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Vol. 9 – No. 9
May 1, 2009

 Current Events

FAPC to Hold Oil and Oilseed Processing Workshops: The Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center at Oklahoma State University will offer two “hands-on” oil and oilseed processing workshops in room 201 of the FAPC. The first workshop, Oilseed Processing: Pre-treatment and Extraction, will be held May 19-20, and the second, Oil Refining & Preparation for Edible Applications and Conversion to Biodiesel, will take place June 16-17. The first day of each workshop will consist of presentations, while day two will feature demonstrations. The deadline to register for the first workshop is May 11, and June 8 for the second workshop. The registration fee is $300 to attend one workshop, or $500 when attending both. To register, call or e-mail Karen Smith at 405-744-6277 or karenl.smith@okstate.edu, or register online at www.fapc.biz/oilseedworkshop.

Announcements

Centennial 4-H Family Award: Families who have a long standing history of involvement in 4-H are encouraged to apply for the Centennial Families Award, a special Centennial award recognizing families who have had three or more generations in Oklahoma 4-H. You can download the application form at http://oklahoma4h.okstate.edu/focus/2009/april/attachments/applicationaward.pdf. Applications are due by Aug. 1. Winners will be notified by August 31 and will be recognized at the Green Tie Gala on Nov. 6. If you have questions, please direct them to Jessica Stewart at 405-744-7960 or jessica.stewart@okstate.edu.

Edwards to Take Office: Jeff Edwards, Assistant Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, and Extension Small Grains Specialist, has been elected as Division C-3 Chair-Elect for the Crop Science Society of America.

Shelton Attends Bug Summit: Kevin Shelton, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, attended EPA's Bed Bug Summit held in Washington, D.C. He participated in the roundtable discussions and provided input into the decision-making process for addressing bed bug management. The group discussed research needs, the role of government (all levels), consumer education and communication, pest control applicator education, and the role of property owners/mangers in addressing bed bug infestations.

Congratulations to: Beth Peters, Grant County Extension Senior Secretary, on the birth of her granddaughter. Ellison Laura Taylor was born April 17, weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Ellison joins her parents, Scott and Laura Taylor, and big brother, Braden.

AWARDS

Smith Honored: Damon Smith, Assistant Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology, and Extension State Specialist, recently received the New Extension Educator Award of Merit. This award is given through Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture. The Award is given to an Extension Educator who has demonstrated a commitment to a career in Extension education and is deemed by the review panel to exhibit meritorious extension education, but who has no more than five concurrent years experience in Extension.

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

Appointments

None to report 

Title Changes/Transfers

Lawrence R. Tomah, Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development and Interim CED, Harmon County, effective 6-1-0-9 (was:  Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development, Harmon County)

Jennifer L. Southers, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Custer County, effective 6-1-09 (was: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development and CED, Harmon County)

Separations

None to report

COMING EVENTS

May 2: Southeast District Shooting Sports Contest (McAlester)

May 2: Southern Oklahoma 4-H Spring Trap Shoot (Duncan)

May 6: Aging in Family Context: Informal Systems of Caregiving (Clinton)

May 6-7: Southeast District Agriculture In-Service (Hugo)

May 7: Birding 101 (Stillwater)

May 7: RC&D Farm Bill - Economic Stimulus Forum (Woodward)

May 9: Southeast District Shooting Sports Contest – Shotgun (Ada)

May 12: Agricultural Economics – Current Issues (Centra)

May 12: Creative Ideas to Enhance Teaching and Learning #13 (Clinton)

May 12: RC&D Farm Bill - Economic Stimulus Forum (Sulphur)

May 14: Creative Ideas to Enhance Teaching and Learning #13 (McAlester)

May 14-15: Basic Water Science Seminar (Oklahoma City)

May 15: Creative Ideas to Enhance Teaching and Learning #13 (Okmulgee)

May 15: RC&D Farm Bill - Economic Stimulus Forum (Altus)

May 19-20: Oilseed Processing: Pre-treatment and Extraction (Stillwater)

May 22: Water Workshop Facilitation Training, Part 2 (Oklahoma City)

May 27: Aging In Family Context: Informal Systems of Caregiving (Okemah)

May 27: OCES County Directors Retreat (Stillwater)

May 29-30: Discovery Unlimited (Stillwater)

May 30: Operation: Military Kids Frontier City (Oklahoma City)

June 1-2: Southeast District Horse Show (Ardmore)

June 1-3: Oklahoma Pecan Growers Annual Convention (Oklahoma City)

June 4-6: Southwest District Horse Show (Duncan)

June 5: Master Gardeners State Conference (Bartlesville)

June 6: Northwest District Horse Show (Cherokee)

June 8-10: 4-H Leadership Team Retreat (Stillwater)

June 10: CNEP and Parent Child Connections In-Service (Stillwater)

June 11-12: Oklahoma Moderators and Recorders Academy (Ada)

June 12: Drinking Water Quality Reports, Your Right to Know (Muskogee)

June 12: OMK Science Museum Camp-In (Oklahoma City)

June 13: Lane Annual Public Field Day (Lane)

June 13: GardenFest (Stillwater)

June 16: Home Food Preservation – Core Training (Stillwater)

June 16-17: Oil Refining and Preparation for Edible Applications and Conversion to Biodiesel (Stillwater)

June 17: Southeast District Animal Science Field Day (Tishomingo)

June 18-20: State 4-H Horse Show (Shawnee)

June 22-23: Oklahoma Moderators and Recorders Academy (Ada)

June 23: Roundup Registration and Payment Deadline (Stillwater)

June 24: How to Maximize Your Media Presence through Ag Communications Services (Centra)

June 25-July 5: Citizenship Washington Focus (Washington, D.C.)

June 25: Southeast District Leaders Conference (Ada)

 

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