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Volume 14, Number 18
September 19, 2014


Concert tonight at The Botanic Garden at OSU: 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 continues tonight with the Jared Tyler Band. Kyle Reid and the Low Swinging Chariots will wrap up the concert series Sept. 26. Concerts take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit botanicgarden.okstate.edu.

GardenFest is Tomorrow:
The 13th Annual GardenFest will take place TOMORROW, Sept. 20, at The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University. Industry specialists will be on hand to share their knowledge of topics including landscape design, companion planting, irrigation, landscape design, chili pepper ristra demonstration, water gardening and turf, to name a few. Steve Dobbs, grounds manager at OSU and former host of the popular television program Oklahoma Gardening, will be on hand to share information about the future of the OSU campus grounds. GardenFest will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Recycling Conference:
Early bird registration is now open for the Oklahoma Recycling Association’s 2014 conference, “Increasing Diversion: Events, Offices, Rural Areas.” The conference will take place Oct. 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of Central Oklahoma Nigh Center in Edmond. Six CEUs will be offered toward SWANA certification. For more information, session topics, lodging, and to register, please visit www.recycleok.org/okra/oklahoma-events-activities.

Irrigation Auditor Class Slated:
A two-day Irrigation Auditor Class with option for Certification will take place at the Oklahoma County Extension Office, 930 N Portland, Oklahoma City. The classes will be held Nov.12, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Nov. 13, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The certification exam will be given Nov. 14, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
     The class and testing option provides attendees with the opportunity to become an Irrigation Association (IA) Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor. This Water Auditor class is taught by an IA-certified instructor and covers the information needed to help you pass the IA’s Certification Test if you choose to take it.
     The Irrigation Auditor Class costs $200 per person, not including the exam. This price covers the class, all course literature (including books and audit software), and lunch on both days of the class. To register for the class, please make checks payable to the Oklahoma Irrigation Association. For more information, contact Malarie Gotcher at 405-297-3380, or Malarie.Gotcher@okstate.edu. Class registration deadline is Oct. 30.
     Testing certification is $250 for IA members and $495 for non-members. The registration deadline is Oct. 30. The test will take place at the same location as the class. To register and pay for the exam, call 703-536-7080, or go here.


Corn Demonstration Plot Story on YouTube: For those readers who may have missed the Sept. 13 episode of SUNUP, here’s a link to an interesting story about a one-of-a-kind corn demonstration plot at the Eastern Research Station. This plot was set up to commemorate Extension’s Centennial this year. Brian Pugh, Northeast District area agronomist, and Rodney Farris, senior station superintendent, are featured in this segment, which can be found here

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:

  • CR-2277 Applying Nitrogen-Rich Strips
  • HLA-6445 Smart Irrigation Technology: Controllers and Sensors

Revised publications include:

  • NREM-9015 Impacts of Lead Ammunition and Sinkers on Wildlife
  • HLA-6030 Pepper Production
  • AGEC-939 Deferred Taxes
  • T-3167 Weight Management
  • T-3148 Food Intake in Later Years
  • T-3149 Nutrition in Later Years
  • T-3161 Diet and Diabetes
  • T-3160 Diet and Heart Disease
  • T-3159 Diet and High Blood Pressure
  • T-3132 Nutrition for Physical Activity and Athletics
  • T-3620 Food Allergies and Food Intolerances
  • AGEC-222 Cow-Calf Standardized Performance Analysis (SPA)
  • HLA-6020 Growing Vegetable Transplants
  • HLA-6022 Sweet Potato Production
  • HLA-6028 Potato Production
  • VTMD-9125 Canine Bite Prevention
  • T-4226 Planning for the Future



Alexandra Mullock, Extension Assistant, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, effective 8-18-14

Kristin Knight, Marketing Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development, effective 8-25-14

Tristin Dean, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Muskogee County, effective 8-29-14

Katherine Powers, Communications Specialist, Agricultural Economics, effective 8-29-14

Joshua Yates, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Creek County, effective 8-29-14

Title Changes/Transfers 

Alex Magee, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Nowata County, effective 9-8-14 (was: Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Tulsa County)

Lyndall Stout, Director, Agricultural Communications Services, effective 9-8-14 (was: Sr. Producer/Director, Interim Director, Agricultural Communications Services)

Keith Owens, Interim Associate Director, Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station, effective 9-12-14


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

Janice Cranor, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Rogers County, effective 10-3-14 (retirement)


September 19: Concert at The Botanic Garden at OSU (Stillwater)
September 20: GardenFest (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 9: Oklahoma Recycling Association 2014 Conference (Edmond)
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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