Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Agriculture and Extension 03/12/2013

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Sawyer County Ag & Extension Committee Minutes

March 12, 2013    8:30 a.m.  Assembly Room of Courthouse


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


County Personnel Present:                 Lori Laberee                            Lori Baltrusis               Lisa Wydra

                                                            Kevin Schoessow


Others Present:                                  Ron Kubarek                           Carol Alcoe



Meeting called to order by Chair Pearson at 8:30 a.m. 


Moved by Ron Kinsley. seconded by Bill Voight to approve the agenda.  Motion Carried.


Moved by Ron Kinsley. Seconded by Jim Basset to approve minutes of the February meeting with the correction of the name Don to be Dawn under fair report.  Motion approved.


Audience Recognition:  Carol Alcoe, UWEX, Master Gardner volunteer received recognition for achieving 1000 hours of documented hours in service to the program.  The committee praised her efforts.  A special recognition of her efforts will be recognized at the April Garden Club meeting.       


Sawyer County Agricultural Fair Association Report:  Ron Kubarek, Fair Board President presented update on progress for 2013 Fair.  He presented the proposal for the “Raise the Roof,” campaign.  Moved by Basset seconded by Shuman to recommend submission of fair roof project to the Finance Committee for approval of $5000 to support the roof project.  Motion carried.  Laberee will prepare copies of the Project Information and place in Finance Committee member mailboxes.  Kubarek will attend the Finance Committee meeting on Monday, March 18, at 8:30 a.m.


Agent Report:  Kevin Schoessow presented a slide show of projects undertaken and highlighted the “Farming for Profit, Fresh Market Vegetables” series.  The Webinar was used to include off site people in the program.  Recording of the program is beneficial for those who are not able to attend on a particular night of the presentation.  Various other programs were highlighted during his presentation.


Community Natural Resource Economic Development Agent Update:  Preliminary screening of candidates is scheduled(April 19) with final interviews scheduled Friday, May 3-tentatively.  Committee members are asked to participate in final interviews.


Moved by Kinsley seconded by Bassett to approve vouchers. Motion carried. 


Moved by Shuman seconded by Bassett to approve Out-of-County Travel for Baltrusis and Laberee who will be attending Extension professional development in WI Dells, April 17 & 18.


There is no other Extension business. 


Moved by Kinsley seconded by Bassett  to adjourn, 9:15.  Motion Carried.


Respectfully submitted, Lori Laberee, Recorder