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Volume 17, Number 16
October 13, 2017

CURRENT EVENTS

Early Registration Deadline is TODAY: Today is the early registration deadline for the annual Rural Economic Outlook Conference slated Oct. 20 at the OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Keynote speakers will be addressing particularly timely topics, including trade, Farm Bill, and the macroeconomic environment. Presenters include Luis Ribera, Texas A&M University; Pat Westhoff, University of Missouri; and Cortney Cowley, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, Omaha Branch. In addition, OSU faculty will be on hand contributing rapid-fire outlook information and research updates. A detailed agenda is available here.  Registration for the conference can be done through the OSU Marketplace. The $50 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and breaks.

Herbicide Symptomology Clinic to Take Place in Stillwater: A Herbicide Symptomology Clinic will take place Nov. 3 at the Agronomy Research Station in Stillwater. Join fellow producers, Extension educators/personnel, and researchers to learn more about the key visual symptoms of common herbicides used in winter wheat and canola production systems. Coffee and donuts will be served at 8:30 a.m. and the clinic will begin at 9 a.m. Topics on the agenda include common preemergence and postemergence herbicide symptomology, herbicide technology update, and tank contamination. The clinic is free but participants are asked to RSVP to Misha Manuchehri at 405-744-9588, or misha.manuchehri@okstate.edu.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

New/Updated Publications on PODS: There are a number of new and updated publications available on the Print on Demand System at http://facts.okstate.edu. New publications include:

  • EPP-7335 Guide to the Twelve Most-Important Oklahoma Mosquitoes of Concern for Pest Control Specialists
  • BAE-1114 Types of Aeration Systems: White Type is Right for You?
  • PSS-2280 Determining Winter Canola Maturity for Harvest
  • PSS-2281 Evaluation of Phosphorus Fertilizer Recommendations for No-Till Winter Wheat
  • E-1046 Contribution of Agriculture to Oklahoma's Economy: 2015

Revised publications include:

No revised publications at this time 

Congratulations to: Tammy Skaggs, Extension Administrative Support Specialist, Garfield County, and her husband, Mike, on the birth of their grandson. Ian Todd Gaines was born Oct. 6, weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 17 ¾ inches long. Proud parents are Brad and Courtney Gaines. Congratulations!

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

    Appointments

    Kiema Kamara, Extension Assistant, Agricultural Economics, effective 10-1-17

    Title Changes/Transfers

    Earl Ward, Northeast Area Livestock Specialist, and Interim CED, Nowata County, effective 10-1-17 (was: Northeast Area Livestock Specialist)

    Separations/Retirements

    Ann Napier, Extension Educator, Horticulture/4-H Youth Development, Oklahoma County, effective 9-21-17

    Alex Magee, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, effective 9-29-17

    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Cleveland County

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

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

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

    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Rogers County

    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Wagoner County

    Northeast Area Agriculture Economist, Muskogee County

    Internal Applicants Only

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

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

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

    Extension Educator, Horticulture/4-H Youth Development, Oklahoma County

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

    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Tulsa County

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

    COMING EVENTS

    October 20: Rural Economic Outlook Conference (Stillwater)
    October 21: Oklahoma 4-H Trapp Contest (El Reno)
    October 23: West District Extension Administrative Supports Specialists/Assistants Training (Weatherford)
    October 24: Viticulture and Enology Workshop (Ada)
    October 25: Greenhouse Biological Control Workshop (Stillwater)
    November 3: Herbicide Symptomology Clinic (Stillwater)
    November 1: Beef Check-Off Vote (Statewide)
    November 8: Annie’s Project In-service and Certification (Stillwater)
    November 9: Online Tools for Grassland management (Duncan)
    November 11: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Kingfisher)
    November 11: Oklahoma 4-H Muzzleloader Contest (Oklahoma City)
    November 24-28: National 4-H Congress (Atlanta, Georgia)
    November 30: 4-H Volunteer Management System (Webinar)
    December 1: 4-H Volunteer Management System (TBD)
    December 1: 4-H Volunteer Management System Review (Webinar)
    December 8: Co-Parenting for Resilience (Pauls Valley)

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

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