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VOL. 14 NO. 4' PAUL ECKMAN poses with one of his many FFA projects. Beside this pen of sheep, he has projects in swine, dairy, Mystery Farm Contest The Mystery Farm Contest continues this week in Lancas ter Farming with the sixth m the series of eight County farm photographs to be published weekly for you to identify. The paid subscriber who wins first prize will receive a peisonal 4-H Com & Tobacco Exhibit Set Dec. 27 The 4-H Tobacco and Corn Exhibit will be held on Friday afternoon, Dec. 27, at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, according to Arnold Luech and Jay Irwin, Lancaster County Associate Ag Agents. For the Corn exhibit mem bers will show 10 ears from their project and report all yields of corn in bushels of shelled corn. _ The Tobacco competition will consist of a completed record book and exhibit of two hands of tobacco consisting of 15 leaves tied with another leaf. One hand will be Wrapper B’s and the other Filler B’s. Record book must be in the Extension Office no later than Monday, Dec. 23, the Agents said. Farm Calendar Saturday, Dec. 21 (today) 9 am—4-H Angus & Shorthorn Beef Calves distributed fiom New Holland Sales Barn Wednesday, Dec. 25 CHRISTMAS DAY Friday, Dec. 27 1:30 p.m.—4-H Tobacco & Corn Exhibit, Farm & Home Ctr. corn, tobacco and has planted 1000 pine trees on his Strasburg HI home farm. check for $lOO and second and third placed winners will be awarded $5O and $25 checks, le spectively. Here’s how It works An en larged photograph of a Lancas ter County Farm from a differ ent area each week is publish ed The general direction fiom Lancaster is given and fiom there it’s up to you Study the picture each week Guess which of your neighbor’s farm is pictured. Put your iden tification (the name on the mail box and his address) along with your own name and address on a 5-cent postal card or in a letter and mail it each week so we re ceive it by Friday morning fol- (Continued on Page 5) Lancaster Farming, Saturday, December 21,1968 Donald Elected VP Of Alpha Tan Alpha Donald L Ranck, formerly of Route 1, Paradise, was recently elected vice president of Alpha Tau Alpha, the Agricultural Education professional and hon orary fraternity at the Pennsyl vania State University. Ranck, son of Mr. and Mrs Lloyd H. Ranck, was active in the Pequea Valley FFA and church activities He attended Millersville State College before transferring to Penn State last spring. He is married to the former Virginia Wivell from (Continued on Page 6) New County FFA President Has Project Diversity Whether it be sheep swine, dairy, com, tobacco or pine tiees, the new Lancastei County FFA Chapter president has al ieady had pioject experience And added to his diveisity is tus woik experience at a local gieen house Herr Named Co-Chairman Of F&H Campaign John H Heir, 1564 Millport Road, has been named co-chair - raan of the Farm & Home Foun dation’s Completion Fund Cam paign, according to B Snavely Garber, piesident of the Foun dation board of directors Herr ic a member of the original group of agricultural leaders re sponsible for establishing the new Center on Arcadia Road, and will serve with L H Skromme in heading the $150,- 000 capital funds appeal. Herr is playing a key role in the drive, both as chairman of the Campaign Steering Commit tee and as a leader in the Farm • Gifts Division In the latter unit 1 (Continued on Page 6) L. F. Photo Ranch THE LANCASTER FARMING STAFF $2.00 Per Year Paul Eckman, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs George Eckman, Slas hing HI, says, “I think agricul ture is a great business I think I will remain in production ag riculture after school that is if ‘Uncle Sam’ doesn’t get me first ” The Lampeter Sti asburg Jun ior has many accomplishments to his credit He won the Guern sey Calf at the Lampeter Fan in 1967 (Cherrycrest Hugo Ebbie, now a bred heifer) and had the champion ewe and was named the best fitter in the sheep show. He won the Chapter Sears Gilt m 9th grade and was top Junior High Magazine Salesman For all this, though, Paul gives credit to his parents “For all these projects and all the possessions I have accumulated —credit goes to my parents If it weren’t for mem, I wouldn’t have these projects,” he said An interesting project Paul undertook that became a family aifair was planting 1000 pine trees on some unfarmable land on their farm, south of Stras burg He learned about the pro gram through a Science teach er The trees are supplied at a nominal cost for those who will (Continued on Page 7) Greetings The meaning of the first Christmas Eve lights up the holiday with Peace and Good Will. Best Wishes'