Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 09, 1974, Image 1

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    Vol. 19 No. 12
Three national FFA officers were in Lancaster
County this week during.a five-week good-will tour
throughout the East. They’re shown here during a
short break in their tightly-packed schedule. In the
photo here, left to right, are G. Mark Mayfield,
National FFA Officers
On Good Will Tour
“The FFA is in a state of
transition,” Doyle
Waybright said Wednesday
morning during a breakfast
press conference at Lan
caster’s Treadway Inn.
Waybright said membership
in the national youth
organization had been
declining a few years ago,
but by increasing emphasis
on ag-related business, the
rolls are growing once again.
Waybright, a 20-year-old
dairy farmer from Get
tysburg, is this year’s
national FFA vice-president
Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Young Farmer Ivan Yost,
right, goes over some of his farm records with his
assistant, Denny Kauffman.
for the North Atlantic region.
He and two other national
officers were in the county as
part of a five-week good will
tour covering much of the
■Eastern part of the county.
They talked to area news
representatives on Wed
nesday about their
organization and where it’s
National president G.
Mark Mayfield from Caney,
Kansas, noted that there are
now more than 448,000 FFA
members in 8000 chapters
throughout the U.S. “And
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, February 9, 1974
national president; Jay Loren Phillips, Pacific
region vice-president; Larry Cogan, Pennsylvania
FFA president, Ray Martin, president of the
Grassland Chapter FFA, and Doyle Waybright,
Gettysburg, North Atlantic Region vice-president.
we’re growing,” he said.
Jay Loren Phillips, Pacific
Region vice-president, said
that more and more chapters
are being formed in urban
areas. “In Los Angeles, for
example, 18 out of 23 high
schools have FFA chap
ters,” Phillips said. Phillips
hails from Spring City, Utah.
Another big boost in
membership rolls, the of
ficers agreed, materialized
when membership was
opened to girls four years
ago. Waybnght pointed out
that in Pennsylvania alone,
Pa, Jaycees Honor Yost
by Dieter Krieg
Farm Feature Writer
“This community is great, - people have been good to us. I
have to include them, as well as my wife, hired help, and God
in any success I have had. Without the fine cooperation of my
wife and present and former hired help, I could never have
participated in all the activities I’m in And without God’s
blessings, none of my efforts would be as successful as what
they have been.”
That is what Ivan Yost, Christiana RDI, has to say about
the awards he received last Saturday night at King of
Prussia The “Ten Outstanding Young Men” (of Penn
sylvania) award was given to him by the Pennsylvania
Jaycees Fngidaire, Chevrolet, and the United States
Jaycees presented him with the Outstanding Young Farmer
of Pennsylvania award, and he will now compete in the
national contest to be held in Dubuque, lowa, in March
The purpose of the Jaycees’ OYF program is “to foster
better urban-rural relations through Jaycees-farmer con
tacts, and by creating a greater public interest in. and un
derstanding of, today’s farmer and his problems ” To
qualify, a nominee must have been victorious in valid local
competition and be less than 35 years old Membership in the
Jaycees is not required; ’however a contestant must be an
In This Issue
Markets 24
Sale Register 30
Sale Reports 36
Farmers Almanac 6
Classified Ads 38
Editorials 10
Homestead Notes 22
Home on the Range 25
Thoughts in Passing 16
Beef & Lamb
Club Awards 14
Lane. Co. Project
Book Winners 11
Chester Co. Project
Book Winner 7
some 1500 ot the 11,000 FFA
members are girls.
The Lancaster County leg
of the good will tour was
arranged so that the officers
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DER Chief Says
1977 Conservation
Rule Still Holds
July 1,1977, is a date that’s
going to concern more and
more farmers in Lancaster
County. That’s the date,
Maurice Goddard reminded
a farm group last Tuesday,
when all farms in Penn
sylvania will be legally
required to stop all soil
runnoff from their farms into
Commonwealth streams.
Goddard is secretary of the
Pennsylvania Department of
Environmental Resources
(DER), the body charged
with the responsibility of
enforcing the state’s Clean
Streams Law.
In an address before the
Ninth Annual Southeastern
Dairy Conference held at
the'Guemsey Sales Pavilion,
Goddard said, “After July 1,
1977, DER’s legal troops will
be after farmers who aren’t
complying with the law.”
The secretary went on to say
that he expected all of the
state’s farmers to have
conservation plans in time to
comply with the law. He said
that about half of the 80,000
farms in Pennsylvania
already have plans.
After the meeting, God
dard was surprised to leam
that more than 4000 farms in
Lancaster County were wi
thout plans. He said he didn’t
see how, with the manpower
available, the local Soil and
Conservation Service could
ever have that many plans
ready in time for the
“What happens then?” he
was asked.
“Well, I guess we’d have to
extend the deadline,” he
replied. Goddard promised
to give the Lancaster County
situation some special at
actual farm operator who derives a minimum of two thirds of
his income from farming. Judgement of competitors is based
primarily on progress in farming; extent of soil and water
conservation practices; and participation in community,
state or national activities.
Ivan, a 1957 graduate of Pequea Valley High School,
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1 i S annual cattle inventory showed there were
127 5 million cattle and calves in the Nation’s herds
on Jan 1 That s up 5 pet from a year earlier and
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$2.00 Pir Year
Just one day after God
dard’s speech, it became
apparent that Lancaster
County Commissioners had
also been giving some
special attention to the
county’s-conservation needs.
At their meeting on Wed
nesday, the commissioners
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L. Arnold
Honored by
Pa. Pork
Heavy bones, a good
string back, long sides, and
strong legs that “track
wide” is what Leon Arnold of
Lebanon likes to see in his
hogs. Leon is the owner of
Leann Yorkshires, the
longest continuous herd of
Yorkshires in Pennsylvania.
He has bred a number of
local, state and national
champions, and was recently
honored with the Penn
sylvania Pork All-American
award for 1974. Arnold
picked up his award last
Saturday during the Penn
sylvania Pork Producers
Council meeting at the
Lancaster Farm and Home
Starting in 1950 with a
registered Yorkshire gilt
purchased for him by
Amandon L Lamm, his vo
ag teacher at South Lebanon
High School, Leon has
worked with hogs as an FFA
project, hobby, and business.
The present herd of thirty
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by Dick