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Agriculture and Extension 08/06/2013

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Sawyer County Ag & Extension Committee Minutes

August 6, 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 Kinsley, seconded by Voight to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried.

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Bassett, seconded by Kinsley to approve minutes from the July 9, 2013 meeting.  Motion carried.

Audience Recognition

None present.

Sawyer County Ag. Fair Association

Ron Kubarek reported on final progress before the fair.  The flyers have been updated and distributed; the Swine building is up and nearing completion; the new road coming down from upper parking lot is done; the Fair board moved Poor Man’s racing to Sunday to increase attendance that day; the racing track was built this past week.  At this time everything is progressing smoothly.  The Transit will have the parking lot cleaned up before first day of Fair.  Discussion of Bayfield and Superior Fairs possibly moving dates of their fairs to be on the same weekend as Sawyer.

Agent Report

Otto Wiegand reported (report on file).  Discussion of upcoming programs such as beef pasture walk in Shell Lake, twilight garden tour, as well as notification of a local fungus in the area called ergot. 

Discussion of local vendors available for a local farmers market.

Approval of Vouchers

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

Approval of Out-of-County Travel

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

Any Other Business

Laberee confirmed with the committee that the contract with the Lac Courte Oreilles tribe for the CNRED position was signed by County Board Chair Hal Helwig and new Tribal Chair, Mic Isham.

The 2014 UW-Extension Budget was reviewed and sent forward as is to Finance committee for approval. 


Moved by Kinsley, seconded by Voight to adjourn.  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.


Respectfully submitted, Rebecca Brunner-Stroede, Recorder