Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, June 10, 1995, Image 1

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vol. 40 NO. 31
Lancaster Earning Staff
In the distant past, high school
ag teachers taught students how to
farm. Now, ag science teachers ana
instructing potential leaders how
to be a part of the total agricultural
picture, which includes the many
Ag Instructor John W|gJ||»fMperviMS students while playing a farming game. The
educational farnwreWedfiwircise helpe students see what taming Is ike. Students
clockwise from left are PRlssei Hawk, Kristie Rahe, Shawn Meyers, Mandy Stevens,
and Barb Myers.
A Visit To Pasture Green Farm Provides Lesson In History
Managing Editor
Co.) When you find Pasture
Green Farm in a winding gravel
lane, nestled on 120 acres of gently
rolling fields, spring-touched mea
dows, scampering squirrels, and
flowering fruit trees, you take a
step back in time.
Not that Terry and Shirley
Womer and their 15 year-old son
Scott are behind the times. Located
just south of RL 522 between Mid
dleburg and Beaver Springs, they
have one of the top registered Hols
tein herds in Snyder County. Until
recently when Tory had a bout
with an illness that required hospi
Snider Heads National Holstein
Convention Women 9 s Events
Lori Snlctor
OOt Par Cow
John Wardle Wins 1995 Ag Horizons Contest
industries that depend on
Through the work of Involving
agriculture science students in the
Bermudian Springs School Dis
trict. ag instructor John Wardle
was honored as the 1995 Ag Hori
zons Contest winner. Wardle’s
winning proposal was “Agricul
talization, they were milking three
times a day. They have shown the
supreme champion for the last four
years at the Beaver Fair. Their
beautiful home-bred show cow.
Pasture Green Enhancer Regency
is a pet and was supreme champion
at the &ir last year as a six year-old
from the 100,0001 b. milk class.
Regency’s last record was
35.062 m 3.8% 1330 f 3.3% 1141 p
to push her over the 100,000 pound
mark after just four lactations.
The step back in time comes
when the Womers invite you into
the circa 1800’s restored summer
kitchen for old-fashioned pumpkin
cheesecake and a look at some of
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Bedford Co. Correspondent (Bedford Co.) —It was
the fall of 1991 when Lori Snider
of Imler was called to chair the
women’s section of the National
Holstein Convention scheduled
for Pittsburgh from June 24
through June 29.
“I gave it some thought before
saying ‘yes’,” says this pretty farm
wife who is married to Bruce Sni
der, a partner with his father,
Obie, of Singing Brook Farm.
Had she known she was going
to have a fourth child, Rachel,
now 2. during the interim, she
might not have been so quick to
agree. “But, the Lord has helped
me,” she quickly assures. “And
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Laneastar Farming, Saturday, June 10, itOS
tural Planning for the Future A
Community Approach.”
Wardle attended the 1994 con
ference. The conference instructed
ag teachers to be instrumental in
developing agriculture education
al for the next century in the com
munities in which they live,
according to a release by the Ag
Scott, toft, and Shlriay and Terry Womer show the 1911 De Laval cream separator
and some of the tin and agate pieces that grace the corner of their restored summer
Horizons Conference.
Contacted by telephone recen
tly, Wardle said he helped instruct
about 80 Bermudian Springs High
School ag science students about
the vital importance that agricul
ture plays in their fives.
“Farmland is not idle land,” he
said. “It is highly productive land.
Lancaster DHIA Becomes
An Affiliate Of National
MANHEIM (Lancaster
Co.) In 1993, National DHIA
voted to drop state lines and allow
members to receive service from
the provider of their choice. “Affil
iate” replaced the state name for
service provider members of
National DHIA. At the time, mem
bership in the national organiza
tion was extended only to current
At the 1994 National DHIA
Convention, delegates voted to
open membership to any group
with at least 30,000 cows or 30
Because of Lancaster DHIA’s
concentration of herds in theooMM
ty, they qualified, and on May IS
officially became a direct affiliate
of National DHIA.
Jay Mylin, manager, said this
Flour Saettona
I try to foster this attitude in the
minds of students, that the ag land
issues are very important and we
should strive to protect farmland.
Students are assigned to learn
ing about agriculture and the envi
ronment at Bermudian Springs in
9th grade, where they arc provided
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enables them to operate more
“With dairy farmers today fac
ing some of the lowest milk prices
in 10 years. Lancaster DHIA is
striving to reduce cost and provide
the latest technology available in
the marketplace,’’ Mylin said.
“Gone are the days in DHIA
when a state was responsible for
serving all herds within its bound
ries. Today we have a new age of
service. Because of competition in
DHIA, many members are actually
paying less and receiving more
than they were three years ago.”
Lancaster DHIA serves 1,180
Jajry farmers with about 60,000
cows on test They provide compu
ter software (PCDART), official
JXIIA records, and many low-cost
Wner sampler programs.
$25.00 Par Year