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Agriculture and Extension Education 01/11/2011

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Sawyer County Ag & Extension Committee Minutes

January 11, 2011

8:30 am



Committee Members Present:            Jim Bassett                   Dean Pearson               Bruce Paulsen              Chuck Gunderson


County Personnel Present:                 Dave Berard                Trinke McNurlin         


Others Present:                                  Ron Kubarek  


Chairperson Bassett called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.


Approval of Agenda

Moved by Bassett, seconded by Paulsen to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried.

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Paulsen, seconded by Bassett to approve minutes from the December 7, 2010 meeting. 

Audience Recognition


Sawyer County Ag. Fair Association

Ron Kubarek reported.  Currently, some members of the Fair Board are at the State Convention, securing the entertainment for this year, and the public is already responding to the donation packets.  Kubarek met with Dave Berard to devise a business plan for the SCAFA and summarized the plan with the committee.  Kubarek stated that they should have a written plan within the next month or two to show the committee.  Discussion.  Review of last year’s expenses/budget will be on next month’s agenda.  

Agent Report

Dave Berard, CNRED Agent, reviewed his previously distributed report.  (report on file)  Bruce Paulsen requests that Berard give a summary report on Superior Days after attending.  Berard stated that he would, as does the youth that attend also present for the County Board.  Berard was successful in raising funds to develop a silent sport impact study.  Questions regarding the fee for the Learn about Your Land classes.  Berard explains that the fee is cost recovery for the materials participants will get. 


Discussion regarding what role Berard could play in assisting the Forestry Department with a plan to utilize the county forests for recreation. 


McNurlin discusses the issue of job creation.  Discussion.


Paulsen asks a particular question of Dave Berard; if he were King for a day, what would he change?  Berard states that it would be to have regional and county agencies forming partnerships; working together - unity.   Discussion.  The committee states that the County Board needs to focus in on a vision and works towards it in unison. 

Approval of Vouchers

Moved by Gunderson, seconded by Paulsen to approve vouchers.  Motion carried.

Approval of Out-of-County Travel

Moved by Bassett, seconded by Paulsen to approve out-of-county travel.  Motion carried. 

Any Other Business



Moved by Paulsen, seconded by Bassett to adjourn.  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 9:22 a.m.


Respectfully submitted, Rebecca Brunner-Stroede, Recorder