The Darke County Beef Club holds April meeting via Zoom


GREENVILLE – The Darke County 4-H Beef club held its monthly meeting via Zoom on April 1.

The meeting was called to order by President Ian Gehret. Pledges were said. The secretary’s and treasurer’s report was given. A health and safety tip reminder that as calves get bigger they need to consume more feed. They should be eating about two and a half percent of their body weight in feed.

Old business:

Congrats was given to Luke Brinksneader for outstanding Treasurers book, Holly Barga for outstanding Secretary’s book, Ian Gehret for an Achievement Award, and Kimberly winner for a Leadership Award. Also to our club for receiving a gold honor club award as well.

The King and Queen elections were held with King Austin Nerderman, Queen Autumn Petitjean, Prince Cael Gostomsky, and Princess Laney Petitjean.

Skill-a-thon dates announced as 9-11 a.m. July 18 at the Youth Building, 7-8 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Youth Building.

Project books – the club voted to pay for one per member, if you picked one up before the extension office closed keep your receipt.

Online entries must be done online by May 1.

New business:

Fundraiser pickup is scheduled from 7 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, at Kings Poultry, 8091 Horatio Harris Creek Road, Bradford. Do not get out of your vehicle as King’s will have two workers get your order from the freezer.

1. There will be no t-shirt design contest this year

2. Turkey orders were canceled.

3. Will our fair happen? The big question, let’s hope, the honest answer is no one really knows. Pray.

It was brought to attention that QA has been postponed. QA is to be completed 45 days prior to the exhibition for 2020.

Most importantly kids go outside, enjoy your projects, work them, and spend time on them. There are a lot of kids that aren’t fortunate like you are to be able to go outside and enjoy animals like you.

In closing I want to say to the kids: “Life isn’t always easy. Life and 4H aren’t always easy. Through this, you will learn resilience, determination, and to NEVER give up HOPE. Pray for our country, pray for our health. I can’t wait to see all of you very soon.

Evan Addis, reporter