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the turnpike are accessible from
one direction of travel only.
The turnpike averages 300,000
vehicles per day. That can be
expected to increase dramatically
during a holiday, and as a result,
over the four days, more than a
million travelers can be expected
to have an opportunity to stop and
Also, banners are to be errected
along the turnpike within the vic
inity of the farmer markets, to alert
Don’t expect to see any other
markets open this year, as develop
ment of other markets depends
somewhat on how well the pilot
However, there have been
requests to start similar markets
near Pittsburgh, and another at the
Valley Forge Service Center.
While those requests arc being
considered, they wouldn’t open
Fulginiti said that the producer
run organizations operating the
pilot markets are full and every
member who started with the pro
cess has stayed with it
However, those interested in.
being considered for future mem
bership can submit their request
and will be put on a waiting list.
For members of the turnpike far
mer market organizations, the pilot
program is an example of some
thing that state government should
be doing helping existing, tax
paying, instate production
businesses market their products.
In fact, according to the Pen
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nsylvania Manual, the state
Department of Agriculture,
created in 1895, was given respon
sibility for conducting such
“The secretary of agriculture is
charged with ‘encouraging and
promoting agriculture and related
industries throughout the
John Whitesell, a member of the
Sideling Hill group, on Thursday
said he was excited about tire
Whitesell’s main farming busi
ness is a partnership with his son
Edward, in which they raise small
grains, com. soybeans, wheat, and
oats on about 300 acres.
However, his other business is
Whitesell said he lives about a
45-minute drive from the Sideling
Hill site, and he and his wife Mary
Jane will be marketing honey from
his 80 to 90 bee hives.
Up until this opportunity came,
Whitesell said he had been market
ing his honey locally in Bedford,-
and also at the Bedford Fall
He said that through his experi
ence with the festival, and through
his discussions with other bee
keepers, he decided that, along
with the close proximity of the
propose turnpike farmer’s market,
it was a risk wrath taking to try to
enhance the marketing of his
“It sounds like its going to be a
worthwhile venture,” he Said,
adding that this is the type of prog
ram (hat state government ought to
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ably one of the things that should GETTYSBURG (Adams Co.) elude children’s games and kids
be tried in other places,” he said. _ a special invitation has been 811(1 adult P 6 tractor pulls. An
“With the government encour- extended to all 900 farm members antique farm tractor show will
aging farmers to go into sustain- 0 f the Adams County Farm Bur- 8180 on hand - P™ 6B wiU
able agriculture (and other non- eau to attend the annual summer presented by popular vote. Vol
traditional roles)... you just can’t picnic to be held on Sunday, kyball, horseshoe, and softball
establish markets like that August 6. Beginning at 1 p.m. games can be arranged. Bring
overnight.” ’ spots equipment.
According to Whitesell, the "Hie safety poster contest win
turnpike program is an example of ners will be announced and will
the way government can help far- receive a $5O savings bond as well
mers find those markets that as personalized T-shirts.
enable them to try altnerative prac
tices. “It goes a lot faster and better
for everybody,” Whitesell said.”
For more information on the
program, call Fulginid at (717)
787-5086; or write to her at 2301
North Cameron Street, Harrisburg,
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1995 Brown Swiss Futurity
Nominations Due June 1
FREDERICK, Md. The sec
ond annual Mid-Atlantic Brown
Swiss Futurity is scheduled to be
held Sept. 3 at the Maryland State
Fair in Timonium, Md., but the
deadline for making a final nomi
nation is June 1.
The first Mid-Atlantic Brown
Swiss Futurity was very successful
with 14 2-year-old entries vying
for the honor.
The winner was an entry by Pen-'
nsylvanian Gary Mase, of Leba
non. Brown Swiss breeders in
Maryland and surrounding stales
are anticipating another strong
competitive event, according to
Cindy Warner, chairman of the
“The first year of the futurity
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held in 1994 was a strong indica
tion of the interest in Brown Swiss
in the Mid-Atlantic states,” War
“We look for this event to con
tinue to grow and get bigger and
better each year.”
A project of the Maryland
Brown Swiss Association to sti
mulate interest in breeding and
developing outstanding registered
Brown Swiss, regardless of indivi
dual herd size, three nominations
are required for each animal.
The nominations are entry fees
paid into the show to demonstrate
commitment to showing the
The nomination scheduled is
spread out over the two years from
birth/registration through the final
The Adams County Farm Bur
eau will provide a chicken barbe
cue. rolls, and beverage. All mem
bers attending are requested to
bring a covered dish to serve a
family and table service. Dinner
will be served at I p.m.
During the program, service
representatives of PFB, (insur
ance, FMB, Market Master, etc.)
will be available to discuss prob
lems or concerns.
Special entertainment will in-
[, snoroiy, may at, iwrhto
nomination. The first nomination
is made when the animal is a calf,
the second is made when the heifer
is a yearling, and the final nomina
tion is made June 1 prior to the
actual Futurity, held in conjunc
tion with the Maryland State Fair.
All funds collected are then
returned to the participants in the
form of a class purse.
The actual Sept. 3 Futurity is to
be held during the Brown Swiss
show, set to begin at 12:30 p.m..
The Futurity is to follow the heifer
and dry cow classes, leading off
the milking classes.
The final payment for the 1995
Futurity is $B, and should be sent
to: Cindy Warner, 7417 Round
Hill Road, Frederick, Md., 21702.
For mote information, call Warner
the Pennsylvania Foundation
for Better Living teacher partici
pant for the 1995 workshop will
be on hand to relate experiences
gained through attending the sem
inar at Penn State during July.
Reservations are needed by July
23. Contact secretary Pam Ketter-
man, Gettysburg, (717) 337-2845.
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