University of Missouri Extension Council of Cedar County met Monday, May 6, at the El Dorado Springs High School agriculture building. Members in attendance were Mark Beason, Scott Casey, Victoria Ford, Kelly Hendricks, Randy Langsten, Michele Pate, Joy Rutledge and Maranda Spangler. Also attending were University of Missouri Extension staff members Tammy Ikerd, county engagement specialist in 4-H youth development; and Mikayla Fox, Cedar County 4-H youth program associate.

The meeting was called to order by chair Langsten, roll call was taken and minutes from the previous meeting were approved.

The budget and audit committee reviewed the results of the audit conducted Wednesday, April 17, no discrepancies were found and no recommendations for changes in processes were provided.  

The programs committee were provided the date of the first barn quilt workshop, Saturday, May 25, and discussed the pending deadline Cedar County nominee for the Missouri State Fair Farm Family. The Farm Bureau will meet Thursday, May 9, and will submit names for consideration by the Extension Council.     

In new business, the MU to You event, Saturday, Aug. 24, at Lucas Oil Speedway, was discussed. There will be many departments from campus represented at the event, designed to showcase what Mizzou and Extension have to offer our communities.  

Cedar County 4-H will hold an inaugural fundraising dinner to kick off National 4-H week Saturday, Oct. 5, at the El Dorado Springs High School cafeteria. Tickets will be pre-sold for $7, or $9 at the door. Dinner will consist of a pulled pork sandwich with baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, desserts and iced tea or lemonade. There will also be a pie/cake auction alongside a silent auction for themed baskets.    

To end the meeting, Ikerd discussed portions of the Cedar County MU Extension Outreach Report for March.  

The next council meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, at the Stockton High School agriculture classroom. For more information on the meeting or council, contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at 276-3313 or by email at cedarco@missouri.edu.

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