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Vol. 11 – No. 10
May 20, 2011

 

 

CURRENT EVENTS

Field Day Slated at Lane: Scientists and staff of the OSU Wes Watkins Research and Extension Center and the USDA’s Wes Watkins Agricultural Research Laboratory invite you to take part in 2011 Public Field Day slated June 11. Plan to join the group and tour research and demonstration projects, participate in a variety of educational events, visit with scientists and last, but not least, enjoy a complimentary meal of delicious southeast Oklahoma cuisine. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will include a blend of activities and events that is sure to include something for everyone. Research and demonstration projects currently underway include organic vegetable culture, pepper production, onion growing methods, hoop house technology, pineapple production, and squash bug management. All who attend are certain to enjoy the local entertainment, antique tractor exhibits, firefighter demonstrations, and equipment displays during the course of the day. Another feature will be the display of science projects conducted by local students who received state level awards for their work. Also, back by popular request, will be the OSU Entomology Insect Adventure. The Insect Adventure is a living exhibit of exotic and unique insects (see http://insectadventure.okstate.edu) that will be a learning adventure and a treat for everyone who attends. Additional events to round out the day will include exhibits of local agricultural products and services and equipment demonstrations.  The event is open to the public and there is no entrance fee. The Lane Agricultural Center is located 10 miles east of Atoka on Highway 3. For further information please call 580-513-5544.  

Field Day/In-Service Opportunity: A Turfgrass Field Day and In-Service opportunity will take place June 15 at the Education Building at The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University. This event is going to showcase the latest ongoing research from the Turfgrass Science Team at OSU in the area of turfgrass pest management. Registration is $40 per person, or $30 for OSU employees. Lunch and handouts will be provided only to those who pre-register. Details on the field day are available at www.turf.okstate.edu.

Grady County’s Women in Ag Conference: Grady County’s Women in Agriculture Conference will take place June 16. The theme for the conference is “Road to Success.” The focus of the conference is to provide the latest information on hands-on management and concerns of importance to agricultural families. The conference is a learning tour and the group will visit the Noble Foundation in Ardmore. In addition, they will address new technologies in farm equipment, estate planning, crop insurance, and cattle health and management. The tour will depart from the First Baptist Church, 324 W. Colorado Ave., Chickasha. Registration is $10 and due by June 1, and $20 thereafter. Registration includes lunch, refreshments, and conference materials. Those who are interested in attending may find registration forms at http://oces.okstate.edu/grady. Additional information can be found at http://www.OKWomeninAgandSmallBusiness.com. For more information, please contact Michael Pettijohn at 405-224-2216, or via e-mail at michael.pettijohn@okstate.edu.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations to: Doug McKinney, Beef Cattle Value Enhancement Specialist, and his wife, Mandy, on the birth of their son. Lane Garrett McKinney was born May 3, weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18 inches long. He is welcomed home by big brother Logan.

Congratulation to: Kevin Hackett, retired Northwest District 4-H Youth  Development Specialist, on the marriage of his younger son,  Cole Lawrence Hackett, to Jeni Cheyenne Presley on April 16. Kevin also became a grandfather Aug. 8, 2010, with the birth of Oliver Kyle Hackett. Proud parents are Brandon and Katie Hackett.

Condolences to: Margie Gilliam, retired Lincoln County Extension Secretary, on the death of her husband. Lawrence Gilliam passed away May 8. Funeral services took place May 12 at Hillside Baptist Church in Wellston. Cards may be sent to Margi at 900520 South 2320 Road, Wellston, OK  74881.

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COMING EVENTS

May 20-21: Discovery Unlimited (Stillwater)
May 25: Building Entrepreneurial Communities, Part II: How Do You Build It? (Centra)
June 1: 4-H STEM Institute (Stillwater)
June 1: Demonstration of Renewable Energy Trailer (Enid)
June 3: State Master Gardener Continuing Education Conference (Enid)
June 3-4: Southwest District Horse Show (Duncan)
June 4: Northwest District Horse Show (TBA)
June 6-7: Southeast District Horse Show (Ardmore)
June 7: Multimedia Communications Training (Ada)
June 7: Basic Home Canning (Stillwater)
June 7: Using a SmartBoard for Classes and Presentations (Online)
June 7-9: 4-H Leadership Team Retreat (Stillwater)
June 9: Switchgrass Production and Management (Stillwater)
June 10: Cooperative Conversations: Budget Savers – Simple Free Tools (Online)
June 10: Youth Entrepreneurship: Building a Pipeline (Centra)
June 11: Lane Agriculture Center Annual Field Day (Lane)
June 13: State 4-H Record Book Interviews (Stillwater)
June 16: Grady County Women in Ag Conference (Chickasha)
June 16-18: State 4-H Horse Show (Shawnee)
June 16-26: Citizenship Washington Focus (Washington, D.C.)
June 18: GardenFest – Grand Opening of The Botanic Garden at OSU (Stillwater)
June 21: Community Snapshots – Answering Questions Using Web-based Data (Norman)
June 23: Southeast District Parent Volunteer Leader Conference (Ada)
June 28: Southeast District Animal Science Field Day (Tishomingo)
June 30: Southeast District FCS Skills Day (Tishomingo)
July 1: Demonstration of Renewable Energy Trailer (Duncan)
July 8: Cooperative Conversations: Automatic Backups (Online)
July 12: Current Issues in Agricultural Economics (Centra)
July 14: Understanding Soil Productivity (Centra)
July 15: 2011 OSU Weed Science Summer Crops Field Tour (Perkins)
July 27-29: State 4-H Roundup (Stillwater)
July 29: Cattlemen’s College (Midwest City)

 

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