of the pota
toes in Potter County and Erie
County is a new strain, with con
ceivably the potential to pose long
term management problems for
potato growers.
Christ is to attend the meeting
and give a slide presentation on the
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State officers present at the golf tournament included,
left to right, Laurie J. Wikfman, north central region vice
president; Chad Slusser, state treasurer; Theresa M. Inhoff,
eastern region vice president; Kelli S. Zelgler, south central
vice president; Marci Hamlsh, state vice president; Traci M.
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September 3, 1994
Willow Spring Farm Is the home of Emma Krantz and the place used In the filming of
the movie "Witness.” Two mid-September fundraising events at the farm are sche
duled to raise money to help purchase development easements and preserve the
LANCASTER (Lancaster
Co.) The public has been
invited to tour the famous Lancas
ter County farm where the movie
“Witness,” starring Harrison Ford,
was made, during either of two
fundraising events set for Sept 16
and Sept 17.
The fundraisers at the Willow
Spring Farm, owned by Emma
Krantz, is being sponsored by the
Lancaster Farmland Trust in an
effort to raise funds to permanently
preserve the farm.
All funds raised during the two
Farmland Fundraiser
At Famous Lancaster Farm
days will be used to help
a conservation easement for the
farm’s permament preservation
and continued trust farmland pre
servation efforts.
Reservations are needed for
both days. Call (717) 293-0707 to
make reservations on a first-call
basis. Additional information and
directions will be given to those
with reservations.
Sept. 16
Private Tour
Set for Friday. Sept 16 is a pri-
Lobaugh, state reporter; Heidi E. Dahlhammer, state secret
ary: James F. McConnaughey, western regional vice presi
dent; Jenny Zerby, state president; Tony Miller, state sen
tinel; and BCn Dodd, state chaplain. Photo by Andy Andrews
Four Sections
tour of the farmstead and a
' reccptrSn at the nearby home of
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Office Closed
For Labor Day
Lancaster Farming's
office will be closed on
Monday, September S to
observe Labor Day. Both
the advertising and news
departments will open
again at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
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