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Volume 17, Number 3
February 10, 2017



Williams Set to Retire: Lani Williams, Southeast District Family and Consumer Sciences Program Specialist, will retire March 1. A retirement reception to honor Lani and her 27-year Extension career will take place Feb. 22 in Ada from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Irrigation Conference: The 2017 Oklahoma Irrigation Conference will take place March 1 at Western Oklahoma State College, 2801 N. Main, Altus. Topics on the agenda include cotton irrigation, smart irrigation scheduling, irrigation water quality, pumping cost and efficiency, irrigation economics, and more. Participants can receive 5.0 Certified Crop Advisor CEUs in Soil and Water Management and 4.5 Irrigation Association Tier 1 CEUs. Registration is $15. More information is available here.

Horse Owner’s Workshop Slated March 4: Back by popular demand, the Horse Owner’s Workshop will take place March 4, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Charles and Linda Cline Equine Teaching Center in Stillwater. Topics to be covered include the care of geriatric horses, managing respiratory disorders, weed control, disaster planning, feed selection and conformation evaluation. Registration is $40 until Feb. 19 and $50 after that date. Registration information is available here. For additional information, contact Kris Hiney at 405-744-9291, or via email at khiney@okstate.edu.


America’s Healthiest Campus ® (AHC) Update: February is National Heart Health Month. The OCES AHC challenge for February is to have your blood pressure taken. Since it is Valentine’s month, an additional challenge from your county innovators is to place a post-it note of appreciation on your co-worker’s computer monitor. Post a blurb and pictures on the AHC Facebook page when your office meets these challenges!
     Certified Healthy Department applications are live at CHD Application. If your department is not a Certified Healthy Department, your group is encouraged to complete an application for recognition this year.  If your department is currently certified, you will need to re-apply to maintain CHD status.  Applications will be accepted until March 10.

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-2598 Johnsongrass in Pastures: Weed or Forage?
  • FAPC: 205 What is a Processing Aid?

Revised publications include:

  • CR-2162 Grain Sorghum Performance Trials in Oklahoma, 2016

Condolences to: Jean Bailey, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Dewey County, and her family on the death of her mother-in-law. Bennie Lou Bailey passed away Jan. 26. Funeral services took place Jan. 30 at the Midway Hill Baptist Church in Sulphur. Memorials may be made to the church. Cards may be sent to Jean in care of the Dewey County Extension Office, P.O. Box 188, Taloga, OK  73667.

Condolences to: Becky Buller, Northwest District Extension Administrative Support Specialist, and her husband, Donny, on the death of her father-in-law. Henry Buller passed away Feb. 2. Funeral services took place Feb. 6 at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel in Enid. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Mennonite Central Committee or the Enid Mennonite Brethren Church. Cards may be sent to Becky and her husband, Donny, at 4706 Wheatland, Enid, OK  73703.

Condolences to: Bronson Lewis, Extension Technology Support Specialist, DASNR IT, and his wife, Misty, on the death of his father. Lee Lewis passed away Feb. 2. Funeral services took place Feb. 7 at the Barnes Friederich Funeral Home Chapel, Midwest City. Cards may be sent to Bronson in care of the DASNR IT Department, 008J Agriculture Hall, Stillwater, OK  74078.



    None to report

    Title Changes/Transfers

    None to report


    None to report


    Family and Consumer Sciences

    None at this time

    4-H Youth Development (Internal Applicants Only)

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

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

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


    None at this time

    Area Positions

    Area Extension Agriculture Economist, Southwest District

    Area Extension Agronomy Specialist, Southeast District


    February 16: Basics of Wheat Proteins and Quality (Adobe Connect)
    February 17: 4-H Bright Nights (Oklahoma City)
    February 24: Co-Parenting for Resilience: Helping Parents Help their Children (Purcell)
    February 26: Spring 4-H Ambassador Meeting (Stillwater)
    February 26: 4-H Day at the Capitol Training (Stillwater)
    March 1: Oklahoma Irrigation Conference (Altus)
    March 4: Horse Owner’s Workshop (Stillwater)
    March 7: 2017 No-Till Oklahoma Conference (Shawnee)
    March 8: 4-H Day at the Capitol Training (Zoom)
    March 16: 4-H Day at the Capitol Training (Zoom)
    March 21: Northeast District OHCE Meeting (Stillwater)
    March 23: Northwest District OHCE Meeting (TBA)
    March 24: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Pauls Valley)
    March 25: National 4-H Conference (Washington, D.C.)
    March 28: Southeast District OHCE Meeting (McAlester)
















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