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Vol. 10 – No. 12
June 18, 2010

Current Events

Still Time to Register for Bixby Field Day: Anyone interested in vegetable crop production and variety trials can still make plans to attend the Oklahoma State University 2010 Bixby Vegetable Field Day. Slated June 23, the field tour will take place at the OSU Vegetable Research Station, 13711 S. Mingo Road, near Bixby. The field tour will begin at 10 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. If you are interested in attending the field day and lunch please RSVP by 5 p.m. June 22 by calling 405-744-5404.

Organic Worship, Field Day, and Train the Trainer Session Set in July: The 2010 Oklahoma Organic Workshop and Field Day, slated July 22 at the Lane Agricultural Center at Lane, is an event that will enable both growers and those who assist them to learn more about the transition to organic farming. The event is sponsored by Oklahoma State University, USDA Agricultural Research Service, South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory, The Oklahoma SARE program, Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and the Atoka County Extension Office. An afternoon workshop focusing on insect, disease and weed pest issues will begin at 2:00 p.m. John Damicone, Professor of Plant Pathology at OSU, will discuss foliar disease control for organic vegetable production. Donn Johnson, Professor of Entomology at the University of Arkansas, will talk about integrated pest management for vegetable and fruit production. Charles Webber III, Agronomist with USDA – ARS, and Jim Shrefler, Area Horticulturist with OSU, will address weed control issues and options for organic vegetable production. Following the workshop there will be a meal and time to visit with scientists and fellow growers.  Following the meal we will tour research and demonstration field projects and scientists will talk briefly on project goals and results.  The program should be completed at about 8:00 p.m. For professional agriculturists, including County Extension Educators, who are responsible for teaching and training others about organic agriculture, a special morning session will take place the same day. Those who are interested need to call Janel Malone at 405-744-3669 for additional information.

 

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Please meet Dr. Rob Terry, Head, Department of Agricultural Education, Communication, and Leadership. Click here to see the video.

Announcements

Agricultural Machinery Systems Website Launched: Agriculturalists needing information regarding the efficient use of agricultural machinery now have a new resource to consult. Oklahoma State University’s Agricultural Machinery Systems website at http://www.agmachinery.okstate.edu/ contains information from the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, as well as educational material generated at other universities.

Rain Barrel Educational Materials Available Online: The Build-a-Rain-Barrel educational workshop at OSU’s GardenFest was a huge success. Presented by the Stillwater Storm Water Management Program and OSU Cooperative Extension, these two entities continue their educational message through materials available on the website http://lid.okstate.edu/rainfall-harvesting.

Schnelle Consults Overseas: Mike Schnelle, Extension Floriculture Specialist, recently offered horticultural consulting in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. He presented alternative horticultural activities to farmers in the Southeastern Asian region.

 

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Appointments

Melody Ennis, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Okmulgee County, effective 06-14-10

Title Changes/Transfers

None to report

Separations/Retirements

Debra Duncan, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Beckham County, effective 06-01-10

Chrissy Whitten, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Tulsa County, effective 6-9-10

Kim Anderson, Professor, Agricultural Economics, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Roy Ball, Herd Manager, Animal Science, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

John Banks, Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Kent Barnes, Area Livestock Specialist, Northeast District, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

William Barnes, Coordinator, Electric Shop, Field and Research Service Unit, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Paula Cinnamon, Senior Financial Assistant, Animal Science, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Starry Clark, Senior Accounting Clerk, DASNR Extension Finance, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Kenneth Conway, Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Rosalind Corbin, Extension Senior Secretary, Bryan County, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Jim Criswell, Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Cheryl Sue Davidson, Extension Senior Secretary, Lincoln County, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Wanda Dollarhide, Senior Clerk Typist, Agricultural Economics, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Ron Elliott, Professor, Head, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Kevin Hackett, Northwest District 4-H Program Specialist, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Sharon Hardcastle, Extension Secretary, McClain County, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Janis Harrington, Staff Assistant, Agricultural Communications Services, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Robert Harrington, Research Equipment Specialist, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Patsy Hill, Extension Senior Secretary, Caddo County, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Jean Hite, Senior Secretary, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Don Hooper, Senior Station Superintendent, Field and Research Service Unit, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Betty James, Senior Unit Assistant, DASNR HR, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Mickey R. Jones, Extension Educator and CED, Lincoln County, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Darlene Justice, Secretary, Field and Research Service Unit, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Patricia Kidd, Financial Assistant, DASNR Extension Finance, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Michael Kizer, Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Katherine McDonald, Extension Senior Secretary, Major County, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Bjorn Martin, Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

David Moe, Coordinator, FAPC, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Phyllis O’Donley, Extension Senior Secretary, Hughes County, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Thomas Peeper, Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Phillip Pratt, CED, Tulsa County, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Mary Rhyne, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Kay County, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Betty Rothermel, Administrative Assistant, FAPC, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Glenn Selk, Professor, Animal Science, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Wyvonna Smith, Financial Controls Assistant, Animal Science, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Michael Smolen, Professor, Assistant Director, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Judy Talley, Unit Assistant, State 4-H Office, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Rex Vencl, Feed Pit Operator, Animal Science, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Connie Walker, Administrative Assistant, Animal Science, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Jack Wallace, Area Livestock Specialist, Southeast District, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Joseph Williams, Professor, Director, OALP, Agricultural Economics, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Sue Williams, Professor, Head, Human Development and Family Science, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Rickey Williamson, Manager, Farm Feed and Services, Animal Science, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Shirley Wilson, Extension Senior Secretary, Okfuskee County, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Robert Woods, Area Extension Agronomy Specialist, Northeast District, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

Linda Yant, Staff Assistant, Animal Science, effective 6-30-10 (retirement)

 

COMING EVENTS

June 18: State Master Gardener Continuing Education Conference (Norman)

June 23: 2010 Bixby Vegetable Field Day (Bixby)

June 24: Southeast District Volunteer and Parent Conference (Ada)

June 18: Enhancing Your Extension Communications Effectiveness – Southeast District (Ada)

June 29: Southeast District Animal Science Field Day (Tishomingo)

June 29: 4-H STEM Teams (Stillwater)

July 1: Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (El Reno)

July 9: Podcasting 201: Polishing the Podcast (Centra)

July 11-15: National Association of County Agricultural Agents Annual Conference (Tulsa)

July 14: Marketing Tools at Your Fingertips (Centra)

July 17: 4-H Parent/Volunteer Conference (Stillwater)

July 17: Growing Season Prescribed Fire (Ellis County)

July 18-20: OHCE State Meeting (Oklahoma City)

July 20: Current Issues in Agricultural Economics (Centra)

July 21: 4-H and FFA State Wheat Show Visual Judging (Stillwater)

July 22: Animal Science Big 3 Field Days (Stillwater)

July 22: Oklahoma Organic Workshop, Field Day and Trainer Training (Lane)

July 22-24: Sooner State Dairy Show (Stillwater)

July 28-30: 89th State 4-H Roundup (Stillwater)

July 30: Cattlemen’s College (Midwest City)

 

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