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4-H Reports – for Mar. 4, 2010

The Co-operator will publish 4-H reports once a month. Reports can be submitted by the third week of the month by email to [email protected],by regular mail to 4-H Reports, c/o Manitoba Co-operator, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, Man. R3H 0H1 or by fax to 204-954-1422.

OAK LAKE BEEF

The club met Feb. 7 at the Oak Lake curling club. At our 4-H communications there were 12 speeches, one two-person visual and one one-person visual. Interclub communications were set for Feb. 11 in Virden.

We held our 4-H bonspiel on Jan. 10 with the Oak Lake Busy Buddies and invited five other clubs to participate. Each rink curled three games of four ends each. We also sent four members from our club to curl in the Lenore 4-H bonspiel Feb. 7: Jay Rimke, Brodie Hunter, Riley Wallace and Levi Rimke.

We got our new 4-H books at communications night and are to have a couple of chapters done by our next meeting. We plan to have a speaker come for a meeting and are also planning a trip to the Hamiota feedlot.

Our next meeting will be March 7 at the curling clubroom.

– Brodie Hunter

RAPID CITY BEEF

Our meeting was held Feb. 9. In new business, we decided on a weigh day for March 21 at the Horner farm. After the animals are weighed we will indulge in some tube steaks and other treats. Peter the local leathersmith was kind enough to offer our club a tour and clinic of the leather business. The clinic was supposed to have been on Feb. 13, but due to Manitoba weather it had to be cancelled.

The annual speech night took place Feb. 4 in the library basement. Excellent job by all; it takes courage to get up and speak in front of folks.

The Rapid City High School Rodeo lands on the May long weekend this year; our club will look after the canteen once again. It’s always an exciting weekend. The Rivers 4-H Club is holding a bonspiel on March 6; we are eagerly waiting to participate. Our next meeting will be held on March 9. Remember to bring along your project books; we will be reviewing them. – Stephen Hinsburg

DEERE GEAR DEDICATED TO 4-H

For a fundraiser to mark its 60th anniversary as a member of the Canadian 4-H Council, John Deere plans to “co-brand” with the council and put the four-leaf logo on the sleeve of Deere T-shirts.

The Deere 4-H line, which will also include sweatshirts, ball caps, gym bags and key tags initially, will launch in participating Deere dealerships this spring, the company said.

A portion of the merchandise sales will be donated back to the 4-H Council.

“We are excited that we can leverage the John Deere brand to give back to 4-H,” said David Chipak, manager of John Deere’s Canadian farm and turf equipment business.

“Many of our employees and our dealers’ employees are alumni, so we understand how important 4-H is in developing future leaders of agriculture in this country.”

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