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Volume 13, Number 23

November 15, 2013




Registration Deadline Nears for Winter Crop School: Those interested in attending the OSU Winter Crop School must register by Dec. 3. The school is geared toward Oklahoma certified crop advisors, agricultural retailers, OSU Cooperative Extension professionals, and others with an interest in agriculture and will take place Dec. 10-11 at the Wes Watkins Center on the OSU campus in Stillwater. 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. 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.


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:

  • L-439 Water Use by Eastern Redcedar
  • AGEC-1049 Measuring Community Retail Activity
  • WREC-103 Hydraulic Fracturing and Domestic Water Issues
  • AGEC-1048 Another Farm Bill Expiration: How Did We Get Here, What Does it Mean, and What Happens Now?   

Revised publications include:

  • E-982 A Resource Guide for Beginning Farmers in Oklahoma
  • E-996 No-Till Cropping Systems in Oklahoma

Congratulations to: Shannon Ferrell, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Law, and his wife, Cara, on the birth of their son. Shawn Timothy was born Nov. 7, weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Shawn also is the grandson of Dixie Ferrell, Northeast District Extension Director.



Students Receive Recognition: Several students were recognized by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Sciences Society of American during the groups’ international meetings in Tampa, Fla., earlier this month. Award winners include:

  • Jordan Beehler and Andres Patrignani – 1st place in the poster competition in the SSSA Soil Physics Division
  • Alex Barerio, 1st place in the poster competition in the CSSA Crop Ecology, Management, and Quality Division
  • Eric Miller – 1st place in both oral and poster competitions in the SSSA Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Division
  • Emily Landoll – 2nd place, Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences speech contest



Saleh Taghvaeian, Assistant Extension Specialist, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, effective 10-21-13


Kelsey Ratcliff, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Coal County, effective 10-21-13


Haley Porter, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Logan County, effective 11-18-13


Title Changes/Transfers


David Adams, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development and CED, Muskogee County, effective 11-1-13 (was: Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Muskogee County)

Jim Rutledge, Executive Director, Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, and Interim Assistant Director and 4-H State Program Leader, effective 11-18-13 (was: Executive Director, Oklahoma 4-H Foundation) 

Ryan Sproul, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, Delaware County, effective 12-1-13 (was: Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Delaware County) 

Melanie Taylor, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H YouthDevelopment, and Interim CED, McIntosh County, effective 12-31-13 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, McIntosh County)



None to report




November 15: 4-H Volunteer Management System (Oklahoma City)
November 16: State 4-H Volunteer Board Meeting (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 (Stillwater)
December 2: Personal Finance and Jobs and Employment Issue Teams Meeting (Stillwater)
December 3: OK Turfgrass Conference – Day 1 – Golf Turf/Sports Field/Lawn Care Management (Stillwater)
December 3: National Arthritis Foundation Land Exercise Certification Training (Enid)
December 4: OK Turfgrass 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)
January 8-12: Denver Western Roundup (Denver, Colo.)
January 11: 4-H Pet Fun Day (Tulsa)
January 11: Indoor Archery Invitational (Stillwater)
January 22-23: Extension Conference (Stillwater)


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