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    Page 22—Ag Progress Section 2, Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 15, 1998
COLUMBUS, Ohio Nation
al Dairy Shrine (NDS) will hold
its annual awards banquet Oct. 1
during the World Dairy Expo,
Madison, Wisconsin.
Activities will start at 5:30 p.m.
with a social hour in the Expo
Center followed by the banquet
and awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.
NDS will hc-ior its leaders (past
and present) and present thou
sands of dollars to dairy students
who will be the leaders of tomor
row’s dairy industry.
National Dairy Shrine is an or
ganization devoted to preserving
the past and molding the future of
America’s dairy industry.
The National Cattlemen’s Beef
Association, Wisconsin Beef
Council and Provini Veal, recog
nize the important functions of
NDS and they are providing Veal
Florenune for this year’s banquet
Three awards are presented an
nually to individuals who have
made significant contributions to
the dairy industry: Guest of Honor
(one individual each year); four
Pioneeers are recognized for their
contributions to the dairy industry;
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sheep, dairy and beef producers will dis
cuss what works for them and answer your
questions The Grazing Management
workshop will highlight how producers can
reap profit from their pastures, daily at 2
p m
Several “living demonstration areas”
also will be operating continuously
•Forested riparian buffers will show
how plantings along streams can prevent
erosion, as well as filter sediments and
nutrients before they reach the water
•Nutrient management will feature a
manure spreader and compost pile
Specialists will discuss the state’s Nutrient
Management Act and on-farm composting
•Grazing management will include
watering systems, fencing materials and
plots of various forage grasses
• Manure/wastewater disposal systems
will feature an on-site, liquid wastewater
disposal system Visitors can talk with spe
cialists about options for handling manure
and wastewater
•Soil surveys and soil quality will be
interesting to agricultural producers,
building and owners of small tracts of land
Visitors can learn how to evaluate soil and
improve its quality, then take home some
profiles of Pennsylvania’s official state soil,
“Hazleton ” A related exhibit will highlight
the “Soil Survey Centennial,” a publication
that defines the qualities of soil types and
where each type is found
•Living cover and conservation plants
will feature plants that reduce erosion as
well as provide wildlife habitat Visitors
can see how corn, soybeans, small grains
and forages can be planted into a living
mulch such as crownvetch using minimum
or no-tillage cropping practices
Nine agencies and businesses will be
located in the conservation area' the
Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the
Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, the
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission,
the USDA Farm Service Agency, the
Pennsylvania Association of Conservation
Districts the Department of
Environmental Protection's Division of
Conservation Districts and Nutrient
Manage-ment, the U S Army Corps of
Engineers, the USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service, Trout Unlimited and
Land Studies Inc
Penn State’s Ag Progress Days features
more than 500 acres of educational and
commercial exhibits, tours and machinery
demonstrations It is held at the Russell E
Larson Agricultural Research Center at
Rock Springs, nine miles southwest of
State College on Route 45. Hours are 9
a m ■ to 5 p m Tuesday and-Thursday, with
National Dairy Shrine
To Honor Leaders, Dairy Students
and one Distinguished Breeder is
During the banquet approxi
mately $20,000 is awarded to stu
dents pursuing careers in the dairy
industry. The most coveted schol
arship is the Kildee ($3,000) and it
goes to one individual each year.
Seven students will receive the
NDS/DMI Marketing Inc. schol
arships. Five students will receive
cash awards totaling $4,500 as
dairy student recognition winners.
Banquet tickets ($l2) are
available now by contacting Na
tional Dairy Shrine, 1224 Alton
Darby Creek Rd., Columbus,
OH 43228-9792; Phone: 614-
878-5333; Fax: 614-870-2622;
or e-mail:
Guest Of Honor
Richard Clauss, a leading Cali
fornia dairyman, cheese marketer
and Jersey breed leader, has been
named National Dairy Shrine
Guest of Honor for 1998.
Clauss, of Hilmar, Calif, started
his dairy career with 20 Jerseys in
1954. Today, he and his family
own the largest Jersey operation in
extended hours of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m on
Wednesday Admission and parking are
For more information, call (800) PSU
-1010 toll-free until August 20 or visit the
Ag Progress Days site on the World Wide
Web at http.//apd cas psu edu
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the world, with three dairies total
ing more than 2,500 milking
Hundreds of dairy producers
and students visit each year to see
first-hand the Clauss family’s in
novations in nutrition, housing
and heifer raising. The herds have
a rolling average of over 17,000
pounds of milk and 655 pounds of
With the philosophy that there
is no need to produce something
unless it can be marketed at a fair
price, Dick Clauss joined with 10
other dairy producers to establish
Hilmar Cheese Company in 1984.
Receiving nearly 5 million
pounds of milk per day, Hilmar
Cheese is now the world’s largest
single site, integrated cheese and
whey products plant. Its products
are marketed throughout the
United States and internationally.
As chairman of the board of
Hilmar Cheese Company, Clauss
has helped improve milk prices
for hundreds of California dairy
Since its inception, the com-
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pany has paid more than $1 billion
to dairymen through its cheese
yield payment system, creating
competition that resulted in other
area plants paying higher prices as
Clauss is also a long-time lead
er and innovators in the Jersey
breed. He served a combined 17
years on the boards of the Ameri
can Jersey Cattle Association
(AJCA) and National All-Jersey
(NAJ), from 1980 to 1997. Clauss
is one of the few people to serve as
president of both organizations,
and in both capacities made many
significant contributions to the
dairy industry.
Under Clauss’ leadership, NAJ
played a major role in the nation
wide acceptance of multiple com
ponent pricing (MCP) of milk. As
AJCA president, Clauss led the or
ganization to package its pro
grams registration, milk mar
keting, appraisal and performance
—to make them more attractive to
large dairy farmers. He also
helped start a business re-engi
neering project at AJCA, leading
to more efficient registration pro
In an effort to improve the Jer
sey breed and supply his dairies
with top quality replacements,
Clauss helped found Jerseyland
Sires in 1979.
Clauss is currently president of
this young sire proving group,
which samples about 24 young
Jersey bulls each year. Among
Jerseyland’s accomplishments is
the development of Highland Ma-
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gic Duncan, a former number one
bull for both type and production
who continues to have a large im
pact on the breed
Clauss’ past awards have in
cluded 1995 World Dairy Expo
Dairyman of the Year, California
Polytechnic State University
Dairyman of the Year and 1998
American Jersey Cattle Associa
tion Distinguished Service Award.
Clauss and his wife, Sharon,
have three daughters, Kirsten Rus
sell, Karen Tate and Kimberly
Distinguished Breeder
Wayne E. Sliker of Top Acres
Brown Swiss Farm, along with his
wife, Connie, has been named as
the winner of the National Dairy
Shrine’s Distinguished Dairy Cat
tle Breeder Award for 1998.
The annual award recognizes an
active, progressive dairyman who,
through expertise in managing a
dairy breeding herd based upon
sound genetic and business princi
ples, serves as a model of success
for contemporaries.
Wayne’s Top Acres Brown
Swiss herd evolved from a late
1950’s FFA project, when Wayne
was a high school student in New
Jersey. Today the 200-head herd is
known both nationally and inter
Wayne has had 84 All Ameri
cans and 78 Reserve All-Ameri
cans thru the 1996 show season,
considered to be more than any
other Brown Swiss breeder. The
majority of these animals carry the
Top Acres prefix. Since he started
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