Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 17, 1974, Image 1

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Vol. 19 No. 40
Tops in baby beef competition this
week at the Lebanon Area Fair were
Cindy Eberly, left, Jeff Heisey, center,
and Donald Bollinger. Heisey's
Nat’l FFA Chorus
by: Melissa Piper
Jeff Martin, son of Mr. and
E. Martin, RDI,
New Holland, is a member of
the Grassland Chapter of
FFA at. Garden Spot High
School. And while he has
taken many of the same
livestock projects as have
the other members, Jeff has
a special interest in FFA and
that is singing.
Recently, Jeff was ac
cepted to sing with the FFA
Chorus at the FFA national
Convention to be held at
Kansas City in October. Only
two FFA members from
each state are asked to sing
with the special chorus and
must go through several
special auditions before
finally being chosen.
Jeff began singing when he
Jeff Martin has a special interest in FFA and that is
singing. Jeff was recently selected to sing with the
National FFA Chorus.
Periodicals Division
crossbred was the show grand
champion, Bollinger’s Hereford was
reserve, and Miss Eberly showed the
top Angus. (See story on page 7 )
Jeff Martin
was in grade school and has
continued practicing all
through junior^-high school
and his two years in senior
high school. Jeff is a tenor
and enjoys leading singing
as well as participating in
choral activities.
While in high school, Jeff
has sung with the chorus at
many of the special functions
such as baccalaureate and
, On Thursday evening, Jeff
led the singing at the
Lancaster County 4-H
Achievement Night ac
Along with his singing, Jeff
also has outstanding public
speaking abilities. He has
participated in numerous 4-
H and FFA speaking con
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 17, 1974
One of his award winning
speaches was prepared when
he was a freshman. Jeff gave
a talk on “threats to the
American Farmer” a topic
in which he has much in
I did the speech since I was
interested in how farm land
is being taken for roads and
shopping centers,” he ex
plained. “Personally, I know
how it feels since the new
route 23 will be taking a
section of our farm land.”
Since Jeff will be a junior
this year at Garden Spot, he
will again be eligible for the
FFA speaking contest. When
asked what topic he has
chosen for this speech he
remarked that he would like
to expand his former speech
on threats to farmers since it
is a problem that is in
creasingly prominent.
Jeff was president of his
Jr. Ag Club and is news
reporter for the Grassland
FFA. He is also a member
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In This Issue
Farm Calendar 10
Markets 2-4
Sale Register 37
Farmers Almanac 6
Classified Ads 41
Editorials 10
Homestead Notes 26
Home on the Range 28
Organic Living 33
Farm Women Calendar 29
Chester Co. DHIA 14
Farm Youth Calendar 35
York Co. Dairy Show 23
Growing Degree Days 22
Lancaster Co. DHIA 16
Lebanon Fair 7
Guernsey Field Day 9
'or at Least Another Year . . .
Fertilizer Supply
Seen Still Tight
by Dick Wanner
With the new fertilizer
year just under way, it looks
like supplies are going to be
just about as tight as they
were last year. It looks, too,
like prices are going to be up
by about 20 to 30 percent.
That’s what we were told
Friday morning when we
talked to fertilizer industry
Dr. Bill White, vice
president of the National
Fertilizer Institute in
Washington, D.C., said there
are three main pressure
points on fertilizer supplies.
“Last year the USDA asked
fanners to farm out to the
fences,” White said. “This
year they’re going to want
the farmers to plant under
the fences, through the
fences and over the fences.
We’ll have even more
acreage under cultivation
this year than last, and more
acres means more fertilizer.
“Farm prices will be high,
$3.50 to $4 for corn, $5 wheat
and nobody knows where
beans will stop. The pur-
4-Hers End
Season With
Day Program
For most of Lancaster
County’s 4-H members,
Thursday evening marked
the dose of another busy
season of projects and ac
Youth from numerous
clubs across the county
gathered at the Farm and
Home Center on Thursday
for the annual Achievement
Day Program. Members
exhibited their projects that
ranged from knitting to
rabbits in the morning and
assembled in the auditorium
at 7 p.m. for the Talent
competition and the 4-H
Queen selection.
Susan Harrold, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Don A.
Harrold, 208 West Conestoga
St., New Holland was
crowned Lancaster County’s
4-H Senior Queen with Jr.
Queen honors going to Alice
Stauffer daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Stauffer,
RDI, Ephrata.
Susan is member of the
Garden Spot Home
Economics Club and has
helped the club by serving on
the Fashion Show Com
mittee. When questioned by
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chasing power of farmers is
still very good. They’ve got
good cash positions, and I
don’t think any banks will be
turning down farmers with
good records.”
Last year, farmers in this
area began buying fertilizer
for spring plantings in late
October and early
November, a good two to
three months earlier than
the normal buying pattern.
Will they start buying even
earlier this year?
Mark Hess, who manages
Agway’s Garden Spot
operation, thinks there’s no
point to buying now. “The
tonnage will be here in the
fall and winter. We might not
Nanette Musser, Lancaster, who is a member of the
Penn Manor 4-H Club displays her garden vegetables
which won an award at the 4-H Achievement Day.
Hog Show Winner
Takes One Last Prize
In his very last year of 4-H
competition, Michael Grube,
Elm, took grand champion
honors Tuesday morning at
the annual Lancaster County
4-H Pig Show. Last year
Mike won the reserve
champion ribbon in the same
show. Mike is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jay Harold Grube,
Elm, and a 1973 graduate of
Warwick High School. He
works as a full-time herd
sman for Mark Nestleroth,
Manheim R 5, a purebred
Duroc breeder and president
of the Pennsylvania Pork
Producers Association.
Mike’s champion hog, a
240-pound purebred
Yorkshire, was sold Tuesday
$2.00 Per Year.
have as much as we’d like,
but it’ll be here. Right now,
the fertilizer supply pipeline
is drained, and it’s just in the
process of being filled.
“Farmers are under so
much financial stress now,”
Hess continued, “that I don’t
think most of them will
really have the money to buy
until after their crops are
harvested in the fall.
Nitrogen will be in short
supply, but we might be a
little better off with P and K.
The crops that failed in the
Midwest didn’t use up the P
and K that were put on for
this year’s crop, so we might
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afternoon for 99-cents a
pound to Hatfield Packing
Co., Hatfield, Pa., netting
the winner $237.60.
Reserve champion honors
in the annual event went to
Bruce Sipling, Marietta Rl,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Sipling. Unlike thd grand
champion winner, Bruce is
just beginning his 4-H career
as a member of the
Elizabethtown 4-H Pig and
Rabbit Club. His hog sold for
65-cents a pound to Penn
Packing Co., Philadelphia,
netting $149.50
In all, there were 111 pig£
sold by the 43 4-H’ers
competing. The pigs
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