Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, April 29, 2000, Image 31

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    Allied Milk Producers Celebrate SOth Anniversary
Somerset Co. Correspondent
Co.) The Allied Milk Pro
ducers’ Cooperative recently
held its SOth annual meeting at
the Masonic Temple in Johns
John Strittmatter, who
served as Allied’s first presi
dent for 15 years, spoke about
Allied’s many accomplish
ments. “Fifty years ago we did
not want to build a costly coop
erative,” said Strittmatter.
“And Allied maintains that
standard today. Our coopera
tive has been a success.”
Dave Myers, Allied’s current
president agreed with Stritt
“50 years is a milestone,”
John Strittmatter, the first president of Allied Milk Pro
ducers’ Cooperative who served for 15 years, joined cur
rent Allied President Dave Myers at the 50th anniversary
of the cooperative.
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said Myers. “The organization
is sound, and the income is up.
We have a very dedicated
board that oversees the money
and spends considerable time
each month making decisions
on promotions.”
Reaching more school chil
dren with dairy promotion
continues to be a priority for
Allied. The cooperative
strongly supports the dairy
princess programs in the coun
ties of its members. It also
sponsors “Ag In The Class
room” workshops for school
Dorthy Naugle, the dairy
marketing specialist for Allied
is often on the road. She assists
local dairy promotion commit
tees with materials and sup-
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Dairy Princesses attended the recent Allied Milk Producers’ Cooperative annual
meeting. From left are Brandy Krug, Cambria County; Susanna Thomas, Somerset
County; Amanda Reed, Clearfield County; and Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Lori Con
nelly from Centre County.
plies, in addition to working
with various dairy princess.
Radio advertising claims the
largest portion of Allied’s pro
motion funds, with billboards
getting the second largest
share. The rest of the funds are
disbursed into materials, local
promotions, state and local
dairy princess programs, edu
cation, research, and other
Allied also sponsors a little
red traveling barn, which
houses an ice cream stand. The
barn continues to be in
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demand. Last year it was used
by 18 groups, including a ser
vice organization that sponsors
a 5,000-egg Easter egg hunt for
kids in the Somerset area.
Naugle also reported that 58
groups or individuals used Al-
Med’s soft-serve machines last
Pennsylvania Dairy Princess
Lori Connelly spoke during
the meeting and expressed her
belief that innovative thinking
and progressive ideas are the
springboard for promotion ef
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other business. But there are times when it
makes sense to enlarge, remodel or update.
If you need several million dollars for your farm
expansion, The Ephrata National Bank is probably not
your bank. And that is fine with us. Our ag lending
policies have always been geared to the small to
medium sized operator. In over 100 years of serving
consumers, farmers and other businesses in our
communities, we have found that jtfK
well-planned, sensible growth is
always better than growth for the
sake of growth.
Many of your neighbors have
come to appreciate our approach
to ag lending. Just ask them
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Lancaster Fanning, Saturday, April 29, 2000-A3l
“Sometimes we fail to get
‘real’ in the dairy industry.”
said Lori. “We have an image
to change and a public to edu
cate. Promotion is a valuable
Connelly stressed that with
out new ideas, misconceptions
about the dairy industry will
never be eradicated.
The cooperative also recog
nized other members of the
central board, including Fred
Shankle, vice-president;
Lowell Friedline, secretary;
Janice Itle, treasurer; Richard
Kaufman, Jr.; and James
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Bob Zook, VP
Ag Lending