Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, January 24, 1976, Image 64

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    —Unatttar Farming. Saturday. Jan. 24, 197*
Farm & Home meeting featuring
colonial fashions , 4-H grad.
UNCASTER - A former
outstanding Lancaster
County 4-H'cr who went on to
become director of Korea’s
4-H program from 1968-72,
will be the keynote speaker
at this year’s annual meeting
of the Lancaster County
Farm and Home Foun
He is Darvin Boyd who
presently resides in Akron
and works as a associate
legislative research analyst
for the Majority Caucus of
the House of Represen
tatives at Harrisburg. He
will speak on the "Challenge
of Commitment at Home and
The meeting, which will be
held at the Farm and Home
Center, Lancaster, on
Thursday, will begin at 6:30
p.m. Tickets must be or
dered in advance and should
be purchased no later than
Monday, Jan. 26. They’re
available at $4.50 each from
Foundation directors of the
Center itself. The Center is
located at 1363 Arcadia
Road, just east of Pa. Route
72 where it joins US 30. Their
phone number is 394-6851.
Miss Gloria Longenecker - Miss Lancaster
County for 1976 - will provide musical en
tertainment at the annual meeting of the Lancaster
County Farm and Home Foundation. Scheduled to
take place Thursday evening at the Farm and
Home Center, tickets must be ordered by Tuesday,
Jan. 27.
Additional attractions to
this year’s program include
From Local Ag Teachers:
By RONALD ALTHOFF you want to plant and the
Solanco FFA Instuctor space that is available for a
Many local FFA Chapters garden. In some instances
are now selling vegetable certain vine type vegetables
seeds. (cucumbers, pumpkins)
Before seeds are ordered, may need to be eliminated
a garden plan should be because of insufficient
complete. Sometimes this space. Try to visualize the
plan is simply correcting the mature height and spread of
mistakes you made last the vegetables in order to
year. For the beginning plan for proper row spacing,
gardner it is planning crops Distance between rows also
for the complete growing depends on the type of
season. A good plan should cultivation that will be used,
include which vegetables
New Holland, PA
If you need 1 cow or a truck load, we have from
100 to 200 cows to sell every week at your price
Mostly fresh and close springing Holstems
Cows from local farmers and our regular
shippers including Marvin Eshleman, Glenn Fite,
Gordon Fritz, Blame Hotter, Dale Hostetter, H D
Matz, and Jerry Miller
Also Every Wednesday, Hay, Straw &
Ear Corn Sale 12 ■ 00 Noon.
All Dairy Cows & Heifers must be
eligible for Pennsylvania Health Charts.
For arrangements for special sales or herd
dispersals at our barn or on your farm, contact
Abram Diffenbach, Mgr
Norman Kolb
music by Gloria
Ungcnecker, who’s the
current Miss Lancaster
County, and a showing of
colonial fashions by Lan
caster County Farm Women
Since its opening in 1966,
nearly half-a-million people
hove attended a broad
variety of functions at the
Farm and Home Center,
which was constructed, and
is supported entirely by
funds from fanners ami the
business community. In
addition to the Center itself -
which was the first of its kind
in the state - the Foundation
also operates a scholarship
fund to assist college-bound
Lancaster Countains who
are aiming at careers in
home economics,
agriculture, or nursing.
In addition to the dinner
and Boyd’s presentation, the
gathering will also hear
reports from Foundation
president, Jay Landis,
treasurer George Lewis and
building manager Howard
Campbell. A brief business
meeting at the end of the
program will include the
election of seven new
Narrow rows are easy to hoe,
but it’s difficult to find a
garden tractor that wUI fit
between the rows. To obtain
needed sunlight tall
vegetables need to be placed
in a position so they do not
shade low growing types of
vegetables-By planning, you
can use the same space to
grow two or three crops in
succession in a single
season. When you take out an
early crop, plant another one
as soon as soil preparation is
completed. When your plan
is completed, you will have a
more correct estimate of the
seeds and plants needed to
produce your dream garden.
Before you buy any seeds,
consider the pros and cons of
both seed catalogs and
isplay racks in stores. Most
catalogs offer you a wider
selection than store racks,
but when you buy from FFA
members you also help your
local chapter to raise some
funds for FFA activities.
New varieties and hybrids
are constantly being
developed. Try them you
might like them. Well-known
varieties aren’t necessarily
the best. Some varieties are
susceptible to a number of
plant diseases, but because it
is a familiar variety, gard
ners continue to plant it.
Regardless of where you
purchase seeds, buy only
what you can use in one
season and check the seed
packages for expiration
dates. Buying too much, is
not only expensive, but it
depletes certain varieties
early in the season. Buy
early to avoid the spring
A well planned garden,
usually means a garden with
a better appearance. Proper
planning also makes caring
for the garden easier.
We have barely begun, to
explore: the ways in -which
our abundance can advance
the cause of peace and
freedom around the world.
J. F. Kennedy
American agricultural
abundance can be forged
into both a significant in
strument of foreign policy
and a weapon against
domestic hardship and
J. F. Kennedy
Model 224 - 30 Bu,
Cart - 33” w.
For simple, trouble-free feeding action, you can’t beat the Weaverline
battery powered feed cart. Fingertip control and the automatic safety clutch
make it both safe and easy to maneuver. It’s available in 24- or 30-bushel
models to suit your specific needs.
Area com growers
The Lester Brothers o(
Lincoln University were
recently named members of
the DeKalb Yieidmasters
Club for producing 177.47 bu.
of com per acre in 1975.
Their yield, based on 15%
percent moisture, was
mechanically harvested
from a solid block measuring
1.246 acres. An impartial
third party verified the high
yield which was recorded
from a field of DeKalb XL
Forest Lester planted the
crop on May 15 in 38 inch
rows and harvested an
estimated stand of 22,500
plants per acre on Nov. 3.
Grain test weight was 58 lbs.
per bushel.
Two Northampton Co.
farmers were also recently
named members of the
DeKalb Yieldmasters Club
for producing top com yields
in 1975.
They are; Nick Cihylik,
Treichlers - 215.96 bu. per
acre with DeKalb XL-64a;
and the Fulmer Brothers,
Nazareth - 172.96 bu. per
acre with DeKalb XL-64.
All yields were
mechanically harvested
from a solid block measuring
one or more acres,
calculated on the basis of
15% percent moisture and
verified by an impartial
third party.
Cihylik planted his crop on
May 21 in 30 inch rows and
harvested an estimated
stand of 30,000 plants per
acre. Grain test weight was
56% lbs. per bushel
Robert Fulmer planted the
crop on May 13 in 36.7 inch
rows and harvested an
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to club
estimated stand of 10,300
plants per acre on Nov. 6.
The purpose of the DeKalb
Yieldmasters Club is to
promote an exchange of
ideas and information
among the nation's leading
grain producers and to
recognize them for their
outstanding a c -
complishments as well as
their important role in
helping feed the world.
Through the sharing of such
information, the program
also encourages fanners to
adopt management and
cultural practices that will
aid them in obtaining
maximum profit from each
Each year, farmers
throughout the country
submit more than 1,000 corn,
sorghum, wheat and silage
yields to the club.
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merely noted on the ap
propriate date, along with
the animal’s identification. A
more convenient system is a
“heat expectancy chart.”
Dates are listed in vertical
columns of 21 days each and
the chart includes a full
year. It is easy to tell which
animals should be in beat on
any given date merely by
noting which ones were in
heat on the corresponding
days in the column to the.’
These heat expectancy
charts can be obtained
without charge from any of
the artificial breeding
Model 223 -24 Bu.
Cart 33” w.