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Volume 12, No. 6
March 23, 2012

CURRENT EVENTS

Wetland Workshop Slated: The OSU Departments of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and Horticulture and Landscape Architecture will host a Constructed Wetland Workshop at The Botanic Garden at OSU. The workshop is slated March 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will provide information on how wetlands function, design and construction, plant selection, wetland regulation, and includes a tour of the recently completed Cow Creek constructed wetland. The workshop fee is $40 and includes a copy of Wetland Restoration and Construction: A Technical Guide, published by The Wetland Trust. Please contact Jeri Fleming at jeri.fleming@okstate.edu to register.

Ralstin Retires: A come-and-go retirement reception for Stan Ralstin, Area Extension Rural Development Specialist, will take place March 29, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Garfield County OSU Extension Center, 316 E. Oxford, Enid.

Dahlgren Retires: A come-and-go retirement reception for Ron Dahlgren, Sr. TV Producer/Director, Agricultural Communications Services, will take place March 30, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the lobby of Agriculture North on the OSU campus.  

 

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Workshops Needed for 4-H Roundup: July 25-27 will mark the 91st State 4-H Roundup on the OSU campus. The State 4-H Office and the Roundup committee are working to see that the highest quality educational opportunities are available. We are looking for persons to present educational workshops to youth ages 13-19. The workshops should be hands-on, motivational, upbeat and age appropriate. The workshop application form can be found at http://oklahoma4h.okstate.edu/events/roundup.htm. Please contact Tracy Beck at 405-744-8891 for more information.

Condolences to: Rick Rexwinkle, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, and CED, Osage County, on the death of his wife. D’Ann (Victor) Rexwinkle passed away March 9. D’Ann also was the mother of Jim Rexwinkle, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Tulsa County, and mother-in-law to Ryan Sproul, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Delaware County. Funeral services took place March 13 at the Afton First Christian Church. She has been a 4-H volunteer leader for 35 years. Cards may be sent to Rick and the family at P.O. Box 611, Barnsdall, OK  74002.

Condolences to: Marleta Giles, CNEP Nutrition Education Assistant, Tulsa County, on the death of her brother. Stewart Giles II passed away March 10. Funeral services took place March 16 in Tulsa. Cards may be sent to Marleta at 1146 S. Florence Ave., Tulsa, OK  74104.

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Appointments

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Title Changes/Transfers

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Separations/Retirements

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 Coming EVENTS


March 24-29: National 4-H Conference (Washington, D.C.)
March 26: Oklahoma AgrAbility Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)
March 27-29: Managing Today’s Solid Waste Systems (Catoosa)
March 28: Nutrition Basics: Middle Childhood and Preadolescent Years (Centra)
March 28: Constructed Wetland Workshop (Stillwater)
March 31: Making Better Horsemen Through Education (Kingfisher)
April 3: Foliar Diseases of Wheat: Identification and Control (Online)
April 3: Fusarium Head Scab: Causes and Identification (Online)
April 4: 4-H Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)
April 9-14: Southern National Holstein and Jersey Show (Stillwater)
April 11: Sprayer Calibration and Drift Management (Webinar)
April 12: Specialty Crops Hands-On Workshop/Conference (Lane)
April 12-13: OEAFCS State Meeting (Oklahoma City)
April 14: Managing Risk with Composting and Rainwater Harvesting (Taloga)
April 16-17: Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners (Stillwater)
April 17: Southeast District 4-H ATV Safety Leader’s Guide Training (Shawnee)
April 17: Evaluating Risks and Benefits of Renewable Energy Systems for Business and Home (Oklahoma City)
April 18: Master Volunteer Conference (Oklahoma City)
April 18: Northeast District Ag In-Service (Kellyville)
April 19: 2012 4-H Curriculum In-Service (Stillwater)
April 21: State 4-H Horse Judging Contest (Stillwater)
April 23: Strategic Doing: Taking Control of the Community’s Future One Step at a Time (TBD)
April 24: Retirement Ready (Oklahoma City)
April 25: Succeeding in Your Business and Community – Putting Your Best Food Forward (Muskogee)
April 26: Succeeding in Your Business and Community – Putting Your Best Food Forward (TBA)
April 26: Co-Parenting Through Divorce (TBA)
April 27: Core Content Overview: Money and Credit Management (Stillwater)
April 28: Managing Risk with composting and Rainwater harvesting (Okeene)
April 30: 4-H Record Books Due (Stillwater)

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