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Volume 15, Number 7
April 3, 2015



Veterinary Voices Seminar to Focus on Navicular Syndrome: Dan Burba, equine surgeon at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, is the keynote speaker at the next Veterinary Voices Seminar on April 7. He will talk about navicular syndrome in horses, how it is diagnosed, and if certain horses are predisposed to this problem. He also will talk about treatment and management of symptoms. The seminar begins at 7 p.m. in McElroy Hall Auditorium at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, located at the corner of McFarland and West Farm Road. The Veterinary Voices Seminar is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend, the program will be streamed live at www.okstate.tv. For additional information, please call 405-744-7672.


Oklahoma County Office Has New Address: The Oklahoma County OSU Extension Office has moved into their new offices. The address is 2500 NE 63rd St., OKC, OK  73111. Phone and fax numbers remain the same.

2015 Intercultural Experience in a Latin American Country: The United States population is becoming more diverse. More than ever, faculty, staff members, and extension personnel should be prepared to work in a multicultural environment. The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is aware of this challenge and is designing and delivering a variety of strategies to increase Intercultural Competence among extension personnel.
     The latest project developed includes an intercultural experience for 12 Extension administrators, educators, specialists, and professional staff in 2015. The program includes a 12-day cross-cultural experience in Mexico from Dec. 5-Dec. 16, pre- and post-departure intercultural competence training, and the expenses related to the majority of the meals, accommodation with a host family, Spanish language lessons, excursion, and cultural activities are included. The project will address issues of hunger, health, environment, education, immigration and agricultural science, among others. Applications are being accepted now and a decision on final participants issued by June 30.
     The project represents a joint effort between the College of Human Sciences, the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (DASNR) and other units on Campus. Lupita Fabregas Janeiro, Multicultural and Community Engagement Specialist, is coordinating this project. For more information, please contact Lupita at Lupita.Fabregas@okstate.edu.

New/Updated Publications on PODS: There are a number of new and revised publications available on the Print on Demand System at http://osufacts.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/HomePage. New publications include: 

      • NREM-101 Are Herbicides Safe to Use in My Pond?
      • AGEC-1053 Know Your Customers: Oklahoma Agritourism Visitor Characteristics and Opinions About a New Liability Law
      • CR-2165 Wheat and Flour Quality for Varieties Tested in the 2014 OSU Wheat Variety Performance Trials
      • T-4149 El rompecabezas financiero: Uniendo todas las piezas (The Financial Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together)
      • T-3150 Calcio en la dieta (Dietary Calcium)
      • T-3132 Interacciones Medicamento-Nutriente (Drug-Nutrient Interaction)
      • T-4136 El rompecabezas financiero: Metas, decisions y planes (The Financial Puzzles: Goals, Choices, and Plans)

      Revised publications include:

      • PSS-2256 Factors Affecting Wheat Germination and Stand Establishment in Hot Soils
      • CR-6609 2015 Commercial Sources of Buffalograss Seed, Sod and Plugs
      • BAE-1523 Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water
      • VTMD-9135 Scrapie

      Congratulations to: Megan Meyer, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Kingfisher County, on her marriage. Megan and Randall Klinnert were married March 14. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Klinnert!

      Congratulations to: Gayle Hiner, Sr. Communications Specialist, Agricultural Communications Services, on the birth of her granddaughter. Evangaline “Evy” Grace was born March 11, weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Proud parents are Kyle and Shaunalynn Hiner.

      Congratulations to: Lindsey Grace, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Kay County, and her husband, Spencer, on their birth of their daughter. Emma Louise was born March 26, weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 17 ½ inches long. She is welcomed home by big sister Avery.

      Congratulations to: Gloria King, Southwest District FCS Program Specialist, and her husband, Paul, on the birth of their granddaughter. Oakley Grace was born March 30, weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 ¼ inches long. Proud parents are George and Tiffany King.

      Condolences to: The family of Sam Harp, retired Extension Specialist, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. He passed away March 19. Funeral services took place March 24 at Strode Funeral Home in Stillwater. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the OSU Foundation, P.O. Box 1749, c/o The Sam and Sheila Harp Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Scholarship, Stillwater, OK  74076.

      Condolences to:  The family of Lynette Nelson, Extension Administrative Associate, OCES, on the death of her nephew. Brit Shuck passed away March 26. Funeral services took place March 30 at the Elm Grove Community Church near Chester, Oklahoma. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brit Shuck Memorial Scholarship, c/o Seiling State Bank, P.O. Box 10, Seiling, OK  73663.



        Abbi Goldenberg, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Osage County, effective 3-16-16

        Title Changes/Transfers

        Nancy Self, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Creek County, effective 3-1-15 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, Creek County)


        Shawna Hudspeth, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, LeFlore County, effective 3-2-15


        April 6: Entomology Plant Pathology In-service West (Clinton)
        April 7: Southeast District Invitational Livestock Judging Contest (Tishomingo)
        April 7: 4-H Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)
        April 7: Veterinary Voices, Navicular Syndrome and Your Horse (Stillwater)
        April 8: Entomology Plant Pathology In-service East (McAlester)
        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 (Oklahoma City)
        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 (Adobe Connect)
        April 14: Northeast District Ag In-service (Keystone State Park)
        April 16: Divorce, Remarriage, and Step-family Formation (Stillwater)
        April 16: 2015 4-H Curriculum In-service (Stillwater)
        April 17: OCES Internship Orientation (Stillwater)
        April 18: 4-H Horse Judging Contest (Stillwater)
        April 22: FCS Statewide In-service (Oklahoma City)
        April 22: Annual OEAFCS Meeting (Oklahoma City)
        April 23: Southeast District Land Judging Contest (Choctaw County)
        April 25: Grant County Invitational Shooting Sports Trap Shoot (Enid)
        April 28: 4-H for Century III – A Model for Oklahoma 4-H Program (Oklahoma City)
















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