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Volume 15, Number 15
July 24, 2015



Register Now for Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference: The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, along with USDA’s Risk Management Agency, is pleased to announce the annual conference for women in agriculture and small business Aug. 6-7 in Oklahoma City. The two-day conference offers a variety of sessions to assist participants in successfully managing risk for their families, farms and/or businesses. Twenty concurrent sessions will be offered from three tracks—agriculture, alternative enterprises, and business and finance - with participants able to choose whatever session is of most value to them.
     Concurrent session topics include emergency and disaster planning for small businesses, building soil health, managing farm/off –farm jobs, Affordable Care Act for ag businesses, website marketing, and much more. Keynote speakers are Carrie Mess of the popular “Adventures of Dairy Carrie” blog, and Marji Alaniz of the FarmHer project, which showcases women as the changing face of agriculture. The registration fee is $50 a person by Aug. 1 or $60 per person after Aug. 1. The registration fee includes two breakfasts, two lunches, and all breaks. Thursday evening attendees can choose to join in a networking dinner at Hideaway Pizza. The sign up for dinner will take place during Thursday morning registration the first day of the conference. Dinner will be coordinated through the Women in Ag Conference, but participants are asked to pay their own way Thursday night.
     The registration brochure, agenda, hotel information and more can be found on the Oklahoma Statewide Women in Ag website here. For questions, please call or email Sara Siems at 405-744-9826 or sara.siems@okstate.edu. To register over the phone, please call 405-744-9836.

Oklahoma Irrigation Conference Takes Place Aug. 18: Agricultural producers looking to get the most out of their water-use investment can register now to attend the Oklahoma Irrigation Conference in Ft. Cobb. Slated Aug. 18, the conference will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Building 400 at the Caddo Kiowa Technology Center, 1415 7th St. Conference sessions will include understanding irrigation, cotton irrigation requirements, interpreting soil and water tests, managing salinity in irrigation, comparing performance of mobile drip irrigation to low-elevation spray applications, irrigation efficiency and conservation, tools for pre-season and in-season adjustments in irrigation management, using sensor-based technologies to improve irrigation management, and planting strategies for wheat under subsurface drip irrigation. Registration is $15 and includes conference materials, lunch and refreshments. Registration forms are available online here and through all OSU Cooperative Extension county offices. For additional information, please contact the Caddo County OSU Extension Office at 405-247-3376.


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:

  • GEC-1057 Water-based Recreation in Oklahoma: Water Rights, Valuation and Implications for Public Policy, Economic Development and Management

Revised publications include:

    • E-999 Profile and Challenges of the Emerging Oklahoma Grape Industry
    • EPP-7626 Common Diseases of Tomatoes, Part 2: Diseases Caused by Bacteria, Viruses, and Nematodes
    • HLA-6033 Raised Bed Gardening
    • CR-7167 Soybean Insect Survey and Control in Oklahoma
    • VTMD-9128 Pinkeye
    • EPP-7453 Pesticide Certification Training Series: First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning
    • EPP-7623 Common Diseases of Tomatoes: Part 1: Diseases Caused by Fungi



            None to report

            Title Changes/Transfers

            Kevin Allen, Assistant Director, 4-H Youth Development, State 4-H Program Leader, and 4-H Centennial Professorship, effective July 1, 2015 (was: Assistant Director, 4-H Youth Development, State 4-H Program Leader)


            Daniel Neely, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Okfuskee County, effective 7-9-15

            Lauren Harmon, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Roger Mills County, effective 7-14-15


            Family and Consumer Sciences

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

            4-H Youth Development

            Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Payne County

            Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Texas County (3/4 time)


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


            Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Comanche County
            Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Cotton County
            Area Agriculture Economics Specialist, Southwest District

            COMING EVENTS

            July 28-August 5: 4-H Outdoor Adventure Trip (Silverton, Colorado)
            July 30: Hunger and Horticulture Conference (Stillwater)
            August 4: Southeast District 4-H In-service (TBA)
            August 5: Cotton 101 – Cotton Production and Management (Altus)
            August 5: Monthly Home Energy Update (Adobe Connect)
            August 6: Healthy Home Solutions Grab’n’Go Toolkit: Lesson 8 Asthma and Allergies (Adobe Connect)
            August 6-7: Women in Agriculture and Small Business Statewide Conference (Oklahoma City)
            August 8: 4-H Muzzleloader Contest (Arcadia)
            August 14: Cooperative Conversations (Adobe Connect)
            August 18: Oklahoma Irrigation Conference (Ft. Cobb)
            August 20: August Horticulture Update (Adobe Connect)
            August 29: 4-H Sporting Clays (Guthrie)

















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