Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 26, 1998, Image 10

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    AIQ-Uncastef Farming, Saturday, September 26. 1998
All Roads Lead
To Harrisburg
The Keystone International Livestock Exposition is set for
September 30 to October 5 at the Farm Snow in Haris
burg. This exposition is recognized nationally as a showcase for
the nation's top beef, cattle, swine, sheep, and horse exhibits.
1998 has been designed as the year of the horse so exhibitors
will receive special attention as part of the effort to increase publ
ic awareness of the horse. But all the other livestock species
receive plenty of international attention too. Over 4,400 entries
are expected for the show which uffc rs r record $200,000 in pre
miums. A stockmen’s trade show with commercial exhibits are
part of the over-all livestock show, and a tantalizing assortment
of foods prepared by various Pennsylvania commodity groups
will at to the reasons why you should visit the show.
Draft Horse Hitch shows are featured. And all the major breed
shows bring together in one place the best of the best.
We recognize the PLA youth winners Travis Moyer, Heather
Bankert, Paul Kitzmiller, and Heidi Svonavec, and Jim Watkins,
the new Hall of Fame winner.
If you have- a 1 interest in the business of livestock farming,
this is an event you will not want to miss. All roads lead to Harris
burg for livestock producers starting next Wednesday.
S;i(iir(lii\. ScpU-mluT 26
7th Annual Harvest Sheep and
Wool Festival, Salem County
Fairgrounds, Woods town, NJ.,
thru Sept 27.
World Beef Expo. Wisconsin State
Fairgrounds, Milwaukee.
Eastern National Livestock Show.
Maryland Slate Fairgrounds.
Capitol Area Beekeepers Associa
tion Banquet Summerdale Fire
Hall. 6 p.m.
Bloomsburg Fair, Bloom sburg,
thru Oct 3.
Pa. Avicultural Society Third
Annual Tailgate, Lake Tobias,
Halifax, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Native American Festival, Indian
Steps Museum, Airville, thru
Sept 27.
Falmouth Goat Race, Falmouth,
10 a.m.-S p.m.
Schuylkill County Therapeutic
Riding Program Benefit Horse
Show, Schuylkill County Fair
grounds. Summit Station, 9
Adams County Ag Center Cam
paign Kickoff, site is located off
Old Harrisburg Road across
from the Adams County
National Bank Branch office, 2
p.m.-S p.m.
Swine Skill-a-Thon, Berks County
Tuesday, September 29
Morrison Cove Community Fair,
Martinsburg, thru Oct, 2.
Pumpkin Variety Demonstration,
Penn Vermont Farm, Bedmin
ster, 1:30 p.m.-6;30 p.m.
Rural and Farm Safety Day, Troy
Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Field Day and Pasture Walk,
Roman StoltzfOos, Gap, 10
Walkersville High School,
Walkersville, thru Oct 2.
Calvert County Fair, Barstow, thru
Oct 4.
Brunswick FFA-FFA Alumni
Community Show, Brunswick
High School. Brunswick, thru
Oct I.
New Holland Fanners Fair. New
i. Farm Show Complex,
Show, Leitersburg, thru Oct 3.
Tri-Valley Community Fair,
Hegins, thru Oct 4.
Field Day On Seasonal Dairy
Grazing, Cove Ml Farm, Mer
cersburg, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
6th Annual Ickesburg Fire Com
pany Perry County Old Iron
Club Antique Days, Fire Com
pany Grounds, Ickesburg. thru
Oct. 4.
Seasonal Dairying Field Day.
Cove Mountain Farm, Mercers-
burg, 10 a.m.4 p.m.
Cornell College of Ag Alumni
Recognition Banquet, Cor-
nell’s Statler Hotel, Ithaca,
4-H Super Saturday, Mercer
County 4-H Park, 4 p.m.
Mercer County Conservation Dis
trict Open House, Mercer
County Conservation Farm, 10
National 4-H Week, thru Oct 10.
Open Youth Schooling Horse
Show, Northampton County
4-H Center, Nazareth, 10 a.m.
Solanco Young Farmers Family
To Plan Fall Alfalfa
Fall is here and the annual con
cerns of management of alfalfa
fields during the fall are upon us,
according to Robert Anderson,
Lancaster County Extension
Agronomy Agent. When should
alfalfa be harvested? What effect
will harvesting now have on the
life of the stand? These are a cou
ple of the questions being asked
each fall by fanners. During Sep
tember and early October weather
conditions remain favorable for al
falfa growth.
In addition, fields are usually
tall enough to harvest. However,
when it comes time to harvest it
is important to understand what
the benefits and risks are to the
crop if it is harvsted. One of the
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September 27,1998
Background Scripture:
Joshua 4:1-3, 8, 10, 11, 20-24
Devotional Reading:
Psalms 78:1-8
In my youth, it seemed to me
that the church I attended
spent an inordinate amount of
time in the past. As a congrega
tion, I thought we were con
stantly remembering a lot of
things that had happened a long
time ago. I wasn't against
Picnic, Karl Herr and Family.
4th Annual Fall Antique Tractor
and Implement Collector’s
Show, St. Peter’s Church,
Hollidaysburg, thru Oct. 8.
Manheim Community Farm
Show, Manheim, thru Oct 9.
Poultry Health and Management
Meeting, Kreider’s Restaurant,
Manheim, noon.
Dauphin County Farm Bureau
Banquet, Halifax Ambulance
and Rescue Building, Halifax, 7
Dauphin County 4-H Achieve
ment Night, Dauphin Ag
Resources Center, Dauphin,
6:30 p.m.
Roadside Marketing Field Day,
The Spring House, Eighty-
1998 Pa. Feeder Calf Roundup
Tele-Auction Sale, Buckhan-
(Turn to Pag* A3S)
key considerations is the impact
that a fall harvest will have on
winter survival.
To Understand Fall
Growth of Alfalfa
The shorting day length and
cooler temperatures tell the winter'
hardy alfalfa varieties to develop
cold resistance. During the harden
ing process, plants reduce top
growth and increase the amounts
of carbohydrates they store in the
This carbohydrate storage is
important. In the spring, the car
bohydrates stored in the roots are
responsible for the first 6 inches
of new growth. After this initial
growth, photosynthesis will pro
duce the needed carbohydrates.
Winter survival and spring re
growth is dependent on having
adequate amounts of carbohydrates
stored by the plant in the fall.
Up to 50 percent of the stored
carbohydrates are used during the
winter by the plant. Harvesting al
falfa at the wrong time in the fall
may cause the plant to use some
ot the stored carbohydrates to
make new fall re growth reducing
the amount for winter survival and
spring growth
To Manage Fall Alfalfa
New alfalfa varieties have
helped to eliminate some of the
winter kill problem, according to
Robert Anderson, Lancaster
memorials and remembrances
per se, but I was living in the
here and now and wanted help
with the present.
In those days I was rather
disdainful of anything old; archi
tecture, art, music, habits, cus
toms, and so forth. I rather
imagine that my attitude then
was not unique and my com
plaint has been raised by count
less others. In reflection, I
believe that I was wrong in
thinking that we dwelt too much
in the past. If my church erred,
it was not in memorializing the
past, but in failing to help its
youth understand the value of
the past for the present and
My dictionary gives three def
initions for the work "memorial"
and the first, "something
designed to preserve the memo
ry of a person or event," is the
one most applicable in Joshua
4:7. God intends for the twelve
stones from the Jordan River to
be a "sign" to preserve the mem
ory of that great event when the
people of Israel were enabled by
God to cross the Jordan Riyer,
an event that should not be for
gotten: So, "..when your children
ask in time to Come, "What do
these stones mean to you?" Then
you shall tell them that the
waters of the Jordan were cut off
before the ark of the covenant of
the Lord..." (4:6, 7).
The purpose of remembering,
however, is not just to celebrate
the past, but to rekindle as
power for the present the faith
the past inspired. Mr. David
McClelland of the Harvard
Medical School found that, in his
own experience, he could abort
colds by thinking about two
things: past moments when he
felt deeply loved and cared for
by someone else, and a time
when he loved another person.
The remembrance of past love
received and given was able to
mobilize his immune system to
fight off the threatening cold. He
was also able to successfully
teach this technique to his stu
In a similar manner, the
remembrance of a past
encounter with God can empow
er us for meeting current and
County Agronomy Agent. Good
management can improve winter
survival of alfalfa.
If the alfalfa field has come
into bloom during September or
early October, it should be har
vested. Normally, alfalfa will be
gin new growth after reaching full
bloom regardless of being har
vested or not. Even if harvest is
delayed beyond full bloom, it will
do little to keep stored carbohy
drates in the roots. Newer stands
are less susceptible to winter in
jury following fall harvest than
older stands.
It is now felt that the length of
time since the previous harvest is
more important than the actual
date of fall harvest. If it has been
at least 45 days since the last har
vest, further delay of harvest is
not necessary. Other management
considerations to help improve
winter survival of alfalfa include
maintaining good soil fertility and
pH which will reduce stress and
planting the most disease resis
tance variety with high yield po
Feather Prof.'s Footnote: "A
hundred years from now it will
not matter what my bank account
was, the type of house I lived in
or the kind of car I drove. But the
world may be different because I
was important in the life of a
future challenges. So, nothing is
a true memorial that points only
to the past. Remembering some
great event of time gone by, we
must be inspired for the present
and fit for the future. A memori
al keeps our present and future
in touch with the past.
The Jews celebrate Passover
as a memorial, not simply to
remember the past, but to tap
its power for the challenges of
today. We celebrate the Last
Supper for the same reason and
the power of this memorial for
us is to be found, not alone in
that night when Jesus shared
this Passover meal with his dis
ciples, but that he is present in
our lives now. A memorial win
dow or pew in our churches cele
brates not only a person of the
past, but the faith of that person
that is still an inspiration for us
The twelve stones set up by
Joshua and his followers were
still visible in the day when this
book was written. He tells us:
"...and they are there to this
day" (4:9). Sometime between
the time of Joshua and Jesus,
they disappeared. We do not
know what happened to them,
but, because of the Book of
Joshua speaks of them, they
continue as a memorial to
another of God's savings acts in
the history of his people.
It is important for us to
remember that God has done so
that we may continue to look to
see what he is doing now and
live in the faith that he will con
tinue to act redemptively in the
future. That is what these
twelve stones and all memorials
remind us.
Lancaster Farming
Established 1955
Published Every Saturday
Ephrata Review Building
1 E. Main St.
Ephrata. PA 17522
Lancaster Farming, Inc
A Stemman Enterprise
William J. Burgess General Manager
Everett R Newswanger Managing editor
Ccpyright 1996 by Lancaster Fjt n 9