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1995 PA Holstein Convention
Schedule of Events
Radisson Hotel, West Middlesex
Thursday, Feb. 23
noon 7 p.m..
noon 6 p.m...
noon 6 p.m...
1 p.m. 3 p.m,
10 p.m. 11 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 24
8 a.m. —lO a.m. Early bird program, commarcial exhibitors' highlights
8 a.m. 5 p.m Dairy bar open
8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m ~B2od Annoat'Meetlhg
Commercial exhibits open
Convention banquet and dance
10 a.m. 6 p.m
10 a.m. 3:30 p.m
6 p.m. 7 p.m
Saturday, Feb. 25
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Commercial exhibits open
Dairy bar open
Meeting of Board of Directors
Host Day activities, tours,
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Dairy bar open
Awards Breakfast Program
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Reassessment In Full Swing
Co.) Lancaster County is in the
middle of a county-wide, court
ordered real estate tax assessment
and many farmers will be affected
The process began almost two
years ago with an informational
meeting held by the Lancaster
County Farm Bureau at the county
Farm and Home Center to help
-people understand the process,
why it was being undertaken, and
what options were available under
the state’s “Clean and Green Act,”
otherwise known as Act 319.
The act provides a preferential
tax assessment for agricultural
lands and forests, allowing them to
be assessed at the value of the use
of the property, rather than market
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, January 21, 1995-A2S
Since the original informational
meeting, property values have
been reassessed, updating values
for the first time in many instances
from the 19S0s and 60s.
The new values are to go into
effect sometime this year.
Lancaster County Farm Bureau
has set up a series of meetings in
conjunction with the county Tax
Bureau to help farmers and other
interested landowners decide
whether or not to participate in the
Clean and Green program.
In order to get all possible infor
mation concerning reassessment.
Clean and Green, taxes, etc., a
series of meetings, which started
Friday, have been scheduled for
around the county.
The first meeting was held at the
Martindale Fire Company, the
remainder of the meetings, all set
to start at 7:30 p.m., are set for.
• Jan. 24 Farm and Home
Center in Lancaster.
• Jan. 27 Donegal High
• Jan. 30 Hoffman Building,
• Feb. 3 Blue Ball Fire
For more information, contact
Earl Newcomer, county Farm
Bureau board member, at (717)
872-2646; or Jane Balmer, county
Farm Bureau president, at (717)
UNIVERSITY PARK, (Centre Co.)
The Pennsylvania Crop Management Associ
ation will hold its eleventh annual luncheon
January 31 at the Knights of Columbus Hall
in State College. The state association and
local member groups promote sound crop
management practices in the commonwealth.
Farmer rights and responsibilities is the
topic of this year’s luncheon. Speakers will
discuss specific laws and regulations influ
encing farm practices and identify Crop Man
agement Association services available to
enable members to meet compliance require
ments. Speakers will also discuss farmer
rights and ways the farming community can
work to sustain rights.
Guest speakers include Dr. Marvin Risius,
head of Penn State’s agronomy department;
Dr. Scott Harrison, Penn State pesticide edu
cation coordinator; Joel Myers, agronomist
for the Natural Resources Conservation Ser
vice; Thomas Murphy, Lycoming County
cooperative extension agent; Guy Temple,
multicounty cooperative extension agent
emeritus; Dr. Herbert Cole, Penn State pro
fessor of agricultural sciences; and Barry
Frantz, One-Plan project coordinator.
Keynote speaker Sen. Roger Madigan will
provide an overview of fanner responsibili
ties and rights. Madigan was a dairy farmer
for 13 years and currently operates a 260 apre
crop and certified tree farm near Towanda.
Madigan serves as chairman of the Senate
Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and
vice-chairman of the Game and Fisheries
In 1984, Madigan was elected to the Penn
sylvania Senate from the 23rd Senatorial Dis
trict, which includes Bradford, Tioga,
Lycoming, Sullivan, and Union counties.
Since 1979, he has served as a Penn State
agricultural trustee. Madigan was graduated
from Penn State in 1951 with a bachelor’s
degree in dairy production.
Members of local Crop Management
Associations and those interested in learning
more about association programs arc invited
to attend the event. The meeting begins at
9:30 a.m. and adjourns at 2:45 p.m..
For more information or to register for the
meeting, call (814) 863-1020.