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Volume 16, Number 2
February 5, 2016

 CURRENT EVENTS

Oklahoma Irrigation Conference: The 2016 Oklahoma Irrigation Conference will take place March 8 at the Woodward County Event Center and Fairgrounds. Registration is $15 and due by March 4. A number of OSU specialists and other industry professionals will be on hand to share their knowledge. Conference topics will include irrigation scheduling, crop irrigation requirements, irrigation water quality, pump and system efficiency, maximizing groundwater value, plant water use and evapotranspiration, and much more. Online registration is available at www.oces.okstate.edu/woodward/oklahoma-irrigation-conference

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Malley Available to Talk Trash: If you have a group of 4-H’ers, students or other groups who want to learn more about landfills, recycling, and composting, contact Lynn Malley and she will come talk some trash! Malley, assistant Extension specialist for the Solid Waste Management Program, has a traveling landfill exhibit and a composting exhibit that help emphasize the importance of solid waste management. For more information or to schedule Malley for a workshop, contact her at lynn.malley@okstate.edu, or call 405-744-9806.

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-2162 Grain Sorghum Performance Trials in Oklahoma, 2015
  • T-5145 Senior Cohousing: Creating Connections and Maintaining Autonomy
  • FAPC-197 Edible Oil Quality
  • AGEC-1059 Eleven Things to Know About GMOs
  • ANSI-8301 Small Flock Biosecurity for Prevention of Avian Influenza
  • HLA-6721 Aquaponics
  • BAE-1408 True Cost of Energy Comparisons
  • BAE-1409 Understanding Energy Efficiency Measures for Heating and Cooling Systems
  • BAE-1410 The Importance of Residential and Commercial Building Insulation
  • ANSI-3290 Implants and Their Use in Beef Cattle Production
  • PSS-2169 Understanding Soybean Nodulation and Inoculation

Updated publications include:

  • E-726 Estate Planning – A Simplified Guide for Oklahoma Farm and Ranch Families
  • HLA-6031 Cool Season Greens Production (Spinach, Collard, Kale, Mustard, Turnip, and Leaf Lettuce)
  • PSS-2117 Forage Quality Interpretations
  • PSS-2588 Evaluating Hay Quality Based on Sight, Smell, and Feel – Hay Judging

Condolences to: Cathy James, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Logan County, and her husband, Larry, on the death of her father. Wayne L. Bennett passed away January 27. Funeral services took place Feb. 1 at the First Christian Church in Guthrie. Cards may be sent to Cathy and Larry at 1685 W. County Road 72, Guthrie, OK  73044.

AWARDS

Colleagues Honored at OCES Biennial Conference: A number of our esteemed colleagues were recognized for their achievements at the Biennial Extension Conference in January. Epsilon Sigma Phi Award winners include:

  • Cheryle Dillingham – Para-Professional Award
  • Suzette Barta – Mid-Career Service Award
  • Brenda Miller – Distinguished Service Award
  • Lynda Latta and Justin Barr – County Superior Service Award
  • Greg Owen – Visionary Leadership Award
  • Mike Carter and Greg Owen – Multi-Cultural/Diversity Team Award
  • Cheryl Newberry, Gerri Ballard, Greg Owen, and Jarred Campbell – Team Award

OCES Honor Awards:

  • Larriann Chambers – Outstanding OCES Intern Award
  • Gina Peek, Jackie Lee, Kevin Shelton, and Mandy Blocker – IPM Professional Achievement Award
  • Jody Campiche, Eric DeVuyst, Scott Clawson, JJ Jones, and Trent Milacek – Outstanding Team
  • Peter Muriana, Stan Strombergm, Lynn Brandenberger, Bryan Buchwald, Sam Carter, Aaron Elam, Rodney Holcomb, Ravi Jadeja, William McGlynn, Jacob Nelson, Chuck Willoughby, and Jason Young – Outstanding Group

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Appointments

Jim Ansley, Department Head and Professor, NREM, effective 3-14-16

Title Changes/Transfers

Jordan Slagell, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Custer County, effective 2-1-16 (was: Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Canadian County)


Separations/Retirements

Abbi Goldenberg, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Osage County, effective 1-29-16

Tristin Dean, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Muskogee County, effective 2-5-16

Christina Reid, Extension Educator, Horticulture/4-H Youth Development, Oklahoma County, effective 2-26-16

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS 

OSU Campus

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Education

Family and Consumer Sciences

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

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

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


4-H Youth Development
 

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Cleveland County

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Creek County

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

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Washita County

Agriculture

Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Grady County

Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Jefferson County

Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Washita County

Area Positions

Area Extension Agronomy Specialist, Southeast District, (Ada)

Area Extension Agronomy Specialist, Northwest District, (Enid)

Area Agriculture Economics Specialist, Southwest District, (Duncan)

Area Extension Agronomy Specialist, Southwest District (Duncan)

Internal Applicants Only

Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, McClain County

Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Oklahoma County

COMING EVENTS

February 6: Horse Communication Contest (Stillwater)
February 8: Pickens Legacy Scholarship Applications Due (Stillwater)
February 12: Cooperative Conversation: Overview of Microsoft Office 2016 (Adobe Connect)
February 13: State 4-H Air Rifle/Pistol Contest (Shawnee)
February 13: Southeast District Share the Fun, Famous Person and Clover Bowl Contests (Kiowa)
February 13: State 4-H Council Meeting (Oklahoma City)
February 13: 2016 OSU Youth Horse Judging Clinic (Stillwater)
February 16: Southeast District Common Measures Evaluation In-Service (McAlester)
February 26: 4-H Century III – Chapter 2 (Adobe Connect)
February 28: 4-H Ambassador Spring Training (Stillwater)
February 28: 4-H Day at the Capitol Training (Stillwater)
March 1: 4-H Ambassador Applications Due (Stillwater)
March 4: Basic Sewing Techniques I (Stillwater)
March 5: 4-H Shooting Sports Coach Certification Training (Stillwater)
March 8: Oklahoma Irrigation Conference (Woodward)
March 8: Southeast District OHCE Annual Meeting (Sulphur)
March 19: 4-H State Hunting and Wildlife Contest (Canton)
March 24: Northwest District OHCE Meeting (Woodward)
March 25: 4-H Century III, Chapter 3 (Adobe Connect)
March 25: 4-H Zoo Snooze (Oklahoma City)
March 26: Oklahoma 4-H Archery FUN Shoot (Stillwater)
March 29: Northeast District OHCE Meeting (Muskogee)
March 31: Southeast District Public Speaking Contest (Muskogee)

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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