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vol. 40 No. 36
New Holland, PDA
Mark 100 Years
Lancaster Farming Staff
NEW HOLLAND (Lancaster
Co.) Gov. Tom Ridge on Tues
day visited the New Holland Inc.
plant in New Holland to recognize
the 100th anniversary of the world
wide agricultural machine and
equipment company.
Along with Gov. Ridge, almost
the entire Lancaster County politi
cal contingent was present, as were
the mayor of the borough of New
Holland and state Secretary of
Agriculture Charles Brosius.
The afternoon observance was
held in front of the company’s
technical center along George
Delp Road. From a platform stage
where all dignitaries sat. Ridge
spoke about the leadership and
innovation that New Holland Inc.
has shown over the past 100 years.
The stage faced north toward a
grassy ridge that created a natural
area for the many hundreds of resi
dents and employees who walked
State Farm Bureaus Foundation
Presents $25,000 Check
CAMP HILL (Cumberland
Co.) —Pennsylvania Farm
Bureau’s Friends of Agriculture
Foundation recently presented a
check to sponsor 50 school teach
ers at upcoming “Ag In the Class
room” workshops sponsored by
the Agricultural Awareness
Foundation of Pennsylvania. The
workshops will take place July
23-28 at The Pennsylvania Slate
“Ag in the Classroom helps
elementary school teachers bring
agriculture into their classrooms,”
For John Valkovee, right, the challenge Is front cities such as Philadelphia and from
those who make thedaliy commute to New Jersey. At left Is son John, 23. Notice how
close new housing la to the field.
600 Par Copy
from the surrounding New Hol
land shops and plants to witness
the celebration and hear the gover
nor talk.
Introducing Ridge was New
Holland president Tom Kennedy
who quickly reviewed the growth
of the company starting with a two
man machine shop in New Holland
in 1695 to the present global com
pany with offices around the world
and other Pennsylvania manufac
turing facilities in Belleville and
Stale College.
“We’re proud of what we’ve
accomplished,” Kennedy said.
“The main reason why we invited
(Gov. Ridge) was to let him see
first hand how (New Holland) con
tributes to the economy and
strength of Pennsylvania.”
Kennedy praised Gov. Ridge,
crediting him with helping to re
establish a favorable business cli
mate in Pennsylvania. '
Kennedy credited Ridge with
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said Richard Mains of Newville
Who serves as chairman for the
solicitation committee of the
Friends of Agriculture Founda
tion. “We’re proud to be able to
help teachers expand their curricu
lums to include agricultural
awareness. Through them we can
touch the lives of thousands of
future citizens.”
Mains said the Foundation’s
contribution would not have been
possible without the support of
many of Pennsylvania Farm
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Lancaatar Fanning, Saturday, July IS, 1995
Gov. Tom Ridge steps off a tractor at the New Holland plant after taking it for a ride
around the property.
Vanishing Acres: Surrounded By
Development , Farmers
Face Tough Decisions
It's that attitude to move to the
country to see the country that
destroys the country.
Tim Fritz
Montgomery County
Extension Agent
And Part-
Time Dairy Farmer
Part 1 of 3
Editor’s Note: While land
development values continue to
rise and farm income falls, the
number of farmers who sell land
to development increases. To
Adapt, farmers are under pres
sure to change their attitudes
about neighbors, the land, even
the very nature of farming itself.
The first of this three-part
series examines the continuing
difficulties and frustrations far
mers face as' development
engulfs them.
Four Sactlona
If you want to have a farm, you
have a farm. If you want to have
housing, you have housing. The
two don’t work well together.
Forrest Wessner
Lehigh County
Crop Farmer
Lancaster Farming Staff
LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.)
—While residents in the surround
ing development were celebrating
with food and fireworks on a July 4
evening, Tim Fritz was becoming,
as he said, “concerned and
Residents were shooting fire
works into a herd of young Hols
tein cows and heifers on some pas
tureland that was hemmed in by
new houses.
Fritz, part-time dairy farmer and
full-time Montgomery County
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