SALINE COUNTY -- The Saline County 4-H Livestock Committee met on Jan. 10 at the Extension office.
Agenda items included electing officers and superintendents, setting meeting dates and setting weigh-in dates.
Officers elected for the upcoming year are: Chairman Dan Evans, Vice Chairman Tim Arnold and Secretary Rachel Parish.
Livestock Superintendents are: Beef, Dan Evans; Swine, Samantha Parish; Sheep, Lonny Reed/Brianna Johnson/Tim Arnold; Dairy and Meat Goats, Rachel Parish; Dairy Cattle, Jane Carlile; Rabbits, Cindy Boulds, and Poultry/Small Pets, Matt Deal/Amy Richey.
Livestock weigh-in dates will be: Beef, Feb. 2; Swine, April 6; and Lambs/Goats, April 27.
The next 4-H Livestock Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the Extension office.
What's new in 2019
Each month, we'll feature something new about one of our 4-H project areas! Let's start with Foods!
We've added an Innovation Class to all of our 4-H foods nutrition projects.
What does this mean?
It means that whatever food project you are enrolled in, you can do something NEW and DIFFERENT and exhibit it at our 2019 4-H show!
Don't worry, you can still exhibit in your regular food class if you want!
Here is the general guideline for the Foods Innovation Class:
Demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have gained through the project.
The exhibit may include, but isn't limited to, original recipes, results of experiments not in the foods project books, variations on recipes or experimenting with unique cooking or baking methods.
Your work can be displayed by a food product, demonstrations, digital presentations, performances, or posters which you have made.
Choose whatever method best shows what you've learned. Your exhibit should not fit in the other exhibit options for this project. You must furnish any equipment you need for your exhibit. Internet service will not be provided for the exhibit.
All exhibits must include something visual, such as a printed copy of a digital presentation, which will remain on display during the exhibition.
Electronic equipment will only be used during your personal judging time and will not remain on display during the entire exhibit period.
If you bring a food product, the food will NOT be tasted.
Extension office closed for MLK
The University of Illinois Extension office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.