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~J 4-H Food Review and Demonstration Day Competition was fierce, asGeorge Lemke - Tortellini, Valley Gabe Yanish - Grandma - Run Forest, Run Right, Litchfield Lipinski - Get the Party Started, Meeker County 4-H'ers gathered Victors Yvonne's Deviied Eggs,Satellites ValleyVictors to participate in the annual 4-H Food Review Senior ReserveIndependent Senior Demonstration Senior Illustrated Presentation Food Review and Demonstration Champion: Abbey Schiefelbein - Jordyn Donnay-lordyn's Dyed Champion: George Lemke - Champion: Alison Radunz - One Day. The event was held Saturday Bird's Nest, Kimball Kruisers Deviled Eggs, Kimball Kruisers Making Noodles, Valley Victors for All, Litchfield Satellites morning, April 2, at the Family Food Review Cloverbuds: Emma Donnay- Chicken Wild Demonstration Cloverbuds: Senior Illustrated Presentation Services Centerin Litchfield. In all, Elizabeth Donnay - Pancakes,Rice Soup, Kimball Kruisers Elizabeth & Ellie Donnay - Reserve Champion: Abbey & we had 24 food review exhibits and Kimball Kruisers Ellie Donnay - StrawberryScrub a Dub Dub, Beauty in the Bailee Schiefelbein - Where's the 16 demonstrators. Everyone did an Ryan Donnay - Waffles,Smoothie, Kimball Kruisers Tub, Kimball Kruisers Beef?. Kimball Kruisers amazing job. Congratulations on Kimball Kruisers Madison Brown - Zucchini Ryan Donnay - Paper Trucks, Additional Illustrated your achievements! The purposeCole Frenchick - French Toast, Cake, Kimball Kruisers Kimball Kruisers Presentation Participants: of Food Review is to give mem- Koronis Eager Beavers Claudia Frenchick - Isabel Koelln- Litchfield Gabe Yanish - Electricity, bers a chance to explore the Foods Morgan Brown - Brownies, Guacamole, Koronis Eager Beavers Satellites Independent Member project. 4-H'ers set up a display Kimball Kruisers Demonstrations provideAdditional Demonstration State Fair Line Up (6th grade & showing a favorite food and ques- Food Review State Fair Line Up members with the chance to Participants: older): tions are asked about food prepa- (6th grade & older): get in front of a group and give a Emma Donnay- Smart, Strong George Lemke - Making ration and nutrition in an inter- George Lemke, Valley Victors talk about a subject of interest. Kids, Kimall Kruisers Noodles, Valley Victors view setting. Winners of the com- Adrianne Lipinski,ValleyDemonstrations focus on doingBailee Schiefelbein - The Alison Radunz - One for All, petition include: Victors and show the audience how toNeglected, Kimball Kruisers Litchfield Satellites Food Review Beginner Gretta Lemke, Valley Victors do something with the end goalEli Bonnifield - Simple Tricks: Adrienne Lipinski ~- Get the Champion: Mitchell Lipinski -Abbey Schiefelbein, Kimball of having the audience go and do AnEasyWaytoWowYourFriends, Party Stated, Valley Victors Sausage Cheese Snacks, Valley Kruisers what you showed them. Members Dassel Lamplighters Gretta Lemke - Crepes, Valley Victors Bailee Schiefelbein, Kimball may give individual orteam Illustrated presentations pro- Victors Food Review Beginner Reserve Kruisers presentations, vide members with the chance Abbey & Bailee Schiefelbein Champion: Henry Lemke - Greta Hulterstrum, Litchfield Winners of the competition to get in front of a group and give - Where's the Beef? - Kimball Lasagna Hay Bales, Valley Victors Satellites include: a talk about a subject of interest. Kruisers Food Review Beginner Kaitlyn Truenow, Kimball Beginner DemonstrationIllustrated presentations focus on Ruby Radunz- Run Forest, Run Honorable Mention: Zoe Eblen Kruisers Champion: Jordyn Donnay - talking and tell the audience how Right, Litchfield Satellites - Peeps Birthday Cake, Koronis Madelun Hunt, Kimball Deviled Eggs, Kimball Kruisers to do something with the end goal Eli Bonnefield - Simple Tricks: Eager Beavers Kruisers Beginner Demonstrationof sharing information for your AnEasyWaytoWowyourFriends, Food Review Intermediate Kjerstin Campbell,KoronisReserve Champion: Mitchell audience to improve. MembersDasselLamplighters Champion: Adrienne Lipinski Eager Beavers Lipinski- Bird Feeders, Valley may give individual orteam Bailee Schiefelbein -.The - Sweet and Sour Pork, Valley Additional Food Review Victors present.ations. Neglected, Kimball Kruisers Victors Participants: Intermediate Demonstration Winners of the competition Congratulations to all who par- Food Review Intermediate Paige Frenchick- Apple Fluff, Champion: Gretta Lemke - include: ticipated in the event! Some of the ReserveChampions:GrettaLemkeKoronis Eager Beavers Crepes, ValleyVictors Intermediate Illustrated winners will have the opportunity - Crepes, Valley Victors Holly Truenow - Teddy Bear Intermediate Demonstration Presentation Champion: Adrienne to represent Meeker County at the Food Review Senior Champion: Toast, Kimball Kruisers Reserve Champion: Ruby Radunz 2016 Minnesota State Fair. Eight steps to be a safe machinery operator ByNathan Winter from prolonged sun and chem-machinery operator in their pub- Remember that any machine that less than 20 years of age that dies Extension Educator ical use. Many of the mechani- lication called "Machinery Safety is powered by a power takeoff annually from farm-related inju- Spring is a reminder of a new cal, chemical, and environmen- on the Farm." driveline (PTO) or has hydraulic ries, with the most prevalent age start, and for me farm safety. Farm tal hazards increase the risk of Be aware. Recognize where systems is inherently dangerous, group being those from 16-19 safety is so important to those accidents. There were 374 farmers and what the hazards are. Shut it off. Before servicing yearsofage.Oftheleadingsources working in agriculture, their fam- and farmworkers who died from Be prepared. Replace worn any machine, disengage the PTO, of fatal injuries to youth, 23 per- ilies, and those using rural road- work-related injuries in 2012. The parts promptly and do daily turn off the engine, remove the cent involved machinery (includ- ways. The Centers for Disease leading cause of death for farm- pre-operational checks. Include key, and wait for all parts to stop ing tractors), 19 percent involved Control and Prevention Website ers and farmworkers was tractor preseason checks. Take advantage moving, motor vehicles (including ATVs), has numerous resources related to overturns, of the off-season to do additional Watch yourself. Try to avoid and 16 percent were because of workplace safety and health top- Unfortunately, we continue maintenance work. This gives you particularly hazardous jobs if drowning. Be safe itl your work ics. Every day, there are 167 agri- seeing injuries and fatalities in time to order any shields and other you're physically ill or memally and look out for the safety of oth- cultural workers who suffer a lost- the agricultural industry and parts you may need. Anticipate distracted. Fatigue and stress ers as well. work-time-injury. Five percent of often they can be prevented. Most problems, cause many accidents. Sources: these injuries result in permanent everyone working in the agricul- * Read the operator's manual. Use a machine only for itsCenters for Disease Control and impairment, rural area knows of someone who The simple tips and precautions in intended purpose. Prevention, Although agriculture is safer has been injured or has died as a this publication are no substitute Often youth are utilized to help topics/aginjury/ than it Once was, it still ranks direct result of a farming accident, for the operator's manual for each out with the farm work. Be sure to Kansas State University among the most dangerous indus- Farm equipment is safer than it piece of machinery. If the manual look out for their interests by keep- Research and Extension tries. Those working on farmsused to be, but there are still inju- is missing, contact your dealer or ing them safe. In 2012, an esti- "Machinery Safety on the Farm", risk fatal and nonfatal inju- ries and fatalities that can occur, check online to get another one. mated 14,000 youth were injured ties, work-related lung diseases, Kansas State University * Shield all moving parts. Make on farms, 2,700 of these inju- MF2941.pdfA noise-induced hearing loss, skin Research and Extension high-the machine as safe as possible, ries were because of farm work. diseases, and certain cancers light eight simple steps to be a safe Respect PTO and hydraulics. On average, there are 113 youth USDA expands safety-net for dairy operations adding next-generation family members Agriculture Secretary Tom net, expanding credit options and protection that covers 90 percent Assuming current participa- management tools with prod- Vilsack Tuesday, April 12, growing domestic and foreignof milk production at a $4 mar- tion, had the Margin Protection ucts like to Whole Farm Revenue announced that dairy farms par- markets, USDA is committed to gin coverage level. For additional Program existed from 2009 toProtection; helped farm busi- ticipatingintheMarginProtection helping American farming opera- premiums, operations can protect 2014, premiums and fees would nesses grow with $36 billion in Program (MPP) can now update tions remain successful." 25 to 90 percent of production his- have totaled $500 million while farm credit; provided $4.32 billion their production history when The U.S. Department of tory with margin coverage levels providing producers with $2.5 bil- in critical agricukural research; an eligible family member joins Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service from $4.50 to $8, in 50 cent incre- lion in financial assistance, nearly established innovative public-pri- the operation. The voluntary pro- Agency (FSA) published a finalrule ments. Annual enrollment in the $1 billion more than provided by vate conservation partnerships gram, established by the 2014 which makes these changes effec- program is required in order to the old Milk Income Loss Contract such as the Regional Conservation Farm Bill, protects participating tive on April 13, 2016. Any dairy receive margin protection. The program during the same period. Partnership Program; devel- dairy producers when the margin operation already enrolled in the final rule also provides improved The Margin Protection oped new markets for rural-made -the difference between the price Margin Protection Program that risk protection for dairy farm- Program was established by the products, including more than ofmilkandfeedcosts-fallsbelow had an intergenerational transfer ers that pay premiums to buy-up 2014 Farm Bill, which builds on 2,500 biobased products through levels of protection selected by the occur will have an opportunity to higher levels of coverage by clar- USDA's historic investments in USDA's BioPreferred program; applicant, increase the dairy operations pro- ifying that 90 percent of produc- rural America over the past seven and invested $13.3 billion in infra- "This change not only helps to duction history during the 2017 tion is covered below the $4 level years. Since 2009, USDA has structure, housing and commu- strengthen a family dairy opera- registration and annual coverage even if a lower percentage was worked to strengthen and support nity facilities to help improve tion, it also helps new dairy farm- election period. The next election selected above the $4 margin. American agriculture, an industryl quality of life in rural America. ers get started in the family busi- period begins on July 1, 2016, and Earlier this year, FSA gave pro- that supports one in 11 American For more information, visit www. ness, while ensuring that safety ends on Sept. 30, 2016. For inter- ducers the opportunity to pay jobs, provides American consum- net coverage remains available generational transfers occurring their premium through additional ers with more than 80 percent of For more information, visit FSA for these growing farms," said on or after July 1, 2016, notification options including via their milk the foodwe consume, ensures that online at, Secretary Vilsack. "When chil- must be made to the FSAwithin 60 cooperative or handler. This rule Americans spend less of their pay- or stop by a local FSA office and dren, grandchildren or their days of purchasing the additional facilitates those options and also checks at the grocery store than ask about the Margin Protection spouses become part of a dairy cows. Each participating dairy clarifies that the catastrophic level most people, in other countries, Program. To find a local FSA office operation that is enrolled in MPP, operation is authorized one inter- protection at $4 will always cover and supports markets for. home- in your area, visit http://of-fices. the production from the dairy generational transfer at any time 90 percent of the production his- grown renewable energy and cows they bring with them into the of its choosing until 2018. tory, even if a'producer selected a materials. USDA has provided $5.6 business can now be protected. For $100 a year, dairy produc- less than a 90 percent percentage billion of disaster relief to farm- By strengthening the'farm safety ers can receive basic catastrophic for the buy-up coverage, ers and ranchers; expanded risk