Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 26, 2000, Image 1

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V 01.45 No. 17
1999 Herd Management Award winners who attended PA DHIA’s annual ban
quet included (from left) Tom and Cindy Rutter Johnson representing Rutters
Farm, Don and Pam Gable, Albin Wester representing Wester Jersey Farm, Terry
and Kevin Shuey representing Little-Hill Farm, and Ray and Karen Moyer repre
senting Junge Farms, Inc. Photo by Jayne Sebright
Ben Jackson from Jefferson County was described as “down-to-earth, rock
solid, modest, and a good friend” during the presentation honoring him as one of
two 2000 inductees into the Pennsylvania Holstein Association Hall of Fame.
Ben is pictured with his wife Regina, their four children, and their families. Photo
by Jayne Sebright
Paul Miller of Dauphin County knows how to breed excellent cows, overcome
adversity, and capture an audience with his singing talents. Miller was honored,
along with Jackson, by the Holstein Association during last Thursday evening’s
annual banquet. Here he appears with his wife Patricia, their three children, and
their families. Photo by Jayne Sebright
Four Sections
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, February 26, 2000
Pennsylvania DHIA Honors
1999 Award Winners
During Annual Banquet
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) The Pennsylvania Dairy
Herd Improvement Association
honored member herds with
outstanding records during
Tuesday evening’s annual meet
ing banquet. Herd management
award winners, along with the
1999 lowest somatic cell herd,
were announced during the
D. Ellis Dix, a Wayne County
dairy producer, was recognized
as the Clyde Robison Leader
Miller, Jackson Are
2000 Holstein
Lancaster Farming Staffs
L 4RLISLE (Cumberland
Co.) The words “Salt of the
Earth” come to mind when con
sidering Pennsylvania Holstein
Hall of Fame inductees honored
during this year’s annual ban
quet late last week.
Ben Jackson and Paul Miller
were honored as the 2000 induc
tees. Jefferson Yoder was recog
nized for being a 1999 inductee.
The honor came as a complete
surprise to both Jackson and
Miller, who found out that they
were this year’s inductees
during slide presentations about
their farming experiences and
family history. The slideshows
Plum Pox, New
Materials Under
Scrutiny At Meeting
Lancaster Farming Staff
LANCASTER (Lancaster
Co.) One positive effect of
last year’s drought was that fruit
tree diseases were slight to
nonexistent. As a result, some
times growers forget the prob
lems associated with fruit trees
in a wet year, including scab,
apple rust, and others, accord
ing to Jim Travis, a Penn State
plant pathologist.
And growers must cooperate
with state and federal agencies
to stop the plum pox virus or
there could be serious conse
quences to the industry, accord
ing to another Penn State
pathologist, John Hulbrendt.
The plant pathologists spoke
to about 60 growers and agri
industry representatives
Wednesday at the Penn State
$31.00 Per Year
ship Award winner. This award
is given by the association to a
DHIA member who has volun
teered unselfishly to DHIA and
to the dairy industry.
According to John Castro
giovanni, DHIA Board member,
Dix has been very active in just
about every dairy and agricul
ture organization imaginable,
from promotion to farm preser
vation to DHIA. He was named
a Pennsylvania Master Farmer
in 1989 and encouraged other
farmers from Wayne County to
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also highlighted the roles they
played in advancing the Hol
stein breed in Pennsylvania.
Though Yoder already knew
he received the award, he was
still equally humbled by the trib
ute to his life and his involve
ment in the Holstein breed.
When Jackson was born in
1932, farming immediately
became a part of his life. He still
lives on the farm where he grew
up in Wetona.
According to Patty McMur
ray, chairperson of the Hall of
Fame committee, “Jackson is a
product of his environment, and
the ripples sent out from this
small community at the base of
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sponsored York and Lancaster
County Tree Fruit Growers’ Ed
ucational Meeting at the Farm
and Home Center.
Though the plum pox virus
(PPV) was identified only about
four months ago in Adams
County orchards, it remains
“one of the hottest topics of fruit
meetings” Hulbrendt attends,
he said.
The PPV virus Strain D can
add up to big losses for growers,
reaching as high as 80-100 per
cent. The virus, he explained,
first showed up in Macedonia
and Eastern Europe in about
1910-1913 and has spread all
over the world.
The virus was introduced to
the United States a few years
ago, brought in by infected ma-
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