A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 10, 2011

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CLARIDON, Ohio — The Geauga Caprine Kids 4-H Club had their second meeting Feb. 19.

During the meeting, members decided to participate in the Geauga County 4-H candy bar sale in May.

The next meeting is March 19 at 3 pm at the Patterson Center. Members are reminded that enrollment forms and chicken and duck orders are due to Pat Sharpnack at the next meeting.

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BURTON, Ohio — At the Feb. 20 meeting, the Breeders and Feeders 4-H club discussed the following: Swine members are looking for pigs to buy and discussed how to get their pens ready. Beef members received their new project books and reviewed them and worked on rate of gain. They also worked on hip height and estimated finished weight for their steers. Rabbit members reviewed rabbit selection and body type. Some members gave their breed reports. Poultry members discussed the parts of the digestive system and how it works and how you can diagnose an animal by looking at its feces.

The entire group talked about fundraisers.

The next meeting is March 27 in Munson.

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CORTLAND, Ohio — Trumbull County 4-H’ers are joining thousands of youth throughout Ohio in observing Ohio 4-H Week, March 6-12.

In Trumbull County, there are around 150 volunteer leaders working with nearly 600 4-H members in more than 40 clubs. These volunteers are among the more than 500,000 leaders nationwide who each contributed an estimated 220 hours of service last year.

4-H, conducted by Ohio State University Extension, is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 19. Programs are conducted in all 88 counties in Ohio.

In addition, some 82 countries around the world have youth programs similar to 4-H.

For more information on how you can become involved in 4-H as a member or volunteer leader, contact Trumbull County Ohio State University Extension at 330-638-6783, or the extension office in your county.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Flockmasters 4-H Club met Feb. 15.

Members discussed the club’s window display in the Geauga Feed and Grain front window for Ohio 4-H Week, March 6-12. s

As fundraisers, member will be selling Little Caesars pizza, pie, and cookie dough during March. We will also sell candy bars through the advisory committee in May.

Everyone will be making a poster report and presenting to the club. Some of these posters will be used in the barns at fair.

The OARDC will have its annual poultry clinic March 19 in Wooster from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The next meeting is March 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Munson Town Hall.

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