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Vol. 11 – No. 3
February 11, 2011


FAPC to Feature OSU Research During Symposium Feb. 22: The Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center, together with the Institute of Food Technology-Oklahoma section, are sponsoring a Research Symposium Feb. 22 in room 201 of the FAPC from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The keynote speaker, Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan, president of Sloan Trends & Solutions Inc., will give a presentation on trends in health and nutrition, as well as trends in cooking, culinary and restaurants. Participants will have the opportunity to talk with Sloan during a “Lunch with the Keynote” session that will be held in room 120 of the FAPC immediately following the morning session. Student awards will be presented in both the oral and poster presentation categories. The top student winners of each category will be awarded $250.
     The symposium is open to anyone who wants to attend. There is no charge for the day’s events; however, registration is required by today, Feb. 11, to receive a complimentary lunch ticket and business portfolio. You may register online at www.fapc.biz/researchsymposium.html or call Karen Smith, FAPC workshop coordinator, at (405) 744-6277.
     This year’s research symposium is being held in conjunction with OSU Research Week, which runs Feb. 21-25. Sponsors of the FAPC/IFT-OK Research Symposium include Bar-S Foods, BAMA Companies, Shawnee Milling, Producers Cooperative Oil Mill, and Advance Pierre Foods.

Cotton and Grain Marketing Seminar slated March 7: Oklahoma crop producers who want to learn more about marketing and contracting should plan to attend the Cotton and Grain Marketing Seminar slated March 7 at the Canadian Valley Technology Center in Chickasha. The event takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  No registration fee is required.
     Mark Gold is the special guest who will lead the seminar. He is a former 20-year member of the Chicago Board of Trade where he was a pit trader and floor broker. As managing partner of Top Third Ag Marketing, Mark can be heard daily on numerous radio programs. In addition, he is a regular guest analyst on U.S. Farm Report and Ag Day TV. Mark’s daily audio grain marketing comments are featured on AgWeb.
     For more information about the upcoming meeting, registration information, or to receive a meeting flier, contact Michael Pettijohn at 405-224-2216 or e-mail at michael.pettijohn@okstate.edu.

SWANA Symposium to Take Place March 8-11: The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), Oklahoma Indian Nations Chapter, presents its 2011 Symposium, “Managing Environmental Challenges,” March 8-11. The event will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa and will feature one day of local facilities tours and two days of technical sessions. The symposium is co-sponsored by USDA Rural Development and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to assist decision makers in improving and maintaining efficient waste management operations.  The primary audience is solid waste professionals, facility managers, community leaders, and others who deal with integrated waste management issues. A registration fee of $150 covers the symposium sessions, bus tour, exhibits, three lunches, refreshment breaks, and one reception.  For more information, contact Ilda Hershey at 405/744-9806 or ilda.hershey@okstate.edu. The tentative program agenda and registration form may be downloaded from this website: http://agecon.okstate.edu/wastenew/index.asp.



Condolences to: Joyce Jones, retired State Personal Finance Specialist, on the death  of her mother. Ruby Jones passed away Dec. 23, 2010. Funeral services took place Jan. 8 in Center Point, Texas.


Condolences to: Jan Park Molloy, retired State Gerontology Specialist, on the death of her father. Clifford Causey passed away Jan. 4. Funeral services took place Jan. 7 in Fort Morgan, Colo.



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February 11: Cooperative Conversations Office Online 2010 (Online)
February 12: Southeast District Share The Fun (Wetumka)
February 14: Tribal Healthy Homes (Ada)
February 16: Parenting Basics (CORE) Part 1: Principles and Theories (Centra)
February 17: Understanding Soil Testing and Plant Analysis (Stillwater)
February 19: OSU Horse Judging School (Stillwater)
February 22: FAPC Research Symposium (Stillwater)
February 22: Psychological First Aid for Military Families – Coping With Deployment (Stillwater)
February 23: Parenting Basics (CORE) Part 2: Competencies and Skills (Centra)
February 25: 4-H Leadership Curriculum – Developing Volunteers and Youth (TBA)
February 26: Living in the New Normal – Helping Military Children Thrive in Good and Challenging Times (Stillwater)
March 1: Multimedia Communications Training – Northwest District (Enid)
March 2: Parenting Basics (CORE) Part 3: Styles, Interactions, and Influences (Centra)
March 3: 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Oklahoma City)
March 4: WHEP Training (Pawhuska)
March 7: Cotton and Grain Marketing Seminar (Chickasha)
March 8: Southeast District OHCE Annual Meeting (Idabel)
March 8: Current Issues in Agricultural Economics (Centra)March 10: Empowering Older Adults with Assistive Technology to Shop, Cook and Eat (Oklahoma City)
March 8-11: Managing Environmental Challenges (Catoosa)
March 11:  Cooperative Conversations: Simple Video Editing (Centra)
March 11: Forest Landowner Education (Idabel)
March 16-19: Kansas City Global Summit (Kansas City, Mo.)
March 23: Current Issues in Agricultural Economics (Centra)
March 25: Retail Trade: Helping Main Street Be Vibrant (Oklahoma City)
March 25-26: Southeast District 4-H Night at the Oklahoma Science Museum (Oklahoma City)
March 26: Northwest District OHCE Meeting (Woodward)
March 26: Northwest District Meats Contest (Enid)
March 29: Northeast District OHCE Meeting (Miami)
March 30: Household Waste Management Education for Youth (Enid)
March 31: Southeast District Speech Contest (McAlester)
April 19: 4-H Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)
April 27: DASNR Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)


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