Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 08, 1998, Image 21

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    Mason-Dixon RWDCA Sets Picnic
The Mason-Dixon Red &
White Dairy Cattle Association
will hold its annual picnic and
Held day on Sept 13, at 1 p.m.
Chicken barbecue and drinks
will be provided. Each family at-
Gettysburg High School
Several prominent leaders in the
districts have taken a pro-active
role in starting up the initiative to
help restructure ag education in the
classroom into the next century.
One of them is Gettysburg. The
person behind the implementation
of the program is Thomas Oyler,
ag science instructor.
According to Mimi Lufkin, pro
ject director of the Vision for Pen
nsylvania Agricultural Education
Project who spoke at an ag update
meeting in Harrisburg in April, all
students need to have a “basic
understanding of agriculture so
they can make informed decisions
as consumers and citizens.”
She cited the increasing use of
technology in agriculture and
schools need to keep up with those
Oyler has used the Reinventing
Agricultural Education for the
Year 2020 Project to guide the
actual Vision for Agricultural Edu
cation Program.
Oyler established a group of 21
stakeholders who have agricultural
backgrounds. The stakeholders are
graduates of the program, parents,
board members, business people,
school administrators, and
So far, three local
meetings have been
conducted to help iron
out the plan for the
The first meeting
overviewed the middle
and high school prog
ram. The second
reviewed program
objectives, funding,
recruitment and reten
tion of students, techni
cal preparation, and
included a discussion of
FFA-related programs.
The third meeting
reviewed observations
from visitations to Penn
Manor and Solanco high
schools. A discussion
was held on what kind
of programs to offer stu
dents in the future.
In a story in The
Enlightener, a publica
tion from Penn State’s
Center for Professional
Personnel Develop
ment, Department of
Agricultural and Exten
sion Education, Oyler
noted that he believes
the Reinventing Ag
Education for the Year
2020 Project gave his
stakeholders “the ability
to think futuristically.
“The exercises pro
vided (for) them the
opportunity to think
beyond the world as
they sec it now.”
Vision for Ag Educa
tion Project assisted
Oyler by providing him
with a 12-step plan.
Oyler believes four
positive things have
• 21 people have
become interested in the
ag program.
tending is asked to bring a covered
dish to share.
Hosts this year will be Paul and
Lucinda Moyer and Family of
Peek-A-View Holsteins from
Bemville, PA. The Moyers milk
about 130 Holsteins, one half of
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• Potentially one half of the
stockholders serve on an advisory
• The project demonstrates to
the school board that a diverse
community has great interest in the
• A needed change in the curri
culum’s contest, delivery, and
scope is obtainable.
Oyler provided other sugges
tions that helped his efforts suc
ceed. They included calling stake
holders not present at the meetings
to update them on the progress of
the group, limiting the meetings to
exactly two hours, making sure the
stakeholders receive a letter
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The picnic is open to all. Please
come and visit with red and white
enthusiasts, neighbors and friends.
Please make reservations by call
ing (610) 488-7308 by August 29.
including the time, place, and
objectives of the meeting, schedul
ing the meetings in the fall and
winter because of fairs, summer
vacations, and other events, and to
keep the group focused and on
Said Mimi Lufkin, Vision for
Pennsylvania Agricultural Educa
tion Project director, one of the
driving factors creating the need
for this project was “the increasing
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Chester Holstein Calf Given
Andra Stoltzfus, won the give-away calf at the Chester
County Holstein club picnic last Friday. The event was held
at the farm of Amos E. Stoltzfus family at Honey Brook. Any
one aged 6 to 16 who attended the picnic could sign-up for
the free drawing.
The calf, a rgistered Holstein, came from the herd of Har
old and Glenn Ranch. The sire Is Duster and the dam a VG
26,000 m Calypso daughter. Purina also supplied a 6
months supply of feed for the calf.
In the Judging annual judging contest, Christy Guest won
the youth division; Kathy Guest won the women’s division;
and a three-way-tie in the men’s division was shared by
Tom Lapp, Steve Stoltzfus, and David K. SToltzfus. In the
photo, Harold and Andrea show the calf.
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