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Peabody Achievers take mini farm tour

Peabody Achievers 4-H Club met and toured local farms Sunday evening.

At Noel and Deb McSweeney’s home to learn about Guernsey goats and dairy products they provide. At Gary and Marilyn Jones’s farm they learned about sheep. Joneses also have a peacock and llama, which younger members enjoyed.

At N.M. & Norma Patton’s, they visited a large garden that not only supplies produce for them, but also allows them to sell produce at farmers markets in Florence and Marion.

Members and their families met at Peabody City Park for a hot dog roast and meeting.

The club approved contributing to a 4-H endowment fund.

Treasurer Anna Lubbers reported that the club ran a concession stand at a Peabody swim meet June 13.

The club voted to pay community leader Michele Gossen for meat she purchased for the concession stand and hot dog roast.

Devon Gaines read a report from the county 4-H committee indicating dates and events for this year’s Marion County Fair.

Raffle tickets for half a processed hog and Kansas State University football tickets were passed out for members to sell between now and the fair. Winners will be drawn at the county fair, July 22 to 25 in Hillsboro.

– Tyler Entz, reporter

Last modified June 18, 2015

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