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Volume 17, Number 12
July 14, 2017



Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Slated Aug. 1: If you are interested in pumpkins, grapes, cowpeas, pecans, lavender and other horticulture crops, or learning more about pecan crop load thinning and OSU research, make plans to attend the Cimarron Valley Research Station Horticulture Field Day Aug. 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about 25 varieties of pumpkins, as well as other crops. Pecan growers will gain valuable information about crop load thinning. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact OSU’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at 405-744-5404. 

Still Time to Register: There is still time to register for the Current Challenges in Floriculture workshops slated Aug. 3 at the Wes Watkins Center on the Oklahoma State University campus. This conference is designed for the green industry professional, as well as the advanced hobbyist/gardening enthusiast. Genhua Niu, Texas A&M, El Paso, will address water quality and quantity issues. Three successful greenhouse operations will be highlighted as well as cutting edge pest control methods discussed. Registration is $30 per person and due by July 21. Registration information is available here. For more information, please contact Stephanie Larimer at 405-744-5404 or via email at stephanie.larimer@okstate.edu.

Blessings from the Field: The Agricultural Leadership of Oklahoma (ALO), the alumni organization of the Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program (OALP), is hosting a Blessings from the Field fundraiser dinner at White Dog Hill Restaurant in Clinton, Oklahoma. This dinner, slated Aug. 26, will benefit the Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program (OALP). The purpose of this event is to raise money for continued program necessities and to ensure continued success for future OALP classes. The goal of this evening also will be to reach out to urban audiences so they have opportunities to connect with the Oklahoma agricultural industry. The ALO had much success with this event two years ago in northwestern Oklahoma and has decided to plan a similar event in different regions of the state. This year the region selected is southwestern Oklahoma. ALO members have been working diligently developing a wonderful evening that will showcase a wide array of fantastic cuisine options. Equally important will be showcasing Oklahoma’s agricultural heritage and industry. Participants will go on several food experiences that lend themselves to other regions of the world, all while showcasing the famous agricultural products we grow right here in our great state!
     Tickets cost $125 per plate with all proceeds going to ALO, a 501(c)(3) organization, which in turn supports the OALP. 
Tickets can be purchased here by Aug. 12.
     Entertainment for the evening will be provided by the Kristyn Harris Trio. For more information, please visit their website.
     If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Mike Schulte at 405-608-4350 or by email at mschulte@okwheat.org. Most importantly, mark your calendars for Aug. 26 and plan to join us for Blessings from the Field.  Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m.


Wheat News: The Oklahoma Small Grains Variety Performance Tests 2016-2017 full report is now available here. Check out OSU’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences wheat web page for all the latest wheat information.

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:

  • L-465 New Soybean and Cotton Herbicide Technology Considerations
  • E-1045 Ecology and Management of the Rio Grande Wild Turkey in Oklahoma
  • ANSI-3299 Estimating Water Requirements for Beef Cows
  • FAPC-207 Solar Dehydrator Construction Plans
  • FAPC-206 An Evaluation of Alternative Feed Delivery Systems for Cattle – For Use in Combination with the Feed System Analysis Spreadsheet
  • T-4423 Falls and Older Adults
  • HLA-6615 Simple Irrigation Checkup for Home Sprinkler Systems

Revised publications include:

  • CR-7170 Management of Insect and Mite Pests in Sorghum
  • Cr-7176 Soybean Insect Survey and Control in Oklahoma
  • CR-7192 Management of Insect and Mite Pests in Corn
  • CR-7193 Management of Insect Pests in Rangeland and Pasture
  • CR-7197 Management of Insect and Mite Pests in Sunflowers
  • CR-6718 Management of Insects and Mites in Greenhouse Floral Crops
  • T-3117 Carbohydrates in the Diet
  • T-3156 Vitamins and the Body
  • T-3164 Minerals and the Body
  • T-3157 Dietary Sugar and Alternative Sweeteners
  • T-3150 Dietary Calcium
  • T-3142 Dietary Salt and Sodium
  • T-3132 Nutrition for Physical Activity and Athletics
  • T-3124 Nutrition Misinformation
  • T-3122 Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

Congratulations to: Mary Ann McCarley, Extension Administrative Support Specialist, Duncan Area Extension Office, and her husband, David, on the birth of their grandson. Camden Cecil McCarley was born June 27, weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Camden joins big brother, Carson, and proud parents, Cooper and Kelsey McCarley. Congratulations!

Condolences to: Melissa Mourer, Communications Coordinator, Agricultural Communications Services, on the death of her grandmother. Virginia Mae Smith passed away June 21. Funeral services took place at the Zion Lutheran church in Sutton, Nebraska.

Condolences to: Vernon Stevens, retired Area Specialist, Garfield County, on the death of his wife. Hazel Stevens passed away June 28. Funeral services took place July 5 at the First United Method Church in Enid. Cards may be sent to Vernon at 1901 Seneca Avenue, Enid, OK  73703.

Condolence to: The family of Janet Gibson, retired Extension specialist, Family and Consumer Sciences, Pontotoc County. She passed away July 7. Funeral services took place July 13 at the First Baptist Church in Ada. Cards may be sent to her husband, Bill Gibson and family, 17221 CR 3440, Ada, OK  74820.



    None to report

    Title Changes/Transfers

    Amber Reece, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Leflore County, and Interim CED, Haskell County, effective 6-1-17 (was: Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Leflore County)


    Clinton Laflin, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Tulsa County, effective 6-16-17

    Lynn Malley, Assistant Extension Specialist, Agricultural Economics, effective 7-14-17


    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Pottawatomie County
    Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Grady County
    Extension Educator, Farm 2 You Program, Location TBD

    Internal Applicants Only

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


    July14: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Pauls Valley)
    July 15: Oklahoma 4-H .22 Pistol and .22 Rifle Contest (Oklahoma City)
    July 17: OSU Crops Conference (Alva)
    July 18-20: OSU Big 3 Field Days (Stillwater)
    July 18: Summer Forages Field Day (Chickasha)
    July 20: OSU Crops Conference (Afton)
    July 22: Oklahoma 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Recertification Training Workshop (Stillwater)
    July 25: Canola – 101 Workshop (Stillwater)
    July 26-28: 96th State 4-H Roundup
    August 1: Cimarron Valley Research Station Horticulture Field Day (Perkins)
    August 3: Current Challenges in Floriculture (Stillwater)
    August 3-4: 2017 Statewide Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference (Oklahoma City)
    August 10: Sustainable Landscapes: Designing a Rain Garden (Stillwater)
    August 18: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Purcell)
    August 19: Oklahoma 4-H Senior Outdoor Archery National Qualifying Contest and Junior and Intermediate Archery FUN Shoot (Stillwater)
    August 26: Oklahoma 4-H Sports Clays Contest (McLoud)
    September 13: 4-H Judging Day at Oklahoma State Fair (Oklahoma City)
    September 16: Oklahoma 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Training Workshop (Stillwater)
    September 22: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Purcell)
    September 22: Pecan Field Day at Knight Creek Farms (Tulsa)
    September 23: Oklahoma 4-H Skeet Contest (Oklahoma City)
    September 26: 4-H Judging Day at Tulsa State Fair (Tulsa)
    September 30: 4-H State Judging Day (Oklahoma City)

















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