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Al2—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, Saptembar 15,1984
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Safety Week will be observed
during the week of September 16
through 22. This proclamation is
very important during this busy
corn harvest and fall grain plan
ting season. Safety is something
we should practice all the time, but
we need a gentle reminder
sometimes. Here are some safety
rules that apply to everyone:
... Read and follow the
operator’s manual for each
machine you’re using.
... Make sure all workers are
trained and competent to carry out
their work safely.
... Keep all shielding in place.
... Always disengage and turn off
the engine before unclogging,
adjusting or servicing equipment.
... Watch where you are going.
... Keep extra riders off and
... Take work breaks with
refreshments to maintain alert
ness and reduce fatigue. Let’s have
a safe harvest season and a safe
To Check Water Supplies
Quality drinking water is a great
asset on the farm as well as in the
urban areas. Some farmers may
be having trouble with high bac
terial count or high nitrates in their
well water supply. These are
difficult problems to correct.
However, in many cases the
trouble comes from surface water
getting into the well.
We urge all rural residents to
check their wells and be sure that
surface water is diverted away
from the well area. This is
especially true if the well is located
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lues. Wed. 10-6;
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AND OTHER OPINIONS
The Barnyard Poet strikes
again! This time my victim is the
innocent milk weigher for DHIA or
DHTR. I realize that these devoted
individuals make all records
possible, but I have my complaints
about the profession.
For instance, the tester only
comes when the cows aren’t
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Thursday, September 20
Post Mortem, Granges, 8 p.m.,
Hunterdon Co. N.J. Extension
Lycoming County soybean tour,
1:30 p.m., demo plots, off Route
220 west of Mark’s Ford.
Grain sorghum plot demon
stration, 6:30 p.m., Albert
Troxler farm, near Kempton.
Wayne County Extension dinner
meeting, 7:45 p.m., Bethany
downgrade from farm buildings or
from where livestock or poultry
wastes have been scattered.
Commercial laboratories are
available to test the water for
contaminants. Most importantly,
keep surface water away from the
well area at all times.
The Penn State Extension Service is an at
firmative action equal opportunity educational
FALL TILLAGE TOOLS IN STOCK AND READY TO GO I
milking well. Just by looking at
other people’s herd averages, I can
tell that he doesn’t pick on anyone
but our farm.
Secondly, they always come at
the most inopportune moments, as
my poem points out.
I don’t really want to offend
anyone. In fact, our supervisor is
one of the nicest people that you
Methodist Church Hall,
Oley Valley Fair opens; continues
Friday, September 21
Adams County Beekeepers
Association annual banquet,
6:45 p.m., York Springs Fire
York pesticide license update
training, 9:30 a.m. and 3:30
p.m., Extension meeting room.
Saturday, September 22
Del. Wood workshop, 9 a.m.,
Blackbird State Forest
Hunterdon County N.J. Ag
Awareness Day; Open house in
12 different farms, 10 a.m. - 4
p.m. For locations call (201)
Tewksbury, N.J. Winery Harvest
PARTS ★ SALES * SERVICE
ever want to meet; he just has poor
timing. Two of my friends have
recently become certified testers,
and even though they said they
received no training in poor
timing, I’m not sure that they are
telling the truth.
DHIA AND DHIR
must think I am a fool.
They call their checks complete
but I say that’s just bull.
Their monthly production checks
are no mystery to me.
I know when they’ll visit
with 99% accuracy.
Should our daily bulktank
abruptly take a drastic fall,
the following morning I’ll expect
our herd tester’s friendly call.
When our feed simply runs out
(one of my favorite examples).
I don’t plan anything that evening;
we’ll be taking milk samples.
If we oversleep for 3 mornings
it’s an easy giveaway.
It’s almost as sure of a bet
as if we’re putting hay away.
I don’t know how they do it:
my research just scratches the
But if I discover our weigher’s
I’ll pass it on to the postal
MONEY .. .
Hyd controlled wings fold
180 for nerrow transport
width & low height Wings
flex up & down to follow
contour of the ground
LANCASTER Filling out
federal income tax forms fills
many people with dread. Most
people struggle through the forms
themselves or pay a professional to
do it for them. A few are skilled in
tax reporting and even complete
returns for others. No matter
which category you’re in, Penn
State’s income tax preparation
workshop can teach you to prepare
farm, small business and personal
This introduction to income tax
preparation will be held Oct. 8, 9
and 10 at the Lancaster Farm and
Home Center, and Oct. 23,24 and 25
at the Meadville Holiday Inn.
Larry Jenkins and Jesse G.
Cooper, both farm management
Extension specialists from Penn
State, along with representatives
from the Internal Revenue Ser
vice, and area tax practitioners
will conduct the workshops.
Participants will learn to
prepare a federal 1040 form for
individual or joint tax return,
including exemptions, deductions
and credit allowances. Speakers
will also discuss methods of
depreciation, investment tax
credit, short- and long-term capital
gains, and treatment of interest,
dividends and royalties.
Preregistration is required.
Prior to Oct. 1, the registration fee
is $BO, which includes three lunches
and workshop materials. After
October 1, the fee is $9O. In
formation and application forms
for either session are available
from the Cooperative Extension
Service office in each county.
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greatly reduced Retains
R. 7 Lebanon,
Rt. 419 1 mile West
NEW TOLL FREE NO.
moisture Incorporates resi
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