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vol. 39 NO. 48
Lancaster Farming Staff
HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.) —The
38th Keystone International Livestock
Exposition (KILE), held at the state Farm
Show Complex in Harrisburg, was kicked
off Thursday evening with opening ceremo
nies held in the Small Arena.
The KILE is the state’s premier livestock
show and features more than 1,700 sheep
with two national shows; a large number of
swine with two swine sales; beef cattle
shows with three rated nationally; and a
horse show that has continued to expand
year after year.
In fact, this year has been dedicated to the
equines and officially has been declared
From the left, George Hunter
accepts a FLA clock from Peter Krall,
chairman of the FLA selection com*
mlttee, In honor of Hunter being
inducted into the FLA Hall of Fame.
State Conservation Association Presents Awards
land Co.) The Pennsylvania
Association of Conservation Dis
tricts, Inc. (PACD) honored citi
zens and professionals who have
helped to promote or continue con
servation efforts in the state at the
association’s annual conference on
Conservation districts across
the state sent nominations to judg
ing panels for consideration. Win
ners were presented plaques hon
oring their efforts. The following
Canadian Farmers Visit
Manheim Farmers
Managing Editor
MANHEIM (Lancaster
Co.) Because Manheim Farm
Show “sticks specifically to agri
culture,” many school children are
bused to the event from up to an
hour’s drive away. The reason for
the attraction to this event is said to
be because that when the children
get off the buss, they don’t look for
the midway rides because there are
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PLA Inducts Hunter Into Hall Of Fame
awards were presented;
• County Commissioner Direc
tor of the Year, Dale Gingrich,
Juniata County. The award is pre
sented to county commissioner
members of a conservation district
board who have made an outstand
ing contribution to the advance
ment of conservation districts.
• Watershed Protection Award,
Conodoguinet Creek Watershed
Association. This award is given to
an organization or individual who
has promoted the protection of a
none. The children look for the ani
mals and the tractors.
Manheim farmers who are offi
cals of the farm show pride them
selves on the fact that there are only
three small rides for children, and
everything alse at the show is either
good food from one of the 20 diffe
rent community non-profit organi
zations or something related to the
area’s agriculture.
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, October 8, 1994
“The Year of the Horse.”
The opening ceremonies held Thursday
started with a welcome and introduction by
Dennis Grumbine, as well as a welcome by
Tony Wagner, Pennsylvania deputy secret
ary of agriculture.
Charles Itle, Farm Show manager, gave
an overview of the 38th KILE and the
changes to this years shows. Itle said that the
size of the horse shows is tremendous and
that this year, for the first time, a KILE
activity actually started-Wednesday.
The Appaloosa show was held Wednes
day evening, an expansion over last year by
adding an extra day to the horse showing for
a total of six days.
Itle said the highlights of the evening
shows includes Friday night’s challenge of
the breeds horse competition with 13 entries
representing for the first time all seven
breeds this year for the first time, there
will be Percherons, Morgans and half-
Arabians added to the four other breeds to
add more dimension to the challenge.
And he talked about tonight’s evening
program of 6-horse hitch competitions, with
eight six-horse hitches competiting in an
event that qualifies the participants for the
national event
Beverly Gruber, who coordinates a lot of
the event activities and promotions,
"" reported to the crowd that advertising for
KILE was expanded this past year to include
three radio stations and some television
advertising in an attempt to attract more of
the general public to the event.
There has also been an expansion in the
number of commercial exhibitors at the
However, the KILE opening ceremony is
traditionally the time when the Pennsylvani
a Livestock Association announces and pre
sents its annual inductee into its Hall of
PLA began its Hall of Fame recognitions
in the very early 1970 s and photographs of
the winners are hung on a large placard on
the back wall of Small Arena in the Farm
Show Complex.
This year’s inductee into the PLA Hall of
Fame was George Hunter, of Stoneboro.
Hunter, 77, has shown sheep at KILE
every year, and has sheep entered for this
year. A Penn State University alumnus, he
Corn ears are head high on the stalks at the Raymond Rinker
farm In Upper Fairfield Township, near Montoursville. Pictured
here is Curt Rakestraw, president of the Pennsylvania Master
Corn Growers Association, on land he rents from Rinker. See what
Rakestraw has to say about this year’s corn In the special Corn
Talk section Of the paper. Photo by Andy Andnws
particular watershed through a
coordinated land and water resour
ce approach.
• Conservation Organization of
the Year, Washington County
Lancaster County Conservation District was honored with the Goodyear Conserva
tion Award. This award honors a district that Is rated the most outstanding conserva
tion district In the state by the PACD. From left, Aaron Z. Stauffer, Herbert N. Myer,
Jeanne Sonntag, Robert E. Wagner, and Dave Cranston, district manager, Goodyear
Corp., who presented the award.
Five Sections
Groundwater Education Project. >
This award is given to an organiza
tion that has made a noteworthy
contribution to the conservation of,
Pennsylvania’s soil, water, and
has worn a variety of hats serving various
livestock breed organizations and dedicated
much time to the improvement and consis
tency of competitions, support and educa
tional events.
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related natural resources.
• Media Conservation Award,
Wordpower, Clearfield County.
The award is presented to an indi
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$21.00 Per Year