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Vol. 9 – No. 3
February 6, 2009

Current Events

FAPC to hold 2009 Research Symposium: The Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center and the Institute of Food Technologists–Oklahoma Section, are holding a research symposium to highlight food and agricultural products research conducted by the FAPC and OSU. The symposium will take place Feb. 17 in room 201 of the FAPC from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., and will feature a combination of oral and poster presentations, keynote speaker, and tours/demonstrations. A special feature of the symposium is a presentation by keynote speaker Michael Davidson, food science and technology department head at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Davidson also is a food microbiologist with a specialty in microbiological food safety and food antimicrobials. 
     The symposium is open to anyone who would like to attend. There is no charge for the day’s events; however, registration is required to receive a complimentary lunch ticket and handbag. You may register online at www.fapc.biz/researchsymposium.html or call Karen Smith, FAPC workshop coordinator, at 405-744-6277.
     This year’s research symposium is being held in conjunction with OSU Research Week, which runs Feb. 16-20. Sponsors of the FAPC/IFT-OK Research Symposium include 3M Microbiology, PetSci, and Unitherm.

Crop Production Clinic Slated: Plans are underway for the 10th Annual Crop Production Clinic slated March 12 at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Goodwell. The clinic is geared toward producers, Extension educators, and crop consultants. Topic to be covered include biomass contracts, wheat diseases, carbon sequestration, seed law, removal of animal waste in production systems, drip irrigation, and Bermuda grass for the high plains. There are seven Certified Crop Adviser CEU’s approved. There is no registration fee, but participants are asked to pre-register by March 9 in order to get a count for lunch. For more information or to pre-register, call Rick Kochenower at 580-349-5440.


Sheik Achieves Certification: Brenda Sheik, Extension Educator, Community Nutrition Education Program (CNEP) Evaluator, recently achieved Basic Research Administration Certification offered by Oklahoma State University.

Congratulations to: Aubie Keese, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Hughes County, and his wife, Jackie, on the birth of their twins. They were born Jan. 10. Tara LaVan weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 17 ¾ inches long. Tate William weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and he was 19 ½ inches long. The babies are welcomed home by big brother Gage.


Cox Honored: Charles Cox, State 4-H Program Leader and interim department head, Agricultural Education, Communications, and Leadership, was recently recognized as one of the 2009 Oklahoma Youth Expo Show Honorees.



Amanda R. Erichsen, Coordinator, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering., effective 1-29-09

 Ryan A. Moehle, Assistant Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, effective 1-29-09

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February 6: 4-H Science Museum Camp-In (Oklahoma City)

February 7: State 4-H Horse Topic Communication Contest (Stillwater)

February 7: 4-H and FFA Night with the Blazers (Oklahoma City)

 February 9-10: No-till Oklahoma Conference 2009 (Oklahoma City)

February 10: Oklahoma Moderators and Recorders Academy (Ada)

February 10: Family Economic Well-Being Core (Eastern Oklahoma, TBA)

February 11: Nutrition Principles Core: Energy Balance (Centra)

February 12: Developing Your Portfolio for the Career Ladder System (Centra)

February 13: 4-H Science Museum Camp-In (Oklahoma City)

February 14: OSU Horse Judging Day (Stillwater)

February 17: Oklahoma Moderators and Recorders Academy (Weatherford)

February18: Nutrition Principles Core: Vitamins (Centra)

February 18: Safety is Everybody’s Business (Stillwater)

February 19: Use Agricultural Testing to Its Full Potential (Stillwater)

February 19: 4-H GPS/GIS Projects (Stillwater)

February 25: Nutrition Principles Core: Minerals (Centra)

February 25-26: Addressing Solid Waste Challenges, SWANA (Catoosa)

February 26: Office Ergonomic (Stillwater)

March 3: Designed for Success (Stillwater)

March 4: Nutrition Principles Cord: Water (Centra)

March 10: Southeast District OHCE Annual Meeting (Stigler)

March 10: Agricultural Economics – Current Issues (Centra)

March 11: Train the Trainer Tractor and Farm Machinery Certification Program (McAlester)

March 11: Nutrition Principles Core: Nutrients Working Together for Support Body Functions (Centra)

March 12: Crop Production Clinic (Goodwell)

March 18: Nutrition Basics: Toddlers and Preschoolers (Centra)

March 18: Is My Business Ready for E-Commerce? (Centra)

March 18-21: Kansas City Global Conference (Kansas City, MO)

March 19: Northwest District OHCE Meeting (Guymon)

March 21: 4-H WHEP Training (Stillwater)

March 25: Nutrition Principles Core: Foods and Nutrients Working Together In Health Promotion (Centra)

March 27-28: Oklahoma Science Museum Jr. Lock-In (Oklahoma City)

March 27-28: Farm Transitions Conference (Alva)

March 31: Northeast District OHCE Meeting (Bartlesville)

April 24-25: Farm Transitions Conference (Alva)

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