Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Agriculture and Extension 03/06/2012

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Sawyer County Ag & Extension Committee Minutes

March 6, 2012

8:30 am


Committee Members Present:            Dean Pearson                           Dale Thompson                       Chuck Gunderson

Jim Bassett                               Bruce Paulsen


County Personnel Present:                 Lori Laberee                            Lisa Wydra                  Kevin Schoessow

                                                            Dave Berard


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.

Audience Recognition


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