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Volume 14, Number 7

April 11, 2014



The Train is Arriving...See You There Tomorrow!




Spotted Wing Drosophila Workshop: A workshop to prepare Oklahoma stakeholders for spotted wing drosophila and to organize a state wide monitoring program is slated May 1 at the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension office, and May 2 at the Tulsa County OSU Extension office. Both workshops will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This program is intended to educate fruit growers and Extension Educators about the threat of spotted wing drosophila to the Oklahoma grape and berry industries.


Environmental Law Enforcement Training: OCES, along with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are joining forces to host Environmental Law Enforcement Trainings around the state. The next training is slated April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will take place at the courthouse in Pryor. Michael Freeman, senior criminal investigator with the ODEQ, will speak about agency jurisdictions and environmental crime statutes, and give an overview of illegal dumping and environmental crime awareness. Lynn Malley, OCES assistant state specialist, solid waste management programs, will present about Extension and the roles that citizens can take in helping to control illegal dumping. The training is free and lunch is $10 if registered by April 21. Registration may be done online on the OSU Solid Waste Management Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OkstateSolidWasteManagement or the website at www.agecon.okstate.edu/waste. For additional information please contact Malley at lynn.malley@okstate.edu.



Pomp and Circumstance: Members of Class XVI of the Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program graduated April 5. Since August 2012, they have traveled all over Oklahoma, spent two days in Kansas, two days in Pennsylvania, one week in Washington, D.C., and nearly two weeks in South Africa learning about leadership, economics, marketing, perspective, tolerance, and people. They also have performed community service in the various places they have visited and made a difference in the lives of others. They are great advocates for agriculture! Applications for OALP’s Class XVII are available online at http://oalp.okstate.edu. The deadline for submitting an application and letters of reference is May 1. For more information about the OALP, please contact Edmond Bonjour at 405-744-8134 or edmond.bonjour@okstate.edu.

New Address: The Jefferson County Extension Office has a new address. They are located at 802 East D Street, Waurika, OK  73573. Phone and fax numbers are the same.

Workshops Needed for State 4-H Roundup: The 93rd State 4-H Roundup is slated July 23-25 on the OSU campus. This year’s theme is “Making Superstars!” The State 4-H Office and the Roundup Committee are working to offer the highest quality educational program possible. The committee is looking for persons to present educational workshops to youth, ages 13-19. The workshops need to be hands-on, motivational, upbeat and age-appropriate. The workshop application form is located at http://4h.okstate.edu/events-and-activities/roundup-notebook. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Tracy Beck at 405-744-8891.

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:


  • PSS-2406 Understanding Cotton Irrigation Requirements in Oklahoma
  • PSS-2119 Choosing Which Cotton Varieties to Grow
  • T-2014 Teaching Children about Emotions
  • T-1801 Recycle Your Clothes and Fabrics

Revised publications include:

  • E-1010 Oklahoma Prescribed Burning Handbook
Condolences to: Nanette Shultz, Extension Administrative Support Specialist, Garvin County, on the death of her mother. Virginia Herrin passed away March 27. Funeral services took place April 1. Cards may be sent to Nanette in care of the Garvin County Extension Office, 201 W. Grant, Rm 7, Pauls Valley, OK  73075.
Condolences to
: Lyndall Stout, Senior TV Producer/Interim Director, Agricultural Communications Services, on the death of her grandmother. Vesta Ilene Woodward Gates passed away April 2. Funeral services took place April 5 in Fairfax. Cards may be sent to Lyndall at 141 Ag North, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK  74078. 




None to report


Title Changes/Transfers

Cameron Murley, Station Superintendent, FRSU, Oklahoma Panhandle Research and Extension Center, effective 3-31-14 (was: Interim Station Superintendent)


Joshua Keele, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Grant County, effective 4-14-14



April 11: Canning Pickles at Home (Stillwater)
April 12: Centennial Whistle Stop and Festival (Wellston)
April 12: State 4-H Horse Judging Competition (Stillwater)
April 12: Southeast District Trap and Skeet Contest (Ada)
April 14: CPR/First Aid (Stillwater)
April 15: Let’s Sew a 4-H Apronand Pillowcase (Cordell)
April 15: Poverty in Oklahoma (Webinar)
April 15: Outdoor Water Conservation Programming for Oklahoma (Stillwater)
April 16: Oilfield Safety for Youth (Watonga)
April 17: Horticulture Update (Adobe Connect)
April 17: 2014 4-H Curriculum In-service (Stillwater)
April 21-23: OSU Cow/Calf Boot Camp (Shawnee)
April 21: Fair Board Training (Webinar)
April 23: Health and Hunger Teams – Community Outcomes Twister In-service (Oklahoma City)
April 23: FCS Update Meeting (Oklahoma City)
April 24-25: OEAFCS State Meeting (Oklahoma City)
April 25: Southeast District 4-H Land Judging Contest (Pushmataha County)
April 25: Livestock Mortality Management (Langston)
April 25: Lincoln County Centennial Celebration (Chandler)
April 25: Payne County Centennial Celebration (Perkins)
April 25: Lincoln County Centennial Celebration (Chandler)
April 26: State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest (Stillwater)
April 26: Northwest District Parent/Volunteer Conference (Woodward)
April 26: Muskogee 4-H Dog Show (Muskogee)
April 28: Record Books Due (Stillwater)
April 29: Dining with Diabetes (Stillwater)
April 30: Finances and Jobs and Employment Issue Team Meeting (Oklahoma City)
May 1: Spotted Wing Drosophila Workshop (Oklahoma City)
May 2: Spotted Wing Drosophila Workshop (Tulsa)
May 2-3: Outdoor Adventures Shakedown (Stillwater)
May 3: Ambassador Selection Day (Stillwater)
May 3: Southeast District 4-H Archery and Air Rifle Contest (McAlester)
May 3: Centennial Whistle Stop and Festival RAIN DATE (Wellston)
May 5: Southeast District 4-H Briefing #2 (Adobe Connect)
May 5: Grady County Extension Centennial Celebration (Chickasha)
May 6: Record Book Judging (Stillwater)
May 7: DASNR Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)
May 7: Monthly Energy Update (Adobe Connect)
May 9: Cooperative Conversations: General Computer FAQs (Adobe Connect)
May 10: Northwest District 4-H Trap Shoot (Enid)
May 12: Musk Thistle/Saltcedar Beetle Roundup Workshop (Jet)
May 13: Current Issues in Agricultural Economics (Online)
May 13: Assisting Families with Health Crises and End-of-Life Planning (Stillwater or Oklahoma City)
May 14: Refresher Soil Science Course for Agriculturists (Stillwater or Oklahoma City)
May 15: May Horticulture Update (Adobe Connect)
May 15: Southeast District 4-H New Employee Boot Camp – Session 2 (Adobe Connect)
May 15: Aerobic Treatment Units: How Does it Work and How to Maintain It? (Adobe Connect)
May 20: IFMAPS In-Service (Stillwater)
May 20: Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults (Stillwater)
May 20-22: OAE4-HA Conference (Enid)
May 21: OCES Rural Development: Programs and Services (Lawton or Woodward)
May 22: Community Assessment Surveys (Online)
May 23: Linking Gerontology and Geriatrics Activities (Stillwater)
May 28: National Invitational Judging Coaches Symposium (Stillwater)
May 29: 4-H Leisure Lab (TBD)
May 29: Southeast District 4-H Dutch Oven Showdown (Coalgate)
May 29: Community Assessments: Asset Mapping (Adobe Connect)
May 29: Southwest District 4-H Horse Show (Duncan)
May 30: Southeast District 4-H Food Showdown (Tishomingo)


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