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Vol. 8 – No. 20
October 3, 2008


SUNUP Returns to OETA Tomorrow: I’m very excited about the return of the agricultural television program SUNUP to OETA tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. With its weekly format the half-hour show will feature stories on the multiple facets of agriculture and natural resources, as well as how-to and do-it-yourself techniques for everyday life on the farm or ranch. SUNUP will be an important outlet for sharing timely and vital information from our Extension network and research stations.  Stories featured on tomorrow’s show include: The importance of keeping modern wheat seed varieties in the planting mix; Glenn Selk talks about testing for nitrate in forages; Derrell Peel discusses livestock market issues; Kim Anderson talks about the financial crisis and its impact on grain markets; tips and suggestions for passing the farm or ranch on to the next generation; and a feature story with a life-long 4-H’er entering his record book from the 1950s in the Tulsa State Fair. I encourage anyone who has story ideas to e-mail them to sunup@okstate.edu.

                                                                                                                                                            Jim Trapp


Educators Present Poster: Ranel Lasley, Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension Educator, Caddo County, and Susan Routh, FCS Extension Educator, Grady County, presented a poster session at the recent National Meeting of the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (Galaxy III) in Indianapolis, Ind. The poster presentation was viewed and approximately 200 Extension professionals received brochures about the program. The poster session featured the financial education program “Making $ense of Money Management,” which is targeted to Bogus Check Writers. The program was developed through a partnership between the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service offices in Grady, Caddo, Jefferson, and Stephens counties; Bret Burns, District Attorney for District #6; and the Bogus Check Division Directors in each county. The program is offered once a month in one of the four counties with Lasley; Routh; Brenda Gandy, Stephens County FCS Extension Educator; and Lisa Taylor, Jefferson County FCS Extension Educator, presenting the seminar.

Congratulations to: Tracy Lane, Tulsa County 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator, for becoming a new member of the National Association of Parliamentarians. To become a member of NAP, an individual must demonstrate knowledge of parliamentary principles by correctly answering questions drawn from a list of 300 questions related to parliamentary procedure.  Tracy scored 100% on the NAP membership exam which she took following the Oklahoma Association of Parliamentarians workshop held on August 15 in Oklahoma City. 

Congratulations to: Julie Milligan, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Noble County, and her husband, Tommy, on the birth of their son.  Elliott Westcott was born Sept. 22, weighed 6 lbs., 15.6 oz, and was 21 inches long. 

Congratulations to: Lesa Newman, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development Extension Educator, Osage County, on her upcoming marriage to Ronald Rauh of Canton on Oct. 11.



Mickey R. Hoeltzel, Computer Specialist, DASNR Computer Support and Technology, effective 8-22-08

Dave A. Deken, TV Producer/Director, Agricultural Communication Services, effective 9-29-09 

Sean Hubbard, Communications Specialist, Agricultural Communication Services, effective 9-29-09  

Title Changes/Transfers

Lisa L. Bryant, Coordinator, Student Success, Animal Science, effective 10-4-08 (was: Communications Specialist, Agricultural Communication Services)


Lesa K. Newman, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Osage County, effective 9-30-08


October 4: 4-H Centennial Road Trip (TBD by District)

October 5: Tulsa State Fair Exhibit Release Day (Tulsa)

October 7: Fire, Wildlife, Timber, and Cattle Grazing Field Tour (Pushmataha Wildlife Management Area)

October 9: 4-H Century III In-Service Training (Oklahoma City)

October 10: CE-FCS Ambassadors Awards Luncheon (Oklahoma City)

October 10: 4-H Club Management Systems In-Service (Oklahoma City)

October 13: Fuel from the Field – Oklahoma Grown Biofuels Field Day (Chickasha)

October 14-15: Enhancing the Adoption of Organic Gardening (Oklahoma City)

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

October 15-17: Southwest District 4-H Youth in Action Conference (Oklahoma City)

October 15-17: Northeast District Youth in Action Conference (Gore)

October 20: Family Economic Well-Being (FEWB) Impact Team (Oklahoma City)

October 20: Rethinking the Cattle Business (Chandler)

October 21: Rethinking the Cattle Business (Miami)

October 22-23: OCES Secretaries Conference (Stillwater)

October 23: Rethinking the Cattle Business (Tulsa)

October 27-29: Southeast District Conference (TBA)

October 30: Southwest District 4-H In-Service (Lawton)

October 30: Effective Meeting Leadership/Parliamentary Procedure Training (Lawton)

November 6: 4-H Volunteer Management System In-Service (Oklahoma City)

November 7: Risk Management Core 4-H Requirement (Centra)

November 11: Rethinking the Cattle Business (Pawhuska)

November 11-13: 2008 Oklahoma Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show (Stillwater)

November 12: Effective Meeting Leadership/Parliamentary Procedure Training (Fairview)

November 13: Rethinking the Cattle Business (Jay)

November 18: Rethinking the Cattle Business (Tahlequah)

November 20: Effective Meeting Leadership/Parliamentary Procedure Training (McAlester)

November 20: Effective Meeting Leadership/Parliamentary Procedure Training (Kellyville)

November 20: Rethinking the Cattle Business (Claremore)

November 28-Dec. 2: National 4-H Congress (Atlanta, Ga.)

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