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BERLIN BROTHERSVALLEY Young Farmers

Chapter Adviser: Doyle Paul
(814) 267-3763
dpaul1965@verizon.net

BBYFA Mission Statement: To educate and promote environmentally appropriate production, marketing and processing of food, feed and fiber.
PLEASE NOTE: Summer Conference dates have changed to July 14-15, 2015.

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The Berlin Brothersvalley chapter finished up their 2013 schedule in August with the chapter picnic held at the Berlin Brothersvalley Community Grove. We had the honor of having President Corman join us for an evening of good food, fun and fellowship. Everyone was glad to see advisor Doyle Paul out and about after his recent hospital stay. A life membership certificate was presented to Jason Ickes during this time. Tyler Claypool’s will be mailed. One of the highlights of the evening was our "Farm Trivia" game hosted by Carol Leydig. The men’s team, composed of Dwayne Northcraft, School Superintendant, State Representative Carl Metzgar and member Jason Ickes took home the prize for knowing the most correct answers. The fair booth committee met briefly after the picnic.
The Berlin Brothersvalley Young Farmer fair booth took second place at the Somerset County Fair and took first at the Berlin Brothersvalley Community Fair. "Harvest Your Dreams", which was also the theme for the PA Assoc of State Fairs, was used as their theme for this year’s booth.
The planning meeting for 2014 was held on November 12, 2013 at the Berlin Fire Hall. All events will be verified and Schedules will be mailed out to the membership the end of December.


2013 Educational Class Schedule
***All Classes and Tours will start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted

  • January 3 ... Kooser Dairy Farm (Robotic Milking Tour); Family Night (Kooser Road, Millrun)
  • January 10 ... Guy Chemical´s Factory Tour; Family Night
  • January 17 ... Emergency Preparedness; County Meeting (REC Building)
  • January 24 ... History of Barn Stars; Family Night (Berlin Ag Room)
  • January 31 ... Hickory Rocking Chair Construction demo; Family Night (Berlin Ag Room)
  • February 7 ... From Farm to Table (Meal/Tour); Horn of Plenty, Bedford; Family Night
  • February 12-14 ... PYFA Winter Conference; Best Western/Country Cupboard
    (Lewisburg & Mifflinburg YF Chapters)
  • February 21 ... Chronic Wasting Disease (Deer); County Meeting (REC Building)
  • February 28 ... Snow Tubing; Family Night (Seven Springs, 6:00-8:00 p.m.)
  • March 7 ... Integrated Pesticide Management; 2 Core & 2 Category Credits
    (Berlin Elem. School)
  • March 14 ... Pennwood Farms Digester Tour; Family Night
  • March 21 ... Grain Bin Storage (Best Management practices); County Meeting (REC Building)
  • March 28 ... Holy Thursday
  • July 9-10 ... PYFA Summer Conference (Manheim High School)
  • August 6 ... Young Farmer Picnic (Berlin Community Grove; 7 p.m.)
  • August 16 ... Set−up County Fair Educational Display Booth
  • August 17-24 ... Somerset County Fair
  • September 8, 11-14 ... Berlin Brothersvalley Community Fair
  • September 15 ... Somerset County Young Farmer Picnic (Rockwood YF Chapter)
  • November 12 ... 2014 YF Planning Meeting; Classes/Activities

Officers:
  • Immediate Past President−Tim Bruck
  • President−Jason Ickes
  • President−Kevin Landis
  • Secretary/Treasurer−Kyle Hillegas
  • Public Relations Director−Philip Martz Jr.

"A Young Adult Farmer is Any Farmer Willing to Learn"

Bermudian Springs Young Farmers

Chapter Adviser: John Wardel
(814) 267-3763
wardlej@pa.net


No chapter news currently available.

Blue Mountain Young Farmers


No chapter contact information or news currently available.

Cedar Crest Young Farmers

Chapter Adviser: Jennifer Balmer
(717) 480-6978
jam5019@gmail.com


The 50th Annual Banquet of the Cedar Crest Young Farmers chapter was held Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Cedar Crest High School Cafeteria. The banquet was very well attended and showed a very active chapter.Awards were given to the following:

Alfalfa Haylage Quality — Jason Krall
Corn Silage Quality — R&B Kreider
High Moisture Shelled Corn — Jason Krall Dry Hay — Glen Krall
Low Somatic Cell Count — Jeff & Karen Zuck
Largest Herd Milk Increase — Dan & Maranda Smith
Highest Producing Cow/Lactation — Furnace Hill Holsteins

The program was about Lebanon County Rails to Trails, presented by Jay Green. State PYFA officers present were President Dan Wilkinson, Treasurer Ed Zug, PR Co-directors Debbie Zug and Linda Krall, and Executive Secretary Betsy Huber.



passing the gavel
Scott Smith passing the gavel to Mark Balmer

past presidents
Past Presidents of Cedar Crest Young Farmers

Harrell family
The Harrell family, winners of the PYFA Community Service Award 2015

winners
Contest winners for haylage, hay, corn, and milk

dan wilkinson
PYFA president Dan Wilkinson addresses the group

Chambersburg

Chapter Adviser: Eddie Parsons
(717) 261-3490
cashsagrin@cvn.net


No chapter news currently available.

Gettysburg

Chapter Adviser: Deb Kammerer
dkammerer@gettysburg.k12.pa.us


Newsletter

DATES TO NOTE
Jan 5-12 ...... PA FARM SHOW, Harrisburg, Pa.
Jan 8 ...... Convention 2014 Planning Meeting, 8:00 pm, Kammerer farm,
101 Hunterstown Hampton Rd, Getty. 334-2760
Jan. 11 ...... Family bowling at Edgewood Bowling Lanes, 7 pm, Pizza party, FFA invited
Jan 15 ...... Farm Transition Workshop, 9am−3pm @ Adams Co. Career and Tech Ed. Bldg;
call Catherine Lara 334-6271 x 315 or Deb Kammerer 334-2760 to register
Jan 17 ...... Crop & Pesticide One Day Seminar, Lancaster Ag Center, register here
Jan 22 ...... Franklin Co. Grazier Winter meeting, Solomon´s Lutheran Church,
Chambersburg, Pa. Registration deadline 1/15
Jan 28 ...... Challenges and Opportunities for Obtaining Capital, Hershey, PA. 9am−4pm

Feb. 12-14 ...... PYFA Winter Convention, Lewisburg, Pa
March 12 ...... GYF Spring tour to Lanc. Co.
March 19 ...... GYF monthly meeting/program. Adams Co. Emergency Mngmt Hazardous
Materials Coordinator will speak about the reporting requirements of hazardous
materials on farms.

Kutztown

Chapter Advisor: Jon Stutzman
(610) 682-4138
stutzmancropcare@dejazzd.com


No chapter news currently available.

Lewisburg

Chapter Advisor: Robert Pardoe
(570-524-7625)
rpardoe@dejazzd.com

No chapter news currently available.

Manhiem

Chapter Adviser: Deb Seibert
(717)664-8552
seibertd@manheimcentral.org


No chapter news currently available.

Midd-West

Chapter Advisor: Jeff McClellan
814-280-7875
mcclellanmillwork@gmail.org


No chapter news currently available.

Mifflinburg

Chapter Advisor: Stephen Kline
(570) 658-6592
sdkline@verizon.net


2014 Coard Yeild Winners

Jan 2015 Newsletter

Northern Lebanon

Chapter Advisor: Ashley Marcantino
amarcantino@norleb.k12.pa.us


No chapter news currently available.

Penns Valley

Chapter Advisor: John Howell
(814) 422-8776
jhowell@pennsvalley.org


No chapter news currently available.

Red Lion

Chapter Advisor: Kimberly Dahr
dahrk@rlasd.k12.pa.us


No chapter news currently available.

Rockwood

Chapter Advisor: Gary Weimer
(814) 926-4631
gweimer@rockwoodschools.org


2015 Calendar

Selingsgrove

Chapter Advisor: Valerie Fry
vfry@seal-pa.org


No chapter news currently available.

Shippensburg


No chapter contact information or news currently available.

Solanco

Chapter Advisor: Ed Zug      edzug@frontiernet.net


Jan 2015 Soybean Population Test Plot

solanco solanco building

The Solanco Young Farmers held their annual picnic at S & A Kreider Farms in Quarryville on Saturday October 13th. Over 80 members and friends enjoyed a delicious pig roast and covered dish lunch. Members were given tours of the Kreider’s new milking parlor and free stall buildings for their herd of over 1,000 cows. Their digester operation was also viewed. The weather was perfect and a day of fellowship was enjoyed by all. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Kreider’s farm in February 2015 when Solanco will host the winter conference.



scott and vicki

The Solanco Young Farmer chapter held their annual banquet on March 21, 2013. Sixty-eight members, guests and sponsors enjoyed an evening of good food and fellowship. Scott and Vicki Kreider received the Outstanding Community Service award.

nathan and justine


Nathan and Justine Kreider received the Outstanding Young Farmer Over 30 award.




ellis and Kerri

Ellis and Kerri Kreider were given the Outstanding Young Farmer Under 30 award.

Dr Brian Bliss, Assistant Superintendent of the Solanco School District accepted the Appreciation Award for Dr Martin Hudacs. The Solanco Young Farmer chapter wanted to thank Dr Hudacs for his support of the Solanco Young Farmer program.
Door prizes donated by our generous sponsors were handed out.


State College

Chapter Advisor: Paul Heasley
(814) 231-1044
Plh11@scasd.k12.pa.us


No chapter news currently available.

Tulpehocken

Chapter Advisor: Christine Williams
(610) 488-7914
Cwilliams01@tulpehocken.org


No chapter news currently available.

Berlin Brothersvalley

Chapter Adviser: Doyle Paul
(814) 267-3763
dpaul1965@verizon.net

Bermudian Springs

Chapter Adviser: John Wardle
wardlej@pa.net
 

Blue Mountain
 
 
 
Cedar Crest

Chapter Adviser: Jennifer Balmer
(717) 480-6978
jam5019@gmail.com

Chambersburg

Chapter Adviser: Eddie Parsons
(717) 261-3490
cashsagrin@cvn.net

Ephrata

Chapter Advisor: Ernest Orr
(717) 354-7121
eorr115@frontiernet.net

Gettyburg

Chapter Adviser: Deb Kammerer
dkammerer@gettysburg.k12.pa.us
 

Kutztown

Chapter Advisor: Jon Stutzman
(610) 682-4138
stutzmancropcare@dejazzd.com

Lewisburg

Chapter Advisor: Robert Pardoe
(570-524-7625)
rpardoe@dejazzd.com

Manhiem

Chapter Adviser: Deb Seibert
(717)664-8552
seibertd@manheimcentral.org

Midd-West

Chapter Advisor: Jeff McClellan
814-280-7875
mcclellanmillwork@gmail.org

Mifflinburg

Chapter Advisor: Stephen Kline
(570) 658-6592
sdkline@verizon.net

Northern Lebanon

Chapter Advisor: Ashley Marcantino
amarcantino@norleb.k12.pa.us
 

Penns Valley

Chapter Advisor: John Howell
(814) 422-8776
jhowell@pennsvalley.org

Red Lion

Chapter Advisor: Kimberly Dahr
dahrk@rlasd.k12.pa.us
 

Rockwood

Chapter Advisor: Gary Weimer
(814) 926-4631
gweimer@rockwoodschools.org

Selingsgrove

Chapter Advisor: Valerie Fry
vfry@seal-pa.org
 

Shippensburg

 
 
 

Solanco

Chapter Advisor: Ed Zug
edzug@frontiernet.net
 

State College

Chapter Advisor: Paul Heasley
(814) 231-1044
Plh11@scasd.k12.pa.us

Tulpehocken

Chapter Advisor: Christine Williams
(610) 488-7914
Cwilliams01@tulpehocken.org