A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 30, 2011:


BURTON, Ohio — At the Breeders and Feeders June 12 meeting all members worked on skillathon. Cloverbuds gave reports on farm safety and practiced feeds. Swine members were told to keep their pigs fed, clean and cool and start walking them. Rabbits put together first aid kits. Beef clinic was held June 25 at Universal Disposal. Assessments are due immediately: $5 per hog, pen of rabbits, pen of chickens, turkey and duck; $10 per steer.

Mike Fenstermaker gave a health report on poison ivy. A canoeing trip is planed for July 20 at Camp Hi in Hiram. July 23 is the Skillathon at the fairgrounds at 9 a.m. Our next meeting and campout at Piras Lake is July 32 at 4 p.m. All are asked to bring a dish. The mandatory meeting for beef is July 30 at 9 a.m., poultry at 11 a.m. and swine at 1 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Aug. 7 is the due date for member/project photos. August 8 is 4-H night at a Captains game. Aug. 10 is the due date for the liability form (the blue form in the fair book). Our club will be working the milkshake booth the Sunday of the fair from 11-2 p.m.

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CANFIELD, Ohio — Mahoning County Junior Fair board held its June meeting at the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds. Publicity photos were taken by Brooks Studio.

The grandstand shows that will be featured at the 2011 Canfield Fair were discussed and details about participation in the 2011 Canfield Fourth of July Parade were finalized. Volunteers were still needed to assist with Agricultural Camp at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm July 26, 27 and 29 for youth in the fourth through sixth grades.

The Junior Fair Board will meet again July 21. Canfield Fair work schedules will be passed out and discussed at this meeting.


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