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828-Lancuter Farming, Friday, January 6, 1995
CO.) A three-man team is
scheduled to present a 90-minute
demonstration on draft horse shoe
ing at the Pennsylvania Farm
Show on Wednesday, January 11.
Mike Wharton of York County,
along with Bob Davis and Stephen
Keeney from North Carolina,
make up the team. The trio will set
up a forge, anvil and hand tools
about 4:15 in the Large Arena.
“Hand-made draft shoeing is
just making a come back,” accord
ing to Wharton, “and that’s what
we’re trying to promote. We are
also interested in promoting good
shoeing technique, and possibly
putting together a program for
competition in the future
Md. The 22nd An
nual Central Maryland
Meeting will be held
Friday, January 27, at
Friendly Farm Restau
rant, Foreston Road,
have become a popular
feature of this meeting,
and at least 20 agribusi
ness firms are expected
to attend. The exhibit
area will be open at 8:30
a.m. when coffee and
donuts will be served.
The program will be
gin at 10 a.m. with a dis
cussion on “Marketing
Tips for Tailgaters,” by
Tony Evans, Maryland
Department of Agricul
ture. Dr. Edward Beste,
University of Maryland
weed specialist, will fol
low at 10:30 a.m., ad
dressing “What’s New
in Weed Control.” At 11
a.m., a guest speaker
from Rutgers Research
and Development Cen
ter in New Jersey, Dr.
Stephen Johnston will
give an update on vege
table disease problems.
The final speaker in
the morning at 11:30
a.m. will be Jerry Fisch
er from the Central
Association, whose top
ic will be “Will We
Have Enough Bees in
Lunch will be served
at 12:15 p.m. featuring
and roast beef. Lunch
eon tickets are $7 each
and may be purchased
from the Baltimore
County Extension Of
fice. (410) 666-1022.
Following lunch. Dr.
Franklin Schales, Uni
versity of Maryland Ve
getable Specialist, will
Transplants in the
Linduska will follow at
2 p.m. with the topic
“Coping With Insects in
Our Major Crops.”
The final speaker of
the day will be Mary El
len Setting. Maryland
His team includes a fireman,
striker, and floorman. The shoes
arc actually made by the fireman,
who turns the shoe and the striker
who uses a 12-pound hammer. The
floorman prepares the horse’s hoof
and nails the shoe on. A draft horse
shoe is substantially larger than that
of an average horse, according to
Wharton. It measures about 18
inches in length, from 3/8 to 1/2
inch thick and 1-1/4 inches wide.
The team has received training
from six-time world champion
Grant Moon from the Isle of Man,
British Isles in the Irish Sea. They
placed third out of 15 teams at
their first competition in Boston
recently, which was based on time
and quality of work.
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