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    V 01.45 No. 18
Reeds Canarygrass ‘Saves ’
Grazier From Drought
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) Reeds canarygrass may
have saved the season, literally,
for internationally known gra
zier Dave Forgey.
Forgey, of River-View Farm
Pennsylvania Forage and Grassland Council’s Out
standing Pasture Producer Award was presented to
Glenn Gorrell, right, by Marvin Hall, Penn State forage
specialist. Photo by Andy Andrews
Wayne County Farmer Sees Volunteering As Crucial Part Of Operation
D. Ellis Dix received the Clyde Robison Award from
the Pennsylvania DHIA last week. The award honored
him for the leadership he provides, both in agriculture
and in his community. Photo provided by the Dix family
Five Sections
in Logansport, Ind., told about
200 graziers and agri-industry
representatives Wednesday that
during last summer’s severe
drought on his farm, the root
system of the grass held up well
even during very heavy grazing.
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, March 4, 2000
Penn State Students National Beef Quiz Champions
Students from Penn State University’s College of Agriculture Sciences were
named National Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl champions at the 2000 National Cat
tlemen’s Beef Association Annual Convention recently in Phoenix, Ariz. The quiz
bowl competition is sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation, a chari
table institution whose mission is to promote the future of the beef industry
through research and education. Members of the Penn State team are, from left,
Ellen Angstadt, Milford Square, a junior in animal sciences; Beth McAllister,
Center Hall, a junior majoring in ag business management and minoring in
animal sciences; Heather Oberholtzer, ElizabelfTOwh, a senior in animal sci
ences; Kevin Harvatine, Thompson, a junior in animal sciences; and Dr. Erskin
Cash, adviser. Other teams competing included Brigham Young University,
Michigan State University, and the University of Kentucky. The teams earned the
privilege of competing by winning their sectional competition in the American
Society of Animal Science Academic Quadrathalon. Penn State has represented
the northeast region seven of the last eight years, winning the contest four times
and taking second twice.
Lancaster Farming Staff
(Wayne Co.) D. Ellis Dix is a
dairy farmer who believes it’s
his responsibility to serve as a
leader in the farm organizations
that represent him.
“It is just as important as my
work on the farm,” said Dix. “If
Dairy Day Message:
‘Get Bigger, Better, Or Out’
Bradford Co. Correspondent
ford Co.) “Get Bigger, get
better or get out,” were three
choices presented to Bradford
County dairy farmers at the
2000 Dairy Day program by
Gary Snider, a farm business
consultant with Farm Credit of
Western New York.
Snider gave his presentation
on “Specialization and the New
Dairy Industry” at the daylong
event Monday, Feb. 21, at SRU
High School.
More than 500 people had the
opportunity to hear Snider’s
presentation as well as mingle
with industry representatives,
attend other educational pro
grams or take advantage of free
$31.00 Per Year
we are going to have these or
ganizations benefiting farmers
and make them work success
fully, then somebody has to be
there and encourage others to do
the same.”
Dix was awarded the Clyde
Robison Leadership Award
during last week’s Pennsylvania
Dairy Herd Improvement Asso-
health screenings and tetanus
Snider’s initial presentation
focused on the changing land
scape of the dairy industry. He
challenged farmers to consider
where they fit in this changing
industry by looking at their
strengths and weaknesses.
“There is more milk being
Corn Talk Includes Five-Acre
Winners, Conference Reports
This issue of Lancaster Farming includes Com Talk, the
newsletter of the Pennsylvania Master Corn Growers Association
(PMCGA). The issue features the winners of the Five-Acre Corn
Club contest, a grower who speaks about the importance of cata
strophic crop insurance, and reports from the recent crops confer
ence in Camp Hill. Also included are comments from the
PMCGA and advertising messages.
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elation (DHIA) annual meeting.
It’s an award that Dix is very
honored to have received.
“There are a lot of farmers
around the state who are very
deserving of it,” he said. “I
really wasn’t expecting it, but I
will do my best to live up to the
expectations of the award.”
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produced in the United States
today than in any time in his
tory,” noted Snider, “and it’s a
trend that began about 100 years
ago. But the landscape’s chang
ing out here. There’s a tremen
dous amount of change, and I
think the questions we have to
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