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Last Chance To Qualify For
Dairy Of Distinction Program
STATg COLLEGE (Centre
Co.) If your farm looks good
and you want to join tbe program
that helps sell milk from your fium
lane, you must do it now. The
Dairy of Distinction Program has
already named more than 600 Pen
nsylvania dairy farms that help
give a good impression of the dairy
industry by keeping their hum
steads clean and in good repair.
But for this year, the deadline
for entering your fium is next
Wednesday, April 15. You can use
the entry form found on page D 9 in
this issue of Lancaster Farming.
The Northeast Dairy Farm
Beautification Program that over
sees the Distinction program was
first started in 1983 in Pennsylva
nia to recognize the hard work and
dedication of farmers who main
tain attractive farms. The purpose
of the program is to instill a greater
sense of confidence in the whole
someness of dairy products, and
increase their sales.
Farms that apply are judged on
the roadside appearance of build-
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ings, grounds, and surroundings,
since this is what our dairy product
consumers observe as they drive
by die farm.
The cleanliness of the barnyard,
feed areas, and manure manage
ment are all areas taken into con
sideration when a team of judges
takes a look at your farm from a
roadside point of view. Judging is
conducted during the month of
May. Award winners are
announced during your local June
Dairy Month activities.
As in past years Lancaster
Faming plans to present a color
portrait of each winning fium in
die Pennsylvania program to the
fium family owners. These photos
ate taken by your local district
committee and we work together
to present these portraits at Ag
Progress Days in August In addi
tion, a nice sign to hang at your
farm comes from the program.
To qualify for consideration,
you must be actively dairy farming
and shipping milk.
All applications must be com-
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secretary by Wednesday, April IS.
The Dairy of Distinction prog
ram is financed in Pennsylvania by
Hairy farmers through the Ameri
can Dairy Association Dairy
Council and Pennsylvania Dairy
Promotion Program in cooperation
with many local agribusiness orga
nizations. The program is con
ducted with advice and help from
Penn State Cooperative Extension.
Applications are avail
able for Pennsylvania dairy
farms from Michael
O’Conner, 324 Henning
Building, Dept, of Dairy
and Animal Science, Penn
State University, Univer
sity Park, PA 16802.
Phone: (814) 863-3913.
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plications are available
from Carol Keene, RD 1,
Box 31, Gilbertsville, NY
13776. Phone: (607) 783-
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tions, send to: August
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Pittstown, NJ 08867.
Phone; (908) 735-4989.
The Pennsylvania area coordi
nators include the following:
District 11, George Wilcox,
Erie,'* (814) 825-0900.
District 12. Brett Brumbaugh,
Btockway, (814) 328-2095.
District 13, Susan Alexander,
Brookville, (814) 849-7361.
Announces Poster Contest
YORK (York Co.) —The York
County Conservation District is
hosting its annual poster contest in
conjunction with National Wild
life Week, April 19-25. This
year’s theme of the contest and
National Wildlife Week is “Na
ture’s Web: Caring for die Land.”
Posters will be judged in five
grade categories: K-l, 2-3, 4-6,
7-9 and 10-12. Winners are chos
en based on simplicity, creativity
and relation to theme. Posters
must be received at die district of
fice by April 17. Judging is April
22 and winners will be notified by
letter. First place winners receive
$5O savings bonds and second and
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District 14, Janet Hilcnun, Tyr
one. (814) 684-1498.
District 15, Norman Coons, Dry
Run, (717) 349-2847.
District 16, Bernice Gabel,
Newport, (717) 567-3276.
District 17. Craig Williams,
Wellsboco, (717) 724-9120.
District 18, Allen Roszcl, Mon
District 19, James Barnett,
Southampton, (215) 322-0200
District 20, Russell Rooks.
Allentown, (610) 437-2666.
third place winners receive sub
scriptions to Ranger Rick or Na
tional Wildlife, depending on age.
All winners receive ribbons.
In early March, the distance dis
tributed 1,100 National Wildlife
Week packets to elementary
schools throughout the county.
Winners at the York County
level will go on to the state level,
competing in the Pennsylvania
Association of Conservation Dis
trict’s contest held in August.
For a complete set of contest
rules or more information, call
840-7430 or 800-441-2025 ext.
7430 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30
p.m. Monday through Friday.