Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Agriculture and Extension 07/09/2013

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Sawyer County Ag & Extension Committee Minutes

July 9, 2013    8:30 a.m.  Assembly Room of Courthouse



Committee Members Present:            Dean Pearson                           Bill Voight                   Hal Helwig                                                                   Ron Kinsley


County Personnel Present:                 Lori Baltrusis                                                                                                              


Others Present:                                                                     


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

Approval of Agenda

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

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Kinsley, seconded by Voight to approve minutes from the June 11, 2013 meeting.  Motion carried.

Audience Recognition

None present.

Sawyer County Ag. Fair Association

None present. 

Agent Report

Lori Baltrusis reported.  Baltrusis brought the committee up to date on the recent Family Living programming being offered to provide practical education to help potential renters acquire and keep decent housing.  Baltrusis received certification training at the end of June to offer the RentSmart program.  Baltrusis will partner with certified trainer Meyer, Washburn County Family Living Educator, to conduct a one-day RentSmart program with Fresh Start program participants.  Wisconsin Fresh Start provides on-site home construction training, work experience, academic instruction and supportive services for out-of-school youth, ages 18-24 years old.  Fresh Start is provided through ICAA and currently has participants from Washburn, Rusk and Sawyer counties.  Since the purpose of UW Extension is to “teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities,” ICAA is a natural partner.  Information about RentSmart was distributed (on file) to those present.  Discussion.  Baltrusis previewed one of the training activities with those present.  Attendees were given a “listening test” as an example of what is taught in the RentSmart session.

Approval of Vouchers

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

Approval of Out-of-County Travel

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

Any Other Business



Moved by Kinsley, seconded by Voight to adjourn.  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 8:54 a.m.


Respectfully submitted, Rebecca Brunner-Stroede, Recorder