Sawyer County Ag & Extension Committee Minutes
October 11, 2011
Committee Members Present: Dean Pearson Bruce Paulsen Jim Bassett
County Personnel Present: Dave Berard Lisa Wydra Otto Wiegand
Others Present: Ron Kubarek
Chairperson Pearson 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 Bassett, seconded by Paulsen to approve minutes from the September 6, 2011 meeting. Motion carried.
Sawyer County Ag. Fair Association
Ron Kubarek reported. The SCAFA Board is working on submitting budgeting information to the Sawyer County Finance Committee. In working with other Fairs it was discovered that Sawyer County Fair vendor fees were below average so there will be an increase in 2012. The monthly Fair Board meeting is next week, followed by the annual meeting. Ken Schmock, Dave Acheson and Chuck Aubart are up for re-election and the Board will then be re-appointed.
Agent Report – Otto Wiegand, Ag Agent
Otto Wiegand, tri-county Ag Agent, reviewed his distributed report (report on file) and reviewed accomplishments for the past 6 months since last reporting. Discussion on the water buffalo farm that was visited.
Approval of Vouchers
Moved by Paulsen, seconded by Bassett to approve vouchers. Motion carried.
Approval of Out-of-County Travel
Moved by Paulsen, seconded by Gunderson to approve out-of-county travel. Motion carried.
Any Other Business
Kim Clark, new Nutrition Educator was introduced.
Superior Days planning session is October 27, 2011. Dave Berard asks the committee to forward on any local issues they would like addressed and he will take them to the planning on their behalf.
Moved by Paulsen, seconded by Bassett to adjourn. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:56 a.m.
Respectfully submitted, Rebecca Brunner-Stroede, Recorder