Larimer County Cooperative Extension Advisory Meeting
November 1, 2007
The meeting was held in the Extension Office Meeting Room in Fort Collins. Those present were Marsha Dooley, Rob Knebl, Ellen Donovan, Jessie Mae Hendrickson, Valerie Clark, Sandra Larson, Pam Harrold, Rob Ryan, Trena Anastasia, Ralph Bender, Kyle Uhlmann, Suzanne Jarboe-Simpson, Alberto Squassabia, Extension Director Laurel Kubin, Extension Agent Kathy Wolfe, and Fred McClanahan, Jr.
The meeting was called to order at 8:10 a.m. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved. Introductions were made.
Kathy Wolfe, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development reported on several areas in the 4-H program.
Highlights of 2007 4-H Outreach
Youth Engagement Team
B.A.S.E. Camp – JC Penney Grant
Communities Empowering Youth Grant
4-H Cloverbud After-School
New 4-H Clubs in underserved areas of the county
Daniels Fun Scholarships
Operation Military Kids
2007 Classic 4-H Highlights
1082 4-H members
New 4-H Agent, Wendy Woerner
National Initiative – Science Engineering Technology
National Champion 4-H Meats Judging Team
Updating and revising 4-H website
Working Ranch horse
Strengthen volunteer screening and application process
One new 4-H club --- 4 likely this year
Plans for 2008
Training in small engines, electrics, photography woodworking, horseless horse, parliamentary procedure, Cloverbud leader training, cake decorating, sewing & quilting.
Fiber Fun Day
Market livestock carcass contests at the County Fair
Demonstration practice day
Creative Cooks workshop
Kathy is president-elect of the Colorado Association of Extension 4-H Agents
Extension Showcase Planning
Showcase will be held in the restaurant at the Budweiser Events Center on December 6. Staff and advisory committee members are asked to arrive at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program start promptly at 12 Noon, with adjourment by 1:30 p.m.
The new Extension Annual Report should be complete and on the tables at Showcase.
Showcase – December 4 (?)
Trends and Issues
One person in five in Larimer County lives in a household that is at poverty level.
The meeting adjourned at 9:55 a.m.
Next meeting will be Thursday, March 6 in the meeting room of the Larimer County Extension Office.
Fred McClanahan, Jr.