A roundup of 4-H news for the week of MArch 1, 2012:


GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio — The Garrettsville Town Trotters 4-H club is seeking new members in grades kindergarten through 12. For more information contact the club at towntrotters@yahoo.com, call Renee Doraski at 330-647-8738 or attend the next meeting at 7 p.m. March 12 at Freedom Town Hall.

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WINONA, Ohio — The Lone Ranger 4-H club met at the Winona friends church Feb. 12 for its monthly meeting. The meeting theme was Pajama Day. Project books where handed out to members. Cruz Richardson did a demonstration on how to trailer your animal. Megan and Morgan Stamp made a coffee-cup egg. Members were reminded that tag in day for dairy beef is March 24 and lamb and hog is April 14. The next meeting will be March 11 at the same location.

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HOWLAND, Ohio — The Trumbull County 4-H program has a youth club focused on teaching kids how to build robots and they are looking for new youth to join the club. The 4-H robotics project is designed to engage youth in using science, technology, engineering, and math skills to build Lego robots.

The Trumbull 4-H robotics group earned three new Lego robot kids through a grant from the Ohio 4-H Foundation. The Trumbull 4-H Robotics 4-H Club is led by two adult volunteers in the Howland area. The group is open to youth between the ages of 8 and 18 years old (8-year olds must also be in third grade by Jan. 1, 2012).

The 4-H robotics club, called The Sky s The Limit 4-H Club, meets on a regular basis at the Living Lord Lutheran Church, 851 Niles-Cortland Road NE, Warren, OH 44484. Meetings are held Saturday afternoons. Anyone who is interested in getting involved with the robotics 4-H club may contact the OSU Extension Office in Trumbull County at 330-638-6783 or may email the 4-H Extension educator, Michelle Adkins at Adkins.240@osu.edu.

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EAST CANTON, Ohio — The Happy Farmerettes and Farmers held its first meeting of the year Feb. 9 at the Thouvenin home. The members had election of officers. This year they are as followed: Renee Greathouse, president; Jimmy Thouvenin, vice president; Rebecca Maurer, secretary; Joey Thouvenin, treasure; Haylee Gallo, news reporter and health leader; Olivia Hoover, safety; and Ben Hoover, recreation leader. Members selecting their project for the coming year completed signing of the constitution and completing enrollment forms. Members taking market animals must attend a Quality Assurance class. Renee Greathouse made a motion to donate $10 per member for the 4-H foundation. Cloverbuds project this year is pets. Next meeting members will be making blankets for pets. Members will also make pet blankets to sell and the profits will help with the donation of the 4-H foundation. Member made Valentine Cards for the Saint Joseph nursing home and was distributed. Cloverbuds project this year is pets. Next meeting members will be making blankets for pets. Next meeting will be held March 1.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Prime Time 4-H club met Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the school building on the fairgrounds. The club elected officers, as follows: Mike Wargo, president; Adam Farmwald, vice president; Delaney Leichtman, secretary; R.J. Jefferson, treasurer; Chance Loza, news reporter; Nicole Rider, health and safety officer, Evan Hornyak, community service; and Mackenzie Healy, historian.

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CORTLAND, Ohio — The Trumbull Co. 4-H Dairy Judging team held its second meeting Feb. 19 in Cortland. The club went to Wooster for the ATI judging contest Feb. 25. They will hold a bake sale/lunch at Tractor Supply on Elm Road in Warren, Ohio March 10 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.


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