Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, January 03, 1998, Image 18

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    Events Of Interest On the 1997 Farm Scene
Dr. Robert Steele was named Penn State’s College of
Agricultural Sciences dean in early October. In the photo,
Dr. Steele pays a .visit to the Luke Brubaker family farming
operation at Mt. Joy, in Lancaster County. Mike Brubaker,
seated, discussed the computerized systems they use to
make farming more efficient.
The Berks County outstanding farm family was honored and Douglas, are shown with the boy's show heifers. The
at a banquet In Fleetwood in early September. The family, heifers are out of cow families with several excellent dams
Dsnnis and Betsy Sttazahn and their twin sons, David, left, In their pedigrees and are 4-H projects of the twins.
Pumpkins generated a lot of excitement at Stauffer Farms in Columbia, Lancaster
County, in late October. Jim Stauffer, was called upon to ship a 320-pound pumpkin to
the White House. This was the fourth year Stauffer had the honors. The pumpkin was
grown in the back yard of Tammy and John Williams of Fawn Grove. Stauffer, seated
in the wagon, and his dad Jay grow 300 acres of produce and contract with other far
mers to supply Baltimore-Washington markets with fresh produce.