Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, December 07, 1968, Image 1

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    VOL. 14 NO. 2
- 3, of FFA. Weber
Poultry Assn. Proposes
County Diagnostic Lab.
The Lancaster County Poultry
Association voted unanimously
on two major items Thursday
night at a regular board meet
ing held in the Farm and Home
Unanimously approved was
the motion to incorporate the
association. Harold Esbensh'ade
and Claude Hess were appoint
ed to represent the board in the
proceedings and George Mor
gan, Attorney, was selected to
draw up the papers
In other discussion, Claude
Hess reported on a meeting
with Homer-Bicksler, Executive
Director, Pa. Poultry Federa
tion and Dr.-Palace Seitz, Sec
retary-Treasurer, Pa.- Veterin-
ary Medical -Association, to ex
plore the possibility of a Poul
try Diagnostic Laboratory for
-Lancaster County. The board
unanimously approved to pro
ceed to locate a piece of land
Mystery Farm
The Mystery Farm Contest
continues this week in Lancas
ter Farming With the fourth in
the series of eight County farm
photographs to be published
weekly for yoii to identify The
paid subscriber who wins first
prize will receive a personal
check for $lOO and second and
third placed winners .will be
awarded $5O and _ $25 checks
respective. > ' -
Kerens how it works An en
larged photograph, of a Lancas
~ter; County Farm from a differ-
; -
also-was named American Farmer, the
highest honor bestowed on a member, at
therecentFFA Convention at Kansas ;City.
ancL obtain building costs The
- Ephrata area was lecommended
so Berks and Lebanon Counties
could also be served by the Cen
The election of officers were
as follows J. Harold Esben
shade, Manheim R 2, President;
Allen B. Graybill, 2735 Marietta
Ave, Lancaster, Vice President;
John Jacob Oberholtzer, 171
Newport Rd., Leola, Secretary;
Lonn Weigard, 1031 Devon
shire Rd, Lancaster, Treasurer;
and John H Hess, New Holland
R 2, Representative to Pa Poul
try Federation.
The committee chairman ap
pointed by the new president
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, December 7,1968
Layman Heads
Ag Teachers -
Ralph Layman,-Vo-Ag teach
er from Solanco High School
was elected president of the
Lancaster Count l Vocational
Agriculture Teasers Wednes
day evening at a i eorganization
al meeting held at Penn Manor
High .School Layman follows
Clair Zerby, Warwick, to the
head of the local teachers asso
Mark Campbell, teacher at
Manheim Central- was named
vice president, Ralph Horchler,
teacher at Pequea Valley was
chosen secretary and Charles
Ackley, Ephrata teacher, con
tinues as treasurer.
Jesse Erway, Manheim Cen
tral, was named advisor to the
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National FFA
President Thinks
Farmers Will Win
By Everett Newswanger
Lancaster Farming Editor
“The next ten years will de
finitely be a struggle for the
farmer, but with better manage
ment and decision ability farm
ers will see it through,” says
Glenn S. Weber, Lancaster
County’s National FFA Vice
President “There is definitely a
place for production agriculture
Esbenshade Now
Head Of Local
Ayrshire Assn.
The Lancaster Countv Ayr
shire Association elected new
officers for the coming year last
week, at their annual meeting,
ttc-rtwao xjjf, ProutrdOdh' Credit
Building- They are‘as follows'
James Esbenshade, Quarryville
HI, President;- Roy ‘Boutwell,
, Elizabethtown/ vice- president;
- an<f Leroy Sensenig' Quarryville
P-L - secretary-treasurer.
Kenneth Eshleman/- Eliza
bethtown El and David Har
nish, Quarryville El, were each
elected to a two:year-term _as
director of the local association
(Continued on Page 8>
„L.-F. Photo
Buckwalter Scores First At
National 4-H Judging Contest
For the first time ever, Penn
sylvania has the high scoring
individual in the National 4-H
Livestock Judging Contest And
that winner is from Lancaster
Richard Buckwalter, a 19-
year-old Lititz R 3 farm youth,
lias' won a $5OO war bond a
blue ribbon and a watch for
taking first place in the all
$2.00 Per Year
in Lancaster County. I think it
will continue, but we will have
to operate as a business rather
than a farm The basis of deci
sions must be according to in
come. For example, you can’t
keep “Betsy” your favorite cow
just because she is your pet.
You will need to treat your
farm operation as a machine
and follow a rigid culling pro
gram in your dairy herd.”
To gain this decision making
ability, Glenn recommends all
farm youth go to college if they
have any interest at all. “Try it
and go even on a two year pro
gram,” he says It will help you
get insight into today’s prob
lems and it will help you even
in production agriculture.”
And Glenn should know. He
.has been, .going to-Penn Stata
this semester
culture economics
same tiine'being a fni? partner
in the home farm dairy opera
tion with„ Irvin Martin, a young
married man just diit of IW ser
vice. Weber comes home week
ends and works and goes over
the records and thus maintains
his complete interest in produc
tion agriculture The 'young
partnership farms about' 200
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breed livestock and poultry
judging competition at the 47th
National 4-H. Congress at Chi
cago. it was reported Monday.
Competing with 124 other 4-H
dub members from SO states,
the Garden Spot youth scored
559 out of a possible 600 points.
He also won highest national
individual honors in the sheep
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