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Vol. 3 – No. 20
October 3, 2003

Current Events

Tree Care Workshop: Tree Care Issues is the name of a workshop hosted by the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. The all-day event will take place October 14 at the OSU Botanical Garden and Arboretum. The workshop is geared toward arborists, nursery professionals, urban foresters, landscape managers, landscape architects, Master Gardeners, related professionals, and advanced hobbyists. Early registration is $50 and must be postmarked by October 7. For more information, contact Stephanie Larimer at 405-744-5404.

Bull and Heifer Sale: The Oklahoma Beef Incorporated’s All Breed Bull and Heifer Sale will take place October 16 at noon at the OBI sale facility located eight miles west of Stillwater on Highway 51. Fifty-eight performance-tested bulls (46 Angus, nine Herefords, two Braunvieh, and one Maine Anjou), and 100 replacement heifers will sell. The Oklahoma Beef Inc. Bull and Heifer Sale Catalog is available on the OBI web page at http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/exten/OBI/. For more information contact John Evans, Extension Animal Breeding Specialist, at 405-744-6060, or jle@okstate.edu.


New Fax Number: The Mayes County Extension Office has a new fax number. It is 918-825-0550. The telephone number and mailing address remain the same.

 Mobile Computing Labs Available: The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service maintains two mobile computing labs. Each lab is equipped with 11 laptop computers that have wireless networking capabilities, one projector, one printer, and two hard-shell cases for transportation. The labs can be used in a variety of training settings. When Internet access is available, the lab's wireless networking capabilities allow the laptops to access the Internet. Use of the labs can be scheduled through either the Northeast District Office by calling 918-687-2466, or the Northwest Area Office at 580-237-7677.

 Maronek Speaks at Conference:  Dale Maronek, Head, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, was an invited speaker at the South Florida Agro-ecology Conference in September. The conference was co-sponsored by the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions, at Florida Atlantic University of Florida; and the USDA. South Florida is faced with urban sprawl impacting the Agricultural and Everglade communities. Maronek spoke on environmental systems and the methods, action steps, and policies that can be utilized to establish common ground amongst converging communities. Information regarding agriculture’s role in servicing a total environmental system, which includes the metropolitan, agricultural, and natural resource communities also was presented. 

 Agricultural Enterprises: Mike Schnelle, Extension Ornamental Floriculture Specialist, wants to work with Extension Educators in eastern Oklahoma who may have poultry and swine producers interested in alternative agricultural enterprises utilizing their current facilities. Schnelle will host a focus group in early November and would like to hear from educators and/or their producers regarding this opportunity. For more information, contact Schnelle at mas@okstate.edu or 405-744-7361

 Harp Honored: Sam Harp, Associate Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer, was honored with the Faculty Excellence Award in University Extension, International, and Economic Development at the annual Fall Convocation. Harp was selected by a committee of OSU representatives from research, instruction, staff, and administration, and a representative of the City of Stillwater. This award recognizes Harp's dedication and innovative work as part of the OSU Extension/outreach mission.

College Corner

Brown Bag Luncheon: All faculty and graduate students within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are invited to attend a Brown Bag Teaching Discussion at 12:30 p.m. on October 16 in Agricultural Hall, room 102. Bill Weeks, Professor, and Penny Pennington, Assistant Professor, both in the Department of Agriculture Education, Communications, and 4-H Youth Development, will lead a discussion on Leadership Across the Curriculum.


Ag Alumni BBQ: The annual Ag Alumni BBQ will be held in conjunction with OSU homecoming on October 18 at the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade and Development. The event will be held immediately following the game if the kickoff is at noon or earlier. If kickoff is after noon, the barbecue will begin two hours prior to kickoff. Tickets can be purchased in the Office of Academic Programs, 136 Ag Hall. Adult tickets are $10; children (6-10 years old) are $5; and children under 6 eat free. The deadline to purchase tickets is October 10.

 Spring Schedule Books: The Spring 2004 class schedule will soon be available on the Web at http://physics.okstate.edu/www/courses/spring.html. The site is currently under construction, but should be available the week of October 13. Hard copies of the class schedule books are no longer available for students. Enrollment for Spring 2004 will begin on October 27 with priority enrollment. Seniors and graduate students will be able to enroll beginning October 28. Intersession classes held between the end of Fall 2003 and beginning of Spring 2004 are classified as spring semester courses. Students may enroll in these courses when they enroll for the Spring 2004 semester. 

Career Fair: The 2003 Career Fair will take place on October 28 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade and Development. Employers from around the United States will be on campus seeking students with backgrounds in the areas of chemistry, biology, food science, animal science, horticulture, fisheries and wildlife, nutritional sciences, agronomy, agribusiness, agricultural economics, communications, and agricultural education. Contact Amy Gazaway at 405-744-5395, or see www.casnr.com for additional information.

 CASNR Faculty Recognized: OSU President Dr. David Schmidly honored faculty and staff during the Fall Convocation on September 22. Congratulations to the following CASNR faculty who were recognized at this event: Regents Distinguished Teaching Award: Dan Tilley, Professor, Agricultural Economics;  OSU Award of Excellence for Advisement:  W. Stephen Damron, Professor, Animal Science;  Phoenix Award for Teaching: Greg Bell, Associate Professor, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture;  Regents Distinguished Research Award: Marvin Stone, Regents Professor, Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering;  Newly Appointed Regents Professors: David Engle, Plant and Soil Sciences; and Marvin Stone, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.

Personnel Actions


None to report


None to report


Michael L. Hardin, Professor, Agricultural Economics, effective 9-30-03

Robert B. Wilborn, Assistant Extension Specialist, Agricultural Economics, effective 10-10-03

Coming Events

October 6: 4-H Exhibit Release, Tulsa State Fair (Tulsa)

October 7: OHCE Leadership Training, Western Side (Enid)

October 8: Ready, Set, Volunteer – Core Competency Training – Unit 3 (Tulsa)

October 9: OHCE Leadership Training, Eastern Side (McAlester)

October 13: 4-H Clover Classic Golf Tournament (Stillwater)

October 14: Tree Care Issues Workshop (Stillwater)

October 15: Private Applicator Training (McAlester)

October 15-17: Northwest District 4-H Youth Leadership Conference (Woodward)

October 16: Oklahoma Beef Inc., All Breed Bull and Heifer Sale (Stillwater)

October 21: Ag in the Classroom Update (McAlester)

October 21: Oklahoma Forest Industry, Woodland Wildlife, and Pond Management (Idabel)

October 21: Rotational Grazing Without Fences for Livestock and Wildlife Management (Stillwater)

October 22: Healthy Communities 101 In-Service (Enid)

October 23: Healthy Communities 101 In-Service (Chickasha)

October 25: National Congress Orientation (Oklahoma City)

October 25: Northwest District 4-H Invitational Trap Shoot (Guthrie)

October 29: Healthy Communities 101 In-Service (Tulsa)

October 30: Healthy Communities 101 In-Service (McAlester)

October 30: Oklahoma 4-H for Century III – A Model for the Oklahoma 4-H Program (Chickasha)

November 1: State 4-H Trap/Skeet Shoot (El Reno)

November 5: Oklahoma Quality Beef Network Sale (El Reno)

November 6: Adopting Healthy Behaviors (Tulsa)

November 6: Oklahoma 4-H for Century III – A Model for the Oklahoma 4-H Program (TBA)

November 6: Stream Hydrology Trailer (Lawton)

November 7: Public Policy Institute (Ardmore)

November 10: Oklahoma Quality Beef Network Sale (Tulsa)

November 11: Oklahoma Forest Industry, Woodland Wildlife, and Pond Management (Sallisaw)

November 11: Oklahoma Quality Beef Network Sale (Woodward)

November 13: Oklahoma Quality Beef Network Sale (Welch)

November 13: Dual-Purpose Wheat, Aphids, and Nitrogen Management (El Reno)

November 18: Oklahoma Quality Beef Network Sale (Enid)

November 22: 4-H Robotics Training (Stillwater)

November 23-December 2: National 4-H Congress (Atlanta, GA)

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