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Volume 17, Number 14
September 15, 2017

CURRENT EVENTS

GardenFest and Mum Sale Slated Sept. 28: Make plans to attend the annual GardenFest and Mum Sale at The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University Sept. 30. There are activities for all ages, including garden tours, children’s games and crafts, live music and food trucks.  Live music will include Stillwater High School choir, The Williamson Family Band, and Tanner Bryan. Informational booths will be set up in the garden offering information on everything from plant diagnotstics/identification and homemade soaps to yard art and tea drinks. Activities begin at 10 a.m. A Jack O’Lantern Jog will beging at 1:30 p.m. Mark and Tabitha West, of Cedar Valley Nurseries will be guest speakers. Perfect for your fall landscape, a variety of mums will be available for purchase.

2017 Organic Oklahoma: Mark your calendar for Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 for the 2017 Organic Oklahoma Conference. The Food Safety Modernization Workshop will take place Oct. 5 and the Annual Fall Organic Farming Workshop is slated Oct. 5. Both events will take place at the OSU/OKC Student Center, 900 N. Portland Ave, in Oklahoma City. Registration for the Food Safety Modernization Workshop is $15. This workshop is geared toward fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety. Participants will receive the approved Food Safety Training that is required of certain farms by the Food Safety Modernization Act Product Safety Rule. Participants may register here, or call 405-744-6277.
     The Annual Fall Organic Farming Workshop will address topics on soil stewardship, pest and pollinator management, organic farming experiences, and crop production and marketing. Participants may register here for $25. Registration for both events is due by Sept. 25 and includes lunch, breaks and supplies for each day registered. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Duncan Area Office Has New Address: The Duncan Area Office is now located at 1309 W. Ash Ave., Duncan, OK  73533-4314. The telephone number is 580-255-3674 and the fax number is 580-255-3692. Please use this information when contacting Gloria King, FCS Program Specialist; Kim Davis, 4-H Program Specialist; Heath Sanders, Area Agronomist; and Marty New, Area Livestock Specialist.

AHC Innovators Wanted: If you would like to become an America’s Healthiest Campus Innovator, plan to attend the next training slated Oct. 4 at the Seretean Wellness Center on OSU’s Stillwater campus. Training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Applications and more information are available here. If you have been an innovator, are close to your two-year expiration date and would like to continue, please email Kim Beard indicating you would like to continue for another two-year term.

Wheat News: Check out this information about planting date and seeding rates considerations for winter, as well as getting ready to scout for fall armyworm.

New/Updated Publications on PODS: There are a number of new and updated publications available on the Print on Demand System at http://osufacts.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/HomePage. New publications include:

  • HLA-6452 Homeowner Garden Design Series: Pre-design Planning Worksheet
  • FAPC-208 A Low-Cost Pecan Sanitizer for Small-Scale Producers
  • EPP-7097 Aphids in Winter Canola and Their Management
  • NREM-2903 Prescribed Burning: Spotfire and Escapes

Revised publications include:

  • EPP-7090 Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Greenhouse and Nursery Crop Monitoring
  • CR-7667 Management on Insects and Mite Pests in Canola
  • CR-3252 Ranch Calculator (RanchCalc)
  • PSS-2779 Diagnostic Service to Test for Herbicide-resistant Weeds in Oklahoma
  • CR-7194 Management of Insects and Mite Pests in Small Grains

Congratulations to: Casey Hentges, host of Oklahoma Gardening, and her husband, Heath, on the birth of their daughter. Hadlee Kay was born Aug. 6, weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 18.25 inches long. Congratulations Casey!

Congratulations to: Jamie Foster, Extension Assistant Support Specialist, Ottawa County, and her husband, Dustin, on the birth of their daughter. Jacie Lynn Foster was born Aug. 30, weighed 8 pounds, and was 21 inches long. She is welcomed home by big brothers Dalton and Dillon. Congratulations Jamie!

Congratulations to: Charity Martin, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Harmon County, and her husband, Clayton, on the birth of their daughter. Claire Riley was born Sept. 10, weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Congratulations Charity!

AWARDS

She’s a Winner: Jessica Nickels, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Garfield County, has been named one of Enid’s 2017 10 Under 40 recipients. The Enid Young Professional’s 10 Under 40 event recognizes the top 10 Enid community members who demonstrate the qualities of a well-rounded individual who has excelled in multiple areas, including professional and community aspects. Congratulations Jessica!

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

    Appointments

    Edd Beran, Video Editor, Agricultural Communications Services, effective 8-21-17

    Title Changes/Transfers

    Dustin Harris, Extension Associate, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, effective 9-1-17 (was: Extension Assistant, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture)

    Suzanne McNatt, Director, DASNR Fiscal Affairs, effective 9-6-17 (was: Sr. Financial Coordinator)

    Separations/Retirements

    Stan Fimple, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Pawnee County, effective 11-1-17 (retirement)

    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Cleveland County

    Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Grady County

    Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Haskell County

    Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Pushmataha County

    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Rogers County

    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Wagoner County

    Northeast Area Agriculture Economist, Muskogee County

    Internal Applicants Only

    Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Marshall County

    Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Okmulgee County

    Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Pushmataha County

    COMING EVENTS

    September 14-27: Oklahoma State Fair
    September 16: Oklahoma 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Training Workshop (Stillwater)
    September 21: 2017 Peanut and Cotton Field Tour – Caddo Research Station (Ft. Cobb)
    September 22: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Purcell)
    September 22: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Pauls Valley)
    September 22: Pecan Field Day at Knight Creek Farms (Tulsa)
    September 23: Oklahoma 4-H Skeet Contest (Oklahoma City)
    September 26: 4-H Judging Day at Tulsa State Fair (Tulsa)
    September 28: GardenFest/Mum Sale (Stillwater)
    September 28-October 8: Tulsa State Fair (Tulsa)
    September 28: West District CED Meeting (Clinton)
    September 30: 4-H State Judging Day (Stillwater)
    October 4: Food Safety Modernization Workshop (Oklahoma City)
    October 5: Fall Organic Farming Workshop (Oklahoma City)
    October 7: Oklahoma 4-H Hunting Skills Contest (Oklahoma City)
    October 11: Aquaponic Farming Borrower/Lender Matchmaking and Resource Event (Vian)
    October 20: Rural Economic Outlook Conference (Stillwater)
    October 21: Oklahoma 4-H Trap Contest (TBA)
    October 23: West District Extension Administrative Supports Specialists/Assistants Training (Weatherford)
    October 25: Greenhouse Biological Control Workshop (Stillwater)

     

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

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