A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 25, 2010


SPRINGBORO, Pa. — There will be a one-day gathering for 4-H members with teaching on selecting a project animal, nutrition and inoculations, housing and equipment and the finished show animal from 2 to 5 p.m. March 6 at Joe Schwartz Shady Lane Farm, 4268 Beaver St. in Springboro, Pa.

For more information, call Yvonne Murkens at 814-756-3701 or e-mail yamgoatlady@windstream.net.

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MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio — Trumbull County Dairy Judging 4-H club held a meeting Feb. 14 at the Steadman farm in Burghill where a class of Brown Swiss cows and Holstein cows were judged.

The Feb. 20 meeting was at the Brugler farm in Burghill and four Holstein classes were judged.

After judging, the advisers talked about the placings and made suggestions for improvement.

These practice sessions are training for the 15 members who will attend judging events Feb. 27 at A.T.I. in Wooster and March 27 at the Spring Dairy Expo in Columbus.

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CORTLAND, Ohio — Trumbull County has selected the following 4-H teen leaders as 4-H camp counselors: Mercedes Anderson, Farmdale; Tiffany Ayers, Warren; Joe Barnett, North Bloomfield; Nina Baumgartner, Farmdale; Monica Boorn, N. Bloomfield;

Logan Crawford, Warren; Jenna DePizzo, Cortland; Zachary Heavener, N. Bloomfield; Sarah Holland, Bristolville; Joshua Kramer, Diamond; Michael Marshall, Cortland;

Amber McMinn, Farmdale; Daniel Montgomery, Newton Falls; Shannon Montgomery, Newton Falls; Nicholas Rolfe-Crawford, Warren; Marcy Rufener, Burghill;

Travis Sapp, Kinsman; Hannah Shay, Newton Falls; Thomas Shay, Newton Falls; Brianna Sloan, Bristolville; Jared Sloan, Bristolville; Adam Thiry, Newton Falls; and Ashley Whipkey, Louisville.

All qualified counselors participate in a minimum of 24 hours of counselor training, in addition to planning activities during camp. Counselors serve as cabin and group leaders and are responsible for 10-12 campers for the week.

Adult staff includes a camp director, two adult chaperones, a camp nurse, and permanent camp staff.

Trumbull County 4-H camp is open to anyone 9 to 14 years old. Campers do not need belong to 4-H. Trumbull County 4-H Camp will be held July 25-30 at Camp Whitewood, located in Windsor, Ohio (Ashtabula County).

Cost for camp this year is $187. Registration applications can be obtained from the OSU Extension Office, 520 W. Main St. Suite 1 in Cortland, OH 44410, 330-638-6783 or by going online http://www.trumbull.osu.edu/ click on “4-H Youth Development,” then “4-H Camp.”

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