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by MARLO BARNHART | October 9, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Donielle Inskeep grew up on a dairy farm in Frederick County and still raises beef cattle and hogs. So she is feeling right at home as a 4-H development educator at the Maryland Cooperative Extension Service in Washington County. She said she can't believe her good fortune. In 2005, Inskeep was able to intern with Jeff Semler, local agriculture and natural resources specialist. Afterward, she returned to West Virginia University and completed her master's degree in agriculture.
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NEWS
October 3, 2006
HARRISBURG - In recognition of their efforts helping dairy youth, Dr. Carl Brown of Birdsboro, Pa., and Janet Stiles of Boonsboro, received the Pioneer Award at the All-American Dairy Show here last month. Through their work, the Junior Dairy Management Contest was added to the All-American Dairy Show in the 1980s. The contest created "the ultimate challenge in dairy cattle judging, feed and nutrition knowledge, breeding and genetic evaluation, and dairy industry understanding," according to a news release from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
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by TARA REILLY | July 16, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT Rows of friends and family sat at tables under a large tent south of Williamsport on Saturday, eating lunch, snacking on ice cream and chatting about memories from decades ago. Farm buildings, dirt lanes and plenty of green fields surrounded them. The crowd was there to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the seventh-generation Long DeLite Farm off Spielman Road. Cindy Long said about 185 people, including elected officials, relatives from different states and even the pastors of family members attended the celebration.
NEWS
May 19, 2006
Three South Hagerstown High School seniors made a memorable arrival at the school prom on May 13 when they rolled up in John Deere tractors owned by Rocky Spring Farms. Thomas Homer Shank, 17, drove a 1978 Model 4430 tractor. The son of John and Sharon Shank, he played football and lacrosse for four years at South. He is employed by Frederick Seibert & Associates. Jeremy Christopher Gross, 17, drove a 2002 Model 6220 tractor. The son of Barb Gross and Lee Gross, he was on the wrestling and lacrosse teams for four years and the football team for three.
NEWS
May 17, 2006
Five Tri-State area students are among the 11 who are pursuing careers in the dairy industry and who have won scholarships from the Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association. "We are compelled to help future dairy leaders achieve their education goals," said co-op President Steve Graybeal of Peach Bottom, Pa. "Education opens doors and we're thrilled to help these 11 talented students on their way to successful careers within the industry. " This year, the cooperative awarded five $1,000 scholarships.
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by ARNOLD S. PLATOU | March 7, 2006
Three area farm families are among the 11 farms Maryland honored recently by designating their lands as Century Farms. Gov. Robert Ehrlich, in ceremonies in Annapolis, recognized the families for their commitment to farming and leadership in preserving agricultural land. Each of the families has farmed the same ground for more than 100 years. "Maryland's farmers are the backbone of our economy," Ehrlich said. "The Century Farm families we honor today have played a significant role in making agriculture the leading industry in Maryland.
NEWS
by JEFF SEMLER | January 10, 2006
You have read many articles over the years in this spot about keeping farms in Washington County. We have discussed farm profitability, the importance of agriculture to the community and other topics. Today, we will be discussing transitioning the farm to the next generation. This topic is not as simple as it sounds, but if we are going to have old farmers, we have got to get the young farmers on the farm. In most cases, this is a twofold process - transferring the business and transferring the property.
NEWS
November 28, 2005
Robinwood neighborhood has already changed To the editor: As a lifelong resident of Washington County, living in Brightwood Acres for the past 30 years, I firmly support the hospital's move to Robinwood. My wife and I used to walk on Mount Aetna Road, past the dairy farm and fields. We lamented the fact that the dairy farm gave way to housing developments. Our walks ended when the traffic became so bad that it was unsafe to do so. Along with the traffic came the associated increase in noise.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | November 14, 2005
FAIRPLAY marlob@herald-mail.com When Carol Benton first thought about taking her petting zoo on the road, she figured it would mostly be for kids. "But I was amazed to find how many adults had never touched a cow or a goat before," said the Fairplay woman, who lives with her husband and their 6-year-old son, Joshua, on a 200-plus-acre farm off Jordan Road. The petting zoo venture began when she was asked to bring some animals to the Hagerstown City Market, where she already had a stall for her woodcrafts and paintings for about four years.
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by DON AINES | September 7, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Robert and Kathy Hartung once owned a dairy farm in New Jersey but now, she said, "It's 300 houses. " A similar fate is unlikely to befall the 336-acre Montgomery Township farm they purchased in 1989, which in August was accepted into the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Program. "We're using the finances to purchase more land," Kathy Hartung said Wednesday. "It was strictly because we want to expand for our sons," Robert Jr. and Thomas, partners in the Rohart Farms, she said.
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