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Vol. 6 – No. 20
October 6, 2006



The Return of Cooperative Conversations: “Cooperative Conversations” is an alternative to face-to-face workshops and training sessions – no travel is necessary! Cooperative Conversations uses Centra software to enable live, one-hour sessions that allows for interaction between the presenter and participants. The material and presentation will be focused toward the audience’s interests and needs and will be presented by members of the Technology Services and Support group, with occasional guest presenters. The October session will take place Oct. 20 at 10:00 am, and future sessions will take place on the second Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. “Seating” is limited! For more details, including a list of topics, see http://cc.dasnr.okstate.edu, or contact an Extension Technology Specialist at 405-744-6550.


“Green Acres” Program Makes Big News: The Mon., Oct. 2 issue of The Wall Street Journal mentioned Tulsa County’s “Green Acres” program in it’s story about retirement planning. Sue Gray, Extension Educator, Horticulture/4-H Youth Development, was quoted in the article. “Green Acres” is a program for people who want to purchase a small acreage and begin an agricultural venture and learn more about rural living.

 Congratulations to: Gene Parker, DVM, Area Food/Animal Quality and Health Specialist, Southwest Area, and his wife, Delaine, on the birth of their son. Gilbert Eugene "Gill" Parker was born Oct. 3, weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

Condolences to: Mike Steele, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Love County, on the death of his father. George Marion “Red” Steele passed away Sept. 27. Funeral services took place Sept. 29 at the Ash Street Church of Christ in Wilson. Memorials may be made to the Ash Street Church Building Fund in care of Alexander Funeral Home, 1302 7th St, Wilson, OK  73463-1267. Cards may be sent to Mike and his family at 774 Dolese Road, Ardmore, OK 73401.

Condolences to: Phil Kenkel, Professor, Fitzwater Chair, Agricultural Economics, on the death of his father. William J. Kenkel passed away Sept. 28. Memorial services will be held Oct. 21 at the Lexington Catholic Newman Center, 320 Rose Lane, Lexington, KY  40508.

Good News





Bertha Watts, Coordinator, Healthy Families, Texas County, effective 9-29-06

 Title Changes/Transfers

None to report


Jeffery Bedwell, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Major County, 10-17-06


October 7: Northwest District 4-H Invitational Trapp Shoot (Enid)

October 9: Tulsa State Fair Exhibit Release Day (Tulsa)

October 10: DASNR Initiative Team Planning and Coordination Day (Stillwater)

October 11: Nutrition and Health Promotion: Heart Disease In-Service (Centra-System)

October 12: Oklahoma 4-H for Century III “A Model for the Oklahoma 4-H Program” (TBA)

October 12: Poultry Waste Management In-Service Training (Muskogee)

October 12: Northeast District County Extension Directors’ Meeting (Muskogee)

October 12: Family Resiliency Impact Team Meeting (Centra-System)

October 13: 4-H Club Management System (TBA)

October 13: Nutrition and Health Promotion: Hypertension In-Service (Centra-System)

October 13-14: Oklahoma Meat Goat Conference (Ada)

October 18: Nutrition and Health Promotion – Diabetes In-Service (Centra-System)

October 18-20: Southwest District 4-H Youth Action Conference (Oklahoma City)

October 18-20: Northwest District 4-H Leadership Conference (Woodward)

October 18-21: Northeast District Youth In Action Conference (Fin and Feather Resort)

October 19: Northwest District County Extension Directors’ Meeting (Woodward)

October 20: Nutrition and Health Promotion – Osteoporosis In-Service (Centra-System)

October 22-26: NAE4-HA Conference (Milwaukee, WI)

October 23: Northwest District 4-H Horse Council Meeting (Enid)

October 24-25: 2006 National Poultry Waste Management Symposium (Springdale, AR)

October 25: Using Fescue in a Forage Production System (TBA)

October 26-27: Oklahoma Moderators and Recorders Academy: Conducting Deliberative Forums on Intimate Partner Violence (Stillwater)

November 1: 4-H In-Service Educational Offerings Proposal (Northeast District)

November 1: Building Leaders for Tomorrow – B.L.T (Muskogee)

November 1: Nutrition and Health Promotion: Cancer In-Service (Centra System)

November 1: 4-H Science Projects: GPS/GIS In-Service (Centra System)

November 1: Teen Action and Growth – T.A.G. You’re It! (NSU Campus)

November 1: Livestock Health Care and Quality Assurance (Northeast District)

November 2: 4-H and Adult Outdoor and Natural Resources Education (Okemah)

November 3: Ambassador’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon (Oklahoma City)

November 4: National 4-H Congress Orientation (Oklahoma City)

November 8: 4-H and Adult Outdoor and Natural Resources Education (El Reno)

November 8: Nutrition and Health Promotion: Weight Management In-Service (Centra System)

November 8-9: Statewide OCES Secretary Conference (Stillwater)

November 9: Risk Management – Core 4-H Requirement (TBA)

November 9: Surviving Cattle and Water Cycles (Coweta)

November 10: Risk Management – Core 4-H Requirement (TBA)

November 14: 4-H Recordbook Update (Arapaho)

November 15: Nutrition and Health Promotion: Food Allergies and Intolerances In-Service (Centra System)

November 16-17: Southeast District FCS In-Service (Robber’s Cave)

November 17: OSU Cattle Grain Processing Symposium (Tulsa)

November 17: Nutrition and Health Promotion: Food and Drug Interactions (Centra System)

November 29: Northwest Wheat Tour (TBA)

November 29- December 1: 4-H and FCS Fall In-Service (Oklahoma City)

November 30: Healthy Communities (Oklahoma City)



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