A weekly roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 3, 2010

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NORTH BENTON, Ohio — The Village Varieties 4-H Club met at the North Benton Presbyterian Church May 25.

Members brought in non-perishable food items to help stock the church’s food pantry. The club will be collection food items for the pantry at the next meeting also.

Health reports were given by several members. Ben Grammer discussed poison ivy care. Gabby Sanor gave a report on summer safety. Taylor Zamarelli reported on allegies and how to deal with them. Valerie Weingart talked about strep throat and how to avoid it. Safety reports followed with Logan Jarvis discussing how to properly approach livestock.

Gabby Sanor reported on 4-wheeler safety and Taylor Zamarelli discussed taking care of your knees.

Jessica Owens gave a demonstration on guinea pig showmanship and Mary Matuszak took the group outside to show how trick photography can be done.
Members then met in their species groups to discuss the progress of their projects. The next meeting is June 8 at North Benton Presbyterian Church.
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JEFFERSON, Ohio — The Prime Bovine 4H meeting was held on May 23, 2010 at 3:30.

Health reports were given by Jackie Delewski on cows health and by Jason Krulic on foot rot in cattle.

The next meeting is set for 7 p.m. June 28 at Northwind Farm.
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MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va.–The Marshall County 4-H and FFA Goat and Rabbit Club held its first annual Fun Show and market goat weigh-in May 15 at the Marshall County Fairgrounds.

Thirty-four FFA and 4-H exhibitors weighed in 50 market goats that they will show and sell at the fair in July. Their show will be July 26 and they will sell their projects, along with the market rabbit projects, at their auction to be held July 29 in the New Arena.

After the weigh in, several members also participated in a meat goat fun show. They participated in showmanship, market classes, and, for those who also raise breeding stock, showed their does. Eighty-three goats registered to compete in the show.

Goat breeders and 4-H members from Ohio and Pennsylvania also participated. Any members interested in applying for the scholarship awarded to an exhibitor who has been showing goats and rabbits for at least three years is urged to apply. The deadline is July 1.
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LISBON, Ohio — The Rambunctious Rabbit Raisers 4-H club met May 16 in the Rabbit and Poultry building at the fairgrounds. At this meeting, a showmanship judge was present to help the members with their showmanship skills.

A short buisiness meeting was held to decide the final design for the club’s T-shirts.

The next meeting will be held June 13 at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds.
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BURTON, Ohio — Auburn Swine 4-H Club held their last meeting May 16 at the Fairgrounds.

Adviser Owen Pavella gave a tagging report from the pig tag-in and stated that next year the time frame may be shortened. He also reminded everyone that the dues are $20 for the year and payable now.

The next meeting will be held at the Ward’s 1 p.m. June 13.
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PITTSBURGH — A new Allegheny County 4-H club at Round Hill Park was recently announced. The effort to create a 4-H club is an outgrowth of the Allegheny FarmCorps initiative.

4-H club members will also have the opportunity to learn canning, environmental training and water quality testing. Members will eventually act as park docents and they will work directly with park staff to plan activities that both the club and public can take part in.

Round Hill Park Maintenance Supervisor Jerry LaFrankie intends to have 4-H members work directly with livestock recently rescued by his staff and they will assist in tending the Allegheny FarmCorps’ production farm, which will produce food for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

For more information on the new 4-H club at Round Hill Park, contact Brack Barr at 412-473-2540 or bmb7@psu.edu.
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BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Dairymen 4-H club met May 19.

Members nominated Kalyn Ward to run for junior fair queen, and voted to donate to the Hare Raisers Annual Food-A-Thon again this year.

The club will try to come up with a theme for the dairy basket they will sell at the junior fair sale, and members were encouraged to bring ideas to the next meeting for decorating the barn at fair.

Members were reminded of the Trumbull Fair dairy show July 2 and of skillathon on July 17. Members worked on their project books.

The next meeting is June 16.

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