Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, June 30, 1973, Image 9

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    USDA Plans National Rural
Development Leaders School
A national rural development
leaders school will be held Aug. 5-
11 in Lincoln, Nebr., the U. S.
Department of Agriculture an
nounced recently.
Purpose of the school is to
provide rural development
leaders an opportunity to im
prove their knowledge and skills
and to study developmental
strategies. There will be general
Bag or Bulked
Complete Distribution by Your Specification in Poultry
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CALL 299-3541
We don’t believe it. And our high percentage
of farm loans is the best proof.
No bleak forecasts from us about
the small farmer dying off.
We believe he’s got an excellent fu
ture. And, to back up what we be
lieve, we’ve put our money where our
mouth is:
The U.S. Third Federal Reserve
District recently published facts con
cerning some 100 banks our size in
this part of America. Among which
was the finding that, during the sur
vey period, the average bank of the
100 made 2.85 percent of its loans to
Our percentage of farm loans dur
ing the same period? Fully 28.27 per
cent—or nearly 10 times as many as
the average bank.
(Happily, this occurred while we
were also equaling the average per
centage of consumer loans. The aver
age: 27.63 percent. Us: 27.56 percent.)
There you have it. . . simple proof
that now, as in times past, Farmers
National Bank of Quarryville is the
farmer’s kind of bank.
No ifs, ands or buts.
Farmers National Bank of Quarryville
sessions and small discussion and
participation groups.
Eligible applicants include
persons actively involved in rural
development. The size of this first
session is limited to 120 students,
who will be selected to represent
a broad segment of rural
America. More sessions are
planned later, according to the
Department’s Rural Develop-
Banking the way you'd do it.
Member, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
ment Service, sponsor of the
The course is particularly
suitable for people who are:
--Engaged in development in
their rural communities as
citizens, elected officials, or
-Developing and implementing
comprehensive plans on human,
economic, and physical
resources for rural communities.
-Interested in training and
developing local rural leaders.
Faculty members will come
from government, business,
industry, education, and public
interest groups.
Site of the school is the
Nebraska Center for Continuing
Education on the campus of the
University of Nebraska,
Persons who wish to attend the
school are invited to write the
Rural Development Service, U.
S. Department of Agriculture,
Washington, D. C. 20250, or call
(202) 447-2573 for more in
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, June 30,1973
Twin Valley
Bee, Honey
Several members of the Twin
Valley FFA have recently begun
new projects under the super
vised occupational experience
With the aid and financial
backing of the FFA Chapter, the
members have begun beekeeping
During the winter a group of
FFA officers searched for a way
to involve more members in
project work and at the same
time a way to productively invest
some of the Chapter funds. Many
alternatives were discussed, with
members finally deciding to
encourage beekeeping projects
Through another high school
teacher, officers learned of a
supply of beekeeping equipment
which was for sale. The Chapter
purchased this equipment, along
with two hives of bees and some
additional equipment and a hive
of bees from the father of a
former Twin Valley member
The Chapter currently owns
five hives of bees, with the ad
dition of two swarms recently
caught. In addition, there is
sufficient wooden ware for 35
additional hives as well as an
extractor. Arrangements have
been made to loan this equipment
to Chapter members who are
interested m starting beekeeping
projects Six Chapter members
have ordered package bees from
a Georgia firm, and the Chapter
has ordered two packages.
To put the beekeeping on a
more organized basis, the junior
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C. E. Wiley & Son Inc
Quarryville, Pa,
and senior vocational agriculture
class drew up a chapter for a
beekeeping cooperative which
has been submitted to the school
administration and school board
for approval It is hoped that in
the future the beekeeping
members will be able to extract
honey and market it under their
own trade name and label.
Through this means, the
Chapter has productively in
vested some of its funds and at
the same time encouraged
several members to expand their
projects, or begin new ones.
Chapter hives are currently
placed at the farm of Charles
Gable, the fishing lakes of
Mahlon Kurtz, and the home of
Joseph Beiler. Several frames of
honey have already been ex
tracted and the honey distributed
in sample form to teachers at the
high school. Some of the
beekeeping equipment has also
been exhibited at the Twin Valley
Practical Arts Exposition
Honey bees, unlike many other
kinds of bees, perform a valuable
service from mankind by in
suring the proper pollination of
many agriculturally important
crops At the present time,
however, the number of honey
bee hives in Pennsylvania is
rather low. This is due to former
low prices for honey and to the
poisomng of many hives by in
Phone 786-2895