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Volume 15, Number 1
January 9, 2015



Try Something New in 2015: Join the conversation about where your food comes from. Farm to Fork: A Panoramic View of Agriculture is an online journey connecting agricultural science and your food.
     Go on a virtual tour of a dairy, swine, and beef farm. Study how farm practices impact the environment. Learn how modern livestock techniques impact the well-being of farm animals. Visit the DNA analysis labs that help keep food safe. Tour the soil test laboratories helping farmers apply the optimal amount of fertilizer. Visit a century-old experiment linking fertilizers to crop yields. Think critically about the impact of local food on the local economy.
     Do all of this and more in one online course to gain a panoramic view of agriculture—from the farm, to the fork.
     The course is available and open to the public. Participants are able to take the course for free or to enroll for a reasonable online tuition cost to earn OSU credit. The course will begin Jan. 12. Enrollment ends Jan. 20.

To learn more about the course and to register, please visit 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:

      • ANSI-3173 Color Patterns in Crossbred Beef Cattle

      Revised publications include:

      • PSS-2916 Can Urban Horizontal Directional Drilling Mud Be Land Applied?

      Revision publications include:

      • EPP-7634 Anthracnose and Other Common Lead Diseases of Deciduous Shade Trees

      Congratulations to: Mandy Blocker, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Muskogee County, and her husband, Todd, on the birth of their daughter. Britt Elizabeth was born Jan. 6, weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19 ½ inches long.

      Condolences to: Suzanne McNatt, Senior Financial Coordinator, DASNR, on the death of her mother. Julia Lou McNatt passed away Dec. 29. Funeral services took place Jan. 6 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Edmond. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Oklahoma Chapter, 2123 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK  73106, or Lupus Foundation of Oklahoma, 3017 N. Stiles Ave., Oklahoma City, OK  73105. Cards may be mailed to Suzanne at 258 Ag Hall, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK  74078.

      Condolences to: Barbara Brown, Administrative Assistant, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, on the death of her mother. Joan Ulchar passed away Jan. 5. Funeral services took place Jan. 7. Cards may be sent to Barbara at 127 Noble Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK  74078.

      Condolences to
      : Sherry Richardson, Administrative Support Specialist, Southeast District Office, on the death of her mother. June Griffin passed away Jan. 6. Funeral services will take place tomorrow, Jan. 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the Criswell Funeral Chapel in Ada. Cards may be sent to Sherry at 20711 CR 3500, Fitzhugh, OK  74843-2438.



      None to report

      Title Changes/Transfers 

      Lou Anella, Professor, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, and Director, The Botanic Garden at OSU, effective 12-1-14 (was: Professor, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture)

      Brenda Brantley, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Caddo County, effective 1-2-15 (was: Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Payne County)


      Summer Riggins, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Canadian County, effective 1-4-15


      January 9: Adobe Photoshop – Basic Editing (Adobe Connect)
      January 12: Creating Safe Environments – 4-H Risk Management (Online)
      January 17: State 4-H Indoor Archery Contest (Cherokee)
      January 20-21: 4-H/FCS Statewide In-service (Stillwater)
      January 21:  Centennial Time Capsule Dedication (Stillwater)
      January 24: 4-H Day at Cowgirl Basketball (Stillwater)
      January 31: State 4-H Air Rifle and Air Pistol Contest (Kingfisher)
      January 31: 4-H Pet Fun Day (Tulsa)
      February 4: County Extension Director Retreat (Stillwater)
      February 7: 4-H Horse Communication Contest/4-H Horse Quiz Bowl (Stillwater)
      February 12: Annie’s Project – Family and Farm Financial Management Workshop Series (Stillwater)
      February 12: Area Coordinator Training Meeting (Oklahoma City)
      February 13: Publisher 2013 – New Features (Adobe Connect)
      February 14: Horse Judging Clinic (Stillwater)
      February 17: Soils Lab In-Service (Stillwater)
      February 19: Canola College (Enid)
      February 20: 4-H Bright Nights Oklahoma Science Museum Camp-In (Oklahoma City)
      February 21: 4-H Day at Cowboy Basketball (Stillwater)
      February 21: Southeast District Share the Fun, Clover Bowl, and Famous Persons Contest (Kiowa)















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