Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 01, 1995, Image 1

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    Vol. 40 NO. 34
Busy Week For Pennsylvania Agriculture Department
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) It was a busy week for
agriculture in Pennsylvania.
On Tuesday, the state broke
ground for the long-awaited new
state laboratory which is to be the
one of the biggest parts in creating
a fully accredited tripartite animal
disease diagnostic and health sys
tem. It is to put the state into the
national lead for such needed
Later in the day. Mate Secretary
of Agriculture Charles Brasilia
was officially swam into office,
with one of the largest turnouts
ever to such an agricultural
Also this week. Gov. Tom
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will reopen on Wetfne*
day, July S.Have • great
National Holstein Convention: $72,000 Sale Top, Cope Is President
Managing Editor
PITTSBURGH For the sixth
time in the 110-year history of the
National Holstein Association, the
annual convention was held in Pen
Friends of Slngbrook Aero M Molly-ET gather In the
National Holstein Convention sale ring light after the beaut
iful two year-old sold to Larry Mohnfield, Pleasant Plain,
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Ridge, who attended the swearing
in ceremony making h his second
visit to the agriculture building this
year, signed into law HB 1400
which creates the state Department
of Conservation and Natural
Resources (DCNR).
During a Wednesday ceremony.
Gov. Ridge signed the law with
Secretary Brosius and DER Sec
Youth Learn By Leading At Cooperatives Institute
Lancaster Farming Staff
land Co.) —For participants early
this week at the annual state
cooperatives Summer Youth Insti
tute, involvement meant
It meant a chance to attend the
National Institute of Cooperative
Education (NICE) Conference in
Minneapolis, Minn, at the end of
this month. It meant a chance to
serve as a scholar at upcoming
state conferences. It could provide
die cornerstone for a management
Youth from around the state
were honored for their leadership
and understanding of how
cooperatives work at the annual
Pennsylvania Council of Coopera-
nsylvania. All previous conven
tions (1919,1926,1929,1955, and
1976) were held in Philadelphia.
But this week the rejuvenated
western Pennsylvania steel city put
out the red carpet for the 1,500
Lancastar Famting, Saturday, July 1, 1995
retary James Seif present
Under the new law, DER’s
name is changed to the Department
of Environmental Protection,
while the state parks, forests and
other natural resources are to fall
under the purview of the newly
created, cabinet level DCNR.
(According to die Governor’s
Press Office, an nominee to head
lives (PCQ- and Penn State
sponsored Summer Institute at
Shippensburg University.
Robin Davies, daughter of Phil
and Paulette Davies, Tunkhan
nock, and Michael Clark, son of
Gary and Delores Clark, Loysville,
were presented with the Jay Irwin
Leadership Award at the awards
ceremony on Wednesday
Robin, 17, a senior at Tunkhan
nock Area High School, has served
on the scholar committee at the
institute for two years.
Robin said she learned how to
meet and interact with fellow parti
cipants at the institute. Her leader
ship responsibilities included
reporting to the federal board each
night and speaking in the general
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Holstein breeders who came to be
part of the festivities and associa
tion business.
During the election of officers
Wednesday, Pennsylvania’s John
Cope, Grantham, was elected pres
Ohio, for $72,000. Consigned by Singing Brook Farm, Imler,
this first cow In the ring to open the sale was one of 15 head
that sold for $20,000 or more.
Four Sections
the DCNR is expected to be named
within the next several weeks.)
The law also gives additional
roles to the PDA, which now is to
implement the Seasonal Farm
Labor Act
Further, the law altered slighdy
the Stale Conservation Commis
sion. Not only is it to have an inde
pendent executive secretary
Robin Davies, daughter of Phil and Paulette Davies,
Tunkhannock, right, and Michael Clark, son of Gary and
Delores Clark, Loysvllle, left, were presented with the Jay
Irwin Leadership Award at the awards ceremony on Wed*
nesday afternoon. In center is Irwin.
ident of the 45,407-member
(including junior members) Hols
tein Association USA. Cope suc
ceeded John Selz, Humbird, Wis
consin, who was not eligible for
reelection. Richard Keene from
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(elected by the commission, but
the PDA is to target staff to support
the commission when it enforces
the Nutrient Management Act with
regards to production agriculture,
and the DEP is to have staff to sup
port the SOC when it enforces vio
lations of foe dean Streams Act
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New York was elected vice
The new directors (hat were
elected are Henry Benckc, New
York; Ray Bennett Georgia, and
Jim Spreng, Ohio. Keith Stump,
Wisconsin, was reelected.
The 1995 Distinguished Young
Breeders award was given to Steve
and Chrissy Woods. Littlestown.
This couple became owner
operators of Penn Gate Farm in
1986.' Since that time they have
received 48 All-Pennsylvania
awards and an All-American nom
ination. They were premier breeder
at the Eastern National twice and
premier exhibitor once. Their
73-cow herd includes 20 EX and
32 VG cows and the herd average
is 22,000 pounds of "hulk.
The award is given to young
dairy farmers between the ages of
21 and 40 who show “success with
registered Holsteins” and have a
plan with well-thought-out goals.
The Robert Rumler Scholarship
was given to Alfred Person, Bur
lington, Vermont Person is a 1972
graduate of Ohio State and oper
ated a New York dairy farm in
Clymer, New York, before pursing
a Master’s Degree in Extension
Education at the University of
In the dairy bowl contest both
Pennsylvania teams came into the
finals Wednesday morning unde
feated. And the junior team from
Pennsylvania remained unde
feated, outscoring Wisconsin’s
junior team to become the national
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