Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, October 03, 1998, Image 1

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    V 01.43 No. 48
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) The Pennsylvania State
Grange on Monday presented
some of its concerns that are to be
debated for possible policy adop
tion by its delegate body at its
upcoming state convention, Oct
24-28 in Meadville.
In a recent first for the organiza
tion, the general and agricultural
press were invited to listen to the
Pa. State Grange commitee and
subcommittee chairpeople present
some of its concerns and issues of
concern from which policy may be
The event was topical, especial
ly since the state Legislature
reconvened session this week, and
is expected to be active until taking
a break prior to Nov. 3 elections,
and then reconvening later.
Duroc Breed
Has Both Supremes
At York Fair Show
YORK (York Co.) The
supreme champions at the
York Fair open swine breeding
show came from the Duroc Breed.
Rodger Banker!, Hanover, had the
grand champion Duroc boar that
went on to be the supreme champ
ion boar of the show.
Ray Rodgers, Columbia, had the
grand champion sow that was later
named supereme champion sow of
the show.
Other champion winners in the
Duroc breed arc Rodger Bankert,
reserve champion boar and reserve
champion sow.
In the Hampshire breed. Matt
Trostle, Red Lion had the champ
ion boar and the champion sow.
Donna & JC Strawbridge, White
hall, had the reserve champion
boar and reserve champion sow.
In the Poland show, Cheiyl Ben
necoff, Kutztown, had all four
In the Spotted show, Lany
Robinson, Delta, had both the
champion boar and the champion
The supreme champion sow at the York Fair open swine
show is owned by Ray Rogers, right, and shown here with
Matt Parsons, show Judge.
Four Sections
Pa. State Grange Prepares To Tackle Issues
After a welcome by State
Grange Master William Steel, and
informal tune allowed for discus
sion, Grange Legislative Director
Brenda Shambaugh explained the
Grange's policy development
The National Grange is a nation-
State Ag Secretary Samuel Hayes Jr., visited many of
Pennsylvania’s local and county fairs during the last two
months. Here he is seen in the Ephrata Fair with two young
riders, Jordon Kaye, top, and Ryan Herr.
sow. Michael & Gene Weber,
Shrewsbury, had both the reserve
champion boar and the reserve
champion sow.
In the Yorkshire show, Donna &
JC Strawbridge had the grand and
reserve grand champion boars.
Allen Combower, New Freedom
had both the grand and reserve
champion sows.
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, Octobers, 1998
al organization of state organiza
tions. Each state organization is
comprised of county level organi
zations called the “Pomona’’
Counties can have several to
none subordinate, or local,
Elsie Wolff Receives All-American Image Award
Co.) - After a great day in the
show ring, Elsie Wolff sat down
to enjoy the All-American buffet
held as part of the dairy show,
but soon she was on stage
accepting the Pennsylvania All-
American dairy show's 1998
image award. The image award
is given to someone who is a
leader and promoter of the All-
American dairy show and the
overall dairy industry.
Elsie Wolff certainly works
above and beyond the award cri
teria. Growing up on her fami
ly's Guernsey farm gave Elsie
her foundation in what has
become a lifelong dedication to
the Guernsey industry. She has
served as secretary of the
Pennsylvania Guernsey
Breeders Association since 1980.
She said, "I haven't been with
the show for all 35 years, only 33
years." Her work for the good of
the All-American show has led
to higher quality competition,
better lighting, an improved
microphone system and she is
continually looking for new
exhibitors to expand the show
and increase competition.
Members present issues of con
cern and potential policy state
ments or positions to local
Granges, which are discussed and
may be forwarded to the county
level, where they can be amended
or condensed with similar state
ments from other local Granges.
From the county Granges, the
state organization subcommittees
review the submitted potential pol
icy statements, again revising if
Seven National
Championships Decided At
Pennsylvania Horse Show
Co.) - The Pennsylvania
National Horse Show set for
October 8 to 17 at the state farm
show arena is not only the coun
try's largest multi-breed indoor
horse show, it is also the setting
for the country's fiercest eques
trian competition, as seven cov
eted national titles will be decid
ed there.
One of only three USA Junior
Olympics-Equestrian events,
and the only to be held east of
the Mississippi, is the American
Corn Talk Next Week
Next week Lancaster Fanning will publish the fall issue of Corn
Talk , the newsletter of the Pennsylvania Master Corn Growers Associ
ation (PMCGA). The Oct. 10 issue will feature an interview with the
first president of the PMCGA, information about Bt com test plots,
work on corn’s optimum field population rate, results on the latest stu
dies on narrow-row com, and other items of interest to the grower.
Also scheduled are comments from the PMCGA and advertising
Her awards include numer
ous All-American awards, All-
Pennsylvania awards and she is
Elsie Wolff receives the Pennsylvania All American show
image award from Obie Snider. The award, a hand-crafted
stained glass hanging mirror, is given in recognition of
someone who has improved the image of the show.
$29.50 Per Year
necessary to provide a policy that
reflects the desires of members.
Those policy proposals are then
debated and voted upon by the
state Grange delegates during its
annual convention.
State policy that is developed is
then forwarded to the National
Grange, where a similar process
occurs through the national dele
gates at the national convention.
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Horse shows Association/Black
Entertainment Television
National Junior Jumper
Championship. Teams of the top
four riders under age 18 from
each zone, or region, of the US,
compete over jumps for Junior
Olympic gold, silver, and bronze
medals on Saturday night,
October 10. The rivalry is espe
cially fierce between traditional
contenders Zone 10, which
includes California and Nevada,
and the hometown favorite Zone
a member of the American
Guernsey Cattle Club. She has
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