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Vol. 8 – No. 9
May 2, 2008

Current Events

Pet Care Seminar: The Oklahoma State University Office of Veterinary Extension and Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are sponsoring a Pet Care Seminar on May 6 at 7:00 p.m. The topic of the seminar is Hair Loss in Dogs and Cats and will be presented by Dr. Mike Lorenz. The seminar will take place in the McElroy Hall Auditorium, located at the corner of McFarland and Farm Road. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 405-744-7672.

Horticultural In-Service Slated: Extension specialists are invited to participate in the Ornamental Plant Materials Training for Extension Educators slated May 20 at Sunshine Nursery in Clinton. The in-service is geared toward agricultural and horticultural Extension Educators. The objectives are to familiarize Extension professionals with appropriate commercially available plant materials for Oklahoma gardeners, and to discuss timely biotic and abiotic issues in the Oklahoma landscape. Registration is $15 and includes lunch. Please mail registration fee by May 12 to Stephanie Larimer, 360 Ag Hall, OSU, Stillwater, OK  74078. For more information, contact Mike Schnelle, Extension Ornamental Floriculture Specialist at 405-744-7361, or e-mail at mike.schnelle@okstate.edu.

Southern Region Master Gardener Conference: June 18-21 are the dates for the 2008 Southern Region Master Gardener Conference in Oklahoma City at the Clarion Meridian Hotel and Conference Center. In addition to numerous educational breakout sessions, participants also will tour Will Rogers Park Arboretum, OSU/OKC All American Trial and Display Gardens, Oklahoma City National Memorial, Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens, OSU Botanical Garden and Greenleaf Nursery. Registration is $200 and is due by May 21. More conference information is available at www.mastergardener2008.com.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Condolences to: The family of E.R. Kirkbride, retired Extension Educator. He passed away April 16. Funeral services took place April 19 at the First Christian Church in Okmulgee. Kirkbride was an Extension Educator in Okmulgee County and retired from Adair County.

Condolences to: Kevin Hackett, Northwest District 4-H Program Specialist, on the death of his step-father. Garry Junior Whitman Sr. passed away April 23. Private funeral services took place. A memorial has been established to the Kay County Fairgrounds Building Fund or the First Baptist Church in Blackwell, in care of Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, OK  74631. Cards may be sent to Kevin and Susan Hackett, 3924 W. Rupe, Enid, OK  73703

College Corner

Plant Sale a Huge Success: The OSU Horticulture Club hosted its 33rd Annual Bedding Plant Sale recently and it was a huge success. This year the community’s support exceeded all expectations.  The sale, which was scheduled to run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., was sold out of plant material by 2:00 p.m.  The group also hosted a “Pre-Sale” the Thursday before the big Saturday sale for OSU Botanical Garden members. Proceeds from the plant sale go toward scholarships, and helps to offset registration fees for students to attend professional conferences. It also educates students on raising plants in a greenhouse environment, and marketing and selling their product. The OSU Horticulture Club would like to say “Thank You” to everyone for their continued support. If you would like more information about the plant sale or would like to attend the pre-sale next year, please call Donna Dollins at 405-744-6460.

Cowboy Journal Wins Awards: The Cowboy Journal placed first with the Fall 2007 issue and second with the Spring 2008 issue in the class project category in the 2008 Public Relations Society of America-OKC Chapter Zenith Awards competition. Honorable mentions were awarded to OSU students Jessica Stewart in the potpourri category, and Abby Michelle Taylor, electronic media.

Students Recognized for Achievements: Daniel Edmonds is the first Plant and Soil Sciences student to receive the Phoenix Award for Outstanding M.S. Student. He is only the third DASNR student to win this prestigious award since the 1980s. In addition, Olga Walsh was a Phoenix Award finalist in the Ph.D. category.

AWARDS

Top Shot: Win Adams, Applications Engineer in the Rogers County Cooperative Extension Office, took first place at the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association’s Senior Men’s Level I National Championship. The event took place last week in Tunica, Miss.

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Appointments

 Robert S. Frazier, Assistant Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, effective 6-23-08

Transfers/Title Changes

Susan L. Moffat, Extension Educator, Community Development and CED, Cleveland County, effective 5-1-08 (was Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development and CED)

T. Gage Milliman, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development and Interim CED, Nowata County, effective 4-19-08 (was Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development)

 Separations/Retirements

Misty J. McFarland, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development and CED, Hughes County, effective 6-12-08

Case R. Medlin, Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, effective 5-2-08

Laval Verhalen, Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, retirement, effective 6-2-08 

COMING EVENTS

May 2-3: Discovery Unlimited (Stillwater)

May 3: Southeast District Shooting Sports Contest (Ada)

May 5: Grady County Wheat Field Day (Minco)

May 6-7: Record Book Award Interviews (Stillwater)

May 13: Beckham County Wheat Test Plot Tour (Elk City)

May 16: Lahoma Wheat Tour (Lahoma, OK)

May 17: Citizenship Washington Focus Orientation (Stillwater)

June 2-3: Southeast District Horse Show (TBA)

June 4: Citizenship Washington Focus Orientation (Oklahoma City)

June 5-7: Southwest District 4-H Horse Show (Duncan)

June 7: Northwest District 4-H Horse Show (Cherokee)

June 9-11: 4-H Leadership Team Retreat (Stillwater)

June 12-13: CNEP/Parent Child Connections Annual In-service (Oklahoma City)

June 12-22: Citizenship Washington Focus (Washington, D.C.)

June 18-21: Southern Region Master Gardener Conference (Oklahoma City)

June19-22: State 4-H Horse Show (TBA)

June 21: Land Agriculture Field Day (Lane)

June 23: Roundup Registration Materials Due (Stillwater)

June 26: Southeast District Volunteer Conference (Ada)

June 26: Vegetable Research Station Field Day (Bixby)

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