Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, June 03, 1972, Image 1

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Vol. 17 No. 28
1972 Lancaster County Dairy Princess Pageant Contestants
Rhoda Janet
Stauffer Stoltzfus
Lancaster Farming
Names New Editor
Richard E. Wanner, a Lan
caster County native, has been
appointed editor of Lancaster
Farming. Wanner was once an
associate editor with The
Poultryman in Vineland, N.J.,
and has held advertising and
public relations posts locally with
New Holland Division of Sperry
Rand and Armstrong Cork Co.
He is married to the former
Judy Kulp of Ephrata. The
Wanners have two children and
live in Akron.
The Lancaster County Dairy
Princess Committee this week
announced twelve contestants for
the Lancaster County Dairy
Princess Pageant June 15 at the
Farm and Home Center.
The contestants are: Donna
Welk, Veronica Bare, Karen
Overly, Judith Wilson, Brenda
Kreider, Raelene Harbold,
Donna Book, Carol Kettering,
Patti Baltozer, Janet Stoltzfus,
Rhoda Stauffer, and Sharon
A dairy bar reception will be
held at 6:30 p.m. followed by
dinner at 7 p.m. proceeding the
pageant June 15.
Tickets are available at the
Lancaster County Extension
office, from Curly Brantly,
Atlantic Breeders, or Jay Landis,
co-chairmen of the ticket com
mittee, or from any pageant
committee member.
A dessert party and briefing
meeting will be held for con
testants and their Mothers on
June 7.
Mrs. Robert Gregory, Lititz
RDI, Princess Committee
chairman, expresses her ap
preciation for the good response
to the contest.
The girls and a brief
background sketch of them are as
Miss Donna Welk, 16, is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira
Young Farmers
to Study Forage
About 80 Lancaster County
Young Farmers are engaged in
an alfalfa management study
which will eventually lead to
more comprehensive guidelines
Form Calendar
Monday, June 5
8 pm. Lancaster County
Poultry Association board
meeting, Farm and Home
Tuesday, June 6
8 p.m. Lancaster County
Farmers Association board
meeting, Farm and Home
Dairy Fieldman’s Conference,
Penn State University, June 6
and 7.
Wednesday,June 7
4:30 p.m. LCVATA meeting,
Brownstown Vo-Tech School.
7:30 p.m. Lancaster County
Soil and Water Conservation
District meeting, Farm and
Home Center. _ _
50th Anniversary, Eastern Milk
Producers Cooperative
Association annual meeting,
Hotel Syracuse, Syracuse,
7 p.m. Pennsylvania Egg
Marketing Association
meeting, Holiday Inn,
Ephrata RD.
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, June 3,1972
Friday, June 9
Welk, Quarryyville RD3. She is a
junior at Solanco High School,
and is active on the school hockey
team and in the Future
Homemakers of America .She is
also a member of the Lancaster
County 4-H Holstein Club and a
member of Fulton Grange. She is
active in the First Presbyterian
Church of Strasburg and the
Youth Fellowship.
Miss Veronica Bare, 18,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Bare, 419 Mt. Sidney Road,
Witmer, is a senior at Conestoga
Valley High School. She was
active in the Crafts and Ceramics
Club as well as a 4-H Foods and
Sewing Club. A member of
Stumptown Mennonite Church,
she is also a member of the
church youth group.
Miss Karen Overly, 17, is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
Overly, Quarryville RDI. A
junior at Solanco High School,
she is a member of the'school
tennis team and the Future
Homemakers of America. A
Fulton Grange member, she is
also active in the Little Britian
Presbyterian Church.
Miss Judith Wilson, 17, is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Wilson, Nottingham RD2. A
junior at Solanco High School,
she is in the high school band. She
is also a member of the Penn
sylvania Flying Farmers. She is
on producing top-quality hay and
Don Hershey, Manheim RD2, is
the guiding force behind the
project Hershey is vice
president of Young Farmers
Region 2, and chairman of that
organization’s education com
mittee Hershey said that no one
really knows enough about
alfalfa management. There are
no definite guidelines on exactly
when to cut, fertilize and plant to
get maximum value for every
dollar invested in time -and
This is a problem Hershey
hopes will be solved with the
cooperation of area Young
Farmers, vo-ag teachers and
Penn state researchers. The vo
ag teachers involved are;
Charles AcHey, Ephrata;
Michael Burton, Penn Manor;
Jess Erway, Manheim Central;
and Donald Robinson, Garden
Spot. Dr. Glenn Stevens and Bill
Williams at Penn State are
arranging for some of the project
Extensive records will be
maintained by the Young Far
mers for each alfalfa stand in
volved in the study. Details will
be recorded on seeding, fer
tilizing, cutting, cultivation,
previous crops, pesticides, liming
active in the Little Bntian
Presbyterian Church and the
Miss Brenda K. Kreider, 16,
daughter of Mr and Mrs. J
Floyd Kreider, Mount Joy RD2, is
a member of the Lancaster
County 4-H Holstein Club. She is a
junior at Hempfield High School
She is a member of the Mount Joy
Mennomte Church and youth
Miss Raelene Harbold, 17, is a
daughter of Mr and Mrs Ray
Harbold, Elizabethtown RD3,
In This Issue
Classified Ads 41,42,43
4-H News 25
Editorial 10
Market Reports 2,3,4
Sales Register 4S
Thoughts in Passing 13
What’s New 20
Women’s Section 28 thru 32
Jess Erway, Manheim Central vo-ag instructor, uses a
specially equipped drill to remove a core sample from a bale
of alfalfa hay. The sample will be used as part of an
exhaustive study of alfalfa management.
and so forth Intervals between
cuttings will be recorded along
with tonnages harvested from
each cutting
At each cutting, one of the
instructors will measure the yield
per acre. Cores will be taken
from sample bales and tested for
moisture content. The cores will
then be sent to Penn State where
they will be analyzed for TDN
(totally digestible nutrients), DP
(digestible protein), fiber and net
energy content
The study has just started and
is expected to continue for a
number of years. A mountain of
data should accumulate during
the course of the study. Plans are
to use the data to prepare an
alfalfa management manual for
use in schools and programs
throughout the state
$2.00 Per Year
and a senior at Elizabethtown
High School A member of the
Lancaster County 4-H Holstein
Club, she was an active member
of County and State 4-H Dairy
Judging teams She attends the
Congregational Bible Church
Miss Donna Jean Book, 17, is a
daughter of Mr and Mrs Roy H
Book, Ronks RDI A senior at
Conestoga Valley High School,
she is a member of the National
Honor Society. She was also in
the high school band and chorus
She is a member of the Paradise
Mennonite Church
Miss Carol Jean Kettering, 17,
is a daughter of Mr and Mrs
Henry Kettering, Lititz RD3 A
senior at Manheim Township
High School, she was a member
of the high school chorus and
theatrics club A member of the
East Petersburg Church of the
Brethren, she is active in the
church youth group and helps m
the Sunday School.
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The Koster Crop Tester,
shown here, is an important
part of the Young Farmer
forage analysis program.