Ottawa County OSU Extension

Ottawa County OSU Extension Bringing Oklahoma State University research directly to you ! The Cooperative Extension Service gives you a direct link to the research-based information available through Oklahoma State University and the land-grant university system.

We provide practical answers, based on scientific findings, to questions about Agriculture, Horticulture, Pest Management, Family Life, Parenting, Nutrition, Food Safety, Food Budgeting, Food Storage, Food Preparation and Preservation, Rural Development, 4-H & Youth Development.

Operating as usual

Commercial and Private Pesticide ApplicatorsJoin us to obtain 1 CEURSVP by September 22nd
09/17/2021

Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicators
Join us to obtain 1 CEU
RSVP by September 22nd

Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicators
Join us to obtain 1 CEU
RSVP by September 22nd

A fun way to add some Ag to your classroom!
09/17/2021

A fun way to add some Ag to your classroom!

The Adopt a Cow program is a year-long FREE experience! After being paired with a calf from a dairy farm in the United States, you and your students will receive progress reports and photos, live chats from the farm, activity sheets for students, suggested lessons that follow Common CORE standards, and even opportunities to write letters to the farmer with questions and comments about the calf! 🐄

The free program is ideal if:
✔️ You teach in a traditional classroom setting.
✔️ You are homeschooling your kids/family members/friends.
✔️ You run an after-school program.
✔️ You facilitate a library program.
✔️ You have an agriculture program at your museum or kids' center.
✔️ You are one of the above and are teaching/leading from in or outside of the United States. (Yes, anyone can join the program, even from New Zealand!)

➡️ Learn more: discoverdairy.com/adopt
Discover Dairy

Happy Birthday Jamie Cox-Foster!  We are blessed to have you in our office!!!  Thank you for all you do!
09/09/2021

Happy Birthday Jamie Cox-Foster! We are blessed to have you in our office!!! Thank you for all you do!

Happy Birthday Jamie Cox-Foster! We are blessed to have you in our office!!! Thank you for all you do!

4-H families--7th-12th grade! Check your email! We sent a reminder about the Youth-In-Action conference with the registr...
09/09/2021

4-H families--7th-12th grade! Check your email! We sent a reminder about the Youth-In-Action conference with the registration form and some info about the trip. Today is the deadline to sign up! Cost is $100. Event is in Gore, OK Oct. 13-15. We will transport. Call and sign up! 918-542-1688

4-H families--7th-12th grade! Check your email! We sent a reminder about the Youth-In-Action conference with the registration form and some info about the trip. Today is the deadline to sign up! Cost is $100. Event is in Gore, OK Oct. 13-15. We will transport. Call and sign up! 918-542-1688

Join us for an Early Season Wheat Management meeting and you can obtain 1 CEU! RSVP by September 22nd.
09/08/2021

Join us for an Early Season Wheat Management meeting and you can obtain 1 CEU!
RSVP by September 22nd.

Join us for an Early Season Wheat Management meeting and you can obtain 1 CEU!
RSVP by September 22nd.

Just a reminder; Thursday September 9th is the deadline to sign up for Youth In Action. Members who turned in record boo...
09/07/2021

Just a reminder; Thursday September 9th is the deadline to sign up for Youth In Action. Members who turned in record books can use points for this event.
Enroll in 4-H today at 4h.zsuite.org!

Just a reminder; Thursday September 9th is the deadline to sign up for Youth In Action. Members who turned in record books can use points for this event.
Enroll in 4-H today at 4h.zsuite.org!

We accidently left the Shooting Sports information out of the newsletter.
09/01/2021

We accidently left the Shooting Sports information out of the newsletter.

We accidently left the Shooting Sports information out of the newsletter.

Here is this months 4-H newsletter! https://extension.okstate.edu/county/ottawa/media/docs/4-h/september20214hnewsletter...
09/01/2021

Here is this months 4-H newsletter!https://extension.okstate.edu/county/ottawa/media/docs/4-h/september20214hnewsletter.pdf
Lot's of fun things coming up and deadlines to remember:

Tulsa State Fair Livestock Judging:
4-H members interested in participating need to let our office know by noon on Friday Sept. 3rd. Contest will be Oct. 7

4-H Concession Stand needs workers on September 4th at the Demolition Derby!

YIA:
4-H members 7th - 12th grade need to sign up by September 9th. Cost is $100 + $10- $12 for a t-shirt.

TSF Dutch Oven Cooking Contest:
Teams are limited this year so we need a head count for how many youth would like to participate. This will be first come first serve. Contest will Saturday Oct. 9th

TSF Cupcake Wars Contest:
This will also be a first come first serve sign up. Teams are limited for this contest. Teams are made up of 2-3 members Jr. 8 & in 3rd grade - 7th grade and Sr. 8th - 12th grade.

Shooting Sports are back!
Archery & Air Rifle (ages 9 & up) every Tuesday @ 6:30pm @ Miami Fairgrounds Starting September 7th
Shotgun (ages 10 & up) every Sunday @ 2:30 @ Shawnee Skies starting September 12th

Spiders:  Brown Recluse, Black Widow, and Other Common Spiders
09/01/2021

Spiders: Brown Recluse, Black Widow, and Other Common Spiders

As days get shorter and nights get longer, we are starting to see many more spider webs outside. Those webs more than likely are made by a garden spider which is completely harmless. We may find them as a nuisance since the webs are large and may be placed inconveniently for humans. However, garden spiders are beneficial as they catch many pest insects around homes and gardens.

In Oklahoma, only two spiders, the brown recluse and black widow, are considered dangerous to people.

For more information on spiders, look at the OSU Extension Fact Sheet, Spiders: Brown Recluse, Black Widow, and Other Common Spiders -https://extension.okstate.edu/fact-sheets/print-publications/epp-entomology-and-plant-pathologhy/spiders-brown-recluse-black-widow-and-other-common-spiders-epp-7301.pdf

For more detailed information specific to the Brown Recluse Spider, follow this link: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:c0675781-622a-492e-89e5-c13028f1bcff

For more detailed information on the Black Widow Spider, follow this link: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:78e41d0e-57ad-4f7c-8572-4cbf42393e4a

We are still needing volunteers to sign up to help in the 4-H concession stand on Saturday at the Demolition Derby at th...
08/31/2021

We are still needing volunteers to sign up to help in the 4-H concession stand on Saturday at the Demolition Derby at the Miami Fairgrounds! We will need multiple volunteers to help in the trailer serving food and under the canopy serving drinks!

We are still needing volunteers to sign up to help in the 4-H concession stand on Saturday at the Demolition Derby at the Miami Fairgrounds! We will need multiple volunteers to help in the trailer serving food and under the canopy serving drinks!

Tulsa State Fair 4-H/FFA and Open Horse Show has extended their deadline to enter! Open exhibitors win money and 4-H/FFA...
08/30/2021

Tulsa State Fair 4-H/FFA and Open Horse Show has extended their deadline to enter! Open exhibitors win money and 4-H/FFA exhibitors compete for buckles and ribbons! There is even a $1000 scholarship for the high point senior youth! Check it out and get your entries in now before they close on September 3rd!
https://cdn.saffire.com/files.ashx?t=fg&rid=TulsaStateFair&f=OPEN__JUNIOR_Horse_Show(7).pdf&fbclid=IwAR3ForRU6uTaXZQAlg6gGWds3kSN5RtpZyCTDVkTD_9uatrakxkWlLZVOic

Tulsa State Fair 4-H/FFA and Open Horse Show has extended their deadline to enter! Open exhibitors win money and 4-H/FFA exhibitors compete for buckles and ribbons! There is even a $1000 scholarship for the high point senior youth! Check it out and get your entries in now before they close on September 3rd!
https://cdn.saffire.com/files.ashx?t=fg&rid=TulsaStateFair&f=OPEN__JUNIOR_Horse_Show(7).pdf&fbclid=IwAR3ForRU6uTaXZQAlg6gGWds3kSN5RtpZyCTDVkTD_9uatrakxkWlLZVOic

We would like to say Thank You! To all our speakers and sponsors for making the Ottawa County Soybean Field Day a succes...
08/27/2021

We would like to say Thank You! To all our speakers and sponsors for making the Ottawa County Soybean Field Day a success. Those in attendance had the opportunity to listen to great presenters from OSU. Including Dr. Josh Lofton, Dr. Brian Arnall, Dr. Jason Warren, Zack Treadway, and Brian Pugh. As well as Brent Rendel and numerous seed representatives. We would like to thank Rendel Family Farms for hosting this event and all the work that they have put into this to help us make this happen.

Sponsors Include:
Corner Post Crop Insurance
Hofschulte Insurance
Apex Animal Supply
Helena Agri-Enterprises

08/27/2021

Good morning! We are trying to get a head count on how many 4-H members would be interested in participating in the livestock Judging contest at the Tulsa State Fair?
We will try to have a few practices ahead of competition. The amount of youth we can take will be limited so this will be a first come first serve basis. Deadline for us to sign up is September 3rd

We are looking for 4-H members to work concessions at the Demolition Derby Labor Day weekend! We will need multiple yout...
08/26/2021

We are looking for 4-H members to work concessions at the Demolition Derby Labor Day weekend! We will need multiple youth per shift! Comment or call our office to sign up

5-7pm
7-9pm
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We are looking for 4-H members to work concessions at the Demolition Derby Labor Day weekend! We will need multiple youth per shift! Comment or call our office to sign up

5-7pm
7-9pm
9-close

TSF Exhibitors!  Entries are due by AUGUST 27!  All entries must be entered and paid online through the TSF website.  If...
08/24/2021

TSF Exhibitors! Entries are due by AUGUST 27! All entries must be entered and paid online through the TSF website. If you need our help please contact us to make sure someone is in the office to help you! 4-H members we have your legal releases in the office. Those need to be mailed in with your entries!

Attention Livestock & Horse Exhibitors!

The Tulsa State Fair entry deadline is this Friday, August 27! All entries must be submitted and paid for online at: www.tulsastatefair.com/p/livestockentries.

Questions? Contact the Livestock Office directly at: 918-744-1113 x2012.

It’s been another great Fair!  Today is clean up day.  We will be tearing down pens, putting up tables and lattice, pick...
08/22/2021

It’s been another great Fair! Today is clean up day. We will be tearing down pens, putting up tables and lattice, picking up trash, and moving everything to storage areas. “Many hands make light work”. Please come help!

Indoor exhibits need to be picked up between noon and 2pm today.

It’s been another great Fair! Today is clean up day. We will be tearing down pens, putting up tables and lattice, picking up trash, and moving everything to storage areas. “Many hands make light work”. Please come help!

Indoor exhibits need to be picked up between noon and 2pm today.

Congratulations to our Super Showmanship winners.  Senior Division - Champion Taylor Fent and Reserve Champion Torah Spr...
08/22/2021

Congratulations to our Super Showmanship winners. Senior Division - Champion Taylor Fent and Reserve Champion Torah Spriggs. Junior Division - Champion Gracie Smith and Reserve Champion Skylar Forkner. Thank you to our buckle sponsors 4 State Horse and Mule Sale (Chester Palmer), AFR Insurance Hofschulte Agency, Welch State Bank and Arvest Bank.

Thank you to Ottawa County Farm Bureau for the ice cream sandwiches during the bucket animal show! #ocfair2021 #icecream...
08/21/2021

Thank you to Ottawa County Farm Bureau for the ice cream sandwiches during the bucket animal show! #ocfair2021 #icecream #farmbureau

Thank you to Ottawa County Farm Bureau for the ice cream sandwiches during the bucket animal show! #ocfair2021 #icecream #farmbureau

Fair Exhibitors!   After clean up tomorrow (Sunday August 22) you can pick up your placing check from the FB office insi...
08/21/2021

Fair Exhibitors! After clean up tomorrow (Sunday August 22) you can pick up your placing check from the FB office inside the Exhibition Building! 💰

Fair Exhibitors! After clean up tomorrow (Sunday August 22) you can pick up your placing check from the FB office inside the Exhibition Building! 💰

08/21/2021
08/20/2021
Ottawa County Fair Premium Sale List
08/20/2021

Ottawa County Fair Premium Sale List

Come support the Ottawa County 4-H tonight! They have awesome hotdogs and ice cold water for sale donated to us by Arves...
08/19/2021

Come support the Ottawa County 4-H tonight! They have awesome hotdogs and ice cold water for sale donated to us by Arvest Bank and Hofschulte Insurance Services!
Their concession stand is located at the East end of the fairgrounds by the Livestock Show Arena

08/19/2021

Most kids like to snack. That's great! With their small stomachs, they may not meet their nutritional needs with just three meals a day. You can help them get all the nutrients and food energy they need to learn, play and grow by choosing snacks from the five food groups. Think of a snack as a mini-meal.

Here are some TIPS FOR MAKING SNACK TIME HEALTHY:

1. Keep food groups snacks handy. Keep raw, cut-up vegetables, fruit, milk, cheese yogurt, bread, peanut butter or hard-boiled eggs on hand and ready to eat.
2. Time the snacks carefully. Offer snacks 2-3 hours before meals. That way your child will be hungry for lunch or dinner too. Try to offer meals and snacks at the same time every day.
3. Snack when hungry: Offer snacks when your kids are hungry, not to calm tears or reward behavior. Otherwise you teach a pattern of emotional overeating. Parenting tip: Sometimes kids say they are hungry when they may just want attention or are bored. Take a few minutes to talk to do something fun!
4. Let snacks fill the gap. If your child misses or does not eat vegetables at lunch, offer carrot sticks as a part of an afternoon snack.
5. Keep snacks small. If your child is still hungry, he or she can ask for more. Let your child decide how much to eat.
6. Think "fun" at snack time. Kids like colorful foods; foods that small good; and ones that are crisp, creamy and crunch. Come up with funny names for foods they might be hesitant to eat. For example, try calling an egg omelet an UFO (unidentified flying object).
7. Offer simple foods most often. Examples are fruits, vegetables, whole-grain crackers or cereal, yogurt & cheese. Once in a while, it's okay to offer candy or cookies as a special treat.

Here are some Fruit and Vegetable snacks to try:

1. Fruit juice pops: Freeze 100% fruit juice in small papers cups or ice cube trays. Before freezing, insert a plastic spoon for the stick.
2. Crunchy banana: Peel bananas. Roll them in peanut butter or yogurt, then crushed cereal, freeze.
3. Peanut butter logs: Fill celery with peanut butter. Thin peanut butter with milk or mashed banana for younger children.
4. Milk shake-ups: Pour milk, 100% juice and ice in a covered container, then shake.
5. Bunny snacks: Clean carrots, celery broccoli, bell pepper and other favorite vegetables. Cut into bite-sized pieces for snacking. Offer low-fat ranch dressing for dipping.
6. Strawberry Pizza: Spread strawberry flavored creme cheese on top of a graham cracker. Top with fresh sliced strawberries.
You are the role model! Kids snack on what they see YOU choose for a snack. Choose foods from the 5 food groups for your health and your child's health.

This article was written by Deana Hildebrand (PhD., RD,LD, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist) and Christine Walters (RDN, LD, MS, Extension Program Assistant), both of Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. To view this fact sheet go to https://extension.okstate.edu/fact-sheets/snacks-that-help-your-child-learn-play-and-grow.html#tips-for-making-snack-time-healthy

Could still use a couple extra hands tonight for concessions at the truck and tractor pull!
08/14/2021

Could still use a couple extra hands tonight for concessions at the truck and tractor pull!

Soybean Field Day August 27th at 9 amRendel Family Farms
08/13/2021

Soybean Field Day
August 27th at 9 am
Rendel Family Farms

Soybean Field Day
August 27th at 9 am
Rendel Family Farms

Here is an updated schedule for ribbons and concessions. Any 4-H or FFA members can volunteer for ribbons and we need mo...
08/13/2021

Here is an updated schedule for ribbons and concessions. Any 4-H or FFA members can volunteer for ribbons and we need more 4-H members for concessions.

FAQ's for our Livestock and Indoor Exhibitors!
08/13/2021

FAQ's for our Livestock and Indoor Exhibitors!

FAQ's for our Livestock and Indoor Exhibitors!

08/12/2021
Some popular questions we get are, when can I buy a funnel cake or corndog? When do vendors open? What time do they open...
08/12/2021

Some popular questions we get are, when can I buy a funnel cake or corndog? When do vendors open? What time do they open? What vendors will be set up? Hopefully this will help! These are the vendors that will for sure be set up. We might have a few additions but this is the updated list!

4-H youth we still have open slots to help with 4-H concessions! Especially this weekend. We need a head count and a lis...
08/12/2021

4-H youth we still have open slots to help with 4-H concessions! Especially this weekend. We need a head count and a list of names to provide to those that are working the gates.

08/11/2021
3 more days!   Wanna win some FREE Passes to this event?!?!Like this original post, tag a friend who needs to know the i...
08/11/2021

3 more days! Wanna win some FREE Passes to this event?!?!

Like this original post, tag a friend who needs to know the info, and hit that share button!!

A random winner will be selected around 2 PM on Saturday, August 14, 2021.

3 more days! Wanna win some FREE Passes to this event?!?!

Like this original post, tag a friend who needs to know the info, and hit that share button!!

A random winner will be selected around 2 PM on Saturday, August 14, 2021.

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123 E Central Ave, Ste 101
Miami, OK
74354

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Is the 4-H museum trip still on?
Can you share this on your page? Oklahoma Conservation Commission with USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) has a cost-share assistance program in the areas as shown on the map for eligible landowners to benefit soil and water quality. I'm trying to get word out as best I can. If anyone has questions, they can contact me by email [email protected] or by phone at 918.253.4513. No facebook messages please.
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Come by and visit the Wyandotte 4H/FFA booster club table at the Ottawa County Fair. We are selling Ottawa county ag shirts and hats as well as Wyandotte items. We also have a raffle for a super cute farm gift basket. Help support our youth!! T-shirts youth through XL $15 T-shirts 2X and 3X $18 Hats $10 Raffle tickets $1 ea or 6 for $5
Thank you for the tickets!