Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, November 06, 1976, Image 1

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    Vol. 21No.'48^\
Annual trek to Kansas City begins
■Beginning this Saturday
■many FFA chapters acrosi
Rhe state and nation will'lx
Knaking an annual trek to the
■49th national FFA con
Bvention to be held in Kansas
■City from Nov. 9-12. Foi
■many of those attending, the
■trip will be a much deserved
reward for hard work anc
achievements throughout
the years. For others, the
pilgrimage will meaii
competition and awards.
Several Lancaster
Countians are taking part in
the convention.
Lynn Ray Groff, 211 S,
State St., Ephrata, a
member of the Grassland
Chapter, is one of four
regional star
agribusinessmen who were
chosen by the Board oi
Directors to be eligible for
the Star Agribusinessman of
America - award. A com
mittee of judges including
leaders in business,
i agriculture, and education
will evaluate Groff’s work.
Several other youths
throughout Lancaster
County will be receiving
their American Farmer
degrees. They are Clifford L,
Charles, Lancaster R 2, from
the Manor Chapter;'Robin
Cinder, Denver R 2, firom the
Cloister Chapter; Russel -L.'
Kline, Denver R 3 from the
Cloister Chapter; and
Delmar Lee Weaver, New
Holland Rl, from the
Grassland Chapter.
The American Farmer
degree is the highest degree
presented by the National
FFA organization, and the
members were nominated
for the degree by the Penn
sylvania FFA Association.
The nomination was ap
proved at a recent meeting
of the National Board of
Directors in Alexandria, Va.
The degree is highly coveted
Elizabeth Sperry is Pa.
Poultry Queen see page 98
because it is presented to
approximately one member
in 700 of the total 500,385 FFA
Each American Farmer
Milk processing plant okayed
York County Correspondent
Maryland Cooperative Milk
Producers of Baltimore has
announced tentative plans to
build a manufacturing plant
jointly with Inter-State Milk
Serving The Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania Areas
Lancaster Farming, Saturday. Nov. 6,1976
Degree recipient will be
presented a gold key and
certificate by the National
FFA organization.
To qualify for the
Indian Summer on the Mason Dixon Line near Nottingham.
Producers Cooperative,
Southampton, Pa.
The proposed construction
plan was presented to
MCMP members at the
District 7 meeting, October
26, at Centre Presbyterian
Church, here. The dinner
was the first of the
Farm Calendar 10
Barney Nixnutz 10
Editorial Comment 10
Poultry features 12,23
Weather Report 24
Agway meeting 33,38
Homestead Notes 42
Home on the Range ' 47
Junior Cooking Edition 48
Ida’s Notebook 50
State Grange News 51,99
Womens’ Calendar 52
PFA convention program 55
Eastern Nat. Livestock
Show 58
Eastern Milk Producers 62
News-Nutrition 63
Picture essay 64-65
Classifieds 67
4-H features 90,92
Thoughts in Passing 94
Pa. poultry queen 98
Public Sales Register 103
American Fanner Degree,
FFA members must have
advanced through a system
of degrees unique to the FFA
organization. FFA members
cooperative’s series of
meetings held each Fall in
MCMP’s 12 districts to
acquaint members with the
overall operating status of
the business.
President Herbert Wessel,
Hampstead, Md., introduced
the proposal and explained
that the Board has given its
approval to begin studies 6n
the cost and feasibility of the
The facility would be a
manufacturing plant, with
the ability to utilize excess
production during peak
periods for the manufacture
of whole milk powder,
butter, skim milk powder
and other dried milk
products. The cooperative is
currently experiencing
difficulty finding plants that
will take their milk ship
ments on weekends and
holiday periods.
“If we had a manufac
turing plant today, we could
fill it tomorrow,” said Ralph
Strock, manager of MCMP.
Strock indicated that more
“homes” are needed for a
rapidly climbing produc
tion level; and he cited the
begin as Greenhands and
after (me year of mem
bership may be advanced by
the local chapter to the
degree of “Oiapter Far-
Uncwter Farming photo by Dieter Krieg
problem of most Class n
users being relatively far
away from production areas.
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York farm women
give *6OOO to 4-H
YORK. Pa. - The York County Society of Farm Women on
Thursday donated $6OOO to their County 4-H Center, raising
their total donation over the last several years to $21,000.
The check for $6OOO was presented to Mrs. Marcy Seckman,
representing the York County Cooperative Extension Ser
vice, during the Farm Women Society’s annual county
meeting. The York County Society consists of 33 groups.
Money for the donation was raised through two primary
projects, both of which were chaired by Mrs. Harold Gross of
Manchester. A quilting project, held earlier this year,
brought in funds totaling $2210. In addition gifts amounting to
$175 were given by groups which did not make quilts. Of the
12 quilts made, one reportedly commanded a price of $3OO.
They were sold this Fall during the “Peachilicious
Weekend,” held annually at Maple Lawn Farms, Gat
The remainder of the $6OOO was earned through the sale of
the York County Farm Women’s cookbook. Originally
published three years ago, the culinary manual had to be
printed a second time to meet tne demand. The second
printing is just about sold out too, it was reported.
Of the $15,000 given to the 4-H Center previously, $7OOO went
for building and equipping the kitchen. The $6OOO presented to
the Center on Thursday are earmarked for similar purposes.
$4.00 Per Year
mer”. The third degree, that
of “State Farmer,” is
presented by the State FFA
Association to two per cent of
the state’s FFA membership
in any one year. Only
students who have earned
the State Farmer Degree are
eligible for the American
Farmer Degree.
Randy Ranch,
Quarryville, president of the
■Pennsylvania FFA
Association, and a member
of the Solanco FFA, will also
be attending the convention,
representing Pennsylvania
as an official delegate.
Ranch is one of two such
delegates who will be a part
of a 121 FFA member
delegation that will conduct
the business of the National
FFA organization during the
■business sessions at the
In addition. Ranch will
serve as co-chairman of the
FFA calendar committee
which will review the means
of obtaining better public
relations for Vo-Ag and FFA.
Tuesday afternoon, the
delegates will be together
for the first time on the
convention floor for the first
official business session
which will be chaired by the
National FFA president,
Bobby Tucher, of Mineola,
For the delegates, the
business of the national
organization will conclude at
noon on Friday with the
election of the six national
FFA officers.
Lancaster County will also
have two other state officers
attending the convention.
Ruby Cinder and Earl Geib,
of Manheim FFA, will attend
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