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Vol. 45 No. 15
The Pennsylvania Holstein Association named its Distinguished Junior Mem
bers during last week’s Junior Convention. From left are the senior division finalists
Joshua Ford, Erica Davis (winner), Alisha Risser (winner), and Katie Suba. See full photo
essay from Convention on pages D 4 and D 5. Photos supplied by the Holstein Association
Adams County 4-H team captured first place at the Keystone Pork Bowl
Wednesday at the Lebanon Fairgrounds. From left, team members Missy Jeff
coat, Chris Jeffcoat, Coach Ronald Funt, B.J. Wagner, and Brad Keefer. See
story page A 36. Photo by Andy Andrews
First-place winners of the Pennsylvania Five-Acre Corn Club contest were an
nounced at the crops conference Tuesday. From left, Dan Wolf, state corn asso
ciation president, who presented the awards; Chris Pilgrim; Jeffrey Reed; and
Carl Shaffer. See story page A 23. Photo by Andy Andrews
Five Sections
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, jFebruani^p^mjhr
Pa. Young Farmers
Name Award Winners
WYOMISSING (Berks Co.) -
A former county agent and agri
County-Commissioner, Judy
Schwank, told the Pennsylvania
Young Farmers at their annual
meeting Wednesday evening,
that farmers drive the whole
(economic) engine.
“It’s important we keep you
(financially) healthy,” Schwank
said. “We have the land (in
Berks County) and we are able
to protect it. But we must pro-
The year 2000 Honorary Young Farmer is Dr. Ferman
Moody, right, retired Pennsylvania Department of Edu
cation director of vocational-technical education. Dr.
Moody spent a lifetime in agricultural education and re
ceived this award at the Pennsylvania Young Farmers
convention Wednesday evening. Making the presenta
tion is Timothy Weller, adviser, agricultural education,
Pennsylvania Department of Education. Photo by Everett
Newswanger, Editor
Cornucopia Unites
Legislators With Ag Leaders
Lancaster Farming Spiff
Co.) Key agriculture in
fluencers had the opportunity to
network with state legislators
during Monday’s legislative re
About 75 legislators and 75
representatives of state farm or
ganizations attended the annual
reception, hosted by the Penn-
State Council of Farm
Grazing School, Laneway
|>esignJj> 'Foraging Around
The first of four quarterly issues of Foraging Around, the
newsletter of the Pennsylvania Forage and Grassland Council
(PFGC), appears in this week’s Lancaster Farming. The
newsletter features* information on a beginning grazier’s school,
important tips on laneway design, and a preview of the upcoming
Pennsylvania Grazing and Forage Conference March 1-2 in
Grantville. Of interest to the grazier are messages from the PFGC
and others.
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tect you, the farmer.”
Schwank said farmland pres
ervation efforts in Berks County
started in 1989. Since that time,
14,500 acres have been pro
tected. The goal is to protect
200,000 acres. The County has
committed $7 million to the
farmland preservation effort
this year.
“More than 40 percent of the
land in Berks County is devoted
to agriculture,” Schwank said.
“We have 1,200 businesses and
1,800 farmers that provide jobs
(Turn to Pag* A 22)
Organizations. Representatives
from both the Senate and the
faouse attended the reception,
often as the cornucopia.
Held in the Capitol East Wing
Rotunda and set around a buffet
of Pennsylvania foods, the re
ception gave legislators and
guests a chance to talk about
some of the key issues in agricul
ture. It was sponsored by the
Pennsylvania Department of
(Turn to Page A 26)
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