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Volume 13, Number 15

July 26, 2013



Still Time to Register for Women in Ag Conference: The Oklahoma statewide Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference will take place Aug. 8-9 at the Moore Norman Technology Center, 13301 S. Penn Ave., in Oklahoma City. Early registration is due by Aug. 1 and is $50 per person. Registration after Aug. 1 is $60. Registration forms are available online at http://www.okwomeninagandsmallbusiness.com/. For more information about the conference, please contact Jennifer Jensen at 405-744-9826 or jennifer.jensen@okstate.edu.


New/Updated Publications on PODS: There are a number of new and updated publications available on the Print on Demand System at http://osufacts.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/HomePage. New publications include:

  • L-429 Integrated Pest Management Oklahoma
  • PSS-2161 Benefits of Using Cover Crops in Oklahoma No-Till
  • ANSI-3288 marketing Opportunities Available to Oklahoma Beef Cattle Producers 

Revised publications include:

  • CR-2143 2013 OSU Small Grains Variety Performance Tests
  • L-310 Protect the Illinois River from the Threat of Trash
  • L-311 Protect Riparian Areas for the Illinois River
  • L-312 Protect the Illinois River from Nutrient Pollution
  • L-313 Maintain Your Septic System for  Healthy Illinois River
  • L-317 Give the Illinois River a Hand by Preventing Urban Storm Water Pollution
  • E-940 Pollution Prevention at Exploration and Production Sites in Oklahoma
  • E-951 Water Quality Handbook for Nurseries
  • E-951c Best management Practices Card
  • EPP-7080 Pest Management Needs Assessment for Oklahoma Corn Producers
  • EPP-7081 Pest Management Needs Assessment for Oklahoma Cotton Producers
  • EPP-7082 Pest Management Needs Assessment for Oklahoma Grain Sorghum Producers
  • EPP-7083 Pest Management Needs Assessment for Oklahoma Peanut Producers
  • EPP-7084 Pest Management Needs Assessment for Oklahoma Soybean Producers
  • EPP-7085 Pest Management Needs Assessment for Oklahoma Canola Producers



Dollins Named Volunteer of the Year: Donna Dollins, Graphic Designer, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, was named the State 4-H Volunteer of the Year at the group’s recent annual meeting. She also was named Northeast District Volunteer of the Year.  She has been a volunteer for nine years with the Perkins 4-H Club. Congratulations!

DASNR Employees Honored: Congratulations to Trisha Gedon, Andrea Graves, Mandy Gross, Gayle Hiner, Erin Johnson, Todd Johnson, Jake Nelson, Renee Nelson, and Craig Woods for being named recipients of the Friends of Oklahoma 4-H Award.  This award is presented to individuals who have provided special support for 4-H. The group was recognized during the Honor Night Banquet that took place during the 92nd State 4-H Roundup.



Dodge Nichols, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Pottawatomie County, effective 6-24-13

Barbara Elkins, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Atoka County, effective 7-11-13

Scott Clawson, Northeast Area Extension Agricultural Economics Specialist, effective 7-24-13

Title Changes/Transfers

None to report


Lana Stidham, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Coal County, effective 8-31-13



July 26-27: Cattlemen’s College (Midwest City)

July 31-August 2: OAE4-HA Annual Conference (Sequoyah State Park, Wagoner)

August 1: Cotton 101 – Beginning Cotton Production (Altus)
August 6: Current Issues in Forage and Pasture Management (Stillwater)
August 7: Monthly Home Energy Info (Centra)
August 8-9: Statewide Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference (Oklahoma City)
August 9: Cooperative Conversation Backups for Individuals and Offices (Centra)
August 12-13: ATV Ride Safe Oklahoma (Guthrie)
August 13-14: Southeast District 4-H In-Service (Beaver’s Bend State Park)
August 14: August Horticulture Update (Centra)
August 24: State 4-H Council Quarter 1 Meeting (TBD)
August 28: Asset-Based Community Development (Norman)
August 28: Emergency Energy Strategies – Lessons Learned (Oklahoma City)


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