Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Agriculture and Extension 11/06/2012

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Sawyer County Ag & Extension Committee Minutes

November 6, 2012    8:30 a.m.  Assembly Room of Courthouse


Committee Members Present:            Dean Pearson                           Bill Voight                   Ron Kinsley                                                                 Tweed Shuman


County Personnel Present:                 Lori Laberee                            Lisa Wydra


Others Present:                                  Chuck Aubart             



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

Approval of Agenda

Moved by Kinsley, seconded by Voight to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried.

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Kinsley, seconded by Voight to approve minutes from the October 9, 2012 meeting.  Motion carried.

Audience Recognition


Sawyer County Ag. Fair Association

Chuck Aubart reported.  Wisconsin County Fair District Meeting held in Hayward last month at The Steakhouse.  Most fairs faired fairly well; some were hit with heat.  The Fair Board is discussing the idea of having sliding parties out at the Fairgrounds and partnering with Hayward Area Chamber office.  It is still in the planning stages; the biggest issue would be insurance.  The annual Fair Board meeting is also this month. 

Agent Report – Lori Laberee, Ag Agent

Lori Laberee, 4-H Youth Agent, distributed report (report on file).  Showed brief video showing the difference 4-H makes in a youth’s life.   4-H focuses on creating healthy communities, a food secure planet and a highly skilled workforce. 

Healthy Living grant was received through Wal-Mart.  Youth were trained in the Winter School in collaboration with the Sawyer County WNEP program.  The key element is to bring in older youth to mentor and serve as role models to the younger youth. 

Laberee has been asked by LCO School to train youth for positions in Youth Leader Councils.

Americorps assistant Kathy Lasiewicz has been brought on board in a renewable annual position to assist in strengthening the 4-H program in Sawyer County. 

4-H articles in local papers that highlighted 4-H youth were reviewed.     

Courthouse Copier Location

There was no interest around the courthouse in having one of the copiers moved to the Human Services wing for the convenience of those at that end of the building.

FLE Update

Screening and preliminary interviews will be held December 19th.  No committee members need attend the December meeting but in January, any committee members are welcome to attend the final interviews.  It will be a one day commitment with the District Director and Office Chair.

Approval of Vouchers

Moved by Voight, seconded by Shuman to approve vouchers.  Motion carried. 

Approval of Out-of-County Travel

Moved by Kinsley, seconded by Shuman to approve out of county travel.  Motion carried. 

Any Other Business

CNRED position clarification was distributed to committee members.  The position will be filled approximately May of 2013.


Moved by Shuman, seconded by Voight to adjourn.  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 9:14 a.m.


Respectfully submitted, Rebecca Brunner-Stroede, Recorder