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Seth Richards, from Petersburg In Huntingdon County, works with this group of elk
cows born In 1994. They shed their winter coats In spring and have no upper teeth,
except for two small tusks, possibly and Indication of larger prehistoric tusks. These
COWS weigh between 500 and 800 pounds. Photo by Gall Strock, Mifflin Co. comapondtnt
Poultry Fundraiser Features
Performance By Mamas And Papas
Lancaster Farming Staff
HERSHEY (Dauphin Co.)
Fhe Pennsylvania Poultry Federa
ion has seen its share of chal
enges: the avian influenza (A.L)
xitbreak in die past year, food
lafety concerns, and Salmonella
icaies in the media.
But for oat night each year
Maryland Adopts P-Based Nutrient Management
Lancaster Fanning Staff
Maryland Legislature, as
expected, on Monday approved a
compromise legislative package
Titus Martin servos as a founding member and coordina
tor of the Franklin County Graziers. Read his remarks and a
lot of other pertinent Information In the special section For
aging Around newsletter of the Pennsylvania Forage and
Grassland Council In this Issue. Photo by Andy Andnwa.
Five Sections
industry members can celebrate
their accomplishments with dimin'
and entertainment at the annual
Pennsylvania Poultry Federation
Fundraising Banquet at the Her
shey Convention Center.
Next Wednesday, April 22, the
Federation will host about 1,100
poultry producers and agri
industiy representatives, families.
that mandates phosphorus-based
nutrient management
According to Gov. Paris Glen
dening’s press office, the governor
is pleased with the adoption of the
legislation, which is a result of a
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, April 18, 1998
and Maids to the annual banquet
The evening begins with a recep
tion at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7
The Federation, which is
already going through a merger
with PennAg Industries, faced
some tough decisions this yean not
the least of which was who to have
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proposal he made that was adopted
by the Senate.
The House had adopted a simi
lar measure and in order to resolve
the differences, the two measures
were worked out in a conference
committee comprised of members
of both bodies of the state
The Senate and House approved
the recommendations of the con
ference committee after hashing
out differences over the weekend,
according to published reports.
What the legislation means is
that virtually all farms in Maryland
are to be required to have nitrogen
and phosphorus based nutrient
management plans.
According to a summary of the
conference committee report, for
those farms using commercial fer
tilizer, nitrogen and phosphorus
based plans are to be created by
Dec. 31, 2001, and implemented
by Dec. 31, 2002.
For those using manures or
sludge, a nitrogen-based plan must
be created by Dec. 31, 2001 and
implemented by Dec. 31, 2002;
and also have a nitrogen and
phosphorus-based plan created by
July 1, 2004, and the plan imple
mented by July 1, 2005.
Farms are to be inspected for the
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$28.50 Per Year
Elk Farming Gains As
Alternate Enterprise
In Pennsylvania
Mifflin Co. Correspondent
PETERSBURG (Huntingdon
Co.) How would you like to
raise an animal whose nearly
30-pount antlers can be sold for
$3B to $llO per pound; whose
meat is right in line with today’s
market demands low fat and
low cholesterol; whose breed pas
tures mote animals per acre than
beef; and whose herd makes a
great tourist attraction?
These reasons and more are
why the number of elk and elk en
thusiasts in Pennsylvania is grow
ing. The Pennsylvania Elk Breed
ers Association met to organize in
March of 1996 at the Turkey
Ag advisory alumni from Kennard-Dale High School pitch
in to help measure and lay out the design of a new teaching
greenhouse. From left, Ella Hedrick, Kenneth Moore, Floyd
Raffensberger, Marlyn Flaharty, and Paul Knight. Photo by
Joyca Bupp, York Co. comapondant
Alumni Effort Grows
Ag Class Greenhouse
York Co. Correspondent
Ag science students at Kennard-
Dale High School this year were
facing’a dilemma.
Their brand-new curriculum
with 10 students focuses on
studies including plants and plant
growth, soils, pest management,
as well as teaching the business
principles of operating a green
The dilemma; no greenhouse
from which to operate.
“So our ag advisory committee
took it upon themselves to start a
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Ridge Elk Farm in Huntingdon
County. Seth Richards and Nicole
Auman welcomed 35 people to
the meeting and to a tour of their
elk handling facilities. Twelve
people became members that
night. The growing membership
of the Pennsylvania association
has reached 37. Membership in
the North American Elk Breeders
Association stands at 1,400.
Seth Richards first became
interested in elk after seeing a
booth at Ag Progress Days in
1994. At the stand that day, he
gleaned as much information as he
could from elk farmers Ron Mur
phy of Pottos Mills. Centre Coun-
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fund-raising program among the
alumni and area businesspeople,”
credits ag science teacher Jennifer
That drive was successful and a
$5,000 greenhouse now stands in
a courtyard in the center of the
high school. In addition to raising
monies, the ag alumni further
pitched in with time and labor to
help with the construction of the
20 x 40-foot, plastic-sheathed,
quonset-style facility.
Just building the facility created
another challenge. The school’s
courtyard is not accessible
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