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Vol. 7 – No. 17
August 24, 2007

Current Events

 Peanut Field Tours: There are three Fall Peanut Field Tours slated in September. The first one will take place Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. in Caddo County. Participants are to meet at the Ford Cobb Research Station. Tillman County’s field tour is scheduled Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. A meeting place is yet to be determined. The final field tour will take place Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. in Beckham County. Participants are to meet at Erick High School. For more information, contact Chad Godsey, Assistant Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, at 405-744-6130.

Pork Workshop Slated: The Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center, OSU Department of Animal Science, National Pork Board, Elanco Animal Health, and Townsend Engineering are sponsoring a Pork 101 workshop Sept. 18-20 in room 201 of the FAPC. Pork 101 is a three-day, hands-on experience designed to update participants on quality and consistency issues in the pork industry. The registration fee is $495 for American Meat Science Association members and $545 for non-members. To register for Pork 101, visit http://meatscience.org/meetings/pork101/. A room block has been reserved at the Stillwater Best Western for $72 per night plus tax. The deadline to receive this rate is Aug. 27. To reserve a room, call (405) 377-7010 and ask for the Pork 101 rate.

Bollenbach Wildlife Symposium: The popular Bollenbach Wildlife Symposium will take place Oct. 18 and 19 in Woodward. This meeting features speakers discussing various wildlife management topics including prescribed fire, quail management, deer and turkey in Oklahoma, ranch diversification, and plant identification. Landowners interested in improving habitat on their land will have ample opportunities to learn from various experts as they tour the Selman Ranch and Cooper WMA.  Information regarding the symposium and registration can be found at http://nrem.okstate.edu/Extension/ or by calling OSU Extension Wildlife Specialist Dwayne Elmore at 405-744-9636.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Berberet Set to Retire: Dr. Richard Berberet, Professor of Entomology, will retire effective September 2007. A reception is scheduled Sept. 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm in the Noble Research Center atrium on the OSU campus.  Friends and family are invited to join us in honoring him. Dr. Berberet came to OSU as an Assistant Professor in 1971 and moved through the academic ranks to professor in 1980. His initial appointment was as a research scientist with partial teaching duties. He conducted significant research leading to development of management strategies for pests of various cropping systems, including peanuts and alfalfa. He has published more than 70 manuscripts in science journals, seven chapters in books, and numerous technical and education articles in the popular press and Extension publications.  He served in leadership positions throughout the department and university including service as Chair of the University Faculty Council. During his tenure at OSU his love for teaching and significant abilities as an educator were recognized, and his time and efforts have recently focused on teaching and advising students and mentoring junior faculty members. His efforts and service have been instrumental in the development of the excellent teaching, research, and Extension programs now existing in the department.

OSU Botanical Garden Accepting Ambassador Applications: The OSU Botanical Garden is selecting a new class of ambassadors this year. Applications are due by Oct. 19 and training classes begin Jan. 11, 2008, and run every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. through March 28. All ambassadors will provide 45 hours of service each year to the program, and there are many opportunities available in order to reach this goal, including assisting with educational workshops, garden planting, hosting various events, speaking engagements, tour guides, and special events, to name a few. Ambassador monthly meetings take place the last Friday of every month from January through October in the Educational Building located at the OSUBG. The two exceptions are the meetings that are field trips. For more information, contact Stephanie Larimer at 405-744-5404.

Congratulations to: Cindy Conner, Garfield County Extension Educator, and Interim CED, on the birth of her grandson. Conner Logan Quintero was born Aug. 1. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Conner’s parents are Josh and Missy Quintero.

Condolences to: Jim Rutledge, Executive Director, Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, on the death of his wife. Kathy Rutledge passed away Aug. 21. A visitation at the Strode Funeral Home in Stillwater will take place tonight, Aug. 24, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will take place Saturday, Aug. 25, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 411 W. Mathews. Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, 205 4-H Building, OSU, Stillwater, OK  74078, or the Stillwater First Christian Church Worship Fund, 411 West Mathews St., Stillwater, OK 74075. Cards may be sent to Jim Rutledge, 2021 W. University, Stillwater, OK  74074.

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Appointments

George Driever, Area Pest Management Specialist, Northeast/Southeast Districts, effective 8-13-07

Darrell E. McBee, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Harper County, effective 8-15-07

Justin B. McConaghy, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Cleveland County, effective 8-27-07

Jeffrey N. Bedwell, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Garfield County, effective 8-30-07

Title Changes/Transfers

None to report

Separations

Glenda G, Wiley, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development, Bryan County, effective 8-22-07

COMING EVENTS

August 29: IPM for the Landscape Professional (Stillwater)

September 12: OSU Turfgrass, Nursery and Landscape Field Day (Stillwater)

September 17-20: NEAFCS Conference (St. Paul, Minnesota)

September 18: Fall Peanut Field Tour (Fort Cobb Research Station)

September 18-20: Pork 101 Workshop (Stillwater)

September 25: Fall Peanut Field Tour (Tillman County)

September 27: Fall Peanut Field Tour (Erick)

October 4: CE-FCS Ambassador Awards Luncheon (Oklahoma City)

October 4: OEAFCS Board of Directors Meeting (Oklahoma City)

October 11: Oklahoma 4-H for Century III (TBA)

October 12: 4-H Club Management System (TBA)

October 17-19: Southwest District Youth Action Conference (Oklahoma City)

October 18-19: Bollenbach Wildlife Symposium (Woodward)

October 21: NAE4-HA Conference (Atlanta, Georgia)

October 21: Northwest District Agriterrorism/Emergency Preparedness In-Service (Fairview)

October 25: OHCE Leadership Training (Oklahoma City)

October 25: Central Oklahoma Cattle Conference (Chandler)

October 29: Agriterrorism/Emergency Preparedness In-Service Training (Tulsa)

October 30: Agriterrorism/Emergency Preparedness In-Service Training (McAlester)

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