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Vol. 39 No. 49
Industry Works Ta Expand
Dairy-MAP Program
Editor’s Note: A group of dairy industry leaders from farm orga
nizations, private industry firms, the Pennsylvania Department of
Agriculture, and Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and
Penn State’s Extension Service is cooperating to give one voice to a
common goal. This goal is to help dairy farms overcome the grow
ing economic pressures that threaten the existence of the dairy
industry as we know it in Pennsylvania.
To this end, those leaders working with the Dairy-MAP program
as one method to help dairy farmers become better managers met at
Penn State on Monday. The following report is a summary of the
discussions at this meeting. If you have questions about the Dairy-
MAP program or this effort to give a united voice to Pennsylvania’s
dairy industry, you may call any of the participating industry lead
ers, your local county agent’s office, or this editor at (717) 394-3047.
If we don’t know the answer to your question, we’ll find someone
who does know the answer.
Co.) Representatives from var
ious farm organizations and pri
vate industry firms are working
together with dairy producers and
Penn State personnel to expand
and strengthen a Penn State Coop
erative Extension program called
Dairy-MAP (Management and
This coalition was formed at
the First Forum early in June,
when virtually all segments of
Pennsylvania’s dairy industry
formed a partnership with Penn
State cooperative Extension and
gave voice to a common goal—to
increase the profitability of Penn
sylvania dairy businesses through
enhanced awareness and applica
tion of management technologies.
The first step toward this goal is to
expand Dairy-MAP, a vehicle to
provide advanced business educa
tion for more of Pennsylvania’s
dairy farm managers.
At an organizational meeting at
University Park on October 10,
the group met to begin moving the
expansion process from concept
Penn State Extension Agents Receive National Awards
CASPER, Wyoming
Members of Penn State Universi
ty’s Cooperative Extension staff
are among agents in the United
States who received Achievement
and Distinguished Service
Awards at the recent annual meet
ing of the National Association of
County Agricultural Agents.
Jeffrey Miztr
604 Per Copy
to reality, including formation of
an overall advisory council and
various committees.
The Advisory Council brings
together many different view
points to ensure a well-balanced
representation of ideas and inter
ests tp help strengthen the Dairy-
MAP Program.
The Promotion Committee is
faced wkh the challenging task of
•showing a diverse dairy industry
what Dairy-MAP is, how the pro
gram is being offered, and how
agribusiness people can help with
the expanded program. This com
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Fencing Project Volunteers Help Improve Water Quality
Lancaster Fanning Staff
caster Co.) Years ago, Tom
Moore remembers how you could
fish for native brown trout in
Donegal Creek, near the one-room
schoolhouse owned by the Doneg
al Presbyterian Church.
Achievement awards went to
James Cowden, Warren County
Extension Director; and Susan
Dunn, Clearfield and Jefferson
Counties Extension Agent.
Those honored for Distin
guished Service were Raymond
Kennerknecht, Crawford County
Extension Agent; Jeffrey Mizer,
Jamas Cowden
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, October 15, 1994
Receiving recognition for their many yeare of eervice to the Polled Herford breed
are Joe and Louise Midla, Marianna, left, and Eugene and Delores Stockdale, Dayton.
The Genetic Focus Standard of Productivity Polled Hereford Show at KILE was dedi
cated to them for their work that started in the 19505. Now grandchildren are showing
cattle. See KiLE stories and show results throughout this issue.
Those days could come back, he
reminded those who attended an
open house for visitors to the
stream fencing project on the Les
ter Hursh dairy farm on Thursday.
Work done to install streambank
fencing could very well bring back
trout fishing in Donegal Creek,
given time.
Columbia and Montour Counties
Extension Agent; and William
Shuffstall, Clearfield and Jeffer
son Counties Extension Director.
The awards program high
lighted the annual meeting where
over 2,100 Extension agents and
guests convened September
25-29 to review their responsibil
Susan Dunn
About 20 people, including con
servation technicians from the loc
al district and fish and game com
mission representatives in addition
to farmers, were on hand to see
how streambank fencing was
effective in restoring the natural
beauty and balance to the creek,
while still allowing cattle grazing
ities as educators and attend pro
fessional improvement work
shops. Cowden is responsible for
the agriculture, youth and com
munity programs in Warren
County. He also conducts water
quality programs in several north
western Pennsylvania counties. A
program on ground water protec-
William Shuffstall
Four Sections
near the site.
Construction of the project,
using the services of the Donegal
Fish and Conservation Associa
tion and the Lancaster Slreambank
Fencing Work Group (of which
Moore is coordinator), began on
August 13 of this year. Eleven vol-
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tion reached over one thousand
private well or spring owners,
pesticide applicators, and school
students. Nearly seventy percent
of those attending the awareness
programs plan to protect their
water supplies now and in the
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Raymond Kennerkrwcht
$21.00 Per Year