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Vol. 43 No. 4JB
Standing with Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Nichole Meabon, center front,
are county dairy princesses competing for the state title tonight, front, from
left, are contestants Cynthia Grossman, Chester; Missy Powell, Somerset;
Vicki Henry, Clearfield; Kristen Morgan, Beaver-Lawrence; Becky Ruffaner,
Armstrong; Christine Messner, Schuylkill; Billie Jo Bird, Centre; and Kristina
Baker, Tioga. Second row, from left, are Kristen Burch, Warren; Jennifer Dot
terer, Clinton; Melissa Daly, Lycoming; Heidi Finicle, Lebanon; Lacey Zak-
Lancaster Fanning Staff
Co.) This is the 35th year for
the Pennsylvania All-American
Dairy Show at the state Farm Show
Complex in Harrisburg and orga
nizers have announced that it has
grown into a world-class event.
The All-American Dairy Show
really is for all dairy enthusiasts,
not just those who show animals or
breed for type.
The PAADS technically is from
USDA-EPA Draft More Regs
HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.) The U.S. Department of Agricul
ture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were to have offi
cially released Friday a draft package of regulations directed at controll
ing all livestock operations in the United States.
This new proposal is officially called the draft USDA-EPA Unified
National Strategy for Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs). It was to
have been published in the Sept. 18 issue of the Federal Register.
Not to be confused with EPA’s already released Concentrated Ani
mal Feeding Operation (CAFO) strategy targeted at controlling
nutrients on high density livestock operations this new strategy is
directed at all livestock operations.
A satellite transmission from USDA of an overview of what is in the
strategy was set for Friday afternoon.
This issue is considered important enough for all livestock fanners to
understand and provide comment to USDA.
Look for a report in next week’s Lancaster Farming.
Four Sections
35th Pa. All-American Dairy Show A Celebration
Sept. 20-24, but in reality, it started
Friday with animals arriving from
all over the United States and
Canada, and continues today with
the state dairy princess competi
tion and coronation at the Sheraton
Harrisburg East.
Sunday, Sept. 20 is officially the
first day, and starts at noon with an
opening ceremony and ribbon
cutting ceremony in the Dairy
Activity Center, located in the
Farm Show Complex’s Northeast
Building, adjacent to the Large
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September 19, 1998
The ceremony will feature the
fact that PAADS is serving as host
to its first dairy antiques and col
lectibles show, with collectors
from Maryland, New York, North
Carolina and Pennsylvania having
committed early to displaying their
items, and others expected from
other states.
Items to be displayed include
seldom-seen equipment used in the
late 1880 s and early 1900 s, such as
gravity and mechanical cream
separators, butter chums, butter
workers, paddles, bowls, molds
and prints, cheese making utensils,
ice cream freezers, etc.
One of the most rare items is to
be a foot-powered milking
$30,000 In Hand To Kick Off
Lancaster Farmland Trust Drive
Managing Editor
LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.)
At the kick-off breakfast of the
Lancaster Farmland Trust Harvest
Appeal fund raising campaign,
Tom Stouffer, executive director
said the $200,000 goal is signific
ant because of the leverage these
stelecky, Crawford; Jessia Pomraning, York; Jessica Bailor, Juniata; Megan
Meyers, Franklin; Talitha Coolbaugh, Bradford; Lisa Heimbach, SUN; and
Laura Peachey, Mifflin. Third row, from left, are Elizabeth Seman, Susquehan
na; Amanda Sollenberger, Blair; Bridget Farabaugh, Cambria; Jill Broschart,
Sullivan; Audra Wood, Lancaster; Rebecca Cornman, Cumberland; Alicia
Gross, Berks; Tammy Menke, Mercer; Kristen Freemer, Jefferson; and Abby
Wilson, Wyoming-Lackawartna.
machine on loan from the Penn
State University Pasto Agricultur
al Museum.
Many items will continue to be
displayed through the week.
Youth Competitions
At 1 p.m. Sunday, the youth
showmanship contest is to be held
in the Large Arena, which is to
have been especially decorated for
the 35th anniversary.
The showmanship contest is in
its second year and is competitive.
Youth don’t have to own an animal
or have one registered in any of the
shows to compete. The contest
allows the loan of animals for
those willing to test their show
manship skills.
funds give to secure additional
matching funds. Stouffer express
ed belief the Trust can turn the
campaign funds into $1 million.
“Farmland preservation is not
only about preserving farms but
also preserving farmers," Stouffer
said. “Since we are asking those
who preserve their farms to make a
The showmanship contest is a
two-phase competition.
Phase II of the showmanship
competition pits the top 10 in the
senior-age division in a fit-out con
test. A $5OO savings bond and a set
of clippers goes to the top finalist,
but all of the top 10 receive a
monetary award.
The second phase starts at 5 p.m.
in the Small Arena of the Com
plex, that also boasts a new coat of
paint and some other new
Another competition is the Invi
tational Youth Dairy Cattle Judg
ing Contest, opened to 4-H, FFA
and collegiate judging teams from
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perpetual commitment to farming
must give them the assurance that
future generations can find farm
ing profitable into the long future.
John Schwartz, Lancaster Coun
ty agent and board chairman, said
membership has increased to 1,500
members and agreed that preserv
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