Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 27, 1995, Image 89

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    HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.)
June is rivers month, a perfect
time to take the pulse of the Sus
quehanna River,
The 444-mile river that starts in
New York, cuts through Pennsyl
vania, and ends up in Maryland to
help shape the Chesapeake Bay is
an important part of Pennsylva
nia’s life. So, take a moment dur
ing June, stand at the banks of the
river and enjoy these “reflec-
If you’re wondering what’s in
the river for you, you won’t have
to work too hard to answer that
question. There’s something for
all of us.
• Fish. It’s wide and in some
cases, not even knee-deep. But the
Susquehanna is willing to give up
its secrets. Fishermen come from
all over the East Coast to fish the
river. Last year, the Pennsylvania
Fish and Boat Commission issued
54 congratulatory citations for tro
phy-size large-mouth and small
mouth bass, walleye, bluegills,
striped bass and catfish. Before
hydroelectric dams stopped up
stream migrations, American shad
ran the river, making them the
most important species in the ear
ly 1800 s. In 1993, agreements
were signed to remove one stumb- •
ling block to that traditional
spawning, and at the beginning of
the next century, shad will run the
river once more. In 1994, a record
nearly 33,000 shad were trapped
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Helps Prevent Flooding
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Limited Consumer Warranty
• 24. S ce two-cycle Rebln engine • Robin straight shaft • Quick Feed Poly
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J.L. Peachy And Sons Lawn Care of PA
Wlntield, PA 17889 Martlndale, PA
Mascot Sharpening Chestnut Hill
8t Sales Sales and Service
434 Newport Rd. Christiana, PA 17509
Ronks, PA 17872 610-938-3330
The Susquehanna What’s
at the Conowingo Dam and truck
ed to be released up the river for
• Wildlife. Take your binocu
lars to the Susquehanna, and
you’ll be treated to visual delights.
For years, bald eagles were absent
from the river, victims of the ef
fects of pesticides. Through rein
troduction efforts organized by the
Pennsylvania Game Commission,
our national symbol, which is an
endangered species, has returned
to. jveral nesting sites in the state.
In 1994, several eagles nested suc
cessfully in Lancaster. York, and
Dauphin counties.
In addition, a wide variety of
ducks and geese use the Susque
hanna as a travel lane to provide
food and resting cover on-annual
southward migrations. And if
you’re looking for nature, focus
especially on the wetlands, which
are home to every level of wildlife
birds, mammals, amphibians,
reptiles and wild plants and flow
• History. Pennsylvania was
built by its rivers. In central Penn
sylvania, settlers were attracted to
the fertile lands and lush forests
along the Susquehanna, and Wil
liam Penn envisioned a sister-city
to Philadelphia on the river, the
two linked by a canal between the
Susquehanna and the Schuylkill
rivers. That never happened, but
the wife valley has invited pros
perity for its inhabitants. Up and
“As Good As The Best and Better Than The Rest”
Ask Arty Owner
In It For Me?
down the river, Pennsylvania’s «n United States, and we pull
history can be seen in the small from it. Every day, the public de
towns; in Harrisburg, the seat of about 200 mdhon gallons
the state government; and in the thinking water from the lower
rural landscapes that contnue to Susquehanna River basin. At the
produce rich annual harvests. s 3 ™ 6 t * me > a |f 9 ( * e^v ® rs a
• Natural Filter. The Susque- average of 25 billion gallons
hanna is a forgiving river. Every water *9 Chesapeake
day, we use the river to clean our ® a y* at s half t * ie hay s res^l
wastes and quench our thirst, and water. .
it does both exceedingly well. Un- y° u reflections in
fortunately, the river is subject to the nver, protect these resources,
contamination by several major an( * ours to . C 9 J 9/ OT
categories of pollutants. including generations to come. And if you
nutrients, sediment, toxic chemi- want 10 see h°w t * us natura J
ca j s ecosystem works, plan to attend
• Water Pump. This is the sec- the 1995 Susquehanna River Cele
ond-largest watershed in the east- bratipn. This one-day festival is
free and will be held Saturday,
York Farm Bureau announced the
appointment of four new employ
ees to positions that include Held
advisers and a new program
David Whitmore, the director
of organization for New York
Farm Bureau, said. "It is a great
pleasure to welcome these indivi
duals to New York Farm Bureau.
Each of the four is an outstanding
individual who brings new ideas
and enthusiasm to his/her respec
tive position. New York Farm
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Robin engine with sol
state ignition • Standai
equipment includes 60-in<
interiocking discharge tul
set, mist attachments, stal
discharge chain and tool kit • Two-year limited
consumer warranty • Weight 23.4 lbs.
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Euttrn Ton Repair Zook Huftn—
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717-353-0280 610-273-3028
(8-8:30 am)
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Newburg, PA 17240
717-423-5388 717-445-6657
Farm Bureau Welcomes
New Employees
Bureau is fortunate to have so
many fine people join our staff.
We look forward to these indivi
duals’ becoming an integral part
of our many successes, both in the
field and in the home office.”
The four new employees are:
•A graduate of SUNY Brock
port and Cobleskill, Marie Kren
zer is serving as a field adviser for
Genesee, Livingston, Monroe,
Orleans, and Wyoming counties.
Krenzer, a Monroe County resi
dent, has been very active in Farm
Bureau in the past, serving as the
Young Farmer Conference chair
woman and vice president of the
Monroe County Farm Bureau
board of directors. Formerly,
Krenzer served as office manager
for the family farm and possesses
a broad range of experience in the
agricultural industry as well as a
background in accounting. Marie
lives in Scottsville with her hus
band, David, and son, Benjamin.
■Holding master’s and bache
lor’s degrees from the University
of Wisconsin-Stout, Linda Lamb
has joined New York Farm
Bureau as a program specialist
responsible for the Young Far
mers programs, the women’s
program, the Ag is The Classroom
program, the promotion and edu
cation program, and a portion of
Polled Hereford
Association Holds
Show, Sale
MERCER (Mercer Co.) The
41st annual spring show and sale
of the Northwestern Pennsylvania
Polled Hereford Association was
held at the Mercer 4-H Park on
April 29.
The show was at 2 p.m. with
Pete LeVan of Penn State as the
judge. The sale began at 7 p.m.
with Lloyd and Don Braham of
Grove City as the auctioneer and
Lou Ellen Herr of Big T Ranch of
Jeromesville, Ohio as pedigree
The 23 lots (females and bulls)
totaled $16,90S for an average of
$735/head. There were 17 females
totaling $12,080 for an average of
$710.59/head. The six bulls tot
aled $4,825 for an average of
The. grand champion bull, a
February 1994 son of HF SKY
WAY 08N SIBA, consigned by
Cody Filgers, Butler, sold to Hans
C.' Piepenhagen, Mercer, for
$l,OOO. Reserve grand champion
bull was shown by Bar H Farm,
Sewickley. Top selling bull was
consigned by Brown Haven Farm,
Unoster Farming, Saturday. May 27, 1995-C5
June 10. from noon to 5 p.m. at
Riverfront Park in Harrisburg.
The event features the music of
blues band Rosey and the Natur
als. environmental exhibits and
educational demonstrations, lots
of children’s activities, a craft
show and demonstrations.
All activities are focused on a
single theme “We All Live
Downstream.” The celebration is
sponsored by the Pennsylvania
Bay Education Office, the city of
Harrisburg and the local radio sta
tion The River 97.3 WRVV. For
more information, call the Penn
sylvania Bay Education office,
(717) 236-1006.
the membership program. A for
mer employee of Massachusetts
Farm Bureau where she was the
director of member relations.
Lamb brings 13 years of Farm
Bureau experience to her position.
Lamb lives in Northborough,
Mass., with her husband, Larry,
and two stepchildren, Scott and
•A Class IV graduate of Cor
nell’s Lead-N.Y. Food and Agri
cultural Leadership Program and
SUNY Morrisville, Bradd Vickers
is serving as field adviser for.
Broome, Chemung, Chenango,
Schulyer, Tioga and Tompkins
counties. Vickers, a beef farm
operator, has been an active Farm
Bureau member and brings a
wealth of agricultural experience
to his position. He lives in Nor
wich with his wife, Rainy.
•A graduate of SUNY Coble
skill and Cornell University, Judi
Feagles is serving as new Held
adviser responsible for Clinton,
Essex. Rensselaer, Saratoga, and
Washington counties. A former
herd office manager/parlor mana
ger for a dairy farm in Herkimer
County, Feagles was raised on a
family farm in Port Plain and has
extensive professional experience
in agribusiness and production
agriculture. She resides in Fort
New Castle. A February 1993 son
of Anhinga Vic 69R834 sold lo
Charles Button, Tioga, for $1,275.
The grand champion heifer was
shown by Tellish Hereford Farm
of Hookstown. She is the February
1994 daughter of PKF Ammuni
tion 3A and sold to Samuel C.
Hunter of Smilhsburg, Md„ for
$7OO. Hunter was also volume
buyer with the purchase of five
lots. Reserve champion heifer was
shown by Brown Haven Farm of
New Castle, which was a March
1994 heifer out of RPF Victpr
Grand champipn 2-year-old
female was shown by Frank Gran
berry 111 of Zelienople. A March
1993 daughter of JCD NV Ascen
dant Y 26 with a March bull calf at
side out of RHF Victor 767 sold to
Lyn-Jon Acres of Midland, for
$1,150. She was also the highest
selling female. Reserve grand
champion 2-ycar-old female was
shown by John Vidovich 111 of
Midland. She is a September 1993
daughter of PS Prescedent 902
and sold to Lori Preston; Greenvil
le. for $9OO.