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6A The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, March 20, 1990 Mr & Mrs Happy Fick :i By Jonatttan Wright are some of the sharpest The rapidly changing world of men you'll ever know." video technology is affecting nearly .Although Agri-Films is every facet of society. At Happy and formative stages, Mr Fickl Pat Fick's 210-acre farm between preparing for it to go Sinks Grove and Wolf Creek the ef- soon. "We'll advertise fect is especially obvious, riculture magazines and After researching video tapingnals," he said. equipment for over two years, the Customers pay in th~ Ficks began their "Agri-Film" busi- $350 to $500 for a ness six months ago. The couple of- cording, which fers livestock, farm/ranch, informa- In addition to the "video I A Pa.ge FO]~ P~opl~ WhO WOk I tional, and education video produc- Iogs," the Ficksoffer 1~, tion services to farmers throughouttions dealing with the United States. "Video catalogs," grams, livestock shoWS, as they call them, provide livestock products and n' customers with previews of animals number of informational for sale, including statistical records, tional videotapes. ,~~.t.\.. ,~ JLr'~ t~ parentage, and other information the Tapes produced for "11~ dec seller wishes to advertise, poses include those whiCh' - ' The Ficks record most video livestock, land, farms, catalogs on location. Interviews are products, crops, and Ginseng Coordinator, Bob weigh station by March 30 to have it often done at a mobile studio which Although Mr Fick Whipkey said the Division of For- weighed. (The Division of Forestry can be set up at nearly any spot. York City to research .,.,% . estry is reminding both ginseng maintains weigh stations in 16 West After taping, the couple go back and editing equipment, dealers and diggers that between Virginia counties.) If diggers fail to to their editing studio, located in a chased most of his L!-C~-TJ--N~'~ April 1 and August 14 of each calen- have their ginseng weighed by:small barn across from their hilltop West Virginia. His N_. DED FOR: dar year it is illegal to possess March 30 and obtain a weight re- home. There they edit the video business was stimulated ,,Oo.,, o,..-0.,.,.,..,n0 Mountain uncertified ginseng (green or dry) ceipt, they will not be able to legally tape and add music, graphics, and cording the Eastern for rural land with a 3 or more 0dr house, Witlpay $70,000. and/or ginseng that does not have a sell their ginseng and could risk other material requested by the cus- Angus Show at JacksonS ,..., o .oo .,,,n0...,.., ..o,. International certified weight receipt attached, being caught and fined, tamer, eral years ago. "From a farmette with a 4 bdrm home. Will pay Ginseng diggers should take For more information, contact the Mr Fick said, "What makes us dif- many applications up to $100,000, Richard B. of CenterbHch, NY, is ~ their unsold ginseng to an official Division of Forestry at 348-2788. ferent from other video taping serv- otaping," he said." I Iookang for land with a 2 bdrm house & ~1 ! , ,, --- ices is that our equipment is broad- there." outbuildings for retirement. Price $200,000. " cast-quality. We have high-resolu- Mr Fick grew up Jn William W. from Finksburg, MD, wants IO buy unimproved land for hunting retreat, tion quality which keeps images dis- graduating from Will Pay $70,000 tinct even after repeated duplication, versity he moved to West John D. of Virginia Beach, VA wants land with a 3 bdrm house & outbuildings, After the tape is made, copies 1974 and began work in Will pay up to $150,000 are sent to the customer, who in He met Pat Capaldo of ElsleM. ofPhelan, CA, lslooking ~r t0 turn mails them to clients who have the two soon married. acre with house & buildings. Will be a >leasJre farm only. Price $150,000. shown an interest in his livestock or '1 learned the These are real people on'our company's Sweetlix M( have attended his sales, bulls as I went along," confidan|ial computer list dated 3-7-90, re- , ceived in our office th,s week, Doyou have the I~l[]gne$iul~l "This is a great marketing tool," now raise bulls for such properties To sell? 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