Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, March 18, 1995, Image 23

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    AJCA Provides Youth Awards
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
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Jeff Vance Rex Petit Sloan Rauaaer
Lancaster, PA Monroavllla, PA ' Salisbury, MD
717-560-8894 412-373-8633 301-758-2950
trophy for the high team members
and their coach. The high indivi
dual in Jersey judging is presented
a model Jersey cow. Awards for
the National 4-H Dairy Cattle
Judging Contest are the same ex
cept there is no rotating trophy.
Awards for collegiate, 4-H, and
FFA regional contests at Eastern
States. National Cattle Congress,
Pennsylvania All American,
North American, Pacific Interna
tional, and Mid-South Fair include
a color plaque of the Ideal Jersey
cow for the coach of the high team
in Jerseys and a pen for team
members. The high individual in
Jerseys receives a model Jersey
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Every Micro-Copsiile.
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Plus, the timed-release action of
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susceptible to herbicide stress.
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The coach of the high team in
Jerseys at two-year and technical
intercollegiate contests receive a
color plaque of the Ideal Jersey
cow; team members receive a pen.
The high individual in Jeneys
is presented a color plaque of the
Ideal Jersey cow. This plaque is
also presented to the high indivi
dual in Jerseys at state judging
AJCA awards ate available on
ly by annual request Contact San
Gaetz at the American Jersey Cat
tle Association. 6486 East Main
Street, Reynoldsburg,.OH
43068-2362, 614/861-3636. at
least four weeks before the event
completely in your tank, there are
no meters to mess with; no pumps to
replace and no containers to rinse.
This year, ask your dealer for timed
release Partner herbicide from Monsanto,
lure—tar Fanning, Saturday, Until 11, IWS-A23
Shirk To Be Chamber’s
Ag Services Manager
(ConUniMd from P«g« Al)
culture land in Pennsylvania and
produces almost 25 percent of the
ag products in the state. “Lancas
ter County is clearly a leader in
agriculture in the state,** he said.
Shirk will do all he can to promote
agriculture products while work
ing to ensure that regulations don't
end up “hurting the Lancaster
County farmer,** be said.
The 1988 graduate of Garden
Spot High School emphasized the
fact that Lancaster County is grow
ing in terms of “niche” or special
ty markets. 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
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