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Vol. 6 – No. 11
June 2, 2006

NOTES FROM THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR   

 CURRENT EVENTS

Summer GardenFest Slated June 10: The 5th Annual Summer GardenFest will take place June 10 at the Oklahoma State University Botanical Garden in Stillwater. The event is free to the public and will begin at 10:00 a.m. The garden is located at 3425 W. Virginia. Steve Bieberich, owner of Sunshine Nursery and Arboretum in Clinton will serve as the keynote speaker. Other Extension professionals will be on hand to share their expertise about turfgrass, water features for patios and decks, and garden artwork. The OSU Botanical Garden Ambassadors will host a children’s gardening activity booth. For more information about Summer GardenFest, call 405-744-5404.

 Caddo County to Host Event: The 7th Annual Caddo County No Till and Herbicide Evaluation tour will take place June 22. The group will meet at the Eakly Farmers Co-op in Eakly at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact David Nowlin, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and CED, at 405-247-3376.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cleveland County Helps with Heart Research: Cleveland County Cooperative Extension Service staff helped host the Go Red for Women event in their county May 19. Diana Hartley, Community Development Educator, served as emcee and chair of the planning committee. Former Extension Educators Laura Gruntmeier and Susan Allen shared heart healthy information during their presentations. More than $13,000 was raised for heart research as a result of the community event. 

Community Dialogue Hosted in Cleveland County: The Cleveland County Cooperative Extension Service staff worked in partnership with the City of Norman and elected officials to conduct a community dialogue May 18. Close to 300 citizens spent three hours developing the first steps in a visioning process for Oklahoma’s third largest city. Extension Educators will continue to assist staff and officials with further discussions in the fall with a goal of developing a vision plan for the future by the spring of 2007.

Horticulture Alumnus Named Director: Paul Redman, a 1990 graduate of the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, has been named the Director of Longwood Gardens, a world premiere horticulture attraction near Philadelphia. In addition, horticulture alumni Casey Sharber (2002) and Ed Moydell (2004), are Fellows in the University of Delaware’s highly competitive Longwood Graduate Program. Moydell was named the 2005 Louise Roselle Fellow in Public Horticulture, one of the most esteemed awards given to graduate students of the Longwood Graduate Program.  Industrialist Piere S. du Pont created Longwood Gardens 100 years ago.  The garden encompasses more than 1,000 acres, including four acres of heated greenhouses, 20 outdoor gardens, 20 indoor gardens, and 11,000 different types of plants.  Open year around, Longwood Gardens hosts an estimated 900,000 visitors each year. 

Condolences to: Tommy Puffinbarger, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, and his wife, Angela, on the death of her father. Edward Whittle passed away May 20. Graveside funeral services were held May 23 at the Waldron Cemetery near Waldron, KS. Donations to hospice may be made through The Prairie Rose Funeral Home, 602 E. Main Street, Anthony, KS  67003-2791.

Good News

 COLLEGE CORNER

AWARDS

CASNR Student Honored at State 4-H Roundup: Jered Davidson, Agricultural Economics sophomore, was inducted into the State 4-H Hall of Fame during the 85th State 4-H Roundup that took place recently at OSU.

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Appointments

None to report

Title Changes/Transfers

None to report

Separations

Wesley Scruggs, Sr. Agriculturist, Entomology and Plant Pathology, effective 5-31-06

Glenda G. Wiley, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Bryan County, effective 6-30-06

Travis Peery, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Noble County, effective 6-30-06

 Mitchell J. Fram, Area Extension Water Quality Specialist, Northeast District, effective 7-5-06 

Janet G. Kleeman, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Mayes County, effective 7-5-06

COMING EVENTS

June 2-4: Southwest District 4-H Horse Show (Chickasha)

June 3: Northwest District 4-H Horse Show (Woodward)

June 5-6: Southeast District 4-H Horse Show (Ardmore)

June 6-7: Oklahoma Youth Expo Dairy Show (Stillwater)

June 6-8: New Extension Educators’ Conference (Stillwater)

June 7-8: Child Development: 3-12 CORE (Stillwater)

June 10: Oklahoma Gardening Summer GardenFest (Stillwater)

June 10: Lane Research and Extension Center Field Day (Lane)

June 14: Leadership Team Retreat (Stillwater)

June 15: Family Resiliency 2006-2010 Impact Team In-Service #2 (TBA)

June 22-24: State 4-H Horse Show (Enid)

June 22-July 2: Citizenship Washington Focus (Washington, D.C.)

July 9-11: OHCE State Meeting (Oklahoma City)

July 12-14: OAEAA Annual Meeting and Professional Development Conference (Wagoner)

July 13: Southeast District FCS In-Service (McAlester)

July 18-20: OSU Animal Science Field Days (Stillwater)

July 21: 4-H Work in Progress Conference (Stillwater)

July 22: State Leadership Development Conference (Stillwater)

July 25-27: OSU Youth Livestock Judging Camp (Stillwater)

July 26-28: OAE4-HA Annual Conference (Enid)

July 26-30: Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships (Raleigh, NC)

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