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Swingin Hams The Swingin Hams 4-H Club had its monthly meeting on June 29. The meeting was held at the Daughterys home. All members brought…

Swingin Hams

The Swingin Hams 4-H Club had its monthly meeting on June 29. The meeting was held at the Daughterys home. All members brought a plate to pass for dinner. All families brought awesome food.

Following dinner, Mr. Scott Mihalic spoke about preparing for fair and all the supplies that should be in everyones tack boxes. He also re-enacted a showmanship contest.

Some of the members got to go into a fenced-in area to show a pig. While members showed the pig, Mr. Scott Mihalic pointed out the strengths and things members should work on to prepare for fair this fall. It was a very fun time. (Submitted by Anthony Zampino of Hambden Township, news reporter)

Geauga Dairymen

The Geauga Dairymen 4-H Club held a meeting on July 9 at Hastings Dairy. The meeting began with a salute to the flag and the 4-H pledge.

All members were required to participate in the skill-a-thon on July 13 at the Geauga Fairgrounds in the Junior Fair barn from 9-11 a.m. Project books had to be completed by July 13. The members reviewed a few final pages to be complete in their project record books.

It was announced that the Lake County Captains are hosting 4-H night on Aug. 12. The safety poster contest was discussed, with the posters being due Aug. 16.

The members discussed several items having to do with the Geauga County Fair. The club discussed the three fans purchased to keep the animals cool at the fair. Members finalized the design and color for the club T-shirts to be worn during the fair. The design for the club display was discussed and photos of each member were taken to be used in the display.

The club voted to purchase milkshake coupons for potential dairy basket buyers and those who have supported the club. The members discussed assisting in the Farm Bureau booth during the fair. One of the advisors explained the animal costume class.

After the meeting was completed, members practiced their dairy skills for skill-a-thon. They reviewed types of dairy cattle feed, the different breeds and identifying the parts of the cow.

The next meeting will be held Aug. 4. During the August meeting, club members will work on fair entry forms and buyer letters and will practice showmanship with their animals.

If anyone is interested in joining Geauga Dairyman, he or she is encouraged to contact Emma Niehus at 440-221-3812. (Submitted by Garrett Hastings, vice president and news reporter)

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