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The 2022 Franklin Fall Farm Fun Fest will be hosted by Hollow Acres Dairy Farm at 6969 Upper Strawsburg Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257. It will take place on September 24, 2022 from 10am-3pm.

Hollow Acres Farm LLC in Pleasant Hall, PA is a dairy farm owned and operated by Ron and Amy Wenger. The family is the 3rd generation to operate on the current location. In 2009, Ron and Amy formed the LLC with Ron’s parents, Carl and Susanne Wenger. In 2016, Carl and Susanne retired from the operation. In 2020, Ron and Jeff Musselman formed Dusty Hollow Farm LLC, which is a swine nursery to diversify the business. Ron and Amy run the dairy with the help of their two sons, four full-time employees, and two part-time employees.

 

Hollow Acres Farm LLC milks 285 cows in a double 12 parallel parlor, and also has 40 dry cows and 250 replacement heifers and calves. They milk the cows two times a day and the milk is contracted with Land O Lakes, Inc. In addition, they farm about 1,000 acres primarily to feed the cows. They raise corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, alfalfa, and grass.

 

The family has continued to improve the farm using technology and best management practices when working with both the animals and the farm land. Some recent enhancements for efficiency include variable rate fans, LED lighting, manure separation for bedding, and a robotic feed pusher.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 Franklin Fall Farm Fun Fest and welcome the opportunity to answer any questions.

Please visit our Farm Fest Facebook page.


For inquiries, call Sarah Meyers, 717-658-3679 or

Denise Ocker, 717-465-4131 or email farmbureaufranklincounty@gmail.com

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Year   Host Location                   Companion Location

1991   

Hamilton Heights Dairy Farm

Hillside Poultry Farm

1992

Five Forks Fruit

Roy Biesecher Dairy

1993

Dice Statler Dairy Farm

Nibble with Gibbles

1994

Gro-Lan Dairy Farms

P & C Ostrich Ranch

1995

Pleasant Valley Jerseys

Lehman's Egg Service

1996

1997

Glenn Fisher Dairy Farm

Mount Parnell Fish Hatchery

Joseph Middour Farm

Renfrew Museum & Park and

Richard Eigenbrode Beef & Horse Farm

1998

Burk-Lea Farms

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1999

Mercer-Vu Farms

Bison Ridge Buffalo Ranch

2000

Stoner's Hijos Hill Dairy Farm

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2001

Forrester Farms

IESU Blue Ridge Landfill

2002

Ricecrest Farms

Keith Benedict's Fruit & Vegetable Farm

2003

C.V. Antique Engine & Machinery Association

Para-Dice Dairy Farm

2004

Arlo Farm

Ingersoll-Rand

2005

Two-Top Holsteins Dairy Farm

Whitetail Mountain Resort

2006

Mount Pleasant Dairy &

Duck Farm

Woodstock Market

2007

Myra-Breck Farm

St. Thomas Development Inc.

2008

Reich-Dale Farm

Appalachian Nurseries

2009

Falling Spring Farms, LLC

The Drying Shed

2010

Horst Robotic Dairy Farm

Cumberland Valley Cooperative Association

2011

C.V. Antique Engine & Machinery Association

Mark & Joyce Burkholder Farm

Year   Host Location                   Companion Location

2012

Cedar Pine Farm

Rotz Turf Renovation LLC

2013

2014

2015

Keith E Martin Dairy Farm

Slate Ridge Dairy Farm Inc.

Cornerstone Dairy Farm

Valley Quarries Incorporated

"Premier Whitetail Genetics"

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2016

Valley View Farm

Fayetteville Contractors Inc.

2017

2018

2019

2020

Burk-Lea Farms

The Musser Farm

The Beidel Brothers

Two-Top Holsteins Dairy Farm

Rosenbaum's Landscaping & Nursery

Maplewood Farm Market

Esh's Storage Barns

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2021

Two-Top Holsteins Dairy Farm

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