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Volume 15, Number 10
May 15, 2015

 

CURRENT EVENTS

Greenhouse Workshop Slated June 11: If you are a greenhouse or garden center professional, or simply a plant hobbyist, who is interested in learning more about ornamental plant production and marketing, make plans now to attend the first workshop in the Shackelford Lecture Series. Slated June 11, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Wes Watkins Center on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater, the Current Challenges in Floriculture workshop will provide attendees with information about current challenges and solutions as they pertain to ornamental plant production and marketing. The workshop will feature knowledgeable state and industry specialists who will share their expertise on a variety of topics. Registration is $25 and due by June 2. No late registrations or walk-ins can be accepted. Participants may register online at https://secure.touchnet.com/C20271_ustores/web/index.jsp. Select Horticulture/Landscape and then click on Conference Registration. For additional information, please contact Stephanie Larimer at 405-744-5404.

Organic Farm Tour Slated: Those who have an interest in sustainable or organic production should mark their calendars for the upcoming Organic Oklahoma Farm Tour 2015. Slated June 18-19, the tour is designed to introduce interested participants to Oklahoma  farms that are certified organic. Included in the tour are The Living Kitchen in Bristow, Fisher’s Produce in Slick, a tour of the Sustainable Aquaponics Facility in Langston, Crestview Farm in Edmond, Arcadia Round Barn in Arcadia, Sunrise Acres in Bridge Creek and Berry Creek Farm in Blanchard. The tours will depart and return both days to OSU/OKC. A $25 registration fee will cover transportation, lunches and lodging. Space is limited to 50 participants, so register now! For more information, please email Cross Timbers RC&D at crosstimbersrcd@gmail.com, or contact Lynn Malley at lynn.malley@okstate.edu.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Turn Off Sprinklers This Spring: Oklahoma has experienced one of the wettest seasons on record and according to Mesonet, received a statewide average of over nine inches of rain since April 1. Because of the abundant moisture, additional outdoor water use is unnecessary. With more rain in the forecast, sprinklers should be turned off for the next seven to 10 days and remain off until dry soil conditions resume. For more information, please refer to http://thinkwater.okstate.edu/ or http://www.hortla.okstate.edu/. Contact Justin Moss, associate professor of turfgrass science at Oklahoma State University at mossjq@okstate.edu with questions.

Save the Date: Mark your calendar for Aug. 18 so you can take part in the 2nd Oklahoma Irrigation Conference. There will be presentations on various aspects of agricultural irrigation, including irrigation decision tools, using sensors and managing variable rate and subsurface drip irrigation systems. In addition, irrigation specialists from Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas will present the results of their latest research projects. For more information, please contact Saleh Taghvaeian at 405-744-8395, or David Nowlin at 405-247-3376.

Flood Resources Available: In response to recent storms and flooding across the state, news releases containing relevant information and resources that may be helpful in ongoing recovery efforts are posted on the DASNR news feed at http://www.dasnr.okstate.edu/news.  

year Extension career took him to McCurtain, McIntosh, McClain, Garvin and Okfuskee counties, before retiring in 1985.

      PERSONNEL ACTIONS

      Appointments 

      None to report

      Title Changes/Transfers

      None to report


      Separations/Retirements

      Diana Romano, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Oklahoma County, effective 4-30-15

      Alexandra Mullock, Extension Assistant, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, effective 5-8-15

      VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS 

      Southwest District

      Extension Educator, Horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, Oklahoma County

      Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Lawton

      Southeast District

      Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, McCurtain County

      Northeast District

      Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Mayes County

      COMING EVENTS

      May 15: Southeast District Surface and Clicker In-service (McAlester)
      May 15: Spring Concert in the Garden (Stillwater)
      May 18: Northwest District 4-H Online Enrollment Training (Fairview)
      May 18: Tablet Computer and Clicker In-service (Anadarko)
      May 19: Group Exercise Instructor Workshop (Stillwater)
      May 21: 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies (Oklahoma City)
      May 22: 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies (Webinar)
      May 27: IFMAPS In-service (Stillwater)
      May 28: 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies (Oklahoma City)
      May 28-30: CSC Livestock Judging Camp #1 (Warner)
      May 29-30: Southeast District 4-H Trapp and Skeet Contest (Ada)
      June 1: Southeast District 4-H Horse Show (Ardmore)
      June 5: Southeast District Dutch Oven Showdown (Hugo)
      June 6-14: Study Abroad Guatemala (Guatemala)
      June 9: Northwest District 4-H Horse Show (Cherokee)
      June 10: Southeast District 4-H Online Training (Ada)
      June 11: Citizenship Washington Focus (Washington, D.C.)
      June 11: Current Challenges in Floriculture Conference (Stillwater)
      June 12: Cooperative Conversations – Getting the Most From Your Windows Tablet (Adobe Connect)
      June 15: Groundwater Issues in Oklahoma (Stillwater)
      June 15: Southeast District 4-H Online Training (Atoka)
      June 16: OSU CNEP/Langston Annual In-service (TBA)
      June 18: State 4-H Horse Show (Shawnee)
      June 18: Organic Oklahoma Farm Tour 2015 (Oklahoma City)
      June 23: Southeast District Animal Science Field Day (Wilburton)
      June 25: Southeast District FCS Skills Day (Sulphur)
      June 27: 4-H Parent/Volunteer Conference (Stillwater)
      June 28: FACS Ed Academy (Stillwater)

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       


       

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