Extension Council Conducts Annual Banquet, Announces Election Results
The Lincoln County Extension Council is pleased
to announce the results of the recent election process for board members. Those elected and the District are: Mary Jane Marre, District I - Hurricane township; Bob Street, District II - Union township; Ron Eisenbath, District III - Millwood/Ninevah/Waverly township; Lisa Sitler, District IV - Hawk Point/Prairie township; Chuck Bockhorst, District V - Bedford Township; and Blanche Kelly, District VII - Monroe township. The final results were announced during the annual council banquet held January 27 with more than 100 people attending.
Missouri Century Farm Recognition
In addition to election results, the council recognized seven Lincoln County farms with families retaining ownership for 100 years or more. Those recognized as owning a Missouri Century Farm were Marvin Bueneman, Joel Trenton Hugh Crenshaw, Joseph Hugh Crenshaw & Beth Ann Crenshaw Stromsdorfer; Edwards Farm, John Edwards; F W Martinek, Jerry Folta and Ethel Jean Folta; H H Twellman, Mark Twellman; Eversmeyer Farm, John Williams; and Brent and Kim Wilson. Information was presented on the history of each farm. Congratulations to these Missouri Century Farm Families.
Justus, White Awarded Leader's Honor Roll
Two Lincoln County residents, Doyle Justus and Laura White, were added to the Univeristy of Missouri Leader's Honor Roll for their continued support of local programming. Doyle Justus, Troy, was recognized for his efforts while serving four years as a member of the council, leading as the 2013 chair. Mr. Justus serves the community as an FFA Advisor at Troy-Buchanan High School. Laura White, Silex, was recognized for her work with the county-wide poultry project. In 2013, Ms. White assisted 74 members of 4-H and FFA gain knowledge on poultry management. White has been the county-wide poultry leader for five years. Both honorees serve as 4-H project leaders as well as assisting with the exhibits at the Lincoln County Fair. Both individuals contribute many hours to the youth of Lincoln County,
Beekeepers Plan Beginning Class
The Quad County Beekeepers are planning a "Beginning Beekeeping Class" for Saturday, February 22 at the Troy-Buchanan FFA facility. The class is designed to familiarize future beekeepers as well as current beekeepers with a basic knowledge of beekeeping techniques. The class will cober basic terminolog, equipment, and skills required to manage new colonies. The class will concentrate on skills used to start beekeeping. Pre-registration is requested to ensure materials can be obtained for attendees.
The introduction will include information on Honey Bee Biology and Anatomy, Beekeeping and Hive Types; Basic Beekeeping Equipment; Where to Obtain Honey Bees; Smoker and Hive Lift Demonstration, the setpup and installation of Honey Bees; Management Techniques for New Hive, including feeding, manipulating frames and when to super; and Basic Hive Inspection wiht informtaion on tools, activity outside as well as inside the hive and possible problems. The class will conclude with a question and answer session.
Those interested in additional information or wishing to register may contact the Lincoln County extension center.