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Volume 13, Number 22

November 1, 2013



Winter Crop School: Oklahoma certified crop advisors, agricultural retailers, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension professionals, and others with an interest in agriculture are invited to take part in the OSU Winter Crop School. Slated Dec. 10-11 at the Wes Watkins Center on the OSU campus in Stillwater, the Winter Crop School is designed to provide updates to crop advisors regarding current research and recent advances in agronomy. Registration is $125 for both days of the school or $75 for a single day. Online registration is available at http://orangehub.okstate.edu. Click on Agricultural Conference Services and then select OSU Winter Crop School. Registration forms are available online at www.wheat.okstate.edu and forms and payment should be mailed to Ag Conferences, 430 Student Union, Stillwater, OK  74078. Online and mail-in registrations are due by Dec. 3. There is a $20 late registration fee. For more information about the OSU Winter Crop School, please contact Jeff at 405-744-9617 or via email at jeff.edwards@okstate.edu.


International Trip Available Through 4-H Program: The Oklahoma 4-H program is looking for graduating 4-H members and incoming college students with an interest in sharing their knowledge in Central America. This will be the 6th annual trip to work with substance farmers and families teaching them basic gardening, composting, and food security. We will be traveling June 9-18, 2014. Registration deadline is Jan. 15, 2014 and the approximate cost is $2,000 which includes airfare, lodging, and most meals. This trip can also be taken for 3 hours college credit. We have had Extension Educators also attend in the past. More information is available at: http://oklahoma4h.okstate.edu/nica/. Contact Jeff Sallee at 405-744-8885, or Lynn Brandenberger at 405-744-5408, for more information.


Brown Elected to Office: Nick Brown, Faculty/Evaluator AECL/CASNR, was elected secretary by the Extension Education Evaluation Topical Interest Group (EEE TIG) at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association. Nick also copresented Evaluating Ideas, Evaluating Prospects: A New Model for a New Century of Evaluation Practice in Extension Education.

New/Updated Publications on PODS: There are a number of new and updated publications available on the Print on Demand System at http://osufacts.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/HomePage. New publications include:

  • NREM-2893 Burn Plan for Prescribed Burning
  • HLA-6719 Use of Reflectance Sensonrs to Monitor Plant Nitrogen Status in Horticultural Plants
  • T-4157 The Financial Puzzle: Using Credit Wisely
  • T-4158 The Financial Puzzle: Credit Reports and Scores

Revised publications include:

  • PSS-2145 Fusarium Head Blight (Head Scab) of Wheat: Questions and Answers
  • NREM-2886 Stocking Rate Determination on Native Rangeland

Congratulations to: Tom Royer, IPM Coordinator, and his wife, Joleen, on the birth of their grandson. Oliver Logan Lawson was born Oct. 18, weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Proud parents are Aaron and Kelly Lawson.



Mindy Hittle, Extension Educator, Agriculture, Texas County, effective 10-31-13

Title Changes/Transfers

Lisa Taylor, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Muskogee County, effective 11-1-13 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Muskogee County)


None to report


November 1: 4-H Risk Management (Centra)

November 2: State 4-H Smallbore Contest (Oklahoma City)

November 6: Northeast District 4-H Update (Chouteau)

November 6: Steps to a Healthier Weight (Centra)

November 6: Monthly Home Energy Info (Adobe Connect)

November 8: Cooperative Conversations: Social Media in OCES: Who’s Doing What? (Online)

November 8: 4-H Foundation Board Meeting (Stillwater)

November 9: State 4-H Council 2nd

Quarter Meeting (Stillwater)

November 11: 4-H Clover Classic Golf Tournament (Stillwater)

November 12: Current Issues in Agricultural Economics (Centra)

November 12: Risky Behavior/Family Breakdown Issue Team In-Service (Norman)

November 13: Northwest District 4-H Fall Update (Fairview)

November 13: Hunger Team Update (Adobe Connect)|

November 14: November Horticulture Update (Adobe Connect)

November 14: 4-H for Century III – A Model for the Oklahoma 4-H Program (Oklahoma City)

November 15: 4-H Volunteer Management System (Oklahoma City)

November 18: Health and Hunger Issue Team Meeting (Oklahoma City)

November 19-20: Northeast/Southeast District FCS In-Service (Tulsa)

November 21-22: Northwest District In-Service – Tia Chi Certification/OSDH (Enid)

November 22: Southwest District FCS In-Service (Ft. Cobb)November 29-December 3: National 4-H Congress (Atlanta)

December 2: Safety and Environment Issue Team Meeting (TBA)

December 2: Personal Finance and Jobs and Employment Issue Teams Meeting (TBA)

December 3: OK Turf Conference – Day 1 – Golf Turf/Sports Field/Lawn Care Management (Stillwater)

December 3: National Arthritis Foundation Land Exercise Certification Training (Enid)

December 4: OK Turf Conference – Day 2 – Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education (Stillwater)

December 4: Cooking for One (Or Two) (McAlester)

December 4: Monthly Home Energy Info (Adobe Connect)

December 5: 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies (TBA)

December 6: 4-H Club Management System (TBA)

December 6: Southwest District FCS In-Service (Clinton)

December 10-11: OSU Winter Crop School (Stillwater)

December 11: Cooking for One (Or Two) (TBA)

December 13: Cooperative Conversations: Merging with Mail and Email (Online)

December 14: 4-H State Air Rifle and Air Pistol Contest (Kingfisher)

December 19: December Horticulture Update (Adobe Connect)


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