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And The 4-H Program
The 39th Keystone Intemation Livestock Exposition is in
progress this weekend in Harrisburg. 0ver4,400 entries are com
peting for $200,000 in premiums. Hundreds of collegiate, FFA
and 4-H students from several states are competing, and these
contests are excellent tests of knowledge and skill and provide
students with valuable experience for their futures in agriculture.
This year has been designated the “Year of the Beef,” and extra
effort is being made to increase public awareness of the beef
industry and the high caliber of shows held annually at KILE.
But of course, sheep, horses, and hogs receive their fair share
of recognition, too. And along with all the breed shows, the orga
nizers of KILE have planned entertainment for the whole family.
The show runs through Monday so it’s not too late to load up the
family and head for the show in Harrisburg at the Farm Show
This is also National 4-H Week. Local clubs across the nation
celebrate the accomplishments of 4-H youth during the week of
October 2 to 8. The theme for 1995 is “4-H...More Than You
Ever Imagined.” This reflects the variety of 4-H programming
and the diversity of the loves and backgrounds of 4-H youth.
Young people between the ages of 8 and 19 develop leader
ship, citizenship, interpersonal, and woikforce skills in a wide
variety of 4-H programs that fall within four major academic dis
ciplines: biological sciences, social sciences, arts, and humani
ties, and physical sciences.
Over 5.6 million young people participate each year in 4-H
“hands-on” activities. Dedicated, volunteer adult leaders donate
their time and talents to help these young people.
4-H is part of the youth development program of the Coopera
tive Extension System.
We recognize each person who is part of the 4-H program.
Because of 4-H, our world is a better place in which to live.
Luzerne County Annual Meeting
and 4-H Achievement Awards
Presentation, Luzerne County
Manheim Community Farm
Show, Manheim, thru Oct. 13.
Local Solutions To Pa. ’s Pollution,
Nittany Lion Inn, State College,
thru Oct. 11.
Poultry Management and Health
Seminar, Kreider’s Restaurant,
Bradfoid-Sullivan County Farm
Bureau annual meeting, Bonan
Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.
annual meeting, Delmarva
Convention Center, Delmar,
Dairylea Cooperative Inc. annual
meeting, Sheraton Inn, Liver
pool, N.Y., thru Oct. 11.
ADADC Dist. 6 meeting. Club
211, Middletown, N.Y., 7:30
EAYFA monthly meeting, Ephra
Thursday, October 12
Unionville Community Fair.
Unionville, thru Oct. 14.
4th Annual Pa. Community Fore
stry Conference, Days Inn,
Penn State, thru Oct. 13.
ADADC Dist 10 meeting. Brisben
Baptist Church, Brisben, N.Y.,
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ADADC Dist. 17 meeting, Gibson
Grange, Gelatt, 8 p.m.
Pa./Va. Turkey Day, Embers Inn
and Convention Center, Carli
Takings Debate Seminar. Berks
County Ag Center. Leesport,
7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Annual Management Workshop
Penn-Ohio Sale, Fairgrounds.
Stoneboro, 11 a.m.
N.W. Cattleman’s Association
21st Annual Choice Plus Club
Calf Sale and Educational
Seminar, Mercer County 4-H
Future Harvest Festival, Carroll
County Ag CEnter, Westmin
ster. Md.. thru Oct 15.
Smuhn, October 15
Thomcroft Equestrian Center Fall
Handicapped Horse Show, Rid
ing and Driving classes, Thom
Berks County Extension Associa
tion dinner, Berks County Ag
Center, Leesport, 6:30 p.m.
Lebanon County Holstein ban
Dillsburg Community Fair, Dills
burg, thru Oct. 21.
Pa. Council of Cooperatives
Annual Meeting and Leader
ship Recognition Banquet, Nit
tany Lion Inn, State College.
Solanco Young Farmers meeting,
Silage Com Management. Sol
anco High School:
Do you have some double crop
soybeans which look like they will
not produce enough beans for
If so, you may want to consider
an alternative use for them,
according to Robert Anderson,
extension agronomy agent
In general, soybeans arc not
known as a forage crop with the
best nutritional value. The soybean
plant is high in fiber and very high
High lignin feeds do not taste
good and animals will eat less of
them. Nutritionists generally do
not suggest using a feed like this
for high producing dairy cows but
would find it more appropriate for
heifers, late lactation cows and
Soybean hay does not cure very
well due to large leaves and
amount of stems. Immature soy
beans on the plant also hold
In addition, weather conditions
at this time of year make drying
any kind of hay difficult Soybean
silage offers more flexibility and
possibly better quality feed.
The moisture content of the sil
age is critical. Soybeans should be
put in an upright silo between SO
and 65 percent moisture or 55 and
70 percent moisture in a bunker
silo or bag. Another consideration
is whether there is a sufficient
quantity of soybeans in the field to
harvest as a forage crop.
If only a few plants are tall
enough to mow, then harvesting
may cost more than the feed is
ADADC DisL 9 meeting, Tally Ho
Restaurant, Richfield Springs,
N.Y., 7:45 p.m.
Beekeepers meeting, Dutch Gold
Honey, Rohrerstown, 7 p.m.
Lycoming County Cooperative
Extension annual meeting,
Eldred Township Fire Hall.
Warrensville, 7 p.m.
Pa. Plastic Pesticide Container
. Recycling Program, Ag Com
modities. Gettysburg, 9
National Meeting On Poultry
Health and Processing, Shera
ton Ocean City, Ocean City,
Md., thru Oct. 20.
ADADC Dist. 12 meeting. Sennett
Federated Church, Sennett.
N.Y., 7:30 p.m.
ADADC Dist 16 meeting, Brad
ley Hall, Columbia Crossroads.
National Meeting On Poultry
Health and Processing, Sherav
ton Ocean City, Ocean City.
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worth and the crop should be left in
the field as a green manure crop.
Alan Strode, extension farm
management agent, reminds us
now is the time to start thinking
about 1995 income and social sec
The next two months is the time
to project your expenses and
income till die end of the year.
Then you need to calculate your
tentative tax. liability.
If your projected liability is
higher than you desire, many
methods are available to lower
your tax liability. A few methods
are pay your children for work
done, purchase farm inputs such as
feed, fertilizer or seeds ahead,
purchase machinery, or contribute
to your IRA.
However, be careful not to make
investment decisions based solely
on eliminating taxes.
Remember, the goal of tax plan
ning is to level out your tax liabili
ty year to year, not necessarily to
eliminate all tax liability.
BY LAWRENCE W ALEHOUSE
A MAN NAMED SIMON
A MAN NAMED SIMON
October 8, 1995
“So there was much joy in that
city. But there was a man named
There is always someone like
Simon in or near the community
where we live, The Simon of New
Testament times was a magician,
the writer of Acts, tells us.
Whether he actually performed
magic or only magical tricks, we
do not know. Whatever he did, it
amazed, not only the people of his
own city, but the whole “nation of
Samaria.” The writer tells us,
“...they gave heed to him, because
for a long time he had amazed
them with this magic” (8:11).
Die Simons of today are more
likely to be politicians,
television evangelists—or sports
celebrities. People often seem
almost hypnotized by the power of
these people. They pay enormous
sums to hear and see them and
their every move is closely chroni
cled in the press.
In the days of the early church
the apostles preached with a pow
er that also captured the attention
of the public. When Philip went to
Samaria preaching about the king
dom of God, apparently large
numbers of people responded to
the gospel. Simon had amazed the
people with his feats; Philip, by
contrast, brought them the good
news of the kingdom of God and
baptism. In fact, so powerful was
Philip that “Even Simon himself
BIRTH OF SIMONY
Acts tells us, “he was amazed.”
But he would be even more
amazed when later he witnessed
the descent of the Holy Spirit
through the laying on of hands by
die apostles. It is understandable
that Simon, freshly converted,
made a response which was
appropriate from the perspective
of the life he used to live: “Give
me also this power, that any one
To Plan For
Snurtl Grain Silage
Small grain silage may make an
excellent feed fcr ruminant lives
tock. In addition to being a good
feed, small grain silage makes
good economic sense.
Small grains grown for silage
will allow a livestock producer to
grow two forage crops in one year
giving an increase in the total
amount of feed grown per acre.
Small grains will also give the
added advantages of using more
nutrients per acre, especially fail
applied manure, being a winter
cover crop and protecting water
For the best feeding value, small
grains need to be harvested at the
optimum stage of growth. Rye
makes the best feed when
harvested in the boot stage. Oats
are best when harvested in the boot
to early head stage. Wheat and bar
ley make the best feed when
harvested in the soft dough stage.
Feather Prof.'s Footnote:
"Excellence can be yours if you
see life as a daring experience."
on whom I lay my hands may
receive the Holy Spirit” (8:19).
Of course, we all know that
Simon was wrong, but don’t many
of us bring some unsanctified atti
tudes along with us into the
church? Over the years I’ve seen
some of these attitudes and values
gain unquestioned acceptance: the
most successful church is the big
gest one; the most important
members are the most prominent
or wealthy ones; a program is suc
cessful if lots of people attend; etc.
There’s a lot more of Simon in the
church than we may realize.
Simon has left his marie on the
church. The historic practice of
permitting people to purchase
church offices —particularly dur
ing the Middle Ages—either by
the payment of money or some
other sordid consideration is
called simony (SIM-oh-knee) and
it was one of the issues which both
Protestant and Roman Catholic
reformers sought to correct.
Simony in the strictest sense is no
longer an issue today, but that
doesn’t mean th ;re are not times
when the church is not “for sale!”
SELLING THE GIFT
We need to give Simon credit,
however, for, when Peter
reproaches him sternly, “Your
silver perish with you, because
you thought you could obtain the
gift of God with money I” Simon
responds to his challenge to
"Repent” with contrition: “Pray
for me to the Lord, that nothing of
what you have said may come
upon me” (8:24).
Now, you may protest that
Simon is only trying to escape the
judgment that Peter has laid upon
him but there are some of us who,
even when we are caught red
handed, don’t have the presence of
mind to repent. Instead—and
Simon could have tried this—we
brazen it out, justifying our
unsanctified acts and attitudes.
Give Simon credit for knowing
when to admit his sin and ask for
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