Sawyer County Ag & Extension Committee Minutes
March 6, 2012
Committee Members Present: Dean Pearson Dale Thompson Chuck Gunderson
Jim Bassett Bruce Paulsen
County Personnel Present: Lori Laberee Lisa Wydra Kevin Schoessow
Others Present: Chuck Aubart Linda Zillmer
Chairperson Pearson called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
Approval of Agenda
Moved by Bassett, seconded by Thompson to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried.
Approval of Minutes
Moved by Gunderson, seconded by Bassett to approve minutes from the February 7, 2012 meeting. Motion carried.
Sawyer County Ag. Fair Association
Chuck Aubart stated they would like to put a permanent structure over the concrete slab that extends the livestock barn and may be looking to the County Board for some financial assistance. The Fair Board is also planning on having a fundraiser, perhaps at the end of June. More details will be available at next month’s meeting. Discussion. Aubart shared the reservations as well as inquiries for use of Fairgrounds this year to date.
Agent Report – Kevin Schoessow, Ag Agent
Kevin Schoessow, Tri-County Ag Agent, distributed and reviewed report for the last six months. Slideshow presentation. Discussion.
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 Bassett to approve out of county travel. Motion carried.
Any Other Business
Discussion on financial assistance for the Fair building. Bassett asks the committee how they feel about recommending a fund usage from the ATC fund. Discussion. Committee is in favor. It was suggested that Dean Pearson bring the subject up to the Economic Development Committee meeting later this afternoon. Laberee notes the 4-H Leaders Association has earmarked funds and is seeking ways to support any fund raising efforts to address the need for a facility for youth to display their educational 4-H program efforts.
Moved by Paulsen, seconded by Gunderson to adjourn. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 9:15 a.m.
Respectfully submitted, Rebecca Brunner-Stroede, Recorder