A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 5, 2015:


RANDOLPH, Ohio — The Portage Prime Producers, a new 4-H club featuring swine and small animals in Portage County, held its first meeting Feb. 22.

Officers were elected and include president, Emma Urban; vice president, Darla Derthick; secretary, Morgan Chesla; historian/news reporter, Bella Wagner; treasurer, Shelby Morehead; and recreational leader, Madelyn Rennecker.

The club is led by advisers Amy and Russ Rennecker. Bylaws and mission statements of the club were discussed.

The next meeting will be held March 22.

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QUAKER CITY, Ohio — The Salesville Stitch and Stock 4-H club met Feb. 22. at the Millwood Township Hall in Quaker City.

Members elected new officers. President-elect is Bre Ann McFarland, vice president is Blaize Roe, secretary is Sarah White, treasurer is Jonathan Roe Warner, news reporter is Grayce Roe, historian is Katelynn Tindall.

The club worked on their window display for the Tractor Supply window. Four new members were welcomed. At the next meeting, the club will work on their Stand Up and Grow program.

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BURTON, Ohio — At the February Flockmasters 4-H club meeting, members made Valentine’s cards for elderly in the Pleasant Hill Count Home. Members also played a get-to-know-you game.

The next meeting is March 10. The club is a club centered around lambs, poultry and swine. If you are interested in joining 4-H, contact the Geauga County OSU Extension Office at 440-834-4656.

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio 4-H Youth Dairy Judging Clinic will be March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ohio State University Animal Science Building.

Cost is $5 for those who pre-register. Lunch is provided.

For more information, call Sherry Smith at 330-465-2376 or email smith.10072@osu.edu.

The 4-H Dairy Judging State contest is April 4 during the Spring Dairy Expo.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the contest begins at 8:45 a.m. There will be six classes to judge.

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