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A3€-Laneaster Farming, Saturday, January 21, 1995
STATE COLLEGE (Centre
Co.) The Pa. Junior Holstein
Association annual convention is
scheduled to be held Feb. 10-12 at
the Radisson Hotel, in West Mid
dlesex, and promises to provide
youth with an opportunity to dis
cuss issues, meet fellow enthu
siasts from around the state, parti
cipate in educational workshops
and conduct business.
It all spells excitement for the
junior members and adult leaders.
But the deadline for ordering
convention tickets, and for making
room reservations, is Jan. 25.
There’s not much time left
The theme for this year’s con
vention is, “Holstein's
Heartbeat Alive in ’95,” and
reflects a feeling of vibrancy in the
industry by the young Holstein
The committee of junior mem
bers and adult leaders, chaired by
David and Jill Trotter, have put
together a fun and educational
weekend for juniors of all ages,
according to a news release by the
A wide variety of activities is
planned, including workshops,
tours, a dairy bowl contest, dance,
annual meeting, awards program,
and much mote.
Tours to the Grove City Outlet
Mall for shopping, and to Dean
Foods, a regionally significant
dairy processor and foods manu-
HONESDALE (Wayne Co.)
The Northeast Vegetable Grow
ers meeting will be held on Thurs
day, Feb. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. at Thompson’s Dairy Bar on
the Newton-Ransom Boulevard in
Lackawanna County. Reservation
deadline is Monday, Feb. 6 at the
Lackawanna County Cooperative
Sponsored by the Cooperative
Extension of Penn State Universi
ty and the Lackawanna County
Horticultural Association, the pro
gram topics will include informa
tion on no-till tomato planting,
growing vegetables for early mar
kets, new methods for weed con
trol, safe use of pesticides, and
federal disaster relief.
Farm Meeting Set
WESTMINSTER Md The
1995 Mid Winter Meeting will be
one day this year, on Wednesday,
Jan. 25 at 8 00 a.m.-3 30 p.m.
This meeting will meet your MDA
private applicator recertihcation
requirements if your license
expires December 31, 1995.
In addition to the topics listed
below, there will be a hay judging
contest with some prizes donated
by Central Maryland Farm Credit.
You must call at (410) 848-
4611 and register for this meeting
so we will know how many people
to prepare lunch for.
The program begins at 8 a.m.
with the opening of exhibit booths
and morning refreshments (milk,
donuts & coffee) sponsored by
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Pa. Jr. Holstein Convention Deadline Jan. 25
facturer, are on tap. The tours cost
$2. Sign-up for die tours can be
done Friday while registering in.
Several educational workshops
with varied topics are to be held.
Dave Dowler, Mercer County
dairy extension agent, along with a
local veterinarian, is to discuss
techniques for safeguarding show
catde, before during and after the
Melinda Johnson, a Holstein
breeder out of Warren County, is
to give a presentation, “Marketing
Yourself First Impressions
Count.” In her talk, she is to stress
job interview skills and being able
to present yourself to the best
advantage. This presentation is
recommended for all juniors.
Mike Weimer, of Emlenton, a
well-known Holstein breeder, is to
give a presentation on understand
ing pedigrees and how to deter
mine how to purchase cattle.
Weimer is experienced in selecting
cattle for large sales.
The junior association annual
meeting is scheduled for Friday
night, and some different things
have been planned to “liven up”
According to the news release,
Friday is designed as a time for
junior members to meet and relax,
with music and entertainment by
Magic Raymond, a magician.
On Saturday morning, dairy
bowl contests get underway, with
Speakers from Penn State Uni
versity include Michael Orzolek,
Alan Mac Nab, extension special
ists, and county extension agents
Don Overdorff and Tom Jurchak.
From the County Conservation
District and USDA will be Charles
Miller and Kent Swartz and from
the state Department of Agricul
ture, James Garrahan and Joseph
Colangelo who will explain the
Worker Protection Standards and
assign training credits for recertifi
cation of private applicators of
restricted use pesticides.
Reservations are $lO to be
mailed to Lackawanna County
Extension, 200 Adams Avenue,
Scranton, PA 18503 by Saturday,
Feb. 4 or made by phone at (717)
963-6842 by Monday, Feb. 6.
Ciba. Topic sessions begin at 9:30
a m sharp and will be completed
at 3 30 p m Topics include the
• FSA —If you’re out —how to
• Recertification —update on
• Crop pcsl update
• Corn, soybean, small grain—
weed control update
• Marketing strategies for low
• Getting the most out of spray
• High population corn
plants/biosolid products available
•Recent innovations in alfalfa
finals set for 4 p.m.
Saturday night is a dance with
music provided by disc jockey
Freddie Fresh, who also entertains
with contests and games.
Sunday morning, the awards
program is to be held at the con
vention center with recognition of
many juniors for achievements in
contests and activities.
According to the release, “This
year’s convention offers a Chaper
one Room, so all the patents won’t
be boggled by kids for the entire
“Bonnie Braugh, Ellwood City,
will be a guest speaker. She prom
ises to be humorous, with a
Chaperones are also to vote on
junior member convention honors,
Friday, Feb. 10
Welcome Mixer Food, fun and fellowship
(chicken wings, tacos, fried cheese, etc.)
I would like tickets at $4 each.
Saturday, Feb. 11
Tours of Dean Foods and Grove City Outlet Mall
I would like tickets at $2 each.
Convention Buffet Dinner
(with door prizes)
I would like buffet dinner tickets at $lO each.
Sunday, Feb. 12
Awards Breakfast Program
1 would like breakfast tickets at $lO each.
I I All juniors must be in their
I rooms by 12.30 a m Friday, and
I I 30 am Saturday.
1 2 Doors will he open at all
] limes when mixed company is in
I 3 Absolutely no drugs or alco
j hoi will be used or consumed.
I 4 Upon registration, each
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Signature of Junior member(s)
SEND YOUR FORM Wife CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
such as best dressed, best shopper,
junior member who attended the
most workshops, etc., for which
prizes are to be awarded.
Another unusual addition to the
convention is to be a roving video
camera person who is to record the
Convention so it can be shown at
other Holstein activities. Junior
members should be on the look-out
for the camera.
Convention commemorative T
shirts should be ordered ahead of
time, and can be ordered along
with a request for tickets. The
shirts come in five different sizes:
small, medium, large, extra large
and extra extra-large.
The price per shirt is $8 and can
be added to the total payment for
tickets, when ordering.
1995 Pa. Jr. Holstein Association
Convention Ticket Order Form
(Deadline for tickets is Jan. 25)
junior will name a chaperone who
is responsible for his or her
actions If you do not name one,
there will be chaperones at the
5 Anyone found destroying
hotel property will be charged for
6. The convention committee
1995 Pa. Junior Holstein Convention
RD 5 Box 80
New Castle PA 16105
Junior members should be
aware that there are behavioral
rules in effect, and that approval
and a signature of a parent or guar
dian is required on the request for
Rooms at the Radisson should
be reserved by calling (412)
S2B-2SOI, and rooms are $6O.
Those calling should state that the
reservations are being made in
connection with the junior
For more information on the
convention, call the Holstein
Association at (814) 234-0364.
Checks and ticket forms should be
sent to: “1995 PA Junior Holstein
Convention” c/o Marlene Mitchel
tree, RD 5 Box 80, New Castle,
Pa., 16105, (412) 654-7869.
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will not be responsible for anyone j
leaving the convention facilities I
without permission of the conven- I
7 Any violator of these rules
will not be eligible for any stale |
awards for a period of one year, \
and they will be sent home at the I
parent(s)' expense. I