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Volume 16, Number 19
November 18, 2016


                                                                               

CURRENT EVENTS

Retirement Reception Set for Gallaway: A retirement reception to celebrate Max Gallaway’s 34-year career with Extension is slated Dec. 16 in the Prairie Room of the Stephens County Fairgrounds from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you cannot attend, but would like to send your congratulations, please mail to Southwest District Cooperative Extension Office, c/o Kelli Barnett, 1309 W. Ash Ave., Duncan, OK  73533. Gallaway is the Agriculture Educator and CED in Stephens County.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Invitation to Join ESP: Extension employees at the county, district, area, and state levels who have completed five or more years of service with OCES, are invited to joint Epsilon Sigma Phi. ESP is a national organization with no promotion of any agenda or gain. In the words of its founder William A. Lloyd, “We stand to work not for self, but for the good of the whole Extension organization. Our creed expresses our articles of faith, our obligation, a personal pledge of fine toleration, helpfulness, sympathy and a never dying, always enduring optimism.”
     Annual dues for renewing members are $45, and $50 for new members. This includes state and national membership. Additional information about EPS is available here. Please contact Mickey Simpson at mickey.simpson@okstate.edu, or 405-527-2174, for membership information.

Amaya Provided Keynote Address: Lauren Amaya, CNEP Nutrition Education State Specialist, was invited to provide the keynote address at the World Diabetes Day celebration at the Oklahoma State Capitol Nov. 14.  This annual event is planned and hosted by the Oklahoma Legislative Diabetes Caucus with community partners.  Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, and Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer, serve as chair and vice-chair of the state’s diabetes caucus. 

Save the Date: The 2017 No-till Oklahoma Conference will take place March 7-8, 2017, at The Grand Casino Hotel and Resort, 777 Grand Casino Blvd, Shawnee. Early registration is $125 and due by Feb. 17. After that date, registration is $150. Registration information is available here.

New/Updated Publications on PODS: There are a number of new publications available on the Print on Demand System at http://osufacts.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/HomePage. New publications include:

  • FAPC-203 Strategies to Reduce Moisture Condensation in Food Facilities
  • FAPC-204 Reducing Water Use in Food Processing

Condolences to: The family of Monroe Sumter, retired Extension Educator and CED in Carter and Hughes County. He passed away Nov. 5. Funeral service took place Nov. 9 in Holdenville.

AWARDS

Bonjour Recipient of International Award: Congratulations to Edmond Bonjour, Director, Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program, for being named the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding International Leadership Program Director Award. He received the award during the recent annual International Association of Programs for Agricultural Leaders in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was recognized for his innovations in leadership development in Oklahoma, being a mentor to directors of emerging agricultural leadership programs, and his dedicated support of IAPAL. Congratulations Edmond!

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

    Appointments

    None to report

    Title Changes/Transfers

    Brenda Hill, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Cleveland County, effective 11/1/16 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED)

    Michael Rose, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Mayes County, effective 11/1/16 (was: Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED)

    Bradley Womack, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, effective 11/1/16 (was: Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development)

    Separations/Retirements

    Josh Payne, Animal Science Assistant Professor, effective 12/2/16

    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS 

    Family and Consumer Sciences

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


    4-H Youth Development

    None at this time

    Agriculture

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

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

    Area Positions

    Area Extension Agronomy Specialist, Southeast District, (Ada)

    Area Agricultural Economics Specialist, Southwest District, (Duncan)

    Internal Applicants Only

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

    COMING EVENTS

    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)
    December 5: Kids Helping Kids Registration Due (Stillwater)
    January 14: Air Pistol and Rifle FUN Shoot (Stillwater)
    January 17: In-service: Marketing/Communications Tips from Ag Communications Services (Adobe Connect)
    January 21: Horses, Heifers, and Hounds (Stillwater)
    January 21: State 4-H Indoor Archery Contest (Stillwater)
    January 24: Northwest District Ag Educator In-service (Kay/Noble County Area)
    January 27: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Pauls Valley)
    January 31: Career Ladder Training (Adobe Connect)

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

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