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A32-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, January 6, 2001
Agriculture Services Coordinator
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Phone: (717) 397-3531 ext. 62
In order to remain successful
in today's business world, farmers
and agri-business managers must
adapt to the future changes in the
agriculture industry. The
Lancaster Chamber's Bth Annual
Farm Business Management
School promises to be an
intensive all day seminar that will
provide you with the latest
insights from Dr. David Kohl,
Virginia Tech. The Farm School
will take place on January 31 at
Leola Family Restaurant. A
program designed for FFA and 4-
H students will be held on
Dr. David Kohl is a dynamic
and nationally recognized
Professor of Agricultural Finance
and Small Business Management
at Virginia Tech Dr. Kohl has
conducted more than 2,400
workshops and seminars for
agricultural groups across the
country. He has received 11
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major teaching awards and eight
major extension and public
service awards from Virginia
Tech and Cornell University. Dr.
Kohl will be coming off a
worldwide tour to give you and
your business his perspectives
concerning global competition,
future farm programs, and a host
of other interesting topics.
The first day of the Farm
School will take place on January
31 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This intensive school is an
excellent opportunity for farmers
and agri-business managers
looking to strengthen their
businesses and learn about the
latest trends in the marketplace
Dr. Kohl will focus on topics
including the following: global
competition and it's affect on our
local farm economy;
benchmarking your farm or
business with others in the
industry; gaining the most from
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alliances; establishing a
successful advisory board, and
exploring alternative investments
The limited class size and the
chance for managers to bring their
own personal questions makes
this a unique opportunity to find
answers to agriculture’s tough
business questions. A continental
breakfast, lunch and all class
materials will be provided during
this all day school.
Special Breakfast Meetings
Special breakfast meetings
with Dr. Kohl will be held on
both January 31 & February 1
from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. each
morning at Leola Family
Restaurant. The January 31
breakfast will serve as an
opportunity for ag lenders and
finance managers to focus one
on-one with Dr. Kohl on agri
finance issues. Dr. Kohl serves as
facilitator of the United States
Farm Financial Standards Task
Force and is one of the leaders in
establishing guidelines for the
standardized reporting and
analysis of agricultural producers'
financial information on a
national and international basis.
The February 1 breakfast will be
an opportunity for all past Farm
School alumni to have a
personalized discussion with Dr.
The second day of the Farm
School will be an FFA & 4-H
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Farm Business Management School
With Dr. David Kohl
student seminar, "Exploring the
Dynamic World of Agriculture"
which will be held on February 1
from 10 a m to 2 p.m. with Dr.
Kohl Each of Lancaster's FFA
High School Chapters, along with
a group of 4-H students, is invited
to attend this educational seminar
to hear first hand about careers in
agriculture. Dr. Kohl has taught
more than 7,300 students at
Virginia Tech and Cornell
University. He will share with
the students a perspective about
careers in agriculture and agri
businesses, small business,
entering a family business, and
how to invest and use credit
wisely. Dr. Kohl promises to
keep this seminar exciting and
help build the career goals of
Lancaster County's future leaders.
Be sure to attend the 2001
Farm Business Management
Average Farm Feed
Costs for Handy
To help farmeri across the state to
have handy reference of commodity
input costs in their feeding operations
for DHIA record sheets or to develop
livestock feed cost data, here’s last
week’s average costs of various ingred
ients as compiled from regional reports
across the state of Pennsylvania.
Remember, these are averages, so you
School and hear from one of the
nation's leading experts in the
agriculture industry, Dr. David
Kohl. The following is a
complete schedule of this 2-day
event, which will take place at
Leola Family Restaurant
January 31: 7:00 to 9 00 a.m. -
Agri-finance Breakfast; 9 30 a m.
to 3:30 p.m. - Farm Business
February 1: 7:00 to 9:00 a.m -
Farm School Alumni Breakfast;
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm. -
Exploring the Dynamic World of
Agriculture FFA and 4-H student
The deadline for registration is
January 24, 2001. For more
information or to register today,
please contact Brent Landis at
The Lancaster Chamber at 717-
397-3531, ext. 134 or e-mail
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down according to your location and the
quality of your crop.
Corn, No.2y 2.05 bu., 3.67 cwt.
Wheat, N 0.2 2.26 bu., 3.77 cwt.
Barley, N 0.3 —1.46 bu., 3.11 cwt.
Oats, N 0.2 —1.33 bu., 4.15 cwt.
Soybeans, No.l —4.65 bu., 7.76 cwt.
Ear Corn 58.48 ton, 2.92 cwt.
Alfalfa Hay —107.50 ton, 5.38 cwt.
Mixed Hay —106.25 ton, 5.31 cwt.
Timothy Hay —106.25 ton, 5.31 cwt.