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AJCA Provides Youth Awards REYNOLDSBURG. Ohio In conjunction with its ongoing youth programs, the American Jersey Cattle Association spon sors awards for junior shows and for state, regional, and national judging contests. Ribbons for three places in each individual female class and a ros ette for the grand champion fe male are available for county, dis trict, state, and regional junior Jer sey shows. There is also an award presented in state and regional Jer sey showmanship classes. Awards available for the Na tional Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest include a rotating A Full In If you could look inside a micro capsule of Partner* herbicide, you’d see something remarkable. A full season’s worth of grass control plus the added bonus of superior crop safety. TIMED-RELEASE SEASON-LONG GRASS CONTROL IN CORN AND BEANS. Because of its unique encapsulated for mula, Partner “meters out” grass control Unlike other grass herbicides, SEASON-LONG CONTROL throughout the growing season. 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He said that 20 yean ago, there were few farms that raised ostrich or lamas or pew specialty crops and vegetables for national markets. Now, the county is growing in terms of the specialty markets, and those need to be promoted state- and nationwide. Shirk was one of the organizen and chair man of the first Lancaster County Conserva tion Expo held in Elizabethtown last year. The Expo, with the theme “We’re AH In This Together.” drew about 120 people, he said, including farmers, homeowners, “a wide var iety of people” with various backgrounds. The Expo was featured on newspapers, in television, and on radio. The next Expo will be held in the county park at the demonstra tion farm on Saturday, July IS this year. Shirk said the Expo stands out as a “jewel” in terms of the time and effort put in to it by the spirit and camaraderie of the conservation district and other organizations interested in conservation in the county. He also coordi nated the county’s slit tiller program (now at 200 acres per year). For the past seven years, he has served as a Lancaster County Youth Conservation School instructor, which teach es youth about the importance .of conservation. Shirk was previously employed by the Ful ton County Conservation District With a bachelor’s in environmental resource man agement from Penn State. Shirk takes over a position that has been in place since 1990 at the Chamber, according to Nora Weder, vice president of government affairs at the Cham ber. Shirk’s “high profile” position, she said, emphasizes the importance of the county’s small farms as businesses, acts as a liaison to the legislative and regulatory community, and promotes Lancaster County agriculture. One of the Chamber’s premier events is the annual Farm Financial Management School, according to Weder, which emphasizes farm owners and their relationship to human resources and the management of the family that helps run the operation. Weder said the Chamber likes Shitfc’s “enthusiasm and amount of energy’’ he brings to the full-time position, which is funded 60 percent by the Chamber and 40 per cent through the county. Weder explained that the Lancaster position is the only full-time position at a local Chamber of its kind in the country.