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Vol. 2 – No. 20
October 4, 2002

Current Events

REMINDER: On September 30, you received an e-mail from me asking that you place an article in your next newsletter notifying clientele that they may be placed on the Oklahoma Beef Industry Council (OBIC) mailing list to receive their monthly newsletter titled "Dollars and Sense."  The purpose of the newsletter is to inform beef producers of the activities, events, and programs of the beef checkoff.  To have their names added to the mailing list, they should notify Michael Kelsey, Executive Director, OBIC, 7510 N. Broadway, Suite 202, Oklahoma City, OK  73116, or via e-mail:  mkelsey@oklabeef.org.  Phone:  405-840-3777   Fax:  405-840-9848.  I encourage you to provide this information in your next newsletter.

It’s Time to Tee Off: The Oklahoma 4-H Foundation is hosting the 4th Annual Clover Classic Golf Tournament on October 14. Money raised will be used to support the Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development Program. The Clover Classic will take place at the renowned Karsten Creek golf course west of Stillwater. The event will kick off at 11:00 a.m. An awards ceremony will take place following the round of golf. The Oklahoma Pork Council will provide the evening meal. Registration deadline is October 7. Registration forms can be downloaded from the 4-H web site at www.clover.okstate.edu/fourh. Click on the “4-H Foundation” link on the left side of the page. For more information, contact David Sorrell, Director, Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, at 405-744-5390.

Sale Reminder: Do not forget that the Oklahoma Beef Incorporated (OBI) All Breed Bull and Heifer Sale will take place at noon on October 17. For more information contact John Evans at 405-744-6060, or jle@okstate.edu.

Announcements

Award Winners: The Board of Directors for Keep Oklahoma Beautiful has recognized the efforts of three Oklahoma Cooperative Extension professionals. Ron Robinson, Garfield County Extension Director, Pat Bolin, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator, and Mike Schnelle, Extension Ornamentals/Horticulture Specialist, principal investigator, won the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Educational Institutions Award for Education and Promotion in environmental stewardship. The group presented a series of workshops geared toward eco-sensitive landscaping in the Willow Lake area in Enid. Other cooperators were Dennis Martin, Extension Turf Management Specialist; Matthew Kirkwood, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture; Brian Olson, Extension Associate, Entomology and Plant Pathology; Mike Smolen, Extension Water Quality Specialist; and Glen Gebhart, Professor Emeritus, Langston University. More information about the project is available at http://ipm.okstate.edu/ipm/2001_grants.html#Urban.

Turf Conference Slated: The 57th Annual Oklahoma Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show will take place November 13-15 at Shangri La Resort on Grand Lake near Grove, Okla. The Oklahoma Turfgrass Research Foundation (OTRF), in cooperation with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and OSU, sponsors the conference. Pre-registration brochures for the Conference and Show are now available on the web at http://osu-ns03.cis.okstate.edu/Okstate/dasnr/hort/hortlahome.nsf/toc/okturfconf. Pre-registrations must be postmarked by November 1. For more information, contact Dennis Martin at 405-744-5419.

Excellence Award: Renee Daugherty, Extension Education Methods Specialist, and Sue Williams, Extension Family Policy and Energy Specialist, received the 2002 Excellence in Program Evaluation Award from the American Evaluation Association’s Extension Education Evaluation of Topical Interest Group Board of Directors. Ron Powers, University of Missouri, also collaborated. The award is presented to an individual or team in recognition of an evaluation of outstanding quality. Criteria include excellence in program evaluation, accuracy, feasibility, propriety, utility, and particular emphasis on utility in improving Extension programs, policies, and accountability.

OQBN Offers More Updates: The Oklahoma Quality Beef Network (OQBN) web page features several new and updated items, including online registration of calves, the new OQBN brochure, updated vaccine list, new enrollment deadlines, and updated certification requirements. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association at 405-235-4391, or Animal Science Extension at 405-744-6060. The web site is located at http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/exten/oqbn

Steer Feedout Test: The OK Steer Feedout spring born test will begin on November 6. The entry for spring born steers is due by October 30. Producers may enter steers in groups of five and are eligible to enter as many groups as they choose. The steers should be vaccinated and preconditioned using the OQBN guidelines. Entry fee is $25 per group. An entry form is available on the new OK Steer Feedout web site at http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/exten/oksteer/. For more information, contact Greg Highfill at 405-237-7677, or email at ghighfi@okstate.edu.

Poverty Activist to Speak at OSU: Joanne Carter, Legislative Director of RESULTS, a citizens lobby to end hunger and poverty, will be on campus Friday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m., at Willard Hall. Her talk, “Global Poverty: What You Can Do,” will focus on what citizens can do to fight the threat of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS, and malaria. For more information, contact Maria Spicer, Department of Nutrition, at 405-744-3866. The talk is free of charge and is open to the public

Condolences to: Riletta Marshall, retired Extension Educator, FCS/4-H-Youth Development, on the death of her husband, Ernest Marshall. He passed away September 11. A wake service was held September 13 in Muskogee. Funeral services were held September 14 at the Tuskegee Indian Baptist Church south of Eufaula. Memorials may be made to the Tuskegee Indian Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 672, Eufaula, Okla., 74432. Cards may be sent to the Marshall family at 8301 S. 114th St. W., Oktaha, Okla., 74450.

Campus Corner

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Personnel Actions

APPOINTMENTS

None to report

TITLE CHANGES

Roy A. Ball, Craig County Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H, and CED, effective October 1, 2002 (was Craig County Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H, and interim CED)

SEPARATIONS

None to report

Coming Events

October 6-10: NEAFCS (Kansas City)

October 7: Tulsa Fair Exhibit Pickup Day (Tulsa County Fairgrounds)

October 7: Jefferson County Listening Session (Waurika)

October 8: McCurtain County Listening Session (Idabel)

October 8: Pontotoc County Listening Session (Ada)

October 8: Wagoner County Listening Session (Coweta)

October 8: Using the Greenbug Expert System (Enid)

October 9: Microsoft Access Training (Enid)

October 10: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Resources for County-Based Programs (Stillwater)

October 10: Microsoft Access Training (Woodward)

October 10: LeFlore County Listening Session (Poteau)

October 10: Pawnee County Listening Session (Pawnee)

October 14: 4-H Foundation Golf Tournament (Stillwater)

October 15: Financial Literacy for Youth (Okmulgee)

October 15: Environmental Quality Incentives Program Grants (Stillwater)

October 15: Caddo County Listening Session (Fort Cobb)

October 15: McClain County Listening Session (Purcell)

October 15: Sequoyah County Listening Session (Sallisaw)

October 16-18: Northwest District 4-H Leadership Conference (Woodward)

October 16: Southwest District Youth Action Conference (Oklahoma City)

October 16-18: Northeast District Youth Action Conference (Gore)

October 16: Southwest District 4-H Speech Contest (Oklahoma City)

October 16: Southeast District CED Meeting (TBA)

October 16-18: Southeast District 4-H Leadership Conference (TBA)

October 17: Northwest District CED Meeting (Woodward)

October 18: Shooting Sports Training (TBA)

October 21: Cleveland County Listening Session (Norman)

October 21: Mayes County Listening Session (Pryor)

October 21: Pushmataha County Listening Session (Antlers)

October 21: Northwest District Performance Appraisal Training (Enid)

October 22: Beckham County Listening Session (Sayre)

October 22: Canadian County Listening Session (El Reno)

October 22: Coal County Listening Session (Tupelo)

October 22: Craig County Listening Session (Vinita)

October 22: Nowata County Listening Session (Nowata)

October 22: Pushmataha County Listening Session (2nd meeting) (TBA)

October 22: Washita County Listening Session (Cordell)

October 22: Oklahoma Greenhouse Growers Fall Seminar (Stillwater)

October 22: Financial Literacy for Youth (Weatherford)

October 22: Integrating Livestock and Wildlife Management on Oklahoma Ranches (Stillwater)

October 23:  CE-FCS Ambassadors Annual Meeting (Oklahoma City)

October 23: Nutrition for NEAs (Cordell)

October 23: Osage County Listening Session (Pawhuska)

October 23: Woodward County Listening Session (Woodward)

October 24: Food Policy/Food and Nutrition (Oklahoma City)

October 24: Northeast District Volunteer Core Competency Training, Unit 3 (Muskogee)

October 24: Pottawatomie County Listening Session (Shawnee)

October 24: Roger Mills County Listening Session (Cheyenne)

October 25: Northwest District Performance Appraisal Training (Woodward)

October 26: Northwest District Invitational 4-H Trap Shoot (Enid)

October 27-31: NAE4HA Conference (Norfolk, Virginia)

October 28: Choctaw County Listening Session (Hugo)

October 28: Kiowa County Listening Session (Hobart)

October 29-30: OCES Secretary Training (Stillwater)

October 29: Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training Update (TBA)

October 29: 4-H Judging Rangeland for Livestock and Wildlife Values (Stillwater)

October 29: Beaver County Listening Session (Beaver)

October 29: Carter County Listening Session (Ardmore)

October 29: Ellis County Listening Session (Arnett)

October 29: Muskogee County Listening Session (Muskogee)

October 30: Oklahoma Forage Grazing Council (El Reno)

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