Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, November 12, 1994, Image 31

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    LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.)
Atlantic Dairy Cooperative is
gearing up for its 1994 annual
meeting, which will be held Nov.
17-18 at the Lancaster Host
Resort and Conference Center in
The theme of the 77th annual
meeting, “Building for the
Future,” is reflected in Atlantic’s
continued success. During the
1994 fiscal year, Atlantic market
ed more than 3.S billion pounds of
member milk, at a net margin of
$7.3 million.
The annual meeting will begin
on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 9:45 a.m.
with reports by Atlantic’s officers
and staff. At this time, a complete
financial report will be presented
by Evan L. Fineman, treasurer and
chief financial officer.
Robert M. Dever, chief execu
tive officer, will present his report
during the afternoon session,
which begins at 1:20 p.m. Dever’s
presentation will be followed by
Gary Hanman, chief executive
officer of Mid-America Dairy
men, Inc.
The annual banquet will begin
Thursday night at 6:15 p.m. in the
Showroom. Dr. Lamartine Hood,
dean of Penn State’s College of
Agricultural Sciences, will serve
as master of ceremonies. The
guest speaker will be Dr. Carl
Hurley, a humorist.
The meeting will resume on
Friday morning, Nov. 18, at 7 a.m.
with the Young Cooperators
Breakfast Program. At this time,
the 1994 Young Cooperator win
ners will be recognized and the
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Award will be presented.
During the breakfast program,
Dick Norton of the Middle
Atlantic Milk Marketing Associa
tion will report on MAMMA’s
dairy promotion activities. Norton
will also introduce the Philadel
phia Phillies baseball mascot, the
Phillie Phanatic. The Phanatic this
spring teamed up with MAMMA
to promote milk and the school
Conference Focuses On Expansion
Co.) Expansion Strategies for
Dairy Farms: Facilities and Finan
cial Planning,” a national confer
ence and trade show, will be held
at the Turf Valley Hotel in Ellicott
City, Md. December 8-9. The
conference is sponsored by the
Northeast Regional Agricultural
Engineering Service (NRAES).
“Many dairy farms are at a major
crossroads,” said Dr. Robert E.
Graves, professor of agricultural
engineering in Penn State’s Col
lege of Agricultural Sciences,
who provided leadership for the
conference. “Economic pressures
are forcing many dairy operations
to expand, but this is a complex
process that must be approached
very carefully.”
Dairy farmers must consider
the long-term effects expansion
will have on their finances, the
health and productivity of their
cows, the efficiency and comfort
of their workers, and the sur
rounding environment.
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phia school district.
Following the breakfast, at 9
a.m., the delegate session will
begin with action on the'l994 res
olutions. James Stonesifer of
Westminster, Md., chairman of
the Resolutions Committee, will
preside over the session, which
concludes the business portion of
the meeting.
“Expansion Strategies for Dairy
Farms” will bring together experts
on these and other issues. The pro
gram was developed with assis
tance from cooperative extension
staff in Pennsylvania, Maryland,
and New York.
“The conference is designed to
expose dairy farmers and consul
tants to the many factors that must
be considered when planning a
dairy farm expansion,” Graves said.
“In most cases, a planned, step
by-step expansion is best.
“Drastically changing cow hous
ing and management, adding large
numbers of cows, hiring extra
labor, and taking on large amounts
of new debt can be overwhelming.
An incremental approach allows
growth and changes to be made at
a rate that gives management, labor,
and cash flow a better opportunity
to keep up.”
Participants will learn the many
facets of planning and executing a
successful expansion, from financ
ing to manure management plans.
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In addition to the resolutions
discussion, Richard McKee,
newly appointed director of the
USDA Dairy Division, will talk
about his plans for the department.
A spouse program is planned
in conjunction with the meeting.
Participants on Thursday can
choose between a trip to Doneck
ers Community in nearby Ephrata
or shopping at the local Rockvale
and Mill Stream outlets. The pro-
Consultants will improve their
ability to evaluate proposed dairy
expansions by learning up-to-date
techniques for selecting free stall
floor plans, ventilation systems,
milking center designs, and mate
The conference will feature 25
presentations from specialists in
dairy facilities, agricultural lend
ing, strategic planning, facilities
planning, manure handling, envi
ronmental assessment, and con
struction. Participants will have
time to talk with speakers and
each other about specific con
cerns and issues.
Several experts from Penn
State’s College of Agricultural
Sciences will speak at the event.
Agricultural economist Stephen
Ford will discuss financial analy
sis for various expansion strate
gies, and agricultural engineer
John Tyson will address site eval
Extension agent Roland Freund
will explore cash flow analyses of
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Friday, Nov. 18th, 10 am -3 pm
• All new 400 cow milking center and
free stall barn featuring a Surge
parallel Parlor
• Million gallon poured-on-site manure
• Double bunker silo system
Directions: From Mount Joy take Rt. 772 West
toward Marietta. At traffic light adjacent to
Donegal High School turn right on Union School
Road. Turn Left on Gibble Road (Graybill School
Road), turn right on Musser Road. Brubaker
Farms will be on right.
gram on Friday will include pre
sentations by Pat Kennedy of
Dairy Council Inc. on “Cooking in
the ’9os” and Rosie Rohrer of
Rosie’s Creative Cakes on cake
For further information about
the meeting and/or a registration
form, please contact Jean Scullin,
secretary to the member relations
and public relations departments,
at (215) 322-0200.
various expansion strategies. Agri
cultural engineering agent Dan
McFarland will discuss free stall
barn plans and partitions, bases
and dimensions. '
A trade show for participants
only will be held December 8
from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Consul
tants, dairy equipment manufac
turers, lenders, and others will
showcase equipment and services
for dairy expansions.
The conference registration
fee is $l6O if postmarked by
November 18, and $lBO if post
marked after that date or for
walk-ins. The fee includes admis
sion, two lunches, break refresh
ments and a 500-page notebook
of information related to dairy
For a brochure containing the
complete conference program and
more information, contact NRAJ3S,
Cooperative Extension, 152 Rob
b Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-
5701, (607) 255-7654.
Mt. Joy, PA