Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 19, 1973, Image 1

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    VOL 18 No. 26
The Lancaster County Planning Com- location of all Class I and II soils in the
mission's sketch plan map showing the county.
Ray Marlin Wins
Speech Contest
Numerous area FFA members
were successful in bringing home
top honors when they met at
Lehigh Valley Community
College Tuesday for the Regional
Public Speaking and
Parliamentary Procedures
Contests. Competition was with
120 FFA members from 19
Eastern Pennsylvania counties,
who had previously won in county
and area contests.
Ray Martin, Grassland
Chapter, was successful in
edging out 10 other contestants in
the Public Speaking with his
speech entitled “The Food
Dilemma”. Martin was followed
in second place by Robert Her
shey, Manheim Chapter,
speaking on “Our Vanishing
Wildlife”. Harold Berkheiser,
Blue Mountain Chapter,
Schuylkill County was third with
“Rising Prices Feast or
Famine”; -Dan Mueller,
Damascus, Wayne County,
fourth, and Karen Loch, Lehigh
County Vo-Tech, fifth.
The top three winners in, this
contest will be entered in State
competition during FFA Week at
Penn State June 27 to 29.
In the Parliamentary
Procedures Contest, students
assume the various offices of the
FFA. The team must conduct a
meeting using proper
procedures, situations are
presented to the team which must
be handled using parliamentary
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Northern Lebanon Chapter,
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Fredericksburg, placed first. The
team is comprised of the
following members, and the
positions they assumed:
Dale Maulfair, president;
Glenn Ulrich, vice-president;
Shawn Hernley, secretary;
Daniel Hostetter, treasurer;
Douglas Martin, reporter; Jef
frey Werner, sentinel; James
Tyrpin, chaplain; Robert Shuey,
student advisor. J. Ray Bickel is
The Grassland Chapter at New
Holland were second place
winners. This team is made up of
the following members and their
Scott Steffy,president; Donald
Weaver, vice-president; David
Smeltz, secretary; Clair Martin,
treasurer; Donald Weiler,
reporter; Larry Weber, sentinel;
Lloyd Hoover, chaplain; Arthur
Horst, student advisor. Cliff Day
serves as coach for this team.
Third place winner was Lehigh
County Vo-Tech Chapter, and the
Tunkhannock Chapter placed
fourth. '
The top two teams will be
competing during FFA Week for
State honors.
Judges for both the
Parliamentary Procedures and
Public Speaking Contests were;
Robert Edwards, Chief of
Operations Division, and Carl
Herr, Consultant, Adult and Post-
Secondary Education, both with
the Bureau of Vocational and
Technical Education, Penn-
Lancaster £armlng/£aUirday. May 19,1973
Ray Martin
Farm Calendar
Monday, May c*
7 p.m. - Soil Erosion meeting,
Commonwealth National
Bank Auditorium, Lancaster
Shopping Center.
7:30 p.m. - New Holland 4-H
Baby Beef Club meeting', Robert
Martin farm, New Holland RDI
8 p.m. - Red Rose DHIA Quar
terly Directors meeting,
Farm and Home Center.
Wednesday, May 23
Poultry Processing Conference,
Penn State University, May
Thursday, May 24
1 p.m. - Land Judging Contest,
7:30 p.m. - Mountville 4-H Club
Organizational meeting,
Mountville Church of the
Lancaster County Swine
Producers Board of Directors
meeting, Farm and Home
Farmers and Land
In Lancaster Co,
Last Tuesday at the polls,
Pennsylvania voters passed by
an overwhelming margin a
constitutional amendment which
will permit preferential tax
treatment for farmland.
Farmers will feel no im
mediate effect from the change.
Legislation must still be drawn
up to spell out which lands should
be eligible for special tax rates,
and how those rates are to be
computed. 'The Pennsylvania
State House agriculture com
mittee has announced that it
plans to hold public hearings on
the matter before drafting any
Locally, the amendment and
any resulting legislation will
probably work hand in hand with
an already existing overall plan
designed to guide County
development away from prime
agricultural lands. These lands
are indicated in black on the map
accompanying this article. The
map was taken from a Sketch
We Salute Dairy
Industry June 2
Dairying is nearly a $5O million a year business in
Lancaster County, and it’s an important industry in
surrounding counties, too. Chester and Berks Counties j*
each produce about $2O million worth of milk annually,
and York and Lebanon Counties each come close to the $
$ll million mark
LANCASTER FARMING will recognize the area’s
dynamic dairy industry in its June 2 Special Annual $
Dairy Issue. $
We extend a special invitation to dairy groups and
organizations, as well as individuals, to submit articles
and news on dairying for the Dairy Issue.
Advertisers are invited to make their own appeal to a
large segment of the Southeastern Pennsylvania dairy
| To be sure to make the Dairy Issue, please submit all
| material by Wednesday, May 30.
Call us at 394-3047 or 626-2191 (ask for Lancaster
| . Farming). Or write to Lancaster Farming, P.O. Box 266,
£ Lititz, Pa. 17543.
With a Pool Yet...
The James Mimm
Hilton for Horses
The James Mimm farm just
outside Christiana is a bit dif
ferent from most farms in this
area. For one thing, the farm’s
main business is boarding race
horses. And for another thing, the
equine tenants have their very
own indoor swimming pool.
Actually, all the horses
boarded at the farm are standard
breds used for racing. And the
Saturday, May 26
Cherry Fair, Lobachsville (Oley
..., Valley) May 26,, 27, 28. .
$2.00 Per Yea
Plan drawn up over two years
ago by the Lancaster County
Planning Commission.
Farmers in Lancaster County
are the biggest users of land here.
Policies affecting land use will
therefore affect farmers more
than any other group.
Lawmakers, special interest
groups and private citizens are
becoming increasingly aware of
land as a more or less limited
resource, and there are moves
afoot to preserve open spaces,
including farmland.
These movements are
making themselves felt in new
laws. State-wide, there is en
vironmental legislation oir the
books aimed at compelling
farmers to adopt conservation
measures. Both urban and rural
voters throughout the state voted
last Tuesday to change the
Locally, a home rule charter
for the county is a definite
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pool is a therapeutic device used
for training animals with sore
legs or feet.
According to Mimm, the horses
that exercise by swimming get
just as much of a workout as the
ones that run around the track.
Those that swim, though, aren’t
subjecting their sore limbs to the
pounding they’d get on the track.
The pool, which was installed
three years ago, is 15 feet deep
and some 35 feet in diameter. It’s
circular, and the horses are led
around the pool by trainers
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