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Vol. 2 – No. 24
December 6, 2002

Current Events

AgrAbility Information Available: The Oklahoma AgrAbility Project will be at the Tulsa Farm Show, December 12-14, at Expo Square. If you or someone in your community has a question about the AgrAbility Project, please take time to visit the informational booth. Also, if anyone has a meeting or other upcoming event and would like an AgrAbility presentation or booth, contact Rachael Kircher at 405-744-2398.

Pesticide Program: The Oklahoma Certified Pesticide Applicator Training and Testing will take place January 8-9 at the Tulsa County Extension Office, 4116 East 15th Street. The event will include Service Technician or Core Exam Training and Testing on the first day, in addition to Ornamental and Turf Outdoor Pest Control (Category 3a) Testing and Training on the second day. For more information, call Brian Jarvis at 918-746-3707.


Happy Holidays: This is the final issue of Extension News for 2002. The next issue will be posted on January 10, 2003. We wish all of you a safe and happy holiday season.

Fee Waivers Due January 6: Fee waivers for the 2003 Spring Semester should be submitted no later than January 6, five working days prior to the first day of class on January 13, to 245 Ag Hall. The Study and Education Form should accompany the fee waiver and be signed by your County Extension Director, District Extension Director, Department Head, and/or appropriate Unit Administrator. Please allow plenty of time to get these forms in by the deadline. PLEASE NOTE NEW POLICY: if you miss the deadline, the fee waiver WILL NOT be honored, no exceptions. No letters of explanation will be accepted. Both the Fee Waiver and Study and Education Forms are kept in Ag Mailing Services and you can request them by calling 405-744-5823. Also, as a reminder – Distance Education Courses do have additional fees, and in-service training does not require a fee waiver form. If you have questions, please contact your County Extension.
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 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.

Douglas is “Living Well”: Edwina Douglas, Lincoln County Extension Educator, and Vice President for Public Affairs for Oklahoma Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences, will participate in a nation-wide promotion of Extension Family and Consumer Science programs entitled “Living Well.” The “Living Well” public service announcements will emphasize programming in Adult Nutrition, Finance, Child Nutrition, Home Environment, and Parenting, along with a generic PSA about Family and Consumer Sciences. The PSAs are targeted to begin airing in mid-January on local and nation-wide TV and radio.

Cleveland County Rocks: Cleveland County was just selected as a demonstration site for the Health Rocks! program. As a demonstration site, they will receive a $5,000 grant from the National 4-H Council to conduct tobacco education in after-school programs. Brenda Hill, Cleveland County Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, and two 4-H members will participate in the training in early January and will begin program implementation in mid-February. Other counties selected as demonstration sites in Oklahoma were Dewey, Texas and Marshall.

Krenzer Is a Jolly Good “Fellow”: Gene Krenzer, Small Grains Extension Specialist, was recognized as Fellow in the American Society of Agronomy during the group’s annual meetings in Indianapolis this past November. Krenzer has been a leader in wheat research and Extension in Oklahoma since 1981.
He is best known for his efforts to provide producers the latest information on wheat management with special emphasis on wheat used for both forage and grain in the same crop year. He is responsible for developing the term “first hollow stem,” and drawing attention to the economic value of removing cattle by first hollow stem to maximize return in a wheat-stocker cattle system.

Congratulations to: Scott Gillin, Cimarron County Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and his wife, Cheryl, on the birth of their first child. Neecie Jean Gillin was born November 21. She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 18 3/4 inches long.

Congratulations to: Carl Wallace, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development Muskogee County, and his wife, Wendy, on the birth of their son, Clayton Dean Wallace. He was born November 29. He weighed five pounds, 12 ounces, and was 18 1/2 inches long. He is welcomed home by big sister Megan.

Condolences to: The family of Bill Lucas, retired Agriculture Educator in Garvin County. He passed away November 10. Funeral services were held on November 14 at the Fitzhugh First Baptist church. Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Parkinson’s Research, or the Fitzhugh First Baptist Church Building Fund. Cards can be sent to his wife, Sally Lucas, at Rt. 1, Box 33, Roff, OK 74865.

Condolences to: The family of Judy Prater, Area Extension Secretary at the Oklahoma Panhandle Research & Extension Center. She passed away November 18. She had worked for OCES since February 1974. A memorial service was held on November 21 at the Victory Memorial United Methodist Church in Guymon. Memorials may be made to the church in Judy’s name. The address is Victory Memorial United Methodist Church, 623 N. Rosevelt, Guymon, OK 73942.

Condolence to: Betty James, Sr. Unit Assistant, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, on the death of her mother, Marcene James. She passed away November 15.Funeral services were held on November 19 at the Oak Grove Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the FFA-4-H Booster Club, P.O. Box 551, Stroud, OK, 74079.

College Corner

On-Line Scholarship Application: The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources on-line scholarship application for the 2003-2004 academic year is now available on the CASNR website. Current CASNR undergraduates, prospective or incoming transfer students, and current CASNR graduate students can access the application at www.casnr.com.(Click on the link "Scholarship Information/CASNR Award APPS.")

Agriculture Lesgislative Intern: Jodi Stephens, an Agricultural Economics major from Bristow, OK, will serve as the 2003 Ag Legislative Intern for CASNR. She will work with the Chairs of the Senate and House Agriculture Committess in the Oklahoma State Legislature. She will be located full time at the State Capital this spring, and can be contacted in Senator Bruce Price's office.

Personnel Actions


Amanda L. Smith, Oklahoma New Communities Project Coordinator, Cherokee County, effective 11-27-02

Barbara A. Denney, Oklahoma New Communities Project Coordinator, Delaware County, effective 11-27-02

Ladonna C. McCowan, Assistant Extension Specialist, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, effective 11-27-02

Leah J. Wall, Extension Educator, Community Development, Cleveland County, effective 12-18-02


Laverda Johnson, Area Community Development Extension Specialist, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, effective 1-1-03 (was Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Choctaw/Pushmataha Unit, and UED)


None to report


Coming Events

December 6: Beef Cow Herd Health (Stillwater)

December 7: Northwest District 4-H Share the Fun (Seiling)

December 7: Southwest District 4-H Share the Fun (Lawton)

December 9: Cherokee County Listening Session (Tahlequah)

December 9: Dewey County Listening Session (Taloga)

December 10: Ag in the Classroom Regional Workshop (Woodward)

December 10: Pittsburg County Listening Session (McAlester)

December 11: Microsoft Publisher Training (Enid)

December 12: Microsoft Publisher Training (Woodward)

December 12: Holiday Cooking In-Service (Oklahoma City)

December 12: Atoka County Listening Session (Atoka)

December 13: Dealing With Difficult Parents and Situations (Weatherford)

December 16: Kay County Listening Session (Ponca City)

December 17: Turning a Sore Thumb Into a Green Thumb: A Short Course in Landscape Management (Enid)

December 18: Southeast District CED Meeting (TBA)

December 18: 4-H Judging Teams (Stillwater)

December 19: Turning a Sore Thumb Into a Green Thumb: A Short Course in Landscape Management (Muskogee)

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