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Vol. 2 —  No. 6
March 22, 2002

Current Events

Don’t forget: Oklahoma Beef Inc. will host an All Breed Bull Sale on March 28. For more information, contact John Evans, Extension Animal Breeding Specialist, at 405-744-6060, or jle@okstate.edu.

Retirement Reception: After a career of nearly 33 years, Jerry Brusewitz will retire from OSU on April 5. A retirement reception will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 4 in 122 Ag Hall. A book of letters will be presented during the reception. Those who wish to contribute a letter may submit it to Jana in 111 Ag Hall by Friday, March 29.

Oklahoma Beef Congress: The 2002 Oklahoma Beef Congress will take place April 3 at Oklahoma Feeders, Inc. near Guthrie. The registration deadline is March 27. For more information, contact Fred Ray, Extension Animal Foods Specialist, at 405-744-6058.


Williams Honored: Joe Williams, Professor, Agricultural Economics, has been named the recipient of the Golden Torch Faculty Award, which is presented annually by the Achafoa Chapter of Mortar Board. The award is given in an effort to recognize an outstanding faculty member for his or her significant contributions toward the success of students. Congratulations to Joe Williams.

Another Williams is Honored: Sue Williams, Extension Family Policy/Energy Specialist, was recognized as the recipient of the 2002 Professional Award during the annual Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences meeting at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

Program Receives Recognition: The Oklahoma Nutrition Education Program has been given an Honorable Mention in the Oklahoma Department of Human Services 2002 Quality Awards. This program was selected because of a 211 percent statewide increase in productivity between September 2000 and September 2001 among all agencies and universities participating in the program. Glenna Williams, Program Coordinator at OSU, will receive the award on May 8 from DHS Director Howard Hendrick. There are 36 counties in Oklahoma participating in the Oklahoma Nutrition Education Program through OSU.

Research Award: Glenn Muske, Extension Home-Based and Micro Business Specialist, was named the recipient of the 2002 Lela O’Toole Research Award. He received the award during the annual Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences meeting at UCO in Edmond.

Winters Recognized: Ida Fay Winters, Jackson County Extension Educator, is the recipient of the Lynda Harriman Outstanding Extension Leader Award. The award was presented during the annual Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences meeting at UCO in Edmond.

Smolen Honored: Mike Smolen, Extension Water Quality Specialist, received an award for “Outstanding Dedication and Leadership as Chair of the National Water Quality Leadership Team, 1998-2001. the award was presented at the National Water Quality Coordinators Conference in Boise, ID.

EQIP Grant: Mike Jeffcoat, Jefferson County Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and CED, received a $7,100 Environmental Quality Improvement Program grant to help further study of soil characteristics and the re-establishment of grass following the recent extreme weather in Southwest Oklahoma.

Extension Calendar: You may access the Extension Calendar at http://calendar.okstate.edu. To add an event, or to edit one of your events, remember that the “username” should remain blank. The “password” is events.

Condolences to: Joyce Martin, Director, Staff and Program Development, on the death of her husband, Fred. He passed away March 14. Funeral services were held March 18 at Cowboy Junction, a church near Vinita. A memorial scholarship fund has been established for the Martin children at Banc First in Stillwater.


Personnel Actions


Brian D. Jervis, Extension Educator, Horticulture, Tulsa County, effective 2-18-02

Gary L. Gilbert, Manager, Entomology & Plant Pathology, effective 3-2-02








Coming Events

March 26: Festival of Food - Foods Demonstration (Lawton)

March 26: Festival of Food – Nutrition and Disease Prevention (Lawton)

March 28: Northwest District OHCE Meeting (Enid)

March 28: Southeast District 4-H Speech Contest (McAlester)

April 2: Northeast District 4-H Forestry Judging (Flint Ridge)

April 3: In-Service—Frauds, Scams, and Slams (Oklahoma City)

April 3: 4-H Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)

April 4-5: OHCE Planning Meeting (Oklahoma City)

April 4-6: Public Policy Institute (Chickasha)

April 4: Southeast District 4-H Forestry Judging (Beavers Bend State Park)

April 6: Animal Science Banquet (Stillwater)

April 6: Northwest District 4-H Meats Educational Event and Judging Contest (Enid)

April 6: Southwest District Meat Judging Contest (Duncan)

April 6: Western Regional WHEP Contest (Wichita Wildlife Refuge)

April 6: In-Service—Adding Variety to Children’s Meals While Incorporating Food Activities in the Classroom (Pryor)

April 7: OSU Cowboy Classic Sale (Stillwater)

April 10-12: OEAFCS State Meeting (Guthrie)

April 10-12: In-Service—Aging and Memory Characteristics of the Cognitively Impaired (Guthrie)

April 10: In-Service—Family Resiliency Impact Team (Guthrie)

April 11-12: In-Service: Agriculture Educator Training (Robbers Cave State Park)

April 13: State 4-H and FFA Horse Judging Contest (Stillwater)

April 16: State 4-H Forestry Competition (Robbers Cave State Park)

April 16: CCA In-Field Training (Lahoma)

April 18: In-Service—Trainers to Teach “Adults as Learners”  (Okmulgee)

April 18: In-Service—Managing County 4-H Activities and Events (Okmulgee)

April 18: Field Day 2002, USDA ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory (El Reno)

April 18: Northwest District CED Meeting (Guymon)

April 20: State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest (Stillwater)

April 20: 4-H Day at the OSU Softball Game (Stillwater

April 26: State FFA Interscholastic Judging Contest (Stillwater)

April 26-27: 4-H discovery Unlimited (Stillwater)

April 27: State 4-H Meat Judging and ID Contest (Stillwater)

April 30: Extension Supporter’s Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)

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