Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, April 22, 2000, Image 1

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V 01.45 No. 25
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) Celebrating 75 years of
scholarship, workmanship, and
fellowship, the Penn State Dairy
Science Club hosted its 75th
annual Dairy Exposition last
weekend. The event culminated
with the awards banquet held at
the Days Inn in State College.
As Dr. Lawrence Muller, pro
fessor of dairy and animal sci
ence and adviser for the club,
said, “If you look down over the
list of dedicatees and distin
guished alumni this club has
New Program
To Strengthen
Beef Industry
Co.) Somebody told the bull
about the steak he produced,
and now the first and the last
links in the beef production
chain are beginning to form a
circle of purpose. That purpose
is focused on providing the con
sumer with consistency, quality,
and verification.
In this emerging conception?'
to-consumer marketplace, the
role of the feedlot is changing
rapidly to reflect a greater uni
formity of purpose and practice.
Cow/calf probers are begin
ning to take steps to position
their small herds in a growing
and consolidating marketplace.
They’re working together and
agreeing on uniformity of man
agement, genetics, health, and
nutrition protocol. Such “alli
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Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) Every crop farmer
knows how critical Class 1 soils
can be to a good crop.
Easter Greetings
At this sacred season of Easter
the staff at Lancaster Farming
wish for you and your family
the faith and hope of new beginnings inherent in
the observation of this religious celebration.
Five Sections
honored during the past 75
years, you could write a fairly
large book on their accomplish
ments and contributions to the
dairy industry and agriculture.”
Jeff Harding was named
Dairy Exposition Dedicatee. A
1981 graduate of Penn State,
The Penn State Dairy Science Club celebrated its 75th annual Dairy Exposition last
weekend. This year’s seniors who attended the Expo Show are from left (front) Roberta
McConnell, Jill Middour, Laura Lynch, Heather Sleeman, (second row) Heather Ob
erholtzer, Chris Cori, Vickie Ansell, Jamie Risser, Jolene Nicoletto, Noah Hughes, (back)
Diane Clock, Sarah Rodriquez, Christina Peterson, Steve Pavelski, Allen Behrer, Todd
Morris, Dan Theodori, Melissa Rhoads, Justin Howes, and Colin Gillette. Photo by Jayne
Conservation Farmer Makes Class 2,3 Soils Productive
But producers who follow
some basic erosion prevention
strategies can make a difference
in terms of crop yield with Class
2 and 3 soils.
Tom Trycieki, president of
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, April 22, 2000
Penn State Dairy Science Club
Celebrates 75th Dairy Expo
Harding was raised on a Guern
sey farm in western Pennsylva
nia. He served as president,
cheesebox chair, and spring trip
chair while a member of the
Dairy Science Club.
After graduation, Harding re
turned to the family farm. He
the Bucks County Farm Bureau,
uses a combination of minimum
and no-till strategies to make
the most of the less-desirable
soils on his conservation farm to
ensure improved yields. Import
worked from 1985 to 1992 as di
rector of sales for the Pennsylva
nia Holstein Association. Since
1993, he has worked for Mon
santo Dairy Business. Harding
lives on a Pennsylvania Century
Farm just outside of State Col
antly, Trycieki noted, don’t go
into the fields too early in the
spring and cause ruts and com
“Be there when the soil is fit
for you to plant,” said the Bucks
Tom Trycieki, 10-year president of the Bucks County Farm Bureau,
began farming when he was a child. In 1985, the Bucks County Conser
vation Cooperator of the Year Award winner began farming full-time
and still cares for some acreage in Buckingham Township owned by
his uncle, Walter Trycieki. Photo by Andy Andrews
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During his acceptance speech,
Harding encouraged club mem
bers and guests to “live long,
love much, and laugh hard” be
cause those things lead to suc
Harding thanked the club for
the tremendous honor. “I am
truly blessed and probably the
luckiest man in all of Pennsylva
nia tonight.”
This year’s Distinguished
Dairy Science Alumnus was
Robert Rumler, who is the
Chairman Emeritus of Holstein
Association USA, Inc. Rumler
received his bachelor’s degree in
dairy science with honors in
1936. After graduation, he
served as assistant county agent
for the University of Missouri
until 1937. He then returned to
Pennsylvania to become county
agent for Lycoming County for
eight years. From 1945 to 1948,
Rumler served as assistant man
ager and editor in the ag promo
tion division for E.I. DuPont de
Nemours and Co.
From 1948 to 1982, Rumler
worked for Holstein Association
USA, Inc., where he started as
assistant executive secretary and
chief operating officer. He
quickly ascended to chairman.
In 1982, he was awarded the
title of chairman emeritus.
Rumler has received 13 dis
tinguished service awards from
various organizations. He was
also the recipient of the Interna
tional Person of the Year Award
from World Dairy Expo and
was named as guest of honor by
the National Dairy Shrine.
During his acceptance re
marks, Rumler congratulated
the club for being the number
County Conservation Coopera
tor of the Year.
Trycieki farms more than 600
acres on all leased land with wife
Susan and son Thomas.
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