Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 25, 1998, Image 1

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Vol. 43 No. 38
Young Farmers View Satellite Mapping Technology
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) If there is one concern
growers share, it’s this: how do
you improve a block of ground to
make it more profitable?
That question was addressed
Monday evening here during a
demonstration of field mapping.
But this was no ordinary demon
stration. About 18 Solanco Young
Farmers Association members
took turns in a jeep, seeing firs
thand how satellites can be usedto
“grid” a field. Satellite and compu
ter technology can be bound
together to provide in-depth detail
about the profile of soil, including
nutrient levels, acidity, and other
A $2,000 bid for this Dorset lamb benefits the Pennsylva
nia FFA Foundation. The auction follows the annual Moss’s
Fore FFA Golf Tournament and awards dinner held Monday
evening at Foxchase Golf Course. From left are top bidders
Brian Stevenson and Bill Richards, representing Pepsi
Cola, with Rachel Day, who will show the lamb at upcoming
competitions before selling the lamb again In the fall and
donating half the profits back to the Grassland FFA Scho
larship Fund. Photo by Lou Ann Good.
FFA Golf Tournament
Exceeds $25,000 Goal
Lancaster Fanning Staff
DENVER (Lancaster Co.)
“Unbelieveable!” Kerry Hoffman,
FFA event coordinator, said as she
tallied up the results of the annual
Hoss’s Fore FFA Golf Tourna
ment and Dinner/Auction held
While the exact amount gar
nered from golfing fees and auc
tion items was not known at press
time, it was evident that the Pen
nsylvania FFA Foundation
exceeded its $25,000 fund-raising
“Every thing at the auction went.
for more than we ever dreamed,”
Hoffman said.
_ Gamering the highest bid was a
Five Sections
The real long-range bargain for
farmers: see where nutrients,
including those in manure, can be
used more effectively to improve
crop production.
Tom Adams 111 of Creswell
Lime in Bel Air, Md.. provided the
equipment for the demonstration
Pennsylvania Requires
Vet Certificates
Co.) An outbreak of a viral dis
ease that causes mouth sores and
ulcers in horses, cattle and swine
Dorset lamb. Excitement coursed
through the crowd with brisk bid
ding that culminated with a $2,000
bid from Brian Stevenson and Bill
Richards of Pepsi Cola.
Stevenson said that he and
Richards had no intention of buy
ing a lamb or of spending $2,000
when he came to the event, but,
like others in attendance, he likes
to support FFA. Pepsi Cola’s inter
est in FFA was sparked through its
involvement with Hoss’s Steak
and Seafood House, sponsors of
the fundraiser.
The pnusual part about the
$2,000 bid is that the lamb was
given to FFA member Rachel Day
of New Holland. Originally, the
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, July 25, 1998
to the young farmers Monday
evening at the Peach Bottom dairy
farm operated by Ed Zug. Zug
allowed Adams to map out a
6.2-acre segment of Zug’s 148
Zug cares for about 60 Holstein
cows and some Jerseys on the
has broken out in three Southwest
ern states and to help protect the
rest of the states, especially in the
Northeast, some additional tem
porary biosecurity measures are
being implemented.
In Pennsylvania, state Secretary
of Agriculture Samuel Hayes Jr.
has announced that the Depart
ment of Agriculture is requiring
domestic animals entering Pen
nsylvania from states where the
disease has been present to cany
an official certificate of veterinary
Those states are New Mexico,
Texas, and Arizona.
The disease is called vesicular
stomatitis and, according to state
veterinarians, it causes ulcers in
the mouth of the animal and makes
it difficult for them to eat and
While severe cases can lead to
the death of the animal, it is usually
isn't the case, but instead the dis
ease poses significant production
problems if livestock can’t eat
The disease is caused by a vims
and most viruses have a five to
seven day incubation time, and a
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The new Dairy of Distinction farms from Pennsylvania are pictured in a special sec
tion with this Issue of Lancaster Farming. In addition, we have short Interviews with
each of the dairy families behind these beautiful farmsteads and messages of congra
tulations from our advertisers. You’ll want to look at this special annual section. To
introduce the winning farms, we have part of the dairy herd of Anthony and Barbara
Wertz, Manns Choice, In the above photograph.
$29.50 Per Year
The 6.2 acres, on a winding con
tour, are being rotated from com to
alfalfa this year.
Adams, who has mapped and
gridded 1,800 acres for various
farms, drove a small jeep contain-
Tom Adams 111, Bel Air, Md., left, provided the equipment
for the demonstration to the young farmers. Adams checks
over mapping results with Ed Herrmann, Solanco Young
Farmers adviser. Photo by Andy Andrews
60c Per Copy
ing receiver and storage equip
ment Using the global positioning
satellite (GPS) system put in place
by the government Adams uses a
special receiver/storage system
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