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Volume 15, Number 16
August 7, 2015



Oklahoma Irrigation Conference Takes Place Aug. 18: There is still time to register for the Oklahoma Irrigation Conference 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., Ft. Cobb. Registration is $15 and includes conference materials, lunch and refreshments. Registration forms are available online at http://oces.okstate.edu/caddo/oklahoma-irrigation-conference and through all OSU Cooperative Extension county offices. For additional information, please contact the Caddo County OSU Extension Office at 405-247-3376.

America’s Healthiest Campus ® (AHC) Innovator Trainings: Mark your calendars now and plan to attend an AHC Innovator Training slated Oct. 21, 2015, or Jan. 11, 2016. Both trainings will take place in Stillwater. Go to http://americashealthiestcampus.okstate.edu/ahc-innovators to register for the Oct. 21 training. The Jan. 11 training will be posted at the same site in late October. Remember, the overall goal of OSU OCES is to have a trained Innovator in every county office. Contact Extension’s Super-Innovator, Lani Vasconcellos, at lani.vasconcellos@okstate.edu with questions or if you need assistance in registering.


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:

  • CR-7092 Management of Insects and Mites in Tree Nurseries

Revised publications include:

      • ANSI-3902 Spider Syndrome
      • Limit Feeding Light-Weight Cattle High Nutrient Density Diets: Programmed Feeding for Calves (PROGFED2)
      • ANSI-304 Program to Estimate Feedlot Cost of Gain (FLCALC Revision 3)
      • ANSI-3253 How to Estimate the Value of Supplementing Grazing Stocker Cattle
      • ANSI-3273 Program to Estimate Feedlot Breakeven Purchase Price (BEFLCALC)
      • ANSI-3277 Spreadsheet for Evaluating Preconditioning Programs for Weaned Calves (PRECON2)
      • ANSI-3278 The Use of Early Weaning in Practical Cattle Management
      • ANSI-3280 OSU Cowculator v2.0 Beef Cow Nutrition Evaluation Software
      • ANSI-3802 Flock Improvement Through Ram Selection
      • ANSI-3901 Foot Rot Control

      Condolences to: Balinda Miller, Administrative Support Specialist, Lincoln County, and her son, Kyler, on the death of her husband, Darren Miller. He passed away July 26. Funeral services took place July 29 at the First Baptist Church in Chandler. Memorials may be made to the Kyle Miller Scholarship Fund in care of the First Bank of Chandler.


                Extension Specialists Receive Awards: Four Extension specialists were honored recently at separate professional meetings. Gerald Doeksen was presented with the Extension Career Award at the Western Agricultural Economics Association’s recent meeting. At the same meeting, Jodie Campiche and Eric DeVuyst, along with colleagues from KSU, received the Outstanding Extension Program Award for the “OSU-KSU 2014 Farm Bill Decision Tool and Educational Program.” Shannon Ferrell was awarded the Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award – Individuals Less than 10 Years’ Experience, at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association meeting.

                PERSONNEL ACTIONS


                None to report

                Title Changes/Transfers

                None to report


                Virginia McCarthick, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Johnston County, effective 8-7-15 (retirement)

                Michael Jeffcoat, Extension Educator, Agriculture and CED, Jefferson County, effective 8-31-15 (retirement)


                OSU Campus

                Assistant Director for Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Community Economic Development
                Professor/Director, National Institute for Microbial Forensics and Food and Agricultural Biosecurity
                Assistant/Associate Professor, Small Grains SpecialistProfessor and Head, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

                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
                Area Coordinator, Community Nutrition Education Program (CNEP), Pittsburg County

                4-H Youth Development

                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 DistrictArea Extension Agronomy Specialist, Northwest District

                Internal Applicants Only

                Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Okfuskee County
                Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Washington County
                Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Logan County

                COMING EVENTS

                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 20: 2015 National Youth Science Experiment Training (Northeast District)
                August 22: State 4-H Council Orientation (TBA)
                August 29: 4-H Sporting Clays (Guthrie)
                September 2: Monthly Home Energy Update (Adobe Connect)
                September 3: Healthy  Home Solutions Grab’n’Go Toolkit: Lesson 9 Mold and Moisture Control (Adobe Connect)
                September 8: Agricultural Economics – Current Issues (Adobe Connect)
                September 10: 2015 National Youth Science Experiment Training (Southwest District)
                September 16: Oklahoma State Fair 4-H Indoor Exhibit Judging Day (Oklahoma City)
                September 26: State 4-H Judging Contest (Stillwater)
                September 26: Shotgun Skeet (Arcadia)
                September 28: Oklahoma State Fair 4-H Indoor Exhibit Release (Oklahoma City)
                September 29: National 4-H Food Showdown Challenge (Dallas)
                September 29: Tulsa State Fair 4-H Indoor Exhibits Judging Day (Tulsa)

















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