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V 01.45 No. 34
Doug and Greg McCulloh of Franklin County expanded
their dairy operation after son Greg decided to return to
the farm. Now at 220 cows, they haven’t ruled out future
expansions on the farm because the economics of scale
lowers unit costs and improves cash flow. Turn to page
A 27 for the story, which is the last in a four-part series on
“Dairy Profit Possibilities.” Photo by Jayne Sebright
In some areas, “fair season” has begun. Breed cham
pion at the Schnecksvilie Fair Swine Show went to Todd
Bennecoff, right, with his Duroc January Gilt, “Atlas.” At
left is show judge Scott Wright. Photo by Andy Andrews
Brandan Wagner has always been described as good
looking, great personality, strong, and determined. Now
“inspiring” has been added to the description. Two years
ago, Brandan was paralyzed from the waist down, but that
hasn’t stopped him from doing much of the 700 acres of
field work and the mechanical repair on the family’s Berks
County farm. Turn to page 814 to read more about this
amazing 20-year-oid. Photo by Lou Ann Good
Four Sections
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, June 24, 2000
The Penn State Dairy Science Club and the Pennsylvania Holstein Association team
up to sponsor the 17th annual Nittany Lion Fall Classic. See story page A 23. Club mem
bers in the photo are from left, kneeling, Josh Hushon, assistant chair, Airville and Olivia
Courtney, chair, Mansfield.
Standing, Marie Cudoc, Valencia; Matt Jewart, Home; Tia Crider, Chambersburg;
David Shupp, Tunkhannock; Daphne Doll, Glen Rock; Angie ,| Moschini, Spencer; Nicki
Over, Woodbury; Steve Pavelski, Susquehanna; David Parkard, Troy; Erica David, Kutz
town; Mandy Jewart, Home; and Jared Smith, Mayport.
Seated on Nittany Lion, Diane Clock, Mifflin; Jane Ansell, Scottdale; Michelle Corn
man, Carlisle; Erik Traver, Tunkhannock; Tom Über, Harrisville; and Joanna Wilson,
‘Length, Ham’ Define
Schnecksville Champion Swine
Lancaster Farming Staff
Co.) Justin Wisser made five
consecutive attempts, with no
supreme champion ribbon to
show for it. But the sixth at
tempt was sweet, as he won su
preme champion market hog
Tuesday evening here at the
Schnecksville Fair.
Pa. FFA Announces New Officers
(Centre Co.) Pennsylvania
State FFA officers were newly
installed here recently.
New state president is Jimmy
Mullen, Solanco FFA. Jimmy is
the son of James H. and Elaine
T. Mullen, Peach Bottom.
The 2000-2001 vice president
is Jennifer Whitman, Cumber
land Valley FFA. She is the
Ranck Joins
Lancaster Farming
EPHRATA (Lancaster Co.)
Michelle Ranck has joined
the news department at Lancas
ter Farming as a full-time staff
writer. She comes to the staff
from the Pennsylvania Beef
Council, where she was industry
relations director.
Previously Ranck worked for
Sherry Bunting Ag Writing and
$32.00 Per Year
Justin, 16, son of Larry and
Tutty Wisser, New Tripoli, won
supreme champion for a hog
that he selected for its “length
and ham,” he said.
Justin was fortunate to have
“first pick” over his brothers
and sisters when it came time to
purchasing a show hog. Justiii
picked one with the best poten
daughter of Paul and Michael
Whitman, Carlisle.
New eastern vice president is
Jenniffer Zimmerman, Cloister
FFA. Jenniffer is the daughter
of Jay and JoAnn Zimmerman,
North central region vice
president is Heidi Good, Beaver
town, West Snyder FFA. Heidi’s
parents are Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
Photography Services doing spe
cial projects that included inter
views with dairy farmers and
writing up reports.
A May 1999 graduate of Ship
pensburg University, Ranck ma
jored in communications and
journalism, supplemented by an
environmental minor.
(Turn to Pag* A 33)
600 Per Copy
Justin, a sophomore at
Northwestern Lehigh and six
year Lehigh County 4-H Swine
Club member, exhibited a 197-
pound Hampshire crossbred
gilt. Justin purchased the hog
from Oscar Manbeck, Bethel.
Justin plans to attend Kutz
town <}hd Allentown fairs. Justin
(Turn to Pago A 22)
Good land Mrs. Robin Soki.
South central region vice
president is Andy Flinchbaugh,
Eastern FFA. Andy is the son of
Sonia and Ritchie Flinchbaugh,
(Turn to Page A 35)
Michelle Ranck