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Extension News

Vol. 1 – No. 3

Current Events

Cattle Sale Slated: Oklahoma's first OQBN (Oklahoma Quality Beef Network) EID Sale will be held at

OKC West Livestock Auction on November 7th. To meet OQBN protocol requirements,

a "Barn Meeting" will be held 75 days prior to sale day to inform cattle producers about

the qualifications necessary to participate in this "value-added" electronically identified cattle


The "Barn Meeting" will be August 20th at OKC West in El Reno. This meeting will start at 6:00 with a free hamburger cookout followed by an educational presentation. Cattle producers interested in certifying cattle for this sale are welcome to attend, as are all Extension ag educators who feel they have cattle producers interested in consigning cattle. Call the Canadian County Extension office at 262-0155 if you or your producers have further questions.

This will be the only EID sale using the OQBN protocol held in Oklahoma this year. Any

assistance rendered to make this sale successful will be appreciated.

Video Conference Planned: Most Americans have some opinion about the impact of violence in movies, TV, and video games, but what are the facts and what do Oklahomans want to see in public policy? Extension Educators and citizens interested in this important issue are invited to participate in a 5-part videoconference and a National Issues Forums (NIF) deliberative forum. The videoconference will be held on four Mondays (October 8 and 22, November 5 and 19) from 3:15 - 5:15 p.m. The NIF forum will be on Monday, Dec. 3 at the same time of day.

Extension Educators are being sought to host downlink sites in five locations. If your downlink isn't working, this is an opportunity to partner with others in your area that could provide downlink facilities. Extension Educators (4-H and FCS) in the Family Resiliency Impact Program should be looking for an e-mail from Lani Vasconcellos with additional information about being a downlink site. If you're interested, contact Lani, Sue Williams, or Renée Daugherty.

For further information about the videoconference, visit the following web site: 

For more information about NIF, go to 



Foot and Mouth Handbook Expected: The notebook and accompanying video prepared by a committee headed up by Dr. Glenn Selk are completed, currently at the printers, and will be ready for distribution within a few days. Each county office will receive a set. Thanks to Dr. Selk for a quick and comprehensive response to this important issue.

NW District FCS Specialist: Interviews for the Northwest District program specialist position for FCS have been completed and we hope to announce the appointment within a few days. Thanks to everyone who participated in the process.

Wes Watkins Research and Extension Center Position Announced: An announcement for an area development specialist to be located at the WWREC has been issued. The successful candidate will be responsible for working closely with county educators in the region to identify and support the development of new agriculturally based enterprises that can be supported through the WWREC, OSU, and USDA Agriculture Research Service. The search and screening committee includes Mike Woods, Clay Jones, Chuck Willoughby, Jack Fry, Jonathan Edelson, and Warren Roberts. Dr. Roberts will chair the committee.

Fee Waivers Due August 20th: Fee waivers for the 2001 fall semester should be submitted by August 20, 2001 to 245 Ag Hall. The green Study and Education Form should accompany the fee waiver and be routed to your district director or department head and then forwarded to 245 Ag Hall for processing. Please allow plenty of time to get these forms in by the deadline. If you miss the deadline, write a letter of explanation and address it to Marvin Keener, Exec. Vice President for Academic Affairs, 101 Whitehurst Hall, OSU Campus. Mail the letter, fee waiver, and green study and education form to your district office or department head. Both the Fee Waiver and Study and Education Forms are kept in Ag Mailing Services and you can request them by calling Celia Madden at 405-744-5823.

If your class is cancelled, you decide to drop your class, or if you change your study and education form, call 405-744-6550 so that your records can be updated. Also, check your Bursar invoice to make sure you received the fee waiver. You should contact the Fee Adjustment Office at 405-744-6866 if you have questions.

OCES Letterhead Prices Have Changed: The price of OCES personalized letterhead changed July 1. The new price for bond personalized letterhead (per ream) is $18.43 plus shipping. Textured paper is $29.37 per ream, plus shipping. Personalized memo pads have also changed –the large size is $4.80 each and small pads are now $2.74 each.

New Address: Bill Burton, Area Extension agricultural economics specialist in the Northeast District, is now located in the Muskogee office. His new address is 230 W. Okmulgee, Suite A, Muskogee, OK, 74401. His phone number is 918-687-2482 or 2483. He was located in the Claremore office until July 1.

Commemorative Plate: The 4-H Centennial Celebration committee has announced that a Frankhoma Pottery "collector edition" plate will be created to mark the 100th anniversary of 4-H. The plan is to market the plates nation-wide. Suggested retail price of the plates is $25, but if you order by August 15, the plates would cost $15. The plates will be especially popular with those who collect Frankhoma Pottery. For more information contact David Sorrell or Karen Brown at the State 4-H Foundation office at 405-744-5390.

Condolences: The father of Genia Glenn, Jackson County Extension secretary, passed away. Services for Mickey Shriver, Altus, were held August 1 at the Thomas Street Church of Christ.


New Educators on Board: A warm welcome goes to Donna Stangl, the new FCS/4-H Extension educator in Canadian County. She started her Extension career on July 30. Donna earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and she is working on obtaining her certification as a registered dietician.

Donna was active in the 4-H program in Lincoln County for nine years. Her "claim to fame" as a 4-H’er is she is a past state record book winner in the food and nutrition project area. One of her goals is "to give back to the 4-H program and educate members and community about food and nutrition and the importance of 4-H."

Danny Cook also began his Extension career as the new ANR/4-H educator in Roger Mills County On July 30th. Danny comes to us after serving for several years as a vocational agriculture teacher in the Butler School System. Danny will be a welcome addition to the Roger Mills office and just in time for the fair.

Personnel Actions


Donna Stangl, Extension Educator, FCS/4-H, Canadian County, 7-30-01

Danny P. Cook, Extension Educator, Ag/4-H, Roger Mills County, 7-30-01


Guy Heldermon, Extension Educator, 4-H, Caddo County, 7-31-01

Kimberly J. Cook, Extension Assistant, Entomology and Plant Pathology, 8-1-01

Coming Events

August 9: Extension Administrative Group meeting (Stillwater)

August 9: Darkling Beetle Control/Poultry Drinking Water Quality (Kansas, Okla.)

August 13-15: Oklahoma Beef Quality Summit (Stillwater)

August 14: Extension Administrative Group meeting (Stillwater)

August 15: 4-H Project Leader Training (Woodward)

August 15-17: Oklahoma Beef Quality Summit (Stillwater)

August 23: Wheatland Stocker Conference (Woodward)

August 24: Wheatland Stocker Conference (Enid)

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