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Seif, Hayes
At Grange
CAMP HILL (Cumberland
Co.) - For 127 years, the Penn
sylvania State Grange has pro
vided service to state rural
citizens. And the celebration of
this'accomplishmcnt was held at
the annuaHegislative luncheon
program during State
Grange Day. ■"
The featured speaker was
James Seif.statc secretary’of the
Department of Environmental
Protection. Seif, along with
.Sagiuel Hayes Jr., secretary,
Pennsylvania Department of
Agriculture, was. part of the
opening day ceremonies at the
Pennsylvania Farm Show last
January, when Gov. Tom Ridge
unveiled the Growing Greener
program for farmland protec
tion add environmental initia
tives to make Pennsylvania the
njost environmental sensitive
state in the nation.
r' “Growing Greener is the
stewardship of the environ*
ment,” Seif said. “When I stood
with Sec. Hayes at the Pennsyl
vania Farm Show to unveil this
wonderful program initiated by
the Ridge we
not only heard of the commit
ment to excellerate the preserva
tion of farmland, the
conservation of natural re
sources was also included.
“ From 800 applications, we
have recently awarded 250
grants for environmental proj
ects from all parts of Pennsylva
nia including municipalities,
environmental groups, and edu
cation institutions,” Seif said.
“These (Growing Greener) pro
grams get money out to real
people for real work in real
James Seif, secretary, Pennsylvania Department of En
vironmental Protection, and Samuel Hayes Jr.,secretary,
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, receive awards
of recognition for positive accomplishments made in the
Growing Greener farmland preservation and environmen
tal program In Pennsylvania. The awards were made at the
Grange Week legislative luncheon Monday by William
Steel, Pennsylvania Grange Master. Photo by Everett
Newswanger, editor
Four Sections
Sunday is Mother’s Day. At the Lancaster County home of Richard and Peg Kreider,
it’s hard to determine who appreciates who the best mother or children. Turn to
BI2 and 814 for stories about mothers’ influences upon their children. Stories
and photos by Lou Ann Good
watersheds in your communi
ties. This is not money for envi
ronmental advocates who just
tell us what to do. It’s money for
real environmental stewards like
you to improve the environ
Seif likened the new DEP as
not a police force but more like
an extension service.
Hayes brought greetings from
Gov. Ridge and read a procla
mation designating May 16-22
as Grange Week and May 8 as
Grange Day in the state. He
thanked the Grange for the help
(Turn to Pago A 25)
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 13, 2000
Members of the Penn State Poultry Science Club enjoyed national recognition by re
ceiving the U.S. Poultry Science Club of the Year Award. From left in the front row are
Jessica Hoffman, Heather Lehman, Kristen Kauffman, Heather Wolford, Tracy Lindgren,
Heather Gates, and Matt Molnar. From left in back are Mike Burns, Josh Elliott, Robert
Miller, Luke Zerby, and Tom Karr. Photo by Gall Strode, Mifflin Co. correspondent
Penn State Poultry Science
Club Wins National Awards
M(fflin Co. Correspondent
Co.) The Penn State Poultry
Science Club conducted its 10th
annual awards banquet the end
of April at the Ramada Inn in
State College.
Club Advisor Dirk Wise said
his group traveled to the Atlanta
International Poultry Exposi
tion to earn the U.S. Poultry Sci
ence Club of the Year and
Scrapbook awards. The club
competed against university
poultry science clubs from all
$32.00 Per Year
over the U.S.
At the banquet, several mem
bers came forward to accept
club awards. Heather .Lehman
from Mechanicsburg earned the
club’s highest grade point aver
age award. The highest grade
point average in the poultry sci
ence major went to Tom Karr of
Millersville. He also won the
most active club member award.
The most active new club
member award went to Josh El
liott from Newburg.
The club elected Heather
Lehman as president, Josh Elliot
as vice president, Robert Miller
600 Per Copy
Fungus Controls
Pesky Beetles In
Poultry House
Lancaster Farming Staff
MANHEIM (Uncaster Co.)
A fungus that literally pokes
holes in poultry house beetle
pests has proven about as effec
tive as a commercially available
That’s the message delivered
to about two dozen poultry pro
ducers and agri-industry repre
sentatives Monday afternoon at
the Penn State-sponsored Poul
try Management and Health
Seminar at Kreider’s Restaurant
in Manheim.
According to J, J. Arends.
president of JABB of the Caroli
nas in Pine Level, N.C., the
fungus, Beauveria bassiana, a
pathogen of arthropods, works
well to control beetles in poultry
The fungus can be seen on
dead insects that look like “little
rice grains,” said Arends.
When exposed to the fungus
after three to five days, poultry
house darkling and hide beetles
are killed by the fungus or by
pathogenic bacteria and viruses
in the environment.
(Turn to Pag* A 26)
of Huntingdon as secre
tary/treasurer, and Luke Zerby
of Beavertown to the Ag Student
Guest Speaker Bill Robinson
of Kreamer Feed spoke about
how the family company has
evolved since founded in 1947.
“We’re not a typical feed
company,” Robinson said.
“We’re providing a product to
consumers based bn whatever
the consumer wants.”
Kreamer Feeds provides con
ventional feeds as well as or
(Turn to Pago A 32)