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Volume 13, Number 5

March 8, 2013

 

CURRENT EVENTS

Specialty Crops Workshop Rescheduled: Due to inclement weather, the Specialty Crops Workshop has been rescheduled for March 13. Agriculture producers interested in taking advantage of crops that can be grown commercially but do not require hundreds of acres can register for the Specialty Crops Workshop in Rose, Okla. The workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the farm of Neng Thao. Complimentary lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Jennifer Jensen at 405-744-9826, or jennifer.jensen@okstate.edu.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Workshop Presenters Needed for 4-H Roundup: July 24-26 marks the 92nd State 4-H Roundup at OSU. The State 4-H Office and the Roundup committee are working to see that delegates are offered the highest quality educational program possible. They are looking for persons to present educational workshops to youth ages 13-19. The workshops need to be hands-on, motivational, upbeat, and age appropriate. 4-H Roundup is an excellent recruitment tool for OSU. Tracy Beck, Events and Activities Coordinator in the State 4-H Office, said surveys have shown the majority of 4-H’ers attend OSU because of their positive experiences as a Roundup delegate. Her goal is to have at least one workshop from every department within DASNR. Please contact Beck at 405-744-8891 if you have questions or need additional information.

Journal Article Published: An informational article authored by Eileen St. Pierre, Susan Routh, Brenda Gandy, Lisa Taylor, and Ranel Lasley has been published in the 2012 Journal of National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The article, “Making Sense of Money Management: Addressing Bogus Check Writing in Partnership with Regional District Attorneys,” is an evaluation of a Southwest District Financial Management program. You can view the article on page 69 at http://www.neafcs.org/assets/documents/journal/2012-jneafcs.pdf.

Condolences to: Mandy Blocker, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Muskogee County, on the death of her grandmother. Susie Heister passed away Feb. 26. Funeral services took place March 1 at Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater. Cards may be sent to Mandy at 7101 W. Airport Road, Stillwater, OK  74075.

 

COLLEGE CORNER

 

Congratulations to Kyle Parmley: Kyle Parmley, Perry, is the recipient of a $1,000 William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship. He is a junior at OSU majoring in Plant and Soil Sciences. The scholarship is in memory of Ohio corn grower and NCGA colleague Bill Berg. 

 

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

 

Appointments

 None to report

Title Changes/Transfers

Jessica Nickles, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Garfield County, effective 3-11-13 (was: Extension Educator, Special Projects, Northwest District)

 

Chris Rice, Area Agronomy Specialist, Southeast District, effective 2-18-13 (was: Extension Educator, Agriculture, and CED, Pottawatomie County)

 

Separations/Retirements

None to report

COMING EVENTS

 

March 8: OK-FIRE Workshop (Sulphur)

March 8: Cooperative Conversations, Social Media Overview (Centra)

March 13: March Horticulture Update (Centra)

March 13: Current Issues in Agricultural Economics (Centra)

March 13: Community Snapshots: Socio-economics Edition (TBA)

March 13: Specialty Crops Workshop (Rose, Okla.)
March 13: Overcoming Obstacles (Oklahoma City)

March 14: Co-Parenting Through Divorce Curriculum Training (Arapaho)

March 14-17: Kansas City Global Conference (Kansas City)

March 15: OK-FIRE Workshop (Norman)

March 22: Northwest District OHCE Meeting (Perry)

March 26: Eastern Oklahoma Beef Cattle Summit (McAlester)

March 27: Entomology and Plant Pathology In-Service (Ada)

March 28: Individual Pathways to Aging (Centra)

March 28: Entomology and Plant Pathology In-Service (Enid)

March 28: Canola College (Enid)

March 29: 4-H STEM Community Action Teams: A Revolution of Responsibility (Centra)
April 1: Bed Bugs (Stillwater)
April 2: 4-H Day at the Capitol (Oklahoma City)
April 2: Health Care Reform Update (Okmulgee)
April 3: Community Snapshots: Health Edition (Norman)
April 3: Early Season Cotton, Weed, Insect, and Crop Management (TBA)
April 3: Monthly Home Energy Information (Centra)
April 3-4: Beef Cattle Hands-On and Research Tour (Stillwater)
April 4: Tractor Safety, Community Lead Instructor Training (Norman)
April 9: Current Issues in Agricultural Economics (Centra)
April 9: Southeast District 4-H Livestock and Entomology Project Training (Tishomingo)
April 10: Issues in Energy Development: The Case of Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas (Stillwater)
April 10: Nutrition Basics: Lactation (Centra)
April 11: Entrepreneur Communities, Part 1: What Are They? (Centra)
April 12: Cooperative Conversations, Excel 2010 – Basic Spreadsheets (Centra)
April 13: State 4-H Horse Judging Contest (Stillwater)
April 16-17: Northeast District Ag In-Service (Gore)
April 17: April Horticulture Update (Centra)
April 18: 2013 4-H Curriculum In-Service (Stillwater)
April 22-24: OSU Cow/Calf Boot Camp (Tishomingo)
April 24-25: Team Building and Leadership Using Low Element Challenge Activities (Stillwater)
April 24-26: OEAFCS Conference (Oklahoma City)
April 25: Brain Wise, 10 Ways to Stop and Think (Oklahoma City)
April 25: Building Entrepreneur Communities, Part II: How Do You Build It? (Centra)
April 30: OK Youth Beef Quality Assurance (Okemah)

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