Sawyer County Ag & Extension Committee Minutes
August 9, 2010
Committee Members Present: Jim Bassett Dean Pearson Dale Thompson
Bruce Paulsen Chuck Gunderson Warren Johnson
County Personnel Present: Lori Laberee Dave Berard Trinke McNurlin
Lisa Wydra Dale Olson
Others Present: Linda Zillmer Chuck Aubart Diane Daulton
Chairperson Pearson called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
Approval of Agenda
Moved by Bassett, seconded by Thompson to approve the agenda. Motion Carried.
Approval of Minutes
Moved by Bassett, seconded by Paulsen to approve the minutes of the July 7, 2010 meeting. Motion Carried
Linda Zillmer asked that the Basin Educator present include discussion regarding revisions.
Sawyer County Agricultural Fair Association
Chuck Aubart reported. Updated the committee on the schedule of setup events from now until the Fair.
Chair Pearson asked that the committee receive the agent contracts ahead of time, as does Bruce Paulsen. Moved by Pearson to table item until next month, seconded by Paulsen. Motion carried.
Discussion. Moved by Bassett to forward budget to Finance committee, seconded by Thompson. Motion carried.
Agent Report – Dave Berard, CNRED Agent
Dave Berard introduced Diane Daulton, Basin Educator from Park Falls. Daulton overviewed what she does in her position and what is available to Sawyer County. Discussion. Dale Olson says Sawyer County could use the program by producing a CD or some type of educational material for woodland owners; a centralized location of education to help them manage/improve their land for the better purpose. Learn About Your Land series could maybe be offered in the Cities for land owners in our area. Discussion.
Dave Berard, CNRED Agent, passed out cleansweep results. Marketing has remained the same over the years, however Berard is thinking of having a year round site of information. Bassett can’t speak highly enough about this program.
Berard informed the committee that Angie Wolf has accepted the position with LCO Extension, that backfills Berard’s position while he is District Liaison. This is a position that is 40% funding of Berards’s position.
Approval of Vouchers
Moved by Paulsen, seconded by Bassett to approve the payment of vouchers. Motion Carried
Approval of Out-of-County Travel
Moved by Bassett, seconded by Gunderson to approve of Out-of-County Travel. Motion Carried
Any Other Business
Moved by Thompson, seconded by Bassett to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 9:26.
Respectfully submitted by Rebecca Brunner-Stroede, Recorder