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Volume 17, Number 6
March 24, 2017


Native Plants Conference: Mark your calendars for the upcoming Native Plants Conference slated May 31 at the Wes Watkins Center on the OSU campus. The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:45 p.m. University and industry specialists will be on hand to share their expertise on topics such as gardening with natives, landscape design challenges of using native plants, conifers, sowing seeds, and more. Registration, which includes lunch, is $85 and due by May 19. The Botanic Garden/Friends of the Garden members, Master Gardeners, Extension Educators, linneaus gardeners, and students with ID may register for $65. For more information, please contact Stephanie Larimer at 405-744-5404.                                                                


Statewide Summary Available: The Family and Consumer Sciences state office has posted the most updated version of its yearly review of the state of Oklahoma families. In addition to a statewide summary, these short fact sheets are arranged by county and can be found here. We hope you can find these useful in your programming and PAC meetings in all program areas.

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. Revised publications include:

  • HLA-6028 Potato Production

Condolences to: Debbie Sharp, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Murray County, on the death of her father. Jim Honeywell passed away March 8. Funeral services took place March 11 at the Slim Church of Christ in Valliant. Cards may be sent to Debbie at the Murray County OSU Extension Office, 3490 W. Hwy 7, Sulphur, OK  73086.

Condolences to: Torsten Kilschautzky, Communications Specialist, Agricultural Communications Services, on the death of his step-father. Darryl Cyr passed away March 9. Funeral services took place March 17. Cards may be sent to Torsten at 142 Agricultural North Stillwater, OK 74078.

Condolences to: Danielle Wells, FCS Educator in Carter County on the death of her mother. WaDean Cowan passed away March 13. Funeral services took place March 18 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Cards may be sent to Danielle at 2254 Old Highway 70, Ardmore, OK  73401.



    None to report

    Title Changes/Transfers

    Brenda Gandy, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and CED, Stephens County, effective 1-1-17 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Stephens County)


    None to report


    Internal Applicants Only

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

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

    Area Positions

    Area Extension Agriculture Economist, SW District

    Area Extension Agronomy Specialist, SE District


    March 24: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Pauls Valley)
    March 25: National 4-H Conference (Washington, D.C.)
    March 28: Southeast District OHCE Meeting (McAlester)
    April 1: Healthy Animals – Healthy People (Stillwater)
    April 5: 4-H Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)
    April 14: Kids Helping Kids Final Materials Due (Stillwater)
    April 19: FCS Statewide In-Service (Oklahoma City)
    April 27: 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies (TBA)
    April 28: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Purcell)
    April 28: 4-H Core Competencies Review (Webinar)
    May 12: Lahoma Wheat Field Day (Lahoma)
    May 19: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Pauls Valley)
    May 31: Native Plant Materials Conference (Stillwater)
















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