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Volume 16, Number 16
October 7, 2016



Enrollment Still Open for Horse Science Academy: There are still some spots available in the upcoming 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.


America’s Healthiest Campus® Update: Twenty-two OCES Innovators recently met with AHC innovators from other campuses, along with Todd Misener, OSU’s new Chief Wellness Officer, for an update and to learn more about his vision for AHC. Afterwards, OCES Innovators planned challenges for county and district staff throughout the coming months. The wellness dimensions for October are physical and social. Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, the OCES challenge is for all women in your office and/or family who have not had a mammogram within the past 12 months to have one done this month. For an additional activity, Oct. 24 is Food Day Apple Crunch day. All staff are encouraged to eat an apple that day. More information is available here.

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:

  • PSS-2171 Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies in Canola
  • PSS-2171 Starter Fertilizer for Winter Canola in Oklahoma

Revised publications include:

  • ANSI-3970 Nutritional Concerns for Exercising Horses
  • CR-7667 Management of Insect and Mite Pests in Canola
  • CR-7194 Management of Insect and Mite Pests of Small Grains
  • VTMD-9134 Bovine Trichomoniasis
  • E-823 The Oklahoma Farm Family Account Book
  • AGEC-902 Comparison of County Government Finances by Size Groupings

Congratulations to: Max Gallaway, Extension Educator, Agriculture, and CED, Stephens County, and his wife, Lisa, on the birth of their grandson. Max Owen Gallaway was born Sept. 21, weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 ½ inches long. Proud parents are Cole and Caroline Gallaway.

Condolences to: Julie Starr Staiger, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Pushmataha County, on the death of her mother. Jacqueline Ruth (Starr) Staiger passed away Sept. 23. Funeral services took places Sept. 29 at the First United Methodist Church in Tahlequah. Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, 205 4-H Youth Development Bldg., Stillwater, OK  74078. Cards may be sent to Julie at P.O. Box 1241, Antlers, OK  74523.

Condolences to: Cynthia Klumpp, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, Logan County, and Susan Moffat, retired Extension Educator, Community Development, and CED, Cleveland County, on the death of their father. Herman Seymour passed away Sept. 27. Funeral services took place Sept. 29 at the First Baptist Church in Sayre. Memorials may be made in Mr. Seymour’s name to the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, 205 4-H Youth Development Bldg., Stillwater, OK  74078. Cards may be sent to Cynthia at 5115 Butte Rd., Edmond, OK  73025, and Susan at 8001 Moffat Rd., Lexington, OK  73051.

Condolences to: Breanna Brown, Video Editor, Agricultural Communications Services, on the death of her grandmother. Betty Brown passed away Sept. 28. Funeral services took place Oct. 4 at the Springfield Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.


OEAFCS Members Attend National Conference: Twenty-six OEAFCS members and one guest attended the recent NEAFCS annual meeting in Big Sky, Montana. Members attending included one retiree, four state specialists, four FCS district program specialists, one area CNEP Coordinator and seventeen FCS/4-H educators. Many of the educators attending the meeting gave presentations, served in leadership roles at the conference and received awards. Several members also were recognized for their service to Extension. Award winners include:

 ·       Distinguished Service Award - LaDonna Hines, Oklahoma County, and Sonya McDaniel, Pottawatomie County

·       Continued Excellence Award - Donna Jung, Canadian County, and Brenda Sheik, State CNEP Evaluator



    James Arati, Extension Business Development Coordinator, Cleveland County, effective 8-15-16

    Title Changes/Transfers

    None to report


    None to report


    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

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


    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 (Stillwater)
    October 15: 4-H State Muzzleloader Contest (Arcadia)
    October 16: State 4-H Ambassador Fall Meeting (Stillwater)
    October 19: Southeast District Leadership Conference (Ardmore)
    October 22: State 4-H Trap Shoot (El Reno)
    October 24: Oklahoma State Turf Club Annual Golf Tournament (Stillwater)
    October 25: CPR/First Aid Training (Stillwater)
    October 29: OSU Homecoming (Stillwater)
    November 3: CPR/First Aid Training (Stillwater)
    November 5: State 4-H Outdoor Archery Contest (TBD)
    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 17: Global Horticulture Conference (Stillwater)
    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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