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Vol. 9 – No. 5
March 6, 2009

Current Events

Tree Fruit Field Day Slated: Payne County OSU Cooperative Extension, along with the Payne County Master Gardeners, will host a Tree Fruit Field Day March 21. The event is geared toward homeowners and potential small growers and will teach them the basics of fruit tree production. Extension specialists will be on hand to teach participants about fruit culture, variety selection and planting, soil health, irrigation, and insects and diseases. The morning session will be spent at the Payne County Expo Center. The afternoon session will take place at El Sueno Enterprises, a local farm in the Stillwater area. Lunch is provided. Registration is $5. Please call 405-747-8320 to register.


4-H Centennial Shirt Available Soon: To help celebrate the 100th birthday of the Oklahoma 4-H program, a new centennial Eskimo Joe’s shirt will be available next week. The shirt features Joe and Buffy along with graphics depicting the evolution of the 4-H program. Shirts will be available at Joe’s Clothes in Stillwater, as well as the stores at Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, and Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa. Shirts also will be available on the Eskimo Joe’s Web site, http://www.eskimojoes.com.

Change of Address: Please make note of the new address for Ottawa County. All correspondence should be sent to 123 E. Central Ave., #101, Miami, OK  74354-7002.

Congratulations to: Jim Trapp, Associate Director, and his wife Carol, on the birth of their first grandchild. Bradigan James Murphy was born Feb. 17, weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Proud parents are Wendy (Trapp) and Ryan Murphy, Colorado Springs, CO.

Congratulations to: Scott Price, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Grant County, and his wife Dee, on the birth of their first grandchild. Cal Edward Reeves was born Jan. 12, weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 inches long.  

College Corner

CASNR Students Win Creativity Challenge: Cortney Timmons, Savannah Smith, and Jessica Lay received $1,500 and first place honors in the student division of the first OSU Creativity Challenge with a proposal for “Real Pokes Pass It On.” The project focused on students, faculty, and staff donating discarded yet reusable materials to non-profit organizations and those in need within the OSU-Stillwater community. The Creativity Challenge asked participants to submit proposals for projects that could help OSU become a leader in creativity and innovation and could be implemented within a three-year time frame. The Creativity Challenge was part of the OSU Creativity Festival, which was held in conjunction with OSU Research Week, and is a part of the OSU Creativity Initiative.



Amanda R. Erichsen, Extension Assistant, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, effective 1-29-09 (listed as Coordinator in previous Extension News)

Michael J. Davis, Communications Specialist – Marketing, Agricultural Communications Services, effective 3-2-09

Jon-Joseph Q. Armstrong, Assistant Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, effective 4-30-09

Title Changes

Susan G. Routh, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development and Interim CED, Grady County, effective 3-2-09 (was:  Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development)


None to report


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 13-23: Oklahoma Youth Expo (Oklahoma City)

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 21: Tree Fruit Field Day (Stillwater)

March 24: Southwest District OHCE Meeting (Elk City)

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 1: Brush Control: Methods, Chemicals, Fire, and Wildlife (Ada)

April 1: Nutrition Principles Core: Planning a Healthful Diet (Centra)

April 2: Southeast District Speech Contest (McAlester)

April 6: 4-H Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)

April 7: Recycling and Illegal Dumping Education for Youth (Stillwater)

April 8: Economic Outlook and Updates (Ada)

April 8: Parenting Styles and Children’s Food Socialization (Centra)

April 11: Northwest District 4-H Meats Contest (Enid)

April 14: Growing Strong Families Impact Team: I Can Problem Solve/Raising a Thinking Child (TBA)

April 15: FEWB Spring In-Service (TBA)

April 15: Healthy Oklahoma Team Spring In-Service (Oklahoma City)

April 16-17: OEAFCS State Meeting (Oklahoma City)

April 17-22: The Woodward Lesser-Prairie Chicken Festival (Woodward)

April 18: State 4-H and FFA Horse Judging Contest (Stillwater)

April 23: 2009 4-H Curriculum Training (TBA)

April 24-25: Farm Transitions Conference (Alva)

April 29: DASNR Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)

April 29: Camping: Getting Back to the Basics (Stillwater)

April 30: Food Preparations in Challenging Times (Stillwater)

April 30: Healthy Communities 201 and Beyond (Oklahoma City)

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