ELLSWORTH, Ohio — Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club president Karl Reph recently took his two 4-H feeder calves to the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center and taught students about raising livestock. Club members will participate in the Berlin Township Memorial Day Parade May 29, and the Canfield Fourth of July Parade on July 4. Members were also reminded the Mahoning County public speaking competition is June 25 at the OSU Extension office in Canfield.
The Mahoning County Junior Leaders are organizing a community service trip to the 4-H stables in Boardman, and the third annual Round Up Dance will be hosted by Junior Fair Board on May 21. Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. Originally the Ellsworth Junior Farmers, the Rangers developed their new club in 1967 with the help of Don Yeager and Jan Moser. The club will meet again June 9 at 7 p.m. at the Ellsworth Fire Hall.
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NEWBURY, Ohio — The Breeders and Feeders 4-H club met in April to receive project books for guinea pigs and discuss rabbit cage tags, fans, storage and showing. Poultry exhibitors discussed a turkey pick up date, poultry workshop and received project books. Swine exhibitors practiced for the skill-a-thon and talked about preparing and getting pigs. All pigs need to be tagged by May 20.
4-H camp is June 19-25 and the skill-a-thon is July 16 at the fairgrounds. The next meeting of the Breeders and Feeders club is May 22 at Munson Town Hall.
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SALEM, Ohio — The Rough Riders 4-H club is partnering with Boatsie’s Boxes, June 14, to donate money, clothes, shoes, toiletries, and necessary hygiene supplies to ship to our troops. All members that are taking part in 4-H must have a record book of what their animals eat, how they are medicated, and how the animals are being treated.
This year, instead of having one book grading the extension office for Columbiana County Fair is making sure there are at least two pre-book grading sessions supervised by the clubs’ advisors to make sure all books are completed. The Rough Riders are also having a clean-up day at the horse arena, May 14, at the fairgrounds, taking place directly after the saddle horse body score. The club also participated in clean-up day at Camp Tayanita where members will spend a weekend camping, Aug. 12.
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BURTON, Ohio — The Auburn Swine 4-H club met May 1 to make final preperations for an upcoming pig roast, scheduled for May 21. Sandy, from B-Line Dancers, in Newbury, taught members how to line dance or the pig roast. The club plans to collect donations and create a large gift basket to be auctioned off during the pig roast this year. Tickets for the Auburn Swine Pig Roast can be purchased by contacting Jodi Durkee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members discussed pig tagging and other approaching deadlines for the upcoming fair season. Quality Aussurance will take place May 14 at the Geauga County fairgrounds and is manditory. The Auburn Swine club will be selling Malley’s Chocolate Bars and Welch’s Fruit Snacks for a fundraiser this year.