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    Vol. 48 No. 48
State Selects New State Dairy Royalty
At the Pennsylvania Dairy Princesses Pageant last Saturday, selected to repre
sent Pennsylvania’s dairy industry, from left, are First Alternate Pam Werley, Berks
County; Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Carla Martin, Lancaster County;
and Second Alternate Emily Grove, Franklin County. See story and more photos on
page 82. Photo by Lou Ann Good, food and family features editor
KILE Announces 2003 Show Schedule
Co.) Celebrating 47 years of
outstanding livestock competi
tions and agriculture educational
activities, the Keystone Interna
tional Livestock Exposition
(KILE) will fill the Farm Show
Complex to capacity with beef
cattle, sheep, swine, and horses.
The showring competitions start
on Tuesday, Sept. 30 and contin
ue through Monday, Oct. 6.
Search For Plants That Tolerate
Next Summer’s Scorching Heat
Food And Family
Features Editor
Co.) Now that summer is over,
it may seem odd to talk about
plants and container gardening,
but growers are already gearing
up for next spring.
Hundreds of growers swarmed
around the research gardens re
cently at the Southeast Research
and Extension Center, Landis
ville. It’s the perfect spot to see
new varieties and compare the
plants with older varieties.
Gardeners know that what
grows best in one climate may
not grow well in another. The
Landisville site is the ideal spot
for trial gardens because the cli
mate is similar to that experi
enced by 30 percent of the popu
lation. If it grows well in
Landisville, it will probably do
well in your garden.
It’s different in Europe, where
Europeans look for small, com
pact .plants that do well* in cool.
In an unbelievable collection of
contests, shows and demonstra
tions, riding horses leap over
fences, work horses put them
selves to the test, steers and heif
ers parade on the tanbark, sheep
line up for evaluation, and swine
classes battle for blue ribbons and
bragging rights. KILE is an awe
some event filled with fun and
entertainment for everyone.
cloudy conditions. In contrast,
Americans want bigger plants
with a longer blooming period
and those that tolerate August’s
scorching sun.
“We look for uniformity, over
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The Fanner
✓ Lampeter Sheep
Show page A 34.
✓ Solanco Live
stock Sale page A 36.
✓ Ephrata Sheep
Show page A4O.
✓ Solanco Fair pho
tos and results, pages
✓ State Dairy One
reports page 820.
Four Sections
There will be lots to oooh and
aah about this year, particularly
over the newly added “Over
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All-American Selects Supreme Champion
Ryan Savage, Knoxville, Md., at the halter in center, shows the youth supreme
champion at the All-American Dairy Show late Thursday afternoon. Savage exhibi
ted Lylehaven Lindy Dalila-ET, a 5-year-old Holstein. This is Savage’s last year as
youth exhibitor at All-American. Overall supreme champion was the Junior
3-year-old Jersey, Hermitage Councillor Sheba, owned by Ken, Mike, and Paul
Stiles, Waverly Farm, Clearbrook, Va. In this photo, from left, Pam Werley, Alternate
Dairy Princess; Carla Martin, Pennsylvania Dairy Princess; Emily Grove, Pennsylva
nia Alternate Dairy Princess; Savage; John Marchezak and Paul Miller, presenting
check; and Michael Pecher, executive assistant to the Pennsylvania secretary of
agriculture. Photo by Dave U»fovor ...
Saturday, September 27, 2003
Isabel Flattens Cornfields
Southeast Pa., Big Valley Hit Hardest
Co.) Tropical Storm Isabel
took her toll on cornfields, espe
cially in the southeastern part of
the state and in some other areas,
including the Big Valley of Mif
flin County, according to Penn
State agronomists.
“It’s kind of disheartening to
drive around and look,” said Bob
Anderson, crop agent from Lan
caster County. In his travels
through the county, he’s seen
plenty of corn “with big ears, flat
on the ground.”
PennAg Industries Celebrates
125 Years At Banquet
Co.) Little did the audience
know that, when PennAg Indus
tries began 125 years ago, there
were 5,000 flour mills in Pennsyl
Imagine that!
Little did they know that when
the call for an organization that
came to be known as PennAg
was brought to the millers, the
driving issue at the time was
“discriminatory rail rates being
given to western flour mills.”
Imagine that!
But who could imagine that
after 125 years, an association to
represent the interests of all of
agriculture in the state could be
thriving and seeking not only to
$37.00 Per Year
Lancaster Farming Staff
$l.OO Per Copy
According to Anderson, about
25,000 acres of corn in Lancaster
County is in a bad way from the
hurricane winds and will be diffi
cult to harvest. About 97,000
acres suffered less damage, with
yield losses estimated at 15 per
cent, Anderson said.
Before the storm hit on Sept.
18, farmers had harvested about
53,000 acres of corn for silage,
putting it away at “very variable"
quality levels because of the wet
conditions, Anderson said. Now
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serve the feed industry, but poul
try, swine, and other critical ag
industries as well?
Association members and
friends of PennAg gathered at
the Nittany Lion Inn in Universi
ty Park Monday evening to cele
brate Penn Ag’s 125th anniver
The association also honored
several individuals for their work
in Pennsylvania agri-industry.
Sam Sherk, who began as di
rector of services with Pcnnsylva
tia Millers and Feed Dealers
,PAMAFDA) in 1966, a precur
sor to PennAg, spoke about the
history of the association.
Sherk, PennAg vice president
of Feed, Grain, and Allied Indus
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