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Volume 11, No. 18
September 9, 2011



Advanced Social Media Training: Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center is offering an Advanced Social Media Training Sept. 15. During the advanced training, participants will learn in-depth aspects of social media and how social media can benefit their businesses or organizations. Featured workshop presenters include Keith Auer, Head Country Food Products social media specialist; Brooke Clay, Koch Communications travel blogger and e-community manager; Jan Laub, Granny’s Good Ol’ Fashion Bacon Drippings; and Megan Horton, OSU manager of web and social initiatives. Topics covered during the training include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, blogging, QR Codes, and monitoring social media efforts. Registration deadline for the Advanced Social Media Training is today, Sept. 9. Cost is $100 per training. To register, visit http://www.fapc.biz/socialmediatraining.html, call Karen Smith at 405-744-6277 or email karenl.smith@okstate.edu.

Recycling Conference Slated: “Recycling Across Oklahoma: Urban, Suburban and Rural,” will take place Oct. 13 at the Conoco-Phillips OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater.  The full day conference, hosted by the Oklahoma Recycling Association, will feature a keynote presentation about Walmart’s Zero Waste Program. Additional topics include Future Trends in Recycling; Master Recyclers Programs; Rural Recycling; Hub and Spoke Collections; E-waste Recycling; Tire Collections; Household Hazardous Waste Events; and Backyard and Municipal-scale Composting Programs, among others. For registration fees and more information, visit: http://www.recycleok.org/events-activities.php.


New OCES Master Calendar: We are pleased to announce that a new calendar program is now available for your use. The OCES Master Calendar has a fresh new look and is very easy to use.  Any faculty or staff member can post any events or activities for state, district, area, and county level programming to this site. Check out the new site at http://calendars.oces.okstate.edu/. To log in, you will only need to add the password “events,” which is the same as you have used for log in purposes on the calendar in the past. Please remember to update your bookmark, shortcut or link of this location for future usage. For those who have upcoming events in the next few months, many of those events have been transferred to the new calendar; however, please review the dates listed to verify accuracy. If you have dates that are not listed, feel free to add as you please. A tutorial section is also included to assist with any questions. Another feature of this program, for those of you who use Outlook Calendar, is that it will allow you to save dates to your calendar, which can be a real time saver. For questions regarding the calendar, please contact Joyce Martin at 405-744-7969.

Congratulations to: Kourtney Coats, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Logan County, on his marriage to Sarah Miller. The couple wed Aug. 13.

Condolences to: Austin Moore, TV Producer/Director, Agricultural Communications Services, and his wife, Melissa, on the death of their son. Greyson Lee Moore, 5 months, passed away Aug. 26. Funeral services took place Aug. 30 at the First Baptist Church in Stillwater. Memorials may be made to The Malley and Henry Fund, c/o Erin Taylor, 3037 S.W. 66th St., Oklahoma City, OK  73159, or the Whole Hearts Foundation, P.O. Box 1342, Perrysburg, Ohio  43552. Cards may be sent to Austin and Melissa at 1615 N. Briarwood, Stillwater, OK  74075.



Cheryl Lively, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, Greer County, effective 7-26-11

Anne King, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Comanche County, effective 8-15-11

Lindsey Long, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Pottawatomie County, effective 8-15-11

Stephanie Bowen, Extension Assistant, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, effective 8-16-11

Stephanie McSparrin, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Beckham County, effective 8-16-11

Lynn Null, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Jackson County, effective 8-31-11

Penny King, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H, Nowata County, effective 9-12-11

Title Changes/Transfers

None to report


Pamela Hartman, Extension Associate, Agricultural Economics, effective 8-31-11

Amy Berg, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Washington County, effective 9-2-11


September 9: Cooperative Conversations: Make Your PC Personal (Online)
September 13: Current Issues in Agricultural Education (Centra)
September 14: Oklahoma State Fair Judging Day (Oklahoma City)
September 15: OQBN Workshop (El Reno)
September 26: Oklahoma State Fair Release Day (Oklahoma City)
September 27: Tulsa State Fair Judging Day (Tulsa)
September 27: Dewey County Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference (Taloga)
September 29: Green Holidays (Centra)
October 6: Integration of Sustainable Agriculture Concepts into Biofuel Feedstock Production (Chickasha)
October 7: Cooperative Conversations: Computer Security (Online)
October 9: Tulsa State Fair Release Day (Tulsa)
October 11: Forest Restorations and Management for Cattle, Wildlife, and Wood Products (Clayton)
October 19-21: Northeast District Youth in Action (Gore)
October 20: Northwest District Leadership Conference (Ponca City)
October 27: Choctaw County Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference (Hugo)
October 29: Northwest District Trap Shoot (Enid)
Nov. 3: 4-H Club Management System (TBA)
Nov. 4: Rural Economic Outlook Conference (Stillwater)
Nov. 4: 4-H Risk Management (Centra)
Nov. 8: Current Issues in Agricultural Economics (Centra)
Nov. 11: Cooperative Conversations: Running Smoothly (Online)
Nov. 16: Tree Care Conference (Stillwater)
Nov. 25-29: National 4-H Congress (Atlanta, GA)
Nov. 29: FCS Statewide In-Service (TBA)


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