A highlight of the evening was the Friend of Extension award. Dale and Sandy Jessup received the award for their volunteer work. Sandy is a member of the Putnam County Extension Board. She and Dale were given the award together due to their volunteer work.
John Rosich, president Putnam County Extension Board, received a certificate of appreciation. Daryl Thomas was given the Epsilon Sigma Phi Service Award to Retirees award. Thomas has 32 years of service with the Extension.
"These are awesome numbers," Baugh said.
Baugh also told the group the handbook would continue to be updated to better serve the families of 4-H.
Charles Hibberd, director of Cooperative Extension Services and associate dean of agriculture Purdue University, was the guest speaker. His program, "Raising the Bar," gave ideas on how the group can better serve the community. He has been the director since Nov. 1, 2007.
Hibberd and his family moved to Indiana from Nebraska. In less than a year, he traveled to all 92 Indiana counties. This was his second time visiting Putnam County.
Bonnie Bryan, Steve Jackson, Rodger Winger and Dr. John Scamahorn were approved to be board members during the meeting. The Extension board will meet Jan. 27.
The next annual meeting is scheduled for Oct. 15, 2009.