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Volume 16, Number 15
September 23, 2016



Kahn Set to Retire: A retirement reception honoring Brian Kahn, professor in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, will take place Monday, Sept. 26, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in 374 Ag Hall on the OSU campus. Brian has been with OSU for more than 34 years. Congratulations on your retirement, Brian!

Organic Oklahoma Fall Conference: The Organic Oklahoma 2016 Fall Conference will take place Oct. 6-7 on the OSU/OKC campus. This annual sustainable and organic production conference is geared toward both beginning and advanced growers. Participants will learn more about the latest organic certification standards and the Food Safety Modernization Act guidelines. Industry and university experts will be on hand to share their expertise on topics including season extension strategies, irrigation, varietal selections, and best management practices for irrigation and pests. The conference also will feature hands-on demonstrations. Registration is $65 and includes lunches, breaks, facility rental and supplies. You may register here

Fall Cattle Conference: The Mid-America Technology Center in Wayne, Oklahoma, is where the 2016 Fall Cattle Conference will take place. Slated Oct. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., the program will feature information on market outlook, State Question 777, veterinary feed directive, bull infertility, animal mortality insurance and more. The program is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by Oct. 6 to the Garvin County OSU Cooperative Extension office at 405-238-6681, or email at nanette.shultz@okstate.edu.

Horse Science Academy: High School students will have an opportunity to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines with their interest in horses at the second Horse Science Academy. Slated Nov. 19 at the Cline Equine Teaching Center in Stillwater, the workshop will focus on using math and science to make economical, ethical, and sustainable decisions regarding equine health care and management. Material will be presented via short classroom lectures, followed by a laboratory session incorporating active application of the material. Subject matter will include selecting equine feeds, equine anatomy, exercise physiology, and equine digestive anatomy. Registration by Nov. 4 is $40 and includes lunch, notebook, and supplies. Registration after that date is $50. Participants may register here.


Equine Workshops in Western Oklahoma Big Success: Justin Talley, Kris Hiney and Elisabeth Giedt recently shared programming on parasite control in cattle, horses and small ruminants in western Oklahoma. The trio traveled to Goodwell, Beaver, Boise City, and Shattuck where they met with county Extension folks, students at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, as well as community members. The group also had an opportunity to visit Black Mesa and see the dinosaur footprints.

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:

  • NREM-9024 Dove Field Management

Revised publications include:

  • ANSI-3916 Recordkeeping for Horse Breeding Activities
  • ANSI-3923 Use of By-Product and Nontraditional Feeds for Horses
  • ANSI-3977 Managing Young Horses for Sound Growth
  • AGEC-302 Information Systems for Oklahoma Farmers
  • AGED-240 Machinery Ownership versus Custom Harvest

Congratulations to: Carol Laverty, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Harper County, on the birth of her grandson. Harrison Victor Bockelman was born Sept. 20, weighed 8 pounds, and was 21 inches long. Proud parents are Jeremy and Natalie Bockelman.

Condolences to: The family of Johnnie L. Russell, retired Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Cleveland County. She passed away Sept. 15. Funeral services took place Sept. 19 in Norman.



    Elizabeth Nicholson, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Canadian County, effective 7-29-16

    Jennifer Harbour, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Washington County, effective 9-15-16

    Title Changes/Transfers

    Cynthia Klumpp, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, Logan County, effective 8-1-16 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Logan County)


    Haley Rosson, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Logan County, effective 8-8-16

    Steve Beck, Assistant Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, effective 9-9-16

    Lindsay Grace, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Kay County, effective 9-16-16


    Family and Consumer Sciences

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

    4-H Youth Development

    None at this time


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

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

    Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Logan

    Area Positions

    Area Extension Agronomy Specialist, Southeast District, (Ada)

    Area Agricultural Economics Specialist, Southwest District, (Duncan)

    Extension Business Development Coordinator, Location TBD

    Internal Applicants Only

    None at this time


    September 24: State 4-H Judging Contest (Stillwater)
    September 26: Oklahoma State Fair 4-H Indoor Exhibit Release Day (Oklahoma City)
    September 27: Tulsa State Fair 4-H Indoor Exhibit Judging (Tulsa)
    September 30: Fall Pesticide Application Workshop (Oklahoma City)
    October 4-6: 25th Annual Oklahoma Vegetation Management Association Fall Conference, Trade Show, and Training (Catoosa)
    October 5: National Youth Science Day (Statewide)
    October 6: Northwest District Administrative Support Specialist In-service (Enid)
    October 6-7: Organic Oklahoma 2016 Fall Conference (Oklahoma City)
    October 8: Celebrate Ag Day (Stillwater)
    October 9: Tulsa State Fair 4-H Indoor Exhibits Release Day (Tulsa)
    October 11: 2016 Fall Cattle Conference (Wayne)
    October 14: Advanced Sewing Techniques: A Lined Jacket (Part 2)
    October 15: 4-H State Muzzleloader Contest (Arcadia)
    October 16: State 4-H Ambassador Fall Meeting (Stillwater)
    October 19: Southeast District Leadership Conference (TBD)
    October 25: CPR/First Aid Training (Stillwater)
    November 3: CPR/First Aid Training (Stillwater)
    November 6: Hunger and Health Issue Teams Annual Meeting (Norman)
    November 11-13: Blast Off with 4-H – Special Clovers Camp (Guthrie)
    November 15: Southeast District Family and Consumer Sciences In-service (TBD)
    November 18: Free Science Night at the Museum (Oklahoma City)
    November 19: Horse Science Academy (Stillwater)
    November 25-29: National 4-H Congress (Atlanta)
    November 29-30: 71st Oklahoma Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show (Stillwater)
















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