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Vol. 49 No. 2
During the 86th convention of the Society of Farm Women of Lancaster County
last Saturday, board members were installed. From left, Phyllis Newcomer, presi
dent; Allegra Leininger, vice president; Mable Hershey, secretary; and Eileen
Bruckhart, treasurer. Turn to page 811 to read more.
Family Farm Marketing Program Takes Root
Lancaster Farming Staff
WASHINGTON, D.C. How
do you satisfy people’s appetite
for local food in a system that’s
mostly controlled by huge chain
How do you help farmers re
ceive a fair price for their prod
Township To Abandon Well Again
Lancaster Farming Staff
EPHRATA (Lancaster Co.)
They drilled the well, pulled out,
and then returned again with a
special “airlift procedure.”
Now, for the second time. East
Cocalico Township has quit try
Lancaster County Hires Dairy Agent
Griswold Brings Farm, Science And Teaching Experience To Position
Lancaster Fanning Staff
LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.)
Lancaster County Cooperative
Extension recently hired Dr.
Kenneth Griswold as a new dairy
agent, filling the position for
merly held by Glenn Shirk.
Griswold brings a lifetime of
dairy experience to the job, start
ing with growing up on a
100-cow dairy farm in Preble,
He earned a bachelor’s degree
in animal science at Cornell Uni
versity in 1989, completed a mas
ter’s degree in ruminant nutrition
at West Virginia University in
1992, and earned his doctorate in
rumen biology/nutrition at the
University of Illinois in 1997.
From 1999 to this year, Gris
wold taught dairy science and
management at Southern, UUnpis
Univftsity and supervised the
ucts, instead of just getting
what’s left over after the retailers
take their cut?
Larry Yee is working on it.
Yee is director of a new pro
gram under USDA’s Cooperative
State Research, Education, and
Extension Service (CSREES).
The goal of the program is to ere
ing to coax a public water supply
from the dairy farm of Paul B.
Zimmerman near Ephrata.
Zimmerman said the last week
of October that he recently re
ceived a letter from the township
notifying him of its decision to
abandon the well “at the present
student-operated SO-cow dairy
center on campus.
Since his undergraduate years,
ate a nationwide producer mar
keting network that provides
consumers better access to local
ly-grown food.and creates a more
equitable income for family
“We know that consumers
(Turn to Page A3O)
But Eugene Heft, East Cocali
co Water Authority chairman, is
making no promises that the
township won’t be back to tap
“We know there’s water
(Turn to Page A3O)
Griswold has participated in nu
merous research activities involv
ing ruminant nutrition and mi
crobiology, and authored a
number of articles on these top
He has recently studied the
production of conjugated linoleic
acid (CLA)-enhanced meat and
milk, and the use of by-products
to produce alternative agricultur
Beside his academic experi
ence, Griswold has worked as a
herdsperson, feed management
consultant, and independent
Griswold’s hiring comes at a
time when Penn State is facing
budgetary constraints. No state
budget has been approved.
Leon Ressler, Lancaster Coun
ty extension director, said Gris
' > TTUrti t 6 PagO A3l)
Saturday, November 8, 2003
Penn State Student Is
National FFA President
LOUISVILLE, Ky. A Penn
State student with connections to
Lebanon County also became the
first individual with a native lan
guage other than English to be
elected as national FFA president
here at the National FFA Con
Javier Moreno, a Culebra,
Puerto Rico resident, is one of six
individuals elected to hold na
tional office. Moreno, 20, is a
member of the S.U. Antonia Ser
rano FFA Chapter and a sopho
more at Penn State University.
He is the son of Israel Moreno
and Gloria Sanchez, and his ad
visors are David Cordero and
Moreno’s host family are Bill
and Deb Lovett, Lebanon.
On his Website, http://
details his love for education and
his involvement in FFA.
According to information from
his Website, Moreno was bom
Aug. 15, 1983, to Israel Moreno
and Gloria Sanchez, their sixth
child, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
When he was two years old, he
moved to Orlando, Fla., where,
Javier noted, he had “many won
derful experiences.” He went
back to Puerto Rico where he
Farm Bureau Announces
Achievement Award Finalists
CAMP HILL (Cumberland
Co.) Young farmers from three
counties will be attending Penn
sylvania Farm Bureau’s Annual
Meeting in Hershey later this
month in the final phase of com
petition for the organization’s
Young Farmer & Rancher
(YF&R) Achievement Award.
Joseyane'Carro, Lancaster, purchased this 1920’s quilt
at an auction. The piece had been in a barn for decades
and was so filthy the dry cleaners wouldn’t even take it.
Carro washed the quilt in her own washing machine. The
quilt has a many-layered history. When one top would
wear thin, it would be replaced with another directly over
top of the first. “I think there are about seven layers,”
said Carro. Turn to page 823 to read more.
Photo by Michelle Kunjappu- >
$37.00 Per Year
(Turn to Page A 29)
$l.OO Per Copy
✓ Berks Farm-City
✓ Farm Women
Convention page 811.
✓ New Bolton Cen
ter page A2B.
✓ USDA Launches
Program page A2B.
✓ Blue Valley
Shows page A 22.
The YF&R Achievement
Award honors a young fanner or
farm couple between the ages of
18 and 35 for their achievements
in farming and leadership abili
The finalists will be evaluated
(Turn to Page A3l)