Nemaha County 4-H Council 1.29.18

Submitted by Corley Becker

The Nemaha County 4-H Council met at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in the Community Building meeting room in Seneca.

President Cheyan Rokey called the meeting to order. Vice President Caleb Durland led the Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge. Corley Becker filled in for secretary Matthew Stallbaumer, and she conducted roll call and read the minutes from the previous meeting. Treasurer Leah Renyer gave the financial report.

Durland gave the Ambassador Report and said ambassadors are starting to plan Day Camp.

The welcome sign committee said that the “Welcome to Nemaha County” signs are going to cost $60 and will need to be put up sometime in the spring. Each club and FFA chapter in the county are in charge of one sign’s maintenance.

The extension staff informed the council that all livestock participants have to be certified through the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) program. 4-Hers wanting to sell market livestock also need to complete the new Premium Sale Requirements form.

Beef Weigh-In was March 2, and Sheep and Goat Weigh-In is Saturday, April 28. Discovery Days registration is open and is a great time to tour the Kansas State University campus. 4-H Camp and counselor registration will come out at the end of March and will be due May 18.

Meadowlark District also purchased six permanent sewing machines to use for Fiber Arts and Clothing educational purposes. There also will be an opportunity for arts and crafts 4-Hers to make stepping stones for the south side of the community building sometime in April.

Becker informed the 4-H Council about a Junior Leadership Trip opportunity for Meadowlark District. This will be for older kids (14-18) to go on an educational trip to a city within 10 hours, and more details will be available later.

As for the status of the Nemaha County Fair, there will be some new and improved judging systems. Entomology, Forestry, Geology, Space Tech and Wildlife are going to be judged in Horton on July 5 by professionals and will be judged more fairly and save money. For the fair, there are new herdsmanship guidelines that are easier to understand. Any school and church clubs are highly encouraged to have booths or fundraisers at the fair!

The 4-H Council met on Monday, April 9, at the Nemaha County Community Building. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.

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