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Volume 13, Number 19

September 20, 2013



GardenFest is TOMORROW: The 12th Annual GardenFest will take place TOMORROW, Sept. 21 at The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Art in the Garden.” For more information visit The Botanic Garden at OSU website at www.botanicgarden.okstate.edu, or contact Stephanie Larimer at 405-744-5404.


Field Tour Slated: The Caddo Research Station Field Tour will take place Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. Peanuts and cotton will be covered. There is no registration fee and a meal will be provided. For more information please contact John Damicone at 405-744-9962, or via email at john.damicone@okstate.edu.


Concert Series Starts Next Week: The Autumn Nights Concert Series kicks off Sept. 27 at The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University, 3300 W. 6th St.  Folk artist Monica Taylor will kick off the series Sept. 27. Additional concerts will take place Oct. 4, Oct. 11, and Oct. 25, each from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Concert goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic supper and enjoy an evening of music with their family.


Native Plant Materials Conference: OCES, along with OSU’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and The Botanic Garden at OSU, will host the Native Plant Materials Conference Oct. 10 at the Wes Watkins Center. Workshops will be taught by industry and academic specialists. Workshop topics will include overviews of appropriate native plants for Oklahoma and peripheral states. Early registration is $85 and due by Sept. 30. After that day registration is $130. Lunch is included. Online registration is available at https://secure.touchnet.com/C20271_ustores/web/index.jsp. Click on the “Horticulture Landscape” Store and then select “Conference Registration.”


Rural Economic Outlook Conference: The Department of Agricultural Economics will host the Rural Economic Outlook Conference Nov. 1 in the Conoco-Phillips Alumni Center on the OSU Campus. A reception will take place the prior evening, Oct. 31, in the Atherton Hotel lobby. Keynote speakers include Joel Kotkin, an internationally known social thinker, OSU’s own Jayson Lusk, author of the Food Police, and Nathan Kaufmann from the Omaha branch of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. Participants are asked to register by Oct. 25. The conference agenda and registration information may be found at http://agecon.okstate.edu/extension/ruralconference.asp.




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-437 Turfgrass Management
  • AGEC-1047 EMR Adoption Across Oklahoma
  • EPP-7328 Wheat Streak Mosaic, High Plains Disease and Triticum Mosaic: Three Virus Diseases of Wheat in Oklahoma

Congratulations to: Austin Moore, TV Producer/Director, Agricultural Communications Services, and his wife, Melissa, Senior Administrative Support Assistant, BAE, on the birth of their daughter. Ella Leone was born Sept. 18, weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 191/2 inches long. Ella is welcomed home by big brother Tucker.

Condolences to: The family of Edwina Kelly, retired Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Lincoln County. Edwina passed away Sept. 6. Funeral services took place Sept. 12 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee. Edwina worked within the Extension system from April 1987 until her retirement in July 2007. Cards may be sent to her husband, Paul, at 43708 45th St., Shawnee, OK  74804.



Jarred Campbell, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, McCurtain County, effective 9-9-13
Stacey Jones, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Wagoner County, effective 9-23-13

Title Changes/Transfers

None to report


Lyndell Newby, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Logan County, effective 9-9-13


September 21: GardenFest (Stillwater)
September 24: Caddo Research Station Field Tour (Ft. Cobb)
September 24: Tulsa State Fair Indoor Exhibit Judging Day (Tulsa)
September 26: Co-Parenting Through Divorce Curriculum Training (Stillwater)

September 27: Autumn Nights Concert Series (Stillwater)
October 2: Monthly Home Energy Information (Online)
October 2: NBCEC Brown Bagger Seminar Series Week 1 (Online)
October 8: Pushmataha Forest Research and Demonstration Field Day (Clayton)
October 9: NBCEC Brown Bagger Seminar Series Week 2 (Online)

October 9-10: Southeast District Secretaries’ Conference (Sulphur)

October 10: Native Plant Materials for Oklahoma and Surrounding Environments (Stillwater)October 10: Northeast District Secretarial Conference (Okmulgee)

October 11: Cooperative Conversations: National Cybersecurity Month (Centra)

October 15: 5th Module TechXcite 4-H Science Engineering Curriculum (Online)
October 16: Community Snapshots: Local Context Edition (Norman)

October 16: NBCEC Brown Bagger Seminar Series Week 3 (Online)
October 17: October Horticulture Update (Adobe Connect)
October 22-23: Northwest District Secretary In-Service (Enid)
October 23: Within My Reach (Oklahoma City)
October 23: NBCEC Brown Bagger Seminar Series Week 4 (Online)
October 24: Community Assessments (Norman)
October 24: Southwest District Secretarial In-Service (Duncan)
October 25: CE-FCS Ambassador’s Annual Awards Luncheon (Oklahoma
October 29: CPR/First Aid (Stillwater)
October 30: CPR/First Aid (Stillwater)
October 30: NBCEC Brown Bagger Seminar Series Week 5 (Online)


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