The Grant County Copper CowBelles met on May 16th. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the CowBelles Creed and Prayer were read. Guest speaker, Mackey Irwin, Farm Service Agency County Executive Director spoke about FSA programs for farmers and ranchers. She also explained CoCoRaHs, the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. This program needs volunteers to report weather conditions, especially rain (or the lack of!) so that her office can better determine drought conditions in our county. Committee reports were made and minutes from March and April were approved. Treasurer Bev Medford presented the month end balances and reported on the Shindig income and expenses. Pat Hunt reported on the Farm Bureau Centennial BBQ held at Tractor Supply Company and that 3 cookbooks were sold. The next opportunity to sell them will be the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast being held for the PRCA Pro Rodeo in Silver City the end of May. Annette George reported that Wranglers Restaurant is not interested in brand napkins at this time but may purchase them next year for June is Beef month. Members were reminded about the upcoming WALC and Midyear meetings. The June meeting will be held one week earlier than usual due to the scheduling conflict with the Midyear meeting.