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Vol. 6 – No. 2
January 20, 2006

NOTES FROM THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR   

 CURRENT EVENTS

Carnegie Cotton Conference Slated: The 2006 Carnegie Cotton Conference will take place January 27 at the Carnegie Memorial Building located one block north of the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 58 in Carnegie. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend and pre-registration is not necessary. Discussion topics include cotton production, cotton varieties and seed availability, as well as availability of products for weed and insect control. In addition, growth regulators and defoliants will be discussed. For more information, contact David Nowlin, Extension Educator, Agriculture, and CED, Caddo County, at 405-247-3376.

SWANA Symposium: The Solid Waste Association of North America symposium will take place March 22-23 at the Cherokee Casino and Resort in Catoosa. Local Oklahoma waste management professionals will share their expertise on using various equipment and programs to assist with increasing efficiency, safety, and customer satisfaction in collection, operation, and fleet maintenance. A bus tour will provide on-site visits to various Tulsa-area facilities. Pre-registration is $100 and due by March 1. Registration is $150 after that date and at the door, and includes all materials, sessions, exhibits, two lunches, break refreshments, and bus tour. For additional conference information contact Sherry Greathouse at 918-478-6025, or by e-mail at sherry.greathouse@ici-ok.com.

Avian Influenza Conference: Persons who are interested in learning more about poultry disease should make plans to attend the “Poultry Disease Conference: Preparing for Avian Influenza” on March 30. The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the OSU-Tulsa campus and is geared toward multi-state and federal officials concerned with animal health and waste management, including veterinarians, poultry industry managers, growers, Cooperative Extension personnel, university personnel, and independent producers. Current avian influenza updates, diagnosis, proper on-farm bio-security measures, mass euthanasia, carcass disposal, and emergency preparation/response to an avian disease outbreak will be discussed. Registration is $35 prior to March 15, and $55 thereafter. For more information, contact Josh Payne, Area Animal Waste Management Specialist, by telephone at 918-686-7800, or by e-mail at joshua.payne@okstate.edu, or Kim Dorr, Area Extension Secretary for the Northeast District Office, by telephone at 918-686-7800, or by email at kim.dorr@okstate.edu.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Faces in P&SS: Chad Penn joined the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences in December 2005 as an Assistant Professor of Soil Chemistry. A native of Pennsylvania, he received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University, his master’s degree in soil science from the University of Delaware, and his doctorate in soil chemistry from Virginia Tech. Before joining OSU, he worked as a research scientist for the USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit at University Park, Pennsylvania.  At Oklahoma State University, Dr. Penn will be responsible for teaching soil chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate level and conducting research in the areas of environmental soil chemistry and animal waste.

Chad Godsey will join the faculty March 1 as an Assistant Professor and Cropping Systems Extension Specialist. Originally from Colorado, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University, and both his master’s degree and doctorate from Kansas State University. Once on board at OSU Godsey will be responsible for developing an Extension and research program in the production and management of oilseed and other agronomic crops with emphasis on no-till.

Congratulations to: Corey Stone, Business Planning and Marketing Specialist, FAPC, and his wife, Vandy, on the birth of their son. Bobby James Stone was born January 19, weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 22 inches long.

Condolences to: Travonna Baker, former Greer County Extension Educator, First Steps Program, on the death of her husband, Jim. He passed away January 17. Funeral services took place January 18 at the First Baptist Church in Willow. Cards may be sent to the family at Box 132, Willow, OK  73673.

Condolences to: The family of George Provence, retired Extension Educator, who passed away January 19. Funeral services will take place January 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the Central High Baptist Church in Marlow. He began his Extension career in 1972 and worked in Canadian County as the 4-H Extension Educator. He later moved to Lincoln County where he served as an Agriculture Educator and CED. He also worked in Stephens County as the Agriculture Educator and CED. He retired in 1992. His daughter, Susan Routh, is the Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educator in Grady County. Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma FFA Foundation, 1500 W. 7th Ave., Stillwater, OK  74074, or the Oklahoma Baptist Children’s Home, Rt. 3, Box 100, Madill, OK  73446. Cards may be sent to his wife, Linda Provence, Rt. 3, Box 239B, Marlow, OK  73055.

  COLLEGE CORNER

AWARDS

  PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Appointments

Kimberley S. Davis, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Cherokee County, effective 1-3-06

 M. Scott Wilson, DASNR Technology and Support Specialist, effective 1-3-06

Russell J. Gosz, Assistant Extension Specialist, Animal Science, effective 1-30-06

Title Changes/Transfers

Charles B. Cox, Professor/Interim Assistant Director, 4-H Youth Development, effective 2-1-06 (was:  Professor, 4-H Youth Development)

Glenn A. Muske, Associate Professor/Interim Assistant Director, Family and Consumer Sciences, effective 2-1-06 (was: Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences)

Separations

None to report

COMING EVENTS

January 24-26: OCES Conference (Stillwater)

January 27: Carnegie Cotton Conference (Carnegie)

February 1: 4-H for Century III In-Service (Oklahoma City)

February 4: Northeast District Share-the-Fun (Miami)

February 4: State Archery, Air Rifle, and Air Pistol Contest (Edmond)

February 11: OSU Horse Judging School (Stillwater)

February 16: Managing Challenging Situations and People (Stillwater)

February 18: State 4-H Horse Leader’s Conference (Stillwater)

February 18: Better Kids, Better Horses, Better Experiences Through the 4-H Horse Project (Stillwater)

February 21: 4-H Teen Action and Growth In-Service (Oklahoma City)

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