4-H News

MEEKER — The Meeker 4-H pig club has had three meetings. We found out that in order to complete we have to make it to half of the meetings, which is four meetings. Then we elected the pig club 4-H officers.

  • Nate Walsh — President
  • Morgan Nielson — Vice President
  • Denee Chintala — Secretary
  • Ty Shepherd — Reporter
  • Caitlyn Shepherd — Treasurer

Then we got a new paper that the pig sellers have to fill out when you buy your pig. This paper tells the fair board the country of origin on our animals. You will not be able to sell without this paper.
Later we split up into groups and worked on different things on picking out the perfect pig.
Group one worked on the health problems and group two worked on the leanness. Group three worked on the muscle that the pig needed. Finally, group four worked on conformation of the pig.
Then we got a list of pig sellers in the area. At the next meeting next month we will talk about different housing for the pigs.
Thank you Todd Morris for your time and work you put into the pig 4-H club.

RBC — The 4-H Foundation met Tuesday, March 10 in Meeker and Rangely for the bi-annual business meeting.
Members in attendance were J.H. Sheridan, Kathy Collins, Barb Vaughn, Alan Waldref, Crystal Ducey, Crandal Mergelman, Tracy Hayes and Debbie Smith.
Business included distribution of new materials for the Danforth’s “I Dare You” award which is given to one outstanding 4-H member each year. Scholarships were submitted by Rio Blanco County 4-H members and will be reviewed by the scholarship committee.
The Rio Blanco County 4-H Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization to raise and disburse funds in support of the Colorado State University Extension 4-H Youth Development program.
The foundation seeks financial support for awards, scholarships, educational trips and other new and innovative programs and opportunities for 4-H youth.
If you are interested in contributing to the 4-H Foundation please contact a RBC 4-H Foundation member or Foundation Treasurer Tracy Hayes at 675-2222.