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Vol. 40 No. 19
Robert Klndig, left, receivetiba. Clyde Robinson Leader
ship Award from PennsylvanlarDHlA President Frank Orner.
Nutrient Management Advisory Board Nears Final Draft
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) A final draft of proposed
regulations to administer the
state’s Nutrient Management Act
is close to being completed, except
for a few areas where wording still
Lancaster Farming Staff }
LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.)
Jim Shirk, lifelong resident of
Lancaster County, has been
appointed the new manager of
agricultural services for the Lan
caster Chamber of Commerce and
Shirk takes the position vacated
Fruit Growers Get Hands-On Look
At IPM At Berks Workshop
Lancaster Fanning Staff
LEES PORT (Series Co.)
While orchardists believe the pres
sure is mounting from society to
curtail pesticide use and feel more
restricted about how they can run
Test Reports In Corn Talk
A special section this week in Lancaster Farming is Corn Talk,
which features interviews with regional com growers and information
useful to the com grower. Com Talk, from the Pennsylvania Master
Com Growers Association (PMCOA), is a regular feature of the news
paper. Included this issue: Pennsylvania Commercial Hybrid Com
Test Reports from all four maturity zones. Sign up to be a member of
PMCGA (form included on page 12 of Corn Talk).
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needs to be worked out by the
15-member Nutrient Management
Advisory Board to the State Con
servation Commission.
The board met Wednesday at
the state Department of Agricul
ture Building in Harrisburg and
reviewed and approved regula
Shirk To Be Chamber’s Ag Services Manager
by Jay Howes, who serves as
director pf policy development for
Pennsylvania’s House Ag and
Rural Affairs Committee.
A 1993 Penn State graduate.
Shirk, who worked as a conserva
tion technician with the Lancaster
County Conservation District, told
Lancaster Fanning that in his new
position he will focus on issues
their operations, turning to inte
grated pest management (IPM) can
provide one way to ease that pres
sure, take care of the environment,
and boost the bottom line.
Already, California has insti
tuted “prescription pesticide”
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, March 18, 1995
Managing Editor
Co.) Robert Kindig, the Pen
nsylvania dairyman from Conesto
ga in Lancaster County, received
the Clyde Robinson Leadership
Award at the Pennsylvania DHIA
annual meeting last Friday.
The award created two years ago
by the board of directors is in mem
ory of the late Clyde Robinson,
who spent a lifetime in service to
the dairy industry and especially
DHIA. It is given to a dairy farmer
who has proven to be a leader in the
dairy industry.
Frank Omer, association presi
dent, made the presentation and
said Kindig exemplifies the ideals
that were put forth in the award.
Having completed an unprece
dented three-year term as president
of the National DHIA, Kindig has
also served as president of his state
and local DHIA, as well as the loc
al school board. In addition, he has
been a 4-H leader and served on the
local extension board and the coun
ty- Holstein board.
tions for setback restrictions for
new and expanded manure storage
facilities; financial assistance and
some other changes within prop
osed regulations.
Board members also received a
briefing from Mike Krempasky,
secretary to the Commission, and
that will affect Lancaster County
farmers into the next century,
including water quality issues and
other concerns that make it harder
for the county farmer to survive.
Shirk, who also works on his
60-acre family farm south of
Goodville, said that Lancaster
County has 10 percent of the agri
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regulations that have restricted the
amount and type of spraying and
other methods fruit growers can
use to control pests. But Pennsyl
vania is at the national forcfrdtu of
leading-edge apple IPM research
that may help detract such restrict
ing laws, according to experts who
spoke on Wednesday at the “Nuts
andßolts'of IPM” workshop at the
Berks County Ag Center.
Growers should remember that
using IPM doesn’t mean they can’t
spray when necessary. It doesn’t
mean “organically” produced
crops. “IPM is not an endpoint or a
goal,” said Dr. Ed Rajotte, associ-
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Kindig Receives Pennsylvania
DHIA Leadership Award
In a written tribute, Glenn Shirk,
Lancaster County Agent, said Kin
dig is perceptive to the needs of the
dairy industry and how people, in
spite of differences, can work
together to the mutual benefit of
Obviously moved by the award,
Kindig said the award was espe
cially meaningful because of
whom it was named. “Clyde was
my mentor,” Kindig said. “I try to
live up to the ideals he set for
Dairy Stakeholders Meet
To Plan Next Forum
Managing Editor
Co.) Some of the stakeholders
in the Pennsylvania dairy industry
met Tuesday to plan for the second
Pennsylvania Dairy Futures Forum
in June of 1995. As you may recall,
the first such forum in Pennsylva
nia was held last June at Penn
Richard Mather, director of the
DER Bureau of Regulatory
Counsel, as to changes that will be
made to the proposed regulations
to make them comply with regula
tions about the style of wording
that is to be used, and also about
the regulatory review process.
Jim Shirk, who works on his 60-acre family farm south of
Goodvllle, has been appointed agricultural services mana
ger for the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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DHIA, but I never profess to have
achieved that stature in the indus
try. Clyde was an example to fol
low and it is with sincere gratitude
that 1 accept the award.”
In his message to the associa
tion, President Omer said that Pen
nsylvania is a service cooperative.
Quality management information
allows dairy farmers to operate
their business efficiently.
Since that time, and as a result of
the first forum, the Dairy Map
program developed at Penn State
and administered through the
extension service has had extended
use across the state with more than
900 dairy fanners attending prog
ram seminars to date. Dairy Map is
designed to focus on how to man
age a dairy farm by using goal set
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There are deadlines associated
with adopting regulations for the
Act Ultimately, the State Conser
vation Commission is responsible
for creating the regulations, but a
review by the advisory board is
also necessary. The advisory board
$21.00 Per Year
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