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Volume 14, Number 17
September 5, 2014

CURRENT EVENTS

OSU Cowboy Marching Band to Pay Tribute to Extension Centennial Celebration: The OSU Cowboy Marching Band will honor the 100th anniversary of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service with a special formation during its game-day performance TOMORROW, Sept. 6. Extension employees, family members, and supporters have purchased discount tickets for the game. Kick-off is at 2:30 p.m. against Missouri State University in Stillwater. Extension faculty and staff are encouraged to wear clothing featuring the centennial emblem and Extension logo.

Concerts at The Botanic Garden at OSU Kick off Sept. 12:
Grab your lawn chairs, a blanket and a picnic supper and make plans to attend the fall concert series at The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University. The concert series will feature the Tequila Songbirds Sept. 12, the Jared Tyler Band Sept. 19, and Kyle Reid and the Low Swinging Chariots Sept. 26. Each concert will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit botanicgarden.okstate.edu.

OK-FIRE Workshop Slated: A full-day OK-FIRE Computer Training Workshop will take place Sept. 12 at the National Weather Center (NWC) in Norman.  J. D. Carlson (jdc@okstate.edu), OSU Fire Meteorologist and OK-FIRE Program Director, will direct the workshop. The workshop is slated from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including a lunch break at the NWC.
     The workshop will consist of a combination of presentations and computer lab exercises in which the attendees will get hands-on experience with the OK-FIRE website. Wildfire, as well as prescribed fire, applications will be covered. In addition to covering the major sections of the website (Weather, Fire, Smoke), other sections such as Satellite and Radar will be discussed, as will topics including fire detection by radar and satellite, the relationship of drought to fire danger, and burn bans. Operational procedures for assessing current and future fire danger using OK-FIRE also will be covered, along with the popular Fire Prescription Planner, a useful tool for planning a prescribed burn.
     Registration is required and can be done by contacting Elaina Wright (elaina.wright@okstate.edu; 405-744-5425 or 405-744-5431) at Oklahoma State University and providing her with your name, affiliation, email address, and phone number. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 8 or until space (22 participants max) is filled. There is no cost for the workshop, aside from travel costs to and from Norman. Registrants should, if possible, bring their own notebook computers with wireless connectivity (no iPads or other tablets). If that is not possible, some notebook computers will be available onsite.
     OK-FIRE (http://okfire.mesonet.org) is a program of the Oklahoma Mesonet for wildland fire management.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Blog Up and Running: A new venue to help folks better understand weather and agricultural information is now available at AgBlog.mesonet.org. This new blog provides a more personal look at Mesonet weather and climate information for agriculture producers and professionals. Articles are archived for easy reference. If there are topics in which you or your clientele are interested, please contact Al Sutherland, OSU Mesonet Agricultural Coordinator, at albert.sutherland@okstate.edu, or via phone at 405-325-3463.

New Address:
The Coal County Extension Office has a new address. The office is now located at 1501 S. Broadway, Coalgate, OK  74538. Telephone and fax numbers remain the same.

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:

  • EPP-7674 Pine Wild Disease
  • EPP-7675 Sampling for Pinewood Nematodes

Revised publications include:

  • HLA-6034 Use of Plastic Mulch and Row Covers in Vegetable Production
  • T-4156 Life Insurance
  • T-4154 The Basics of Long-Term Care Insurance
  • T-5137 Reverse Mortgages and Other Uses of Home Equity
  • HLA-6210 Apple and Peach Varieties for Oklahoma
  • VTMD-9124 Equine Infectious Anemia
  • T-3174 Nutrition for Older Adults: Chewing, Swallowing and Nutrition
  • T-3178 Nutrition for Older Adults: Digestion, Food Intolerance and Nutrition
  • T-3185 Nutrition for Older Adults: Shopping Tips
  • T-3186 Nutrition for Older Adults: Social and Emotional Changes and Nutrition
  • T-3193 Nutrition for Older Adults: Dietary and Health Guidelines to Lower the Risk of Cancer
  • T-3196 Nutrition for Older Adults: Diet and Health Guidelines to Lower the Risk of Osteoporosis
  • T-3200 Nutrition for Older Adults: Diet and Health Guidelines for Weight Loss
  • T-3117 Carbohydrates in the Diet
  • T-3120 Nutrient Interaction
  • T-3124 Nutrition Misinformation
  • T-3142 Dietary Salt and Sodium
  • T-3150 Dietary Calcium
  • T-3152 Diet and Osteoporosis
  • T-3153 Dietary Fat and Cholesterol
  • T-3156 Vitamins and the Body
  • T-3163 Protein and the Body
  • T-3164 Minerals and the Body
  • T-3167 Weight Management
  • T-3157 Dietary Sugar and Alternative Sweeteners

Condolences to:
Patti Testerman, 4-H Program Assistant, Choctaw County, and her husband Keith, on the death of her mother-in-law. Ruth Testerman passed away Aug. 26. Funeral services took place Aug. 29 at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Hugo. Cards may be sent to Keith and Patti at 1102 N 4280 Rd., Hugo, OK  74743.

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Appointments 

Bradley Secraw, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Grady County, effective 8-11-14

Title Changes/Transfers

Austin Moore, Sr. Television Producer/Director, Agricultural Communications, effective 4-1-14 (was: Television Producer/Director, Agricultural Communications)

Jessie Furnish, Assistant Extension Specialist, State 4-H Office, effective 8-18-14 (was: Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Cleveland County)

Separations/Retirements

Tracey Watts, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, effective 8-22-14

COMING EVENTS

September 5: Logan County 100 Years of Extension Reception (Guthrie)
September 8: Canola Drill and Planter Calibration Clinic (Ft. Cobb)
September 9: Current Issues in Agricultural Economics (Web-based)
September 10: Oklahoma State Fair Indoor Exhibits Entry and Judging Day (Oklahoma City)September 10: Monthly Energy Update (Adobe Connect)
September 11: Canola Drill and Planter Calibration Clinic (Kingfisher)
September 11- 21: Oklahoma State Fair (Oklahoma City)
September 12: Cooperative Conversations: Office Topic TBD (Adobe Connect)
September 12: Concert at The Botanic Garden at OSU (Stillwater)
September 12: OK-FIRE Computer Workshop Training (Norman)
September 12: Canola Drill and Planter Calibration Clinic (Lahoma)
September 12: Cooperative Conversations (Adobe Connect)
September 13: State 4-H Sporting Clay Contest (Guthrie)
September 16: Canola Drill and Planter Calibration Clinic (Seiling)
September 17: 2014 OSU Turfgrass and Weed ID Workshop (Stillwater)
September 18: Horticulture Update (Adobe Connect)
September 18: Southwest District Youth Science Day (Clinton)
September 18-19: Oklahoma Pest Control Association Fall Conference (Midwest City)
September 19: Concert at The Botanic Garden at OSU (Stillwater)
September 23: Tulsa State Fair Entry and Judging Day (Tulsa)
September 23: Caddo Research Station Peanut and Cotton Field Tour (Ft. Cobb)
September 23-25: Oklahoma Vegetation Management Association Fall Conference (Tulsa)
September 25 – Oct. 5: Tulsa State Fair (Tulsa)
September 25: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Okmulgee)
September 26: Concert at The Botanic Garden at OSU (Stillwater)
September 27: 4-H State Skeet Contest (Arcadia)
September 27: Hospitality Extension Efforts Around the Corner (Adobe Connect)
October 1: Area Coordinator Meeting (Oklahoma City)
October 1: NBCEC Brown Bagger Seminar Week 1 (Webinar)
October 2: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Stillwater)
October 7: Hunger and Health Issues Teams Joint In-Service (Oklahoma City)
October 8: 2014 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Conference (Stillwater)
October 8: Monthly Energy Update (Adobe Connect)
October 8: NBCEC Brown Bagger Seminar Week 2 (Webinar)
October 9: E3A In-Service, Part 5 (Adobe Connect)
October 10: Cooperative Conversations: National Cybersecurity Month (Adobe Connect)
October 11: Northwest District 4-H Fall Trap Shoot (Enid)
October 13: Southeast District 4-H Briefing #3 (Adobe Connect)
October 15: NBCEC Brown Bagger Seminar Week 3 (Webinar)
October 16: October Horticulture Update (Adobe Connect)
October 18: 4-H State Trap Contest (El Reno)
October 20: CPR/First Aid (Stillwater)
October 21: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Arapaho)
October 22: NBCEC Brown Bagger Seminar Week 4 (Webinar)
October 22: Southeast District New Educator Boot Camp – Session 3 (Webinar)
October 23: Ambassadors Awards Luncheon (Oklahoma City)
October 27: 4-H Volunteer Management System (Oklahoma City)
October 28: OCES Administrative Assistants Conference (Stillwater)
October 28: 4-H Volunteer Management System Review (Webinar)
October 29: Southwest District CED Meeting (TBD)
October 29: NBCEC Brown Bagger Seminar Week 5 (Webinar)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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