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Volume 16, Number 10
May 27, 2016

                                                                               

CURRENT EVENTS

Organic Farm Tour: Mark your calendar for June 13 and 14 for the 2016 Organic Oklahoma Summer Farm Tour. Tours both days begin and end in Stillwater. The first day, participants will travel to eastern Oklahoma to visit Three Springs Farm, Fisher’s Produce and Langston University. That evening, prior to returning to Stillwater there will be a Taste of Oklahoma Dinner hosted by Langston University. The next day the group will travel to southwestern Oklahoma to visit Acadian Family Farms and Provision Organic Farm. Registration is $75 and covers lunches, breaks and the Monday evening dinner. You may register here. For more information, contact Cross Timers RC&D at 918-623-0658.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Farewell reception for Steve Damron: A farewell reception honoring Steve Damron will take place Tues., May 31 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Peggy Helmerich Browsing Room in the Edmon Low Library. He is a professor and assistant dean in CASNR. Steve is leaving OSU after 28 years for a new chapter at Tarleton State University.

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:

  • WREC-104 Introduction to Groundwater Hydrology and Management

Revised publications include:

  • HLA-6448 Backyard Composting in Oklahoma (formerly BAE-1744)

Condolences to: Radonna Sawatzky, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Custer County, on the death of her mother. Vonda McPhearson passed away May 24. Funeral services will take place tomorrow, May 28, at 10:00 a.m. at the Weatherford Church of Christ. Cards may be sent to Radonna and her family at 24255 East 1040 Rd., Weatherford, OK  73096.

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

    APPOINTMENTS

    None to report

    Title Changes/Transfers

    Carol Laverty, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Harper County, effective 5-6-16 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Harper County)

    Darrell McBee, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Harper County, effective 5-6-16 (was: Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Harper County)

    Josh Bushong, Northwest District Area Extension Agronomy Specialist, effective 6-1-16 (was: Plant and Soil Sciences Associate Extension Specialist)

    Corbin Dewitt, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Kay County, effective 6-1-16 (was: Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Kay County)

    Karen Hickman, NREM Professor, and Interim Assistant Dean, CASNR, effective 7-1-16 (was: NREM Professor)

    Daniel Thomas, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Professor, effective 7-1-16 (was: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Professor and Department Head)

    Deborah VanOverbeke, Animal Science Professor/Endowed Professor, and Interim Assistant Dean, CASNR, effective 7-1-16 (was: Animal Science Professor/Endowed Professor)

    Separations/Retirements

    Bob LeValley, Southwest District Extension Director, effective 7-31-16 (retirement)

    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS 

    Family and Consumer Sciences

    None at this time


    4-H Youth Development
     

    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Canadian County

    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Oklahoma 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, 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

    Internal Applicants Only

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

    COMING EVENTS

    June 1: Dairy Judging Contest (Agra)
    June 2: Southeast District Dutch Oven Showdown (Holdenville)
    June 7: 4-H Ambassador Retreat (Stillwater)
    June 7: Jersey Dairy Judging Field Day (Perkins)
    June 8: 4-H Leadership Team Retreat (Stillwater)
    June 9: State Council Quarter IV Meeting and Roundup Preparedness Workshop (Stillwater)
    June 10: All Breed Dairy Judging Field Day (Crescent)
    June 13: 4-H Record Book Interviews (Stillwater)
    June 13-14: Organic Oklahoma Summer Farm Tour 2016 (various locations)
    June 16-25: Citizenship Washington Focus (Washington, D.C.)
    June 17: Shooting Sports Instructor Training (Tishomingo)
    June 22: Landscape Disease and Pest Workshop (Tulsa)
    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 28: Holstein and Jersey Dairy Judging Field Day (Stillwater)
    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 Leadership 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 22: Sooner State Dairy Judging Contest (Stillwater)
    July 27-29: 95th State 4-H Roundup (Stillwater)

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

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