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Volume 15, Number 5
March 6, 2015


Horse Owner’s Workshop is Tomorrow: OSU’s Department of Animal Science, along with OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, are teaming up to present the Horse Owner’s Workshop tomorrow, March 7, at the Animal Science Arena, 2720 W. McElroy, in Stillwater. The workshop will cover all aspects of horse care, including nutrition, health care, pasture management and fire safety. Industry specialists from OSU and Louisiana State University will be on hand to share their expertise. Registration is $25 per person for the all-day workshop which begins at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is included. For more information, please visit http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/news/horse-owners-workshop-how, or call 405-744-6060.

Oklahoma Invasive Species Conference is Next Week: The Oklahoma Invasive Species Conference will take place March 13, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the National Weather Center in Norman. The full-day conference will incorporate special issues important to Oklahoma, including crops weeds and pests, invasive species management, successful biocontrol of invasives, and information on a wide variety of invasive species. The effect of invasives on crops, natural areas, and urban systems also will be covered. Registration is $30 and includes conference participation, resource bag, lunch, and break snacks and beverages. For more information and to register online, please visit www.okinvasives.org.

OIA to Host Mixer: The Oklahoma Irrigation Association will host a mixer March 19 for all new members and to sign up anyone who wishes to be a part of the changes coming to the irrigation industry in Oklahoma. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Greens Country Club, 13100 Green Valley Dr., Oklahoma City. Guest speaker Albert Sutherland, OSU Extension Specialist, Mesonet, will be discussing water conservation and drought issues. There will be food served and a cash bar. Please RSVP to Rebekah Ebbs, Oklahoma Irrigation Association Secretary/Treasurer at Rebekah@urbanlawnsinc.com.  


4-H Roundup Workshops Needed: This year marks the 94th State 4-H Roundup, slated July 22-24 on the OSU campus. The State Leadership Youth Council, State 4-H Office and Roundup Committee are working to see that participants are offered the highest quality educational program possible. The Council has chosen the theme “Building Your 4-H Legacy.”  We are looking for persons to present educational workshops to youth ages 13-19. The workshops need to be hands-on, motivational, upbeat and age appropriate.  We would also like them to follow the theme by teaching subject matter that encourages life skill development, promotes project work, and/or career exploration.  The workshop form can be found at http://4h.okstate.edu/events-and-activities/roundup-notebook/state-4-h-roundup .   Please consider teaching one.  Or, if you know of someone who does a quality workshop for youth, please try to recruit them. Workshop applications are due April 1, 2015. For more 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-2164 Effectiveness of In-furrow pelletized Lime for Winter Wheat Grown in Low Soil pH
  • E-832 Extension Agent’s Handbook of Insect, Plant Diseases and Weed Control (Horticulture Section)

Revised publications include:

  • CR-3279 Cow-Calf Production Record Software
  • ANSI-3920 Body Condition of Horses
  • VTMD-9134 Bovine Trichomoniasis
  • CR-230 Oklahoma Cropland Rental Rates: 2014-2015
  • CR-216 Oklahoma Pasture Rental Rates: 2014-2015
  • PSS-2132 No-till Wheat Production in Oklahoma
  • ANSI-3260 A Planning Calendar for Beef Cattle Herd Health
  • VTMD-9116 Gossypol Toxicity in Livestock

Condolences to: Phil Mulder, Head, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, and his wife, Lori, on the death of his father. Phillip (Flip) G. Mulder passed away Feb. 19. Funeral services took place Feb. 25 at Countryside Baptist Church in Stillwater.



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March 7: Horse Owner’s Workshop (Stillwater)
March 7: Oklahoma 4-H State Hunting and Wildlife Contest (Enid)
March 13: Cooperative Conversations – Editing PDFs with Adobe Acrobat Pro (Adobe Connect)
March 13: Oklahoma Invasive Species Conference (Norman)
March 16: Spotted Wing Drosophila Workshop (Tulsa)
March 17: Southeast District OHCE Meeting (Coalgate)
March 18: Spotted Wing Drosophila Workshop (Norman)
March 19: Oklahoma Irrigation Association Mixer (Oklahoma City)
March 24: Northeast District OHCE Meeting (Miami)
March 25: Native Pecan Management (Perkins)
March 26: Northwest District OHCE Meeting (Fairview)
March 26: Southeast District 4-H Public Speaking Contest (McAlester)
March 26: Oklahoma Peanut Expo (Lone Wolf)
March 27-28: 4-H Zoo Snooze (Oklahoma City)
March 28: Oklahoma 4-H State Hunting and Wildlife Contest (Canton)
March 31: Southwest District OHCE Meeting (Chickasha)
April 2: Fair Judging 101 (TBA)
April 6: Entomology Plant Pathology In-service West (TBA)
April 7: Southeast District Invitational Livestock Judging Contest (Tishomingo)
April 7: 4-H Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)
April 8: Entomology Plant Pathology In-service East (TBA)
April 8: Area Coordinator Training Meeting (Oklahoma City)
April 10: Eastern Oklahoma Beef Cattle Summit (McAlester)
April 10: Oklahoma Association of Fairs and Festivals Annual Convention (TBA)
April 10: Scheduling for Success with Outlook 2013 (Adobe Connect)
April 11: State 4-H Junior and Intermediate Outdoor Archery Contest (Stillwater)
April 13: 4-H for Century III – A Model for Oklahoma 4-H Program (TBA)
April 14: Northeast District Ag In-service (Keystone State Park)
April 16: Divorce, Remarriage, and Step-family Formation (TBA)
April 16: 2015 4-H Curriculum In-service (TBA)
April 17: OCES Internship Orientation (TBA)
April 18: 4-H Horse Judging Contest (Stillwater)
April 22: Update on FCS Programming (Oklahoma City)
April 22: Annual OEAFCS Meeting (Oklahoma City)
April 23: Southeast District Land Judging Contest (Choctaw County)
April 28: 4-H for Century III – A Model for Oklahoma 4-H Program (TBA)















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