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Vol. 2 —  No. 13
June 28, 2002

Current Events

Livestock Judging Camp: The Annual Oklahoma State University Youth Livestock Judging Camp will take place July 23-25. Tips, techniques and key information about livestock species will be showcased. Registration forms are available through all OSU Cooperative Extension county offices. The cost is $180 per person if paid by July 18, $200 thereafter. For more information, contact Mark Johnson at 405-744-6065.

State 4-H Meeting: The OAE4-HA Annual Meeting will take place July 31-August 2 at the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel in Oklahoma City. Meeting registration is due by July 10, and hotel reservations are due by July 17 in order to receive the conference rate. Conference information was in the spring issue of Perspective. For more information, contact Tom Manske at 405-262-0155, or Tracy Branch at 405-744-8891.


Conference Cancelled: The Extension Conference scheduled for  January 21-23, 2003, will not be held as planned.  Please remove the dates from your calendar.

Additional Grant: Mike Schnelle, Extension Ornamental Floriculture Specialist, and Bill Farris, Prairie Wind Growers out of Noble, OK, recently received an additional $2,500 grant from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry to grow and market field grown specialty bulbs in Oklahoma. The grant will supplement earlier funds awarded by the Kerr Center, Poteau.

Award Winner: Tom Royer, Entomology and Plant Pathology, will be honored with a first place national award at the NACAA Meeting in Savannah. The award is for his entry in the NACAA Communications Awards Program.

New Name: The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture has changed its name to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry. The mailing address and phone numbers have remained the same.

Rexwinkle Kidney Fund Established: Jo Dee Rexwinkle, past Northeast District 4-H President and daughter of Rick Rexwinkle, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development in Osage County suffered kidney failure earlier this week.  4-H leaders in Osage County have established an account in Jo Dee’s name to help the family with medical expenses.  Contributions can be made at any Bank of Oklahoma office or mailed to the:

                Jo Dee Rexwinkle Kidney Fund

                Bank of Oklahoma

                Acct # 859082355

                401 Broadway

                Sand Springs, OK 74063


More In-Service Cancellations: Below you will find a list of additional in-services that have been cancelled. If you have pre-enrolled in any of these cancelled sessions, please select other sessions and modify your enrollment form. If you have any questions, contact Joyce Martin, Director, Staff and Program Development, at 405-744-7969.

·        #100  The New Farm Bill -July 16, 2002

·        #85  Western Oklahoma Woods, Wildlife and Pond Problems and Opportunities-August 15, 2002

·        #76  Sprayer Calibration-August 15, 2002

·        #122  21st Century Community Learning Centers-August 29, 2002

·        #150  Fresh Produce Food Safety-October 10, 2002

·        #47  Use of Trailer-Mounted Stream Hydrology Model in Water Quality Education-October 22, 2002

·        #77  4-H Forestry-November 7, 2002

·        #106  Riparian Management-November 21, 2002

·        #121  Turning a Sore Thumb Into a Green Thumb-January 30,2003

·        #67  Forests, Their Value and Management-March 11, 2003

Congratulations to: Dwayne Skidgel Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development and CED, Pawnee County, and his wife Lori, on the birth of their son. Conner Blayne Skidgel was born June 6. He weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Condolences to: Ron Dahlgren, Senior Radio-TV Producer/Director, Agricultural Communications Service, and his wife, Jackie, on the death of his father, Arthur W. Dahlgren. He passed away June 8. Funeral services were held June 15 under the direction of Snow-Ladeau Funeral Home, Winchendon, MA. Memorials may be made to Jaffrey-Rindge VFW Memorial Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 107, Jaffrey, NH  03452.

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Dr. Joe Williams Appointed

Dr. Joe Williams, professor of Agricultural Economics and Director of the Oklahoma Agriculture Leadership Program has been appointed to the directorship of the Initiative for the Future of Rural Oklahoma.  Dr. Williams will assume his new duties on July 1.






Coming Events

June 28: In-Service—PowerPay (Watonga)

July 4-15: Citizenship Washington Focus (Washington, D.C.)

July 8: In-Service—Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Temperament Issues Within Relationships (Stillwater)

July 9: Extension Administrative Group Meeting (Stillwater)

July 10-12: OAEAA Annual Meeting (Oklahoma City)

July 16-18: Animal Science Field Days (Stillwater)

July 17: Beef Ambassador Illustrated Talk Contest (Stillwater)

July 17: Southeast District CED Meeting (TBA)

July 19-20: 4-H Leadership Development Conference (Stillwater)

July 19: Oklahoma Jr. Wheat Improvement Judging (El Reno)

July 21-23: OHCE State Meeting (Oklahoma City)

July 23-25: OSU Livestock Judging Camp (Stillwater)

July 24-26: State 4-H Club Congress (Oklahoma City)

July 25: Northeast District Extension Directors’ Meeting (Muskogee)

July 26: Northeast District Area Specialist Agents Meeting (Muskogee)

July 30: Southeast District Volunteer Leadership Conference (Atoka)

July 31-Aug. 2: OAE4-HA Annual Meeting (Oklahoma City)

July 31-Aug. 2: Ag in the Classroom Summer Teacher Institute (Stillwater)

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