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Vol. 4 – No. 5
March 12, 2004


Strategic Planning for OSU Continues:  We are in the process of completing the DASNR portion of the strategic plan. A significant part of the strategy is to serve the needs of the citizens of Oklahoma. Much of the implementation for non-student audiences will be handled by OCES. We will be indicating that implementation will be through your ongoing stakeholder input processes (PAC’s, interactions with other organizations, etc.), your regular planning (annual goals, etc.), and the development and implementation of the OCES plan of work processes. 

 Bull Sale Slated: Oklahoma Beef, Inc. is hosting a bull sale March 25. The sale will begin at noon. For more information, please contact John Evans at jle@okstate.edu or visit the OBI web page at http://www.ansci.okstate.edu/exten/OBI/.


FAPC Makes Paul Harvey Broadcast: America's dean of radio broadcasting has been talking up an OSU center that conducts taste testing for pet and animal foods in a natural and humane environment. In recent broadcasts, Paul Harvey talked about OSU's Citizen Scientist Program, begun by OSU Psychology Professor Charles Abramson. The center works in partnership with the Food and Agricultural Products Research and Technology Center and its Center for Pet and Animal Food Palatability Studies. Food Processing Engineer Tim Bowser says that instead of testing food products in a cold laboratory setting, the products get their taste trials at home where animals are more comfortable. Abramson's students train pet owners to scientifically observe and record data, which is then analyzed by the center. The tests are conducted only after pet food companies have determined their products are safe for animals to eat. Abramson says the research is more valid and less costly than lab-based trials. The center also helps OSU students and others learn about and appreciate the value of university research. Go to http://www.fapc.okstate.edu/FactSheets/petfood.pdf for more information on the program.

 Article Published: Glenn Muske, Extension Home-Based and Micro Business Specialist, had an article published in the Journal of Extension. “Micro Business Use of Technology and Extension’s Role” was published in the February 2004 issue. Mike Woods, Extension Rural Development Specialist, was third author. The article can be viewed at http://www.joe.org/joe/2004february/a4.shtml.

 Congratulations to: Amy Harris, Kiowa County secretary, and her husband Zack, on the birth of their daughter, Kenda Mae. She was born March 10, weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19½ inches long.




Lori Clawson, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Canadian County, effective 2-13-04

 Frances A. Jackson, Extension Educator, Special Projects - CNEP Coordinator, Comanche County, effective 3-1-04

 Kimberlee S. Arnold, Extension Educator, Urban 4-H Youth Development, Tulsa County, effective 3-15-04

Title Changes/Transfers

Craig C. Evans, Extension Associate, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, effective 3-22-04 (was: Extension Educator, Horticulture/4-H Youth Development, Cleveland County)


None to report


March 15: Southeast District OHCE Meeting (Durant)

March 16: Southwest District OHCE Meeting (Norman)

March 17-20: Kansas City 4-H Global Conference (Kansas City)

March 18: Northeast District OHCE Meeting (Muskogee)

March 24: CNEP Orientation (Stillwater)

March 25: Pesticide Mode of Action In-Service (Norman)

March 27: Southeast District Zoo Snooze and Omniplex Lock-In (Oklahoma City)

March 27: Northwest District OHCE Meeting (Guymon)

March 27: State 4-H Hippology Contest (Stillwater)

April 1: Programs to Support the Urban-Rural Fringe (Stillwater)

April 3: Southwest District 4-H Meats Contest (Duncan)

April 3: Enid Area Progressive Farmer Farm Safety Day Camp (Enid)

April 6: Extension Supporters Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)

April 6: Basic Animal Damage Control/Pond Management (Okemah)

April 8: Southeast District Speech Contest (McAlester)

April 10: Northwest District 4-H Meat Science Judging and Educational Day (Enid)

April 10: State 4-H and FFA Horse Judging Contest (Stillwater)

April 13: Basic Animal Damage Control/Pond Management (El Reno)

April 14: America Saves – Program Update and Planning (Oklahoma City)

April 14: Family Resiliency Impact Team In-Service (Oklahoma City)

April 14: Healthy Living A-Z Impact Team In-Service (Oklahoma City)

April 16-17: 4-H Omniplex Camp-In (Oklahoma City)

April 17: State 4-H Livestock Judging Contests (Stillwater)

April 20: Wheat CCA Hands-On Field Training (Lahoma)

April 21: Family Resiliency Impact Team FY ’05-FY ’09 Partners Meeting (Oklahoma City)

April 23-24: 4-H Discovery Unlimited (Stillwater)

April 23-24: 2004 Career Development Contest (Stillwater)

April 24: Southeast District Shooting Sports Contest (Ada)

April 24: Eastern Regional WHEP Contest (TBA)

April 24: Northwest District 4-H Invitational Trap Shoot (Enid)

April 27: Food, Nutrition, and Health Impact Team FY ’05-FY ’09 Partners Meeting (Oklahoma City)

April 28: State 4-H Recordbooks Due (Stillwater)

April 28: 4-H Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)

April 30: Fun Water Camp Activities (Stillwater)

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