A roundup of 4-H news for the week May 31, 2012:


ASHTABULA, Ohio — The Saybrook Raiders met May 21. Proceeds from the bake sale fundraiser were used to buy everyone a T-shirt. The club will be selling food June 16 at the small animal clinics on the fairgrounds.

Abri Jones reported on her recycling project fundraiser with Ashtabula Recycling. The club will raise a pen of market chickens to be sold Aug. 11. The club voted in favor of giving the proceeds to the Ashtabula Dream Center.

Market animal kids also filled out carcass forms as well as Breeders Own and County Pride forms. Leah Sands gave an educational speech on incubating chicken eggs. Leah has several Silkie chickens she will take to the fair and has hatched some of her chicken eggs.

The club’s next meeting will be June 4. The small animal clinics will be June 16. Rabbit clinic will be at 9 a.m. followed by the goat clinic at 10 a.m. Poultry will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

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STRASBURG, Ohio — The Happy Harvesters 4-H club voted to run a concession stand and sell raffle tickets at Dover Park from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Demonstrations were given by Alex Harper on deer hunting, and Vidalia Porter on Touchdown Toast. Four members will give demonstrations at the next meeting.

June 8-9 will be tagging and registration for market hogs and pet rabbit projects. The same day, a Quilt Fest will take place at Yellow Butterfly Winery. The 4-H Olympics will be June 12 at the fairgrounds. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and events will start at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held June 4 at 7 p.m. at the Strasburg Lutheran Church. Camp forms are due June 13.


CORTLAND, Ohio — Members of the Trumbull County Dairy 4-H held their monthly meeting at the extension office in Cortland, May 20. They are preparing for the fair in July. Several of the group went to the Spring Dairy Expo in Columbus in March. They were involved in the dairy judging contest.

Laura Bond was 15th with a score of 404; Lindsey Barto was 17th with a score of 403: Keith Barto was 30th with a score of 393; Daniel Montgomery was 36th with a score of 388; Lauren Almasy was 54th with a score of 370; Zane Lehman was 62 with a score of 367; Elijah Dobay was 65 with a score of 366; Hanna Bond was 123 with a score of 257. There were about 137 youth competing.

Members also had a showmanship practice in Champion, Ohio, where they walked and setup calves and got lots of pointers. Project judging will be held June 18 so get your books done by then.

Members will get together in the next week or so to work on barn decorations. Members are trying to raise money so they can go as a group on a trip to one of the out-of-state dairy shows.


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