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Vol. 10 – No. 13
July 2, 2010

Current Events

Organic Worship, Field Day, and Train the Trainer Session Set in July: There is still time to register for the 2010 Oklahoma Organic Workshop and Field Day, slated July 22 at the Lane Agricultural Center at Lane. This event 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. Topics geared specifically for trainers include Soil Aspects of Organic Farming, Resources for Providing Training in Organics, The Certification Process, and Microbial Products Under Evaluation for Use in Soil-borne Disease Management. A meal is provided for all registered participants. For more information contact Janel Malone at 405-744-3669.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Please meet Dr. Jorge Atiles, Associate Dean for Extension and Engagement, College of Human Environmental Sciences. Click here to see the video.

Announcements

Congratulations to: Melanie Taylor, McIntosh County Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and her husband, Jerry, on the birth of their son. Carsen Wayne Taylor was born May 26, weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 18 inches long. He joins big brother Reed and big sister Elizabeth.

Congratulations to: Rhonda DeVor, Woodward County Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, and her husband, Bill, on the adoption of their son. Aiden William was born Aug. 13, 2008.  He is welcomed into the family by big sister April, who is 30, and big brothers Heath and Levi, who are 27 and 25, respectively.

 

AWARDS

SUNUP Receives Gold Award: The SUNUP television production team received a gold award in the 2010 critique and awards program conducted by the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences. The team includes Clinton Griffiths, Dave Deken, and Austin Moore. Their winning entry in the news and feature category was recognized during the recent international ACE meeting in St. Louis. The ACE critique and awards program honors communicators for excellence in a wide array of professional skills. Entries are evaluated on content, effectiveness, creativity, and technical quality.


PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Appointments

None to report

Title Changes/Transfers

Jessica L. Riggin, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, Lincoln County, effective 7-1-10

Charlotte Richert, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, Tulsa County, effective 7-1-10

Lori Fancher, Administrative Assistant, FAPC, effective 6-28-10

Robert D. Bourne, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and Interim CED, Bryan County, effective 7-1-10

William McGlynn, Professor, Horticulture, effective 7-1-10

Separations/Retirements

None to report

COMING EVENTS

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 19: Parent Child Connections Program (video conference at arranged sites)

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)

August 6: Print on Demand Demonstration (Centra)

August 10: Dollars and Cents of Conversation (Centra)

August 11: Southeast District 4-H Educator In-Serviced and Committee Work (McAlester)

August 12: 4-H Volunteer Core Competencies Units 1-3 (Oklahoma City)

August 17-18: Oklahoma Sustainable Agriculture Summit (TBD)

August 19: Quail Management (Stillwater)

September 10: Leading a Centra Session (Centra)

September 14: Current Issues in Agricultural Economics (Centra)

September 15: Oklahoma State Fair 4-H Entry and Judging Day (Oklahoma City)

September 18: Oklahoma State Fair 4-H Judging Contest Day (Oklahoma City)

 

 

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