Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, October 24, 1998, Image 168

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    D4-Lanca*ter Farming, Saturday, October 24, 1998
BEAVER (Beaver Co.) The
SUN Area FFA Dairy and
Livestock Judging career devel
opment events were held
Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Beaver
Community Fair.
In the dairy judging event,
contestants judged two classes
of Holsteins, a class of Brown
Swiss cows, and a class of Jersey
summer yearlings. Oral reasons
were given on the Brown Swiss
cow class.
On an individual basis,
Jennifer McWilliams and
Melissa McWilliams placed first
and third, respectively, with
blue ribbons. Sandy Opdyke was
the third member of the first
place team. She earned a red
West Snyder Team B consist
ed of Jonathan Hackenberg,
Kathy Fry, and Valerie Snook.
They earned white ribbons.
The livestock judging team
judged market steers, market
hogs, market lambs, and breed
ing sheep. Oral reasons were
given on the market hogs.
In the livestock judging
event, Michele Fetterolf and
Brandon Herman placed first
and second respectively with
blue ribbons. Heather
Hollenbach was third member of
the first place team. She earned
a red ribbon. Team B consisted
of Chris Foor, Brian Keister, and
Brandon Heckman. Chris and
Brian earned red ribbons and
Brandon earned a white ribbon.
Agco Dealers Get Training
ATLANTA, Ga Agco deal
ers got a first-hand look at the
new Fieldstar Precision Farming
System , with all the trimmings,
during a series of training ses
sions held across the Midwest
this spring.
“If you can point and touch,
you can use .Fieldstar,” said
Craig Fenstermaker, who along
with Dion Hake, conducted the
training sessions. Fenstermaker
and Hake are Agco product spe
cialists covering lowa and
“Fieldstar is the most com
prehensive, tested, and user
friendly precision farming sys
tem on the market today,”
Fenstermaker told the dealers.
“Better yet, it’s the most accu
rate system out there ”
He points to Fieldstar’s four
exclusive features that keep the
system in step with the accuracy
and convenience needs of the
growing trend to precision farm
• Touch screen display, called
the “Data Touch™” command
center, that lets operators moni
tor harvesting data and combine
performance with just the tap of
a finger
West Snyder FFA Wins SUN Area Judging Events
First-place SUN Area FFA livestock judging team from
West Snyder, front row, from left, Heather Hollenbach and
Chris Foor. In back, from left, Brandon Herman, Brian
Keister, and Michele Fetterolf.
BETHANY (Wayne Co.)
The Wayne County Farm Bureau
(WCFB) reviewed numerous top
ics at its annual dinner meeting at
Bethany United Methodist Church
Russell Gunton, of the Pennsyl
vania Department of Agriculture,
offer more than 60 members a
message of encouragement. Agri
culture is still the industry in
Pennsylvania, directly employing
one out of cvciy five residents.
Last year’s Pennsylvania Agricul
tural exports reached a six-year
high at $987.9 million. The com
monwealth continues to actively
pursue expansion 100,000
pounds of Pennsylvania’s poultry
products were recently sold to Ja
WCFB awarded scholarships to
four area teachers to attend an in
tensive week of “Ag in the Class
room” at Penn State. This in-
• Large screen display area
for easy monitoring of data -
largest display on the market.
• Unique marker system that
lets the combine operator mark
and map specific portions of the
field, such as weed patches and
wet spots, for follow-up manage
• Optional in-cab printer for
producing instant “hard copy”
records while “on-the-go.”
The Fieldstar precision farm
ing system is available for Agco
brand combines including rotary
and conventional models of
Gleaner and selected models of
Massey Ferguson.
“I think it’s the wave of the
future,” said dealer Don Koshatka,
of Clet Koshatka Farm Equipment
in Protivin, lowa.
“The Fieldstar system has a
lot of experience behind it.
They’ve improved on the tech
nology, and, according to the
charts and graphs we reviewed,
this system exceeds what’s in
the marketplace.
“We have a farmer who’s
already purchased one for a new
MFB7BO rotary combine,” he
Farm Bureau Reviews
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formative program is meant to
bring the message of agriculture
back to the students.
Two of this year’s recipients
addressed the membership. Nancy
Dadig, a science teacher at St.
Vincent’s School, expressed grati
tude for the eye-opening experi
ence and plans to incorporate the
materials from the hands-on ex
perience into her lesson plans. Her
class will be working with the hy
droponics experiment kit as well
as recreation of a white rat experi
ment that will demonstrate the
positive effect of milk consump
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First-place SUN Area FFA dairy judging team from West
Snyder, front row, from left, Jen McWilliams and Melissa
McWilliams. In back, from left, Kathy Fry, Valerie Snook,
and Jonathan Hackenberg.
Year At Meeting
Sue Delling, principal and math
teacher also of St Vincent’s re
iterated how important it is for the
children to realize where their
food comes from. The date and
statistics she gathered while visit
ing various farms and orchards
will be incorporated into her Bth
grade math classes. In cooking
class, students made old-fash
ioned ice cream.
County Commissioner Tony
Herzog, commented on the disap
pointing turn of events associated
with the Northeast Dairy Com
pact The democratic process was
sidetracked by one official who
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was able to stall the bill in com
mittee. On a positive note. Com
missioner Herzog congratulated
the group on the recent passage of
ACT 50, Local Tax Reform issue.
He felt strongly that improving
property tax relief for farmers is a
very important issue.
hr regional news Jeff Groves re
ported the “Farmer to Farmer"
program is successful. Farmers
seek to establish good rapport
with the Department of Environ
mental Protection (DEP) in order
to develop mutual understanding
and maintain open communica
tion lines.