Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 23, 1970, Image 20
Lancaster Fanning. Saturday. May 23.1970 20 Text of Gerald Martin’s Winning FFA Speech Under the shadow of great Agricultural research must wealth and prosperity, starva- be supported largely by the tion moves across the land. The United States and foreign coun land is Amenca Yes, Amcnca, tries Other support must come the country in which more fi om pm ate investment. This people suffer from overeating includes inteiested businesses, than from a lack of food, is coopeiatives. organizations, and headed toward widespread fa- individuals These groups are mine. America is about to join very impoitant to agricultural the other countries of the world rcseaich which cannot successfully feed •heir populations Another situation faces us is used wisely, and in areas America is the only country wheie research is most needed 'hat has the knowledge and ic- Agncultuial research must jouices to fight famine be done in the aieas that will Food shortages hungei, and bung the most food These in 'tarvation have been here since elude the aieas of new food, he beginning of time, but only food pioriuction. and land ic now does it thi eaten the whole foim Once thought to be a world Amenca is the onlv great menace to Amencan jountiy which can thwait this faimeis synthetic foods must •hreat and attain the goal of "a play an impoitant lole m feed world without hunger” mg a hungiy world Change must come Agricul tural production must double tuple, and even quadruple in some areas of the world The ehange must take place imme- diately, and the main ingre dient of this change is agucul .ural research Granted, there i« much reseaich being done in every phase of aguculture to day, but it is simplv not enough The research must be intensi fied and increased to meet the needs of the woild Even though I am sure that also take giant strides in the agricultural reseaich is the aiea of food pi eduction Bettei main thing that will dimmish and varied sti ains of crops must the threat of woild hunger, it b e de\ eloped to attain maxi will take a gieat amount of mum pioduction ficm the van money Wheie will the money ed types of soils in the woild be obtained foi the extensive Also needed for maximum research that is necessaiy'’ (Continued on Page 31) Howevct it is most important that the money, once obtained It is necessaiy that we pio duce foods high in piotein and Mtamins fiom uneatable ma terials such as algae and pe ti oleum We must also haivest the sea Today, ocean toods make up only one per cent of man’s food intake We must find ways to raise and harvest sea foods, and 1 to take full advantage of a food source so \ital to the woild ' Agncultui al i eseai ch muTt' Some members of the Northern Lebanon FFA chapter display the trophy they won for first place at the regional FFA parliamentary procedure contest last week at Millersville. Left to right are. G. Early or Late Your Corn Needs AG RICO* in the Row! t Early planted corn started with Agrico gets the fast early growth that adds extra bushels at harvest time. Kerne! Agrico supplies water-solu- Grain fj[e f OOc j s that are easily taken up by seedlings planted in the cool soils of the early planting season. Late planted corn needs Agrico in the row to help it catch up. Agrico gives late corn the extra boost to overtake and crowd out weeds; to shade soil and conserve soil mois ture. Early or late, your corn will do bet ter with Agrico for Corn. It’s an imfortant step along the Critical Path to Farm Profit. Order Agrico for Corn today from Roy W. Zimmerman, Inc. Ephrata, Pa Pawl's Feed Service McCracken a'soii Brow " J R ® a ' ,nc * R D =2, Peach Bottom Manheim, Pa Atglen, Pa. ■■■ ' ." - CONTROL INSECTS AND WEEDS WITH PESTICIDES FROM AGRICO Lamar Bollinger, vice president; J. Ray Bickel, adult chapter advisor, and Jim Bragg, president. The team will compete in the state contest this summer. Lester M. Weover R D #l, New Holland f Red Rose Farm Service Quanyville, Pa.