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Volume 17, Number 18
November 10, 2017

NOTES FROM THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Retirement Reception for Dr. Jim Trapp – I’ve had some ask me if it is too late to submit a letter of congratulations or contribute to the “surprise gift” for Dr. Trapp’s retirement, and no, it is not! I will be happy to continue collecting letters and contributions up to close of business Friday, November 17.  Letters may be sent to my email at lynette.nelson@okstate.edu or brought by 139 Ag Hall. Checks should be made payable to Lynette Nelson with “Jim Trapp Retirement” in the memo line. Send to 139 Ag Hall, Stillwater, OK  74078-6019 if mailing, or bring by 139 Ag Hall.
     We look forward to many of you joining us to wish Dr. Trapp the best of luck in his retirement and to express our appreciation for his 41 years of service to OSU, DASNR, and OCESA special presentation will be made at 2:30 p.m. See you there on November 20!

                                                                                    Lynette Nelson

 

~ SAVE THE DATE ~

Retirement Reception for Dr. Jim Trapp

Monday, November 20, 2017 – 2:00-4:00 p.m.

OSU Edmon Low Library – Second Floor – SE Corner

Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room

 

CURRENT EVENTS

2018 Oklahoma 4-H Night with the Blue: Oklahoma 4-H friends and family are invited to enjoy an evening of basketball and 4-H programming Jan 6, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. Games are held at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $12. More details to follow. For more information, contact Kristin Knight at kristin.knight@okstate.edu.
     The Blue is the development team of the Oklahoma City Thunder. To learn more about the Blue, visit http://oklahomacity.gleague.nba.com

Training Workshops for the New OK-FIRE Continue: A series of workshops are planned this fall to help people use and understand the new OK-FIRE website. The new OK-FIRE is more user-friendly, but substantially different in terms of layout and content, so training, even for current users, will be important. Training dates/locations include: Altus, Nov. 16; Ardmore, Nov. 30; El Reno, Dec. 13; and Stillwater, Dec. 18. These workshops consist of 6 hours of training and all will be directed by Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering fire meteorologist J. D. Carson, who serves as program manager.
     Workshops are free, but registration is required. Since, in most cases, space is limited to about 15-25 participants for these workshops, only those who work directly with wildland fire (wildfire and/or prescribed fire) or advise those who do should attend. Registration information is available here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ESP Award Nominees Due November 15: Epsilon Sigma Phi award nominations will be submitted online and are due Nov. 15. This DOCUMENT  provides general information about the different awards, criteria, and links to the online applications. Last year the Omicron Chapter of ESP had nominations in only five categories. Let’s raise the bar for the upcoming award cycle. OCES has excellent programming and can compete against any other state on a national scale. The application and process are not complicated. Review the award categories and make a commitment to submit an application and encourage co-workers to do the same.
     ESP is one of the oldest and is the largest organization of Extension professionals that brings together all program areas to foster and recognize excellence in Extension programming. Membership in the Omicron Chapter of ESP is open to all OCES staff with five or more years of service with the Cooperative Extension System. More information on ESP is available here at the Oklahoma ESP website.

Wheat News: Check out these considerations for late-planted wheat.

OCES Biennial Conference: Registration for the OCES Biennial Conference is now open. The event will take place Jan. 9-11, 2018 in the OSU Student Union. More information, including lodging details, is available on the Staff and Program Development website. The registration deadline is December 8, 2017. Please register here.

OCES Honor Awards: Applications for the 2017 OCES Honor Awards are now being accepted. Awards are given to recognize outstanding achievement and programs from the past year in the following categories: Individual, Group (2-5 people), and Team (more than 5 people). Applications can be found on the Staff and Program Development website or by emailing eileend@okstate.edu. Please submit your application to the Staff and Program Development office by 5 p.m. Dec. 1.

Conference Poster Session: Applications to present during the poster session at Extension Conference are due to Eileen Desmond in Staff and Program Development by Fri., Nov. 17. Check your email for the application or request one from eileend@okstate.edu.

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:

  • PSS-2918 Basic Septic System Rules for Oklahoma

Revised publications include:

  • PSS-2168 Maturity Classification of Wheat Varieties
  • AGEC-572 Stocker Lease Agreements
  • FAPC-183 The New OK Home Baking Act of 2017
  • PSS-2225 OSU Soil Test Interpretations
  • PSS-2256 Factors Affecting Wheat Germination and Emergence in Hot Soils

Congratulations to: Jordan Slagell, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Custer County, on her marriage to Niekie Nel. The couple exchanged vows Oct. 7. Congratulations!

Congratulations to: Mary Cook, Program Assistant, Ottawa County, on her marriage to Derek Martin. The couple exchanged vows Oct. 14. Congratulations!

Condolences to: The family of Wendell Bowers, retired Assistant Director, OCES, Agricultural Programs. He passed away Oct. 18. A celebration of life will take place today in Green Valley, Arizona. Memorials may be made to the La Posada Scholarship Fund, 350 Morningside Dr., Green Valley, AZ  85622.

Condolences to: Dixie Ferrell, retired Northeast District Director, on the death of her mother. Betty May Shurey Clem passed away Oct. 26. A memorial service took place Oct. 31 at the First United Methodist Church in Leedey. Memorials may be made to the Leedey Ambulance or the Leedey First United Methodist Church c/o Shaw Funeral Home, P.O. Box 276, Vici, OK  73859.

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

    Appointments

    Callie Jones, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Wagoner County, effective 11-1-17

    Title Changes/Transfers

    Cynthia Klumpp, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development and Interim CED, Logan County, effective 11-1-17 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Logan County)

    Leslie Lewis, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Okmulgee County, effective 11-1-17 (was: Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Tulsa County)

    Separations/Retirements

    Alan Jennings, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Logan County, effective 10-31-17

    Glenn Brown, Regents Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, effective 1-8-17 (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, LeFlore County

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

    Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Osage County/Osage Nation

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

    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Rogers County

    Northeast Area Agriculture Economist, Muskogee County

    Internal Applicants Only

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

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

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

    Extension Educator, Horticulture/4-H Youth Development, Oklahoma County

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

    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Tulsa County (2 positions)

    COMING EVENTS

    November 11: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Kingfisher)
    November 11: Oklahoma 4-H Muzzleloader Contest (Oklahoma City)
    November 24-28: National 4-H Congress (Atlanta, Georgia)
    November 30: 4-H Volunteer Management System (Webinar)
    December 1: 4-H Volunteer Management System (TBD)
    December 1: 4-H Volunteer Management System Review (Webinar)
    December 1: OCES Honor Award Applications Due (Stillwater)
    December 8: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Pauls Valley)
    December 15: 4-H State Healthy Living Ambassador Applications Due (Stillwater)
    January 9-11: OCES Biennial Conference (Stillwater)
    January 19: 4-H Healthy Living Summit (Stillwater)

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

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