A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 14, 2013:

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. —The Marshall-Ohio County 4-H Dairy Club met at the Marshall County Extension Office March 1 for a meeting and potluck dinner.

New officers elected for the 2012-2013 year were as follows: Kyle Clark, president; Amy Evans, vice president; Audrey Rine, secretary and reporter; and Emily Riggle as treasurer.

New business included voting for the club to purchase a fair pass for Tom McCombs. The club also voted to add an additional class (5/1-7/15 born heifer class) to their fair show, pending fair board approval. Parent advisers Carla Hubbs and Molly Hubbs volunteered to paint the club’s thank-you sign for the fair again this year.

Adviser Jason Miller announced that a judge has been retained for the fair show. The club also decided to petition the fairboard to allow heavy milkers to be released from the fairgrounds on Tuesday after the dairy show, due to the fact that the fairgrounds does not have a milk house.

Lease forms for Jackson’s Mill Dairy Round-Up were due before April 1. They need to be into the office by March 28. March and after born heifers need to have their lease forms into the office by June 1.

Annual dairy trip plans were discussed.

Parent advisor Karen Evans announced that the Southern States, Marshall County Co-Op was discounting feed for dairy projects for 4-H and FFA members.

The club voted to start a new program called “Calves for Kids.” The program will award two members $500 to be put toward purchasing a registered dairy calf. The guidelines were discussed and will be finalized before the next meeting. The pilot year for the program will only be open to current dairy club members, but opened up to all 4-H and FFA members in Marshall and Ohio counties for the 2013-2014 show year.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 13 at the Marshall County Extension Office.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Flockmasters 4-H Club met Feb. 12 to make Valentine’s Day cards for the county home.

Members learned good information about proteins, and also talked about the difference between essential and non-essential amino acids. Certain animals need more protein than others. Some examples of proteins in livestock feed are whey, fish meal, meat and bone meal, and corn gluten meal.

If anyone would like more information about 4-H, contact the Geauga County OSU Extension Office at 440-834-4656.

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