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    Promoter Expects Record Number
Of Exhibitors At Show
YORK (York Co.) The
Keystone Farm Show, at the
York Fairgrounds Jan. 9-11, is
expected to host a record crowd.
The annual show, now in its
fourth year, is billed as “The
Farm Show for farmers.” More
than 325 exhibitors are expected
to attend.
The need for additional exhib
itor space has prompted Trade
Show Manager Ken Maring to
increase the number of exhibi
tion buildings to six. “The first
year, our 85 exhibitors filled
York Fairgrounds Site Of
Keystone Farm Trade Show
YORK (York Co.) The
Keystone Farm Show, set for the
York Fairgrounds, Jan. 9-11,
has become the fastest growing
trade show for farmers and agri
business throughout the Mid-
Atlantic states.
Fred Lee, president of Lee
Publications, Inc., marvels at the
show’s success.
“The Keystone Farm Show
has proven to be the fastest
growing project this company
has ever launched. I guess we
were in the right place at the
right time.”
Tom Mahoney, corporate
sales manager, reiterates Lee’s
amazement. “In 1998, we had
85 exhibits. Back then, Memo
rial Hall was large enough to
house them all. Today, we need
six buildings for our expected
325 exhibits. There are several
outdoor displays as well.”
Mahoney explains that show
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both wings of Memorial Hall,”
said Maring. “This year, we
need six buildings to have a
place for everyone.”
In addition to the indoor ex
hibits, the annual Skid Steer
Rodeo will be conducted in an
outdoor arena on Wednesday,
Jan. 10, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Farmers find this competition
both challenging and fun, and it
offers them an opportunity to
“test drive” new skid steer load
ers under actual conditions. As
always, prizes will be awarded to
the top competitors.
organizers recognized the need
for a farm trade show in Penn
sylvania that offered exhibitors
and farmers the opportunity to
come together “to do business”
in a few days instead of a week
or more.
“The Keystone Farm Show
does exactly that,” said
As a way to make show atten
dance easier for visitors,
Mahoney said that the exhibit
buildings will be clearly desig
nated with color-coded signs.
“We want the show visitors to be
able to see as many exhibits as
possible while they are at the
Keystone Farm Show,” said
Mahoney. “By numbering the
buildings with signs that are co
ordinated with the show pro
gram, farmers will be able to
find the vendors that they want
to see more easily.”
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Bruce Button, Lee Publica
tions general manager, attrib
utes the show’s success to its
attendees. “Our show brings the
farmers and the exhibitors to
gether in an environment that
encourages them to do busi
ness,” said Button. “Our theory
behind the show is to bring a
high quality audience to meet
with our show’s exhibitors in a
three-day period. Our farmers
and exhibitors are busy people.
We try to bring them what they
want and expect out of a Farm
the Keystone Farm Show as
well. Janet Button, assistant to
Trade Show Manager Ken
Marino said, “We had over 100
vendors sign contracts for the
2001 show while they were here
at the show last year. They had
such success at the 2000 Key
stone Show that they wanted to
make sure that they would have
an exhibit at the 2001 show.”
She noted that in the trade show
promotion industry, advanced
contract reservations at this
pace is unprecedented.
The show is open Tuesday
and Wednesday, Jan. 9-10, from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday,
Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission tickets are available
at local participating farm deal
ers. For additional information
about the Keystone Farm Show,
contact Ken Maring at (800)
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, December 30, 2000-D5
Keystone Farm Show
To Feature Skid
Steer Rodeo
YORK (York Co.) The
Keystone Farm Show, here at
the York Fair Grounds Jan. 9-
11, is once again featuring its
“trademarked event,” the popu
lar Country Folks’ Champion
ship Skid Steer Rodeo.
Rodeo organizer and Trade
Show Manager Ken Maring be
lieves that this year’s event will
be the best one yet.
“Every year the competition
gets better,” said Maring.
“Competitors come to this event
to win. The prizes for the top
finishers are always items that
farmers can use.”
The Skid Steer Rodeo will be
in the outdoor arena on
Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 1
p.m.-3 p.m. Farmers find this
competition both challenging
and fun, and it offers them an
Deer Farmer
Seminar Jan. 27
ITHACA, N.Y. The Third
New York State Farmed Deer
Seminar will be Jan. 27 at the
New York State College of Vet
erinary Medicine.
This conference is co
sponsored by the North Ameri
can Deer Farmers Association
York Branch, New York State
Department of Agriculture and
Markets, and the Cornell Diag
nostic Lab.
Speakers and topics include
Barbara Fox, executive director
for NADEFA, welcoming re
marks; David Realman, New
York DEC, DEC’S requirements
for farming deer in New York;
Dr. John Huntley, director of
New York State agriculture and
markets, division of animal in
dustry, regulations for the deer
industry; Dr. Larry Varner,
Purina Mills nutritionist, fawn
nutrition and bottle feeding; Dr.
Susan Stehman, senior exten
sion veterinarian at the Diag
nostic Lab at Cornell University,
liver flukes and wasting dis-
BMPs In Planning Feb. 28
YORK (York Co.) Want to
learn more about best manage
ment practices (BMPs) that may
need to be included in nutrient
plans that you are writing? Do
you need Continuing Ed cred
Even if you are not “final”
certified, you are welcome to
attend “The Importance of
BMPs in Nutrient Management
Planning” Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Pleasant Acres
Complex in York, hosted by the
York and Adams County con
servation districts.
Topics to be covered include
using the Pennsylvania Techni
cal Guide when planning BMPs,
identifying and correcting
overused pastures, identifying
and correcting stream corridor
concerns, development of ag
waste management systems
(identifying and correcting
problems), how conservation
planning should complement
nutrient management planning,
plan writing common mistakes,
third year revision issues, and
current nutrient planning issues.
As demand for voluntary Act
6 nutrient plans on dairy and
beef operations with large crop
opportunity to “test drive” new
skid steer loaders under actual
working conditions.
There is no fee to participate,
but contestants must be 18 years
of age. Sign-up to compete in the
rodeo begins at 12:30 p.m. at the
competition area.
“Last year we had almost 50
competitors,”, said Maring.
“This event has become the
highlight of the Keystone Farm
Adding that the Pennsylvania
competitors are some of the
most skilled throughout the
Mid-Atlantic region, Maring is
impressed. “We hold these
rodeos throughout the East and,
without a doubt, the Skid Steer
Rodeo at the Keystone Farm
Show brings in some of the most
skilled operators that we see.”
eases; Dr. Robert Hillman, Cor
nell University, poisonous
plants; Daryl Emmeck, NRCS
grazing land management spe
cialist, grazing deer; and Bob
Mothersbaugh, Penn State deer
research and breeding facility,
winterizing the deer herd and
the deer nutritional calendar.
A round table question and
answer period will be held at the
end of the conference. There will
be ample opportunity to net
work. Deer industry vendors
will be exhibiting their products
and services.
Preregistration is $4O or $5O
at the door. Lunch, breaks, and
proceedings are included in the
registration fee. Registration
brochures are available from
For more information, con
tact the North American Deer
Farmers Association at (301)
459-7708, fax (301) 459-7864, or
e-mail Written
requests can be sent to 9301 An
napolis Road #206 Lanham, MD
acreages increases, nutrient
management specialists are
dealing with many situations
that require adoption of BMPs
to remediate critical areas.
Those problems include nutrient
runoff concerns from barnlot
areas and storm water runoff
problems from fields and pas
The main purpose of this ses
sion is to build and strengthen
your knowledge on how to iden
tify nonpoint sources such as
field erosion, pastures, and
barnlots and propose appropri
ate solutions. You will learn the
options available to reduce nu
trient losses from these areas
and become more familiar with
resources available to get this
important work done. Increased
knowledge of conservation plan
ning will enrich your capacity to
jcreate nutrient plans that com
plement existing conservation
The meeting offers 4.5 CECs.
Lunch will be on your own. For
more information, contact
Shelly Dehoff, York County
Conservation District, at (717)
755-2966, ext. 107 or Mark
Goodson, Penn State Coopera
tive Extension, at (717) 840-