Roundup of 4-H news for July, 23, 2020

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COLUMBUS — The 2020 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards were presented recently during a virtual recognition program. These awards are presented annually to an outstanding individual in a particular project area for the state of Ohio.

Local 4-H members received the following honors:

  • Callia Barwick — Health and Safety Achievement Award. Callia, 18, is a 13-year 4-H member active in Steel Valley U9’s 4-H Dog Club, Blue Ribbon Wranglers and Capriculturalists within 4-H. Callia completed projects in healthy living, clothing and textiles, food and nutrition, and she also shows dogs, horses and goats. Callia has learned through 4-H how to be a leader and promote healthy lifestyles. She is the daughter of Madonna Barwick and lives in Canfield in Mahoning County. She will be attending Ohio Wesleyan University this fall.
  • Natalia Kresic — Leadership Achievement Award. Natalia was also recognized for being one of two 4-H youth selected to serve a two-year term on the Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board. Natalia, 16, is a five-year 4-H member from Mahoning County, and the daughter of Matt and Windi Kresic. She is an active leader in her community and participates in sewing and non-livestock projects. She will be a senior this fall.
  • Sarah DeLucia — Rabbit Achievement Award. Sarah, 17, is the daughter of Joe and Suzie Delucia from Mahoning County. She has been in 4-H for eight years and shows and competes in rabbits, llamas, guinea pigs and a variety of still projects. She is a junior at Springfield Local High School and hopes to study zoology in college.

The recognition program was hosted by the Ohio 4-H Foundation.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Beef and Swine 4-H club held their July 12 meeting outside at the fairgrounds. Reports were given by club members about swine digestive systems, swine nutrients, cuts of pork and rumen anatomy. They have learned that Geauga County is going ahead with a normal fair this year. Members are to work on buyers letters for their market projects. Skillathon will be done online for all 4-H members. Market chicken projects started the week of July 13. The club is also donating $100 to the Hunger Task Force Food Drive. The next meeting will be Aug. 16 at the Fairgounds.

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