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Volume 16, Number 9
May 13, 2016


NOTES FROM THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Summer Schedule for Extension News: Extension News will be going to a new schedule over the summer as things slow down a bit between the spring and fall semesters. Extension News will stay on schedule through the end of this month, with the next issue being posted May 27. Extension News will then go to publication dates of June 17, July 15, and Aug. 19. The regular schedule of every other Friday will resume beginning Sept. 9. Please keep in mind if there are things that need to be announced to all Extension personnel, that can be done via email at all_extension_staff@instranet.okstate.edu.

 

                                                                                 

CURRENT EVENTS

ATV Safety Family Day: The Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development Program is partnering with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Tulsa District, to host an ATV Safety Day TOMORROW, May 14. The Introduction to ATV Safety Course is free and open to the public, and will take place at Appalachia Bay Recreation Area at Keystone Lake starting at 10 a.m. Riders must be at least 10 years old and all participants will need to wear long pants and boots. All other safety equipment will be provided. Families are welcome to bring their own SUVs, but they must be the proper size for the rider. There will be ATVs available. Mike Klumpp, Oklahoma 4-H ATV Safety Coordinator, said this event will cover safety basics for ATVs. For more information, please contact Klumpp at 405-657-7444.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Applications Being Accepted for Southwest District Director: Applications are currently being accepted for the Southwest District Extension Director position, housed in Duncan, Oklahoma. This position requires a master’s degree with at least one degree in Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, or in an area related to Extension Education. Additionally, seven or more years of successful progressively responsible professional work experience, with a minimum of five years of Cooperative Extension work, is required. Prior successful work experiences utilizing personnel and fiscal management and supervision is required. Leadership roles and interaction with governmental and public agency officials is desirable.
     Required documents for the application include, a resume, a cover letter, a list of three references, and a copy of your official transcripts. Interested persons may apply here.  Review of applications will begin May 31.

Coal County Receives America’s Healthiest Campus® Recognition: Congratulations to Coal County for receiving the designation of 2016 Certified Healthy Departments! Coal County was inadvertently left off the list of certified counties in the last issue of Extension News. Congratulations to Coal County!

AWARDS

Marshall County Cooperative Extension Honored: Marshall County Cooperative Extension was honored in April with the OBHC Hope and Homes Award. This award was presented in honor of exceptional promotion of volunteerism for the ministries of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.
     “The staff of Marshall County Extension Service are an integral part of the ministry of the Baptist Home for Girls.  Every girl on campus is enrolled in 4-H and encouraged to participate in each of the programs offered.  Everything that the Marshall County Extension stands for helps us raise capable, and caring adults,” said Art Brown, Regional Vice-President of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.
     David Sorrell, Marshall County Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and CED, sees this as a partnership.
     “I make regular project visits to the girls home and assist with livestock selection, showing and grooming techniques. The facilities are available for 4-H activities and our livestock judging teams practice there regularly,” Sorrell said. “Working alongside the staff at OBHC to support the education of the girls is one of our most rewarding activities.” 

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

 

    APPOINTMENTS

    Dana Church, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Washita County, effective 4-29-16

    Title Changes/Transfers

    Melissa Koesler, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Garvin County, effective 5-1-16 (was: Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Garvin County)

    Earl Ward, Area Livestock Specialist, Washington County, effective 5-1-16 (was: Area Livestock Specialist and Interim CED, Washington County)

    Connie Wollenberg, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Garvin County, effective 5-1-16 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, Garvin County)

    Joshua Yates, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, Washington County, effective 5-1-16 (was: Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Washington County)

    Separations/Retirements

    None to report

    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS 

    Family and Consumer Sciences

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


    4-H Youth Development
     

    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Canadian County

    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Oklahoma County

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

    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, Ottawa County

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

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


    Area Positions

    Southwest District Extension Director (Duncan)

    Area Extension Agronomy Specialist, Southeast District, (Ada)

    Area Agricultural Economics Specialist, Southwest District, (Duncan)

    Extension Business Development Coordinator (2 positions), Location TBD

    COMING EVENTS

    May 14: ATV Safety Day (Tulsa)
    May 14: Ambassador Selection Day (Stillwater)
    May 20: Cimarron Valley Research Station Field Day (Stillwater)
    May 20: Southeast District 4-H Skeet and Trap Contest (Ada)
    May 24: Southeast District Food Showdown (Ada)
    June 1: Dairy Judging Contest (Agra)
    June 2: Southeast District Dutch Oven Showdown (Holdenville)
    June 7: 4-H Ambassador Retreat (TBD)
    June 8: 4-H Leadership Team Retreat (Stillwater)
    June 9: State Council Quarter IV Meeting and Roundup Preparedness Workshop (Stillwater)
    June 13: 4-H Record Book Interviews (Stillwater)
    June 16-25: Citizenship Washington Focus (Washington, D.C.)
    June 17: Shooting Sports Instructor Training (Tishomingo)
    June 23: State 4-H Horse Show (Guthrie)
    June 25: 4-H Parent/Volunteer Conference (Stillwater)
    June 27: 4-H Design Institute (Stillwater)
    June 28: Southeast District Animal Science Field Day (Wilburton)
    June 30: Southeast District FCS Skills Day (Sulphur)
    July 11: 4-H Outdoor Adventure Trip (New Mexico)
    July 12: OK-4-H Ag Summit (Stillwater)
    July 12: Southeast District L.E.A.P. (Ada)
    July 12: CNEP Training Youth In-service (Norman)
    July 13: Steps to Lower the Risk of Diabetes (Adobe Connect)
    July 16: 4-H State .22 Rifle/Pistol Contest (Arcadia)
    July 19-21: OSU Animal Science ? Big 3 Field Days (Stillwater)
    July 27-29: 95th State 4-H Roundup (Stillwater)

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

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