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Vol. 45 No. 11
Gov. Ridge Keynotes Dinner \ Opens Farm Show
HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.)
- "Overrun by success!" That's
what officials called the
Pennsylvania Farm Show held
this week in Harrisburg.
Because the official dinner at the
Hilton located down town, late
last week, literally overflowed out
of the main ballroom into side
And because thousands of cars
began to stream into the Farm
Show Complex parking lot by 7
a.m. Saturday morning...
And because some venders in
the exhibition halls had sold their
week's supply of goods to the
jam-packed crowd by Sunday
Farm Show officials were
pleased with the visual evidence
they had put together the greatest
show ever in the 84-year history
The supreme champion gilt at the Pennsylvania Farm Show
was a Duroc shown by Dave and Betty Holloway, Glen Rock,
York County, shown here with Barbara Grumbine, left, making
the presentation for Farm Show Director Dennis Grumbine;
Pennsylvania State Ag Secretary Samuel Hayes Jr.; and Judge
Kim Brock, from Oklahoma State. The champion sold at Farm
Show swine sale for $1,200 to John Tingner Jr., Hartly, Del. See
story page 819. Photo by Everett Newswanger, editor.
FFA Honors Its Finest
Lancaster Fanning Staff
HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.)
“You are the fire that bums, and
the lightning behind the thunder,"
said Pennsylvania FFA President
Elio Chiarelli Jr. to mote than
2,000 FFA members, family, and
Mends Monday evening during
the 71 st Annual Pennsylvania FFA
Mid-Winter Convention at the
Farm Show Complex.
In line with the convention
theme, the event serves as a way to
“unlock the potential" talents FFA
members can use to bring a better
world to their families, schools,
and community.
At the convention, the state FFA
Four Sections
of the annual January event. "A
fitting start to the new
millennium," they said.
Even the famous blistering
cold and snowy Farm Show
weather worked in their favor.
"Warmer than normal," the
weatherman said.
It all started when the governor
of Pennsylvania, Tom Ridge,
gave the keynote address at the
International Celebration 2000
dinner Friday night to kickoff the
celebration. One-hundred-eighty
dignitaries from 37 countries were
guests of the Pennsylvania
Department of Agriculture's
aggressive export and trade
commission efforts. In addition,
hundreds of important people
from every government and
private sector of the food chain
were present to make this the
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honored members, family, and
friends for their contributions.
Also, more than 250 FFA mem
bers from throughout the state
received the coveted Keystone
Degree. The degree recipients
were individually profiled in Sec
tion 1 of last week’s issue of Lan
caster Farming.
State Agricultural Secretary
Samuel Hayes Jr. noted that, when
the state opened the 84th annual
Farm Show last Saturday, state
FFA officers were on hand As we
enter a new millennium, the state
ag secretary noted, it will be the
youth that will key the success of
The new century will be
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, January 15, 2000
Gov. Ridge with son Tom and Tom's friend Michael Reardon pose on an antique tractor
while on tour of the Farm Show. After the tour, Gov. Ridge officially opened the show in the
Large Arena. Photo by Everett Newswanger, editor.
Brown Swiss Wins Top Honors
At Farm Show Dairy Show
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) - In front of a crowded
audience of both dairy exhibitors
and non-farm spectators, a
Brown Swiss won supreme
champion of the Farm Show
Dairy Cattle Show on Tuesday.
Bruce and Laura Heilinger of
Lebanon Co. won the title with
their senior three year old,
Heilinger Ay Nina Norm Twin.
"Norm" is scored 91 points
and produced 18,000 pounds of
milk during her last lactation.
The Brown Swiss Association
recently nominated "Norm” All-
American Produce of Dam, along
with her sister, Heilinger Jet Nina
Nadia, who won Brown Swiss
champion udder and first place in
the Senior two year old class at
Farm Show.
“defined by each and every one of
you,” Hayes said. “It will be only
as good as you individually and
collectively make it”
Hayes noted the FFA offers
tools such as life skills, leadership
training, plan of work manage
ment, professional techniques to
help define goals antLobjccdvcs,
and others to key success.
Elk) Chiarclli Jr., state FFA
president, noted that the associa
tion created 2,000 stuffed toy ani
mals called “Sam the FFA
Bear,” in honor of Hayes, himself a
former FFA member, for his devo
tion to FFA. They are presented as
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$31.00 Per Year
This is the first time the
Heilingers have won supreme
champion at the Farm Show,
although they have won grand
champion in the past. It's also the
first time that the Brown Swiss
breed has earned the coveted
supreme champion title since its
origin in the late 80's.
Reserved supreme champion
went to the grand champion
Jersey cow, CLV Grove Miss
Fatima. Owned by Patricia and
Bryan Huff of Chester Co.,
"Fatima" is an eight-year-old
who produced 17,873 pounds of
milk during her last lactation.
"Fatima" has taken Grand
Belgian Mare Is Supreme
The Belgian mare was selected as supreme champion of the
draft horse show at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Lon Acres
Lucinda is owned by Donald and Mark Ryburn, Washington. In
the photo, Ag Secretary Samuel Hayes Jr., and Janelle Lapp,
Pennsylvania Draft Horse and Mule queen make the
presentation to Mark Ryburn at the halter. See story page A 26.
Photo by Everett Newswanger, editor.
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Champion three times at the
Farm Show. She was also last
year's supreme champion
Other bleed champion
winners included Magic-
Meadows Laser Pastel, an
Ayrshire junior three-yr.-old
owned by James Findley from
Lancaster Co. The reserved
champion Ayrshire was a four
yr.-old owned by Audrey Gay
Rodgers of Mifflin County
Grand champion of the
Guernsey breed went to Sniders
Fayettes Horizon, a five year old
owned by Aaron Gable of
Bedford Co. Rutters Brothers of
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