Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Agriculture and Extension Education 10/07/2010

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Sawyer County Ag & Extension Committee Minutes

October 7, 2010

8:35 am


Committee Members Present:          Jim Bassett                  Dean Pearson              Dale Thompson

                                                            Chuck Gunderson       Bruce Paulsen


County Personnel Present:               Lori Laberee                Trinke McNurlin                    


Others Present:                                 


Chairperson Pearson called the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m.

Approval of Agenda

Moved by Paulsen, seconded by Bassett to approve the agenda. Motion Carried.

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Bassett, seconded by Thompson to approve the minutes of the September 7, 2010 meeting.  Motion Carried

Audience Recognition


Sawyer County Agricultural Fair Association

No report.

Agent Report – Trinke McNurlin, Family Living Agent

Bruce Paulsen asks McNurlin the 3 most important things that she does.  McNurlin states that building relationships/establishing key stakeholders; working one on one with individuals in households or classrooms; and identifying goals long term.  Example: to target youth between 16 and 25 as they are in critical stage of life choices – prepare them so that they can be contributing citizens.  The goal must then be narrowed to improve quality of life for everyone or disadvantaged?  McNurlin has chosen to target disadvantaged.  Education is the foundation of what Extension does. 


Dean Pearson requests job descriptions so that members can further understand Extension.  More specifically, what is accomplished with their time. 


Review of report distributed.  Discussion.  McNurlin started her programming with the focus on access to affordable housing but has moved more into Poverty and Food Insecurity.  Discussion.


Paulsen asks for a list of all agencies with whom we work. 

Civil Rights Review

Laberee distributed final report. Discussion. 

Approval of Vouchers

Moved by Paulsen, seconded by Thompson to approve the payment of vouchers.  Motion Carried

Approval of Out-of-County Travel

Moved by Paulsen, seconded by Bassett to approve of Out-of-County Travel.  Motion Carried

Any Other Business

Laberee states that District person is coming next month. 


Moved by Paulsen, seconded by Bassett to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 9:24 am.


Respectfully submitted by Rebecca Brunner-Stroede, Recorder