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

11/14/2020

Due to the rain and standing water at our decorating location.

Meet tomorrow Sun. The 15 at 2 pm to decorate our 4-H display at the Park of Lights!! Please share!

In order to continue with the 2-hour PWME classes this Fall we are offering you the opportunity to attend virtually, but...
11/10/2020

In order to continue with the 2-hour PWME classes this Fall we are offering you the opportunity to attend virtually, but this is only due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we will resume in-person classes hopefully next year.

To Register for these dates call 918-542-1688 by Nov. 16. You only have to sign up for 1 day and time. If none of these times work for you, please call to make other arrangements. Space is limited, and you must wear a face mask or cover while in our building. If you have any questions please call the office.

Dec. 3 & 10 sessions are available through ZOOM. If you would rather attend the ZOOM session at home, you can register at this website: https://extension.okstate.edu/programs/poultry-waste-management-education.html

NE District Livestock Show info!
11/09/2020

NE District Livestock Show info!

📣Pre-Entry Form📣
Pre-entries need to be postmarked by 1-19-21. As always you can enter the day of the show for $30 per head.

*final update! All awards have sponsors now!! Thank you everyone!! If you would like to be added to our sponsor list for...
11/09/2020

*final update! All awards have sponsors now!! Thank you everyone!!

If you would like to be added to our sponsor list for next year, just send us your name/business info and mailing address!

This year we had 16 Record books turned in highlighting 112 project areas! We are in need for a few more sponsors for our 4-H Award Plaques. If you or your business would like to sponsor, please contact us today. Thank you!!

**Update...only 5 awards left, that need a sponsor! :)

***2nd Update! All awards have a sponsor!!! Yahoo! Thank you!

TODAY is the deadline to order Swine Nomination kits for OYE.  918-542-1688
11/09/2020

TODAY is the deadline to order Swine Nomination kits for OYE. 918-542-1688

Just a reminder SWINE OYE Nomination kits are $20 each and if you are wanting us to pick them up we have to have your payment and order by Monday NOVEMBER 9th! All swine entering at OYE have to have a nomination kit.

Just a reminder SWINE OYE Nomination kits are $20 each and if you are wanting us to pick them up we have to have your pa...
11/05/2020

Just a reminder SWINE OYE Nomination kits are $20 each and if you are wanting us to pick them up we have to have your payment and order by Monday NOVEMBER 9th! All swine entering at OYE have to have a nomination kit.

11/05/2020

For those exhibitors that qualified for the Cherokee Nation add on money. It is available to pick up from the Extension office!

Also, we still have SEVERAL County Fair checks that need picked up. You can call and see if we have one for you! 918-542-1688 💰

A few reminders!⏰ 🐴 OCHC Trail ride this Saturday (Nov. 7) behind the Outpost Casino (Hwy 10)  Meet between 8-9 AM.    W...
11/03/2020

A few reminders!

⏰ 🐴 OCHC Trail ride this Saturday (Nov. 7) behind the Outpost Casino (Hwy 10) Meet between 8-9 AM. We need an estimate for insurance. If you are going please let us know! If you have not enrolled in 4-H yet, please do so today!!

⏰ 🎅 Park of Lights decorating--Saturday (Nov. 14) normal place at Twin Bridges

We will be following CDC guidelines and OSU/4-H policy. Masks must be worn if you can not maintain 6 feet of social distancing.
Any questions, call the Extension Office 918-542-1688

10/29/2020
Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development - Jay, OK 74346 - Indeed.com

We are ready to hire and Ag Educator! They will work in both Delaware and Ottawa Counties. Must have at least a Bachelor's Degree. Click on link for more information.

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Do You Need a Digital Detox?
10/27/2020
Do You Need a Digital Detox?

Do You Need a Digital Detox?

Technology has improved our lives in many ways. But like anything in life, too much can sometimes lead to harm. Have you ever thought about trying a digital detox to give your mind and body a rest? It can be just as beneficial as eating your daily vegetables.

10/26/2020

If you ordered OYE kits from us, we have them! If you are needing help with the online nomination we can help after noon tomorrow and Wednesday or all day on Thursday.
Online nomination deadline is November 12th for Goats, Sheep, and Steers.

Reminder Swine nomination kits deadline to order is Nov. 10. cost is $20 per kit.

10/23/2020
10/22/2020

Check back tomorrow around 11:30 for a Facebook Live! Update! Those watching live will be entered for a Halloween prize! 👻🍭🎃

10/21/2020
Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development - Jay, OK 74346 - Indeed.com

We will be hiring an Ag Educator that will work in both Delaware and Ottawa Counties soon. Applicant will need to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Ag.

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Reminder:  Today 10/21 is the deadline to order and pay for OYE Nomination Kits for:Commercial EwesMarket LambsMarket St...
10/21/2020

Reminder:
Today 10/21 is the deadline to order and pay for OYE Nomination Kits for:
Commercial Ewes
Market Lambs
Market Steers
All Goats
Cost is $20 per kit.
All Swine--nomination kits--deadline is Nov. 10

Please check your 4-H email or log into your 4-H online account for an October 4-H Update newsletter!
10/16/2020

Please check your 4-H email or log into your 4-H online account for an October 4-H Update newsletter!

This afternoon and tonight we had our first virtual Youth in Action Conference.  It wasn’t the same as being at Fin and ...
10/16/2020

This afternoon and tonight we had our first virtual Youth in Action Conference. It wasn’t the same as being at Fin and Feather, but at least we got to see some friendly faces we haven’t seen in a while. We had two members who participated virtually in both sessions today - Frankie Jo Hance and Mylie Hance. Thanks girls for your dedication to 4H!!! We have the YIA tshirts in the office. Stop by and pick them up!

10/15/2020
Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Development - Jay, OK 74346 - Indeed.com

Extension Educator position for both Ottawa and Delaware Counties

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Well, have you?  Go to www.4honline.com to re-enroll or to start a new enrollment.   If you need any help, please call t...
10/14/2020

Well, have you? Go to www.4honline.com to re-enroll or to start a new enrollment. If you need any help, please call the Extension Office.

For those wanting to exhibit at the 2021 OYE Show, we must have your order and payment for nomination kits by Oct. 21.  ...
10/13/2020

For those wanting to exhibit at the 2021 OYE Show, we must have your order and payment for nomination kits by Oct. 21. Kits are $20 each. (Swine Kits are due by Nov. 10.) More info for OYE at https://okyouthexpo.com/show-information/nominations/

Also, a reminder PLEASE GET ENROLLED for 4-H ASAP if you have not done so already. www.4honline.com

Pecan growers and other specialty crop growers, this will be tailored for you.
10/07/2020

Pecan growers and other specialty crop growers, this will be tailored for you.

A webinar is scheduled for October 22 at noon to address Specialty Crop Producer’s CFAP 2 program details, eligibility, and how to apply.
Dr. Amy Hagerman, OSU Ag and Food Policy Specialist & Josh Lundy, FSA, will be presenting the program for producers and will provide a time for questions.

Advance registration is required - https://dasnr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvf-ygrzsiGNHyala0ysvHKSFJ0E_1lpxo

10/07/2020

Youth In Action delegates...please check your email for District Officer voting info!

10/07/2020
Unsolicited Seeds are being delivered again in our area.  If you receive any, please DO NOT plant them.  You may bring t...
10/06/2020

Unsolicited Seeds are being delivered again in our area. If you receive any, please DO NOT plant them. You may bring them by our office and drop them off in our tote outside our door. We will send them on to USDA.

Last night of farmers market for this season.
09/29/2020

Last night of farmers market for this season.

To all our TSF exhibitors:  Make sure you are reading all the TSF posts so you know what to do when you arrive.
09/26/2020

To all our TSF exhibitors: Make sure you are reading all the TSF posts so you know what to do when you arrive.

Attention Junior Livestock Exhibitors!

We are excited to see everyone next week! Due to all the changes this year, to best assist you prior to arrival and on move in day, we have put together an Exhibitor Check List.

Armyworms have been reported in Ottawa County.
09/26/2020

Armyworms have been reported in Ottawa County.

Be aware, fall armyworms are out there❗️ 👀

We are receiving reports of fall armyworms infestations and wanted to alert producers to check their #wheat fields every day after seedling emergence
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The worms can be very tiny and difficult to see it.
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Check under crop residue as they might try to hide from the heat.
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Symptoms like “window pane” in the leaves indicate feeding from fall armyworm.

Contact your local county Extension office.

#agriculture #agronomy #pestmanagement

Slides from Facebook Live! today.
09/25/2020

Slides from Facebook Live! today.

09/25/2020

Updates on 4-H, Ag Poultry Waste Management, OHCE, & FCS.

Ottawa County Farmers Market today!  4-7 pm.  225 B St. NW in Miami.  OSU Extension is providing the Kid's Craft to Go! ...
09/24/2020

Ottawa County Farmers Market today! 4-7 pm. 225 B St. NW in Miami. OSU Extension is providing the Kid's Craft to Go! The kit includes supplies to make a beaded pumpkin, coloring sheet, recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds and a fact sheet on growing pumpkins. Bring your kids by to pick up a kit free!👨‍🌾👩‍🌾

WANTED!   If you have borrowed a soil or hay probe and have not returned it to our office, please do so soon. We are try...
09/24/2020

WANTED! If you have borrowed a soil or hay probe and have not returned it to our office, please do so soon. We are trying to update our inventory. Thank you!!

Check out this event from Delaware County!
09/23/2020

Check out this event from Delaware County!

Area Youth!! Check out this great event!!

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry
09/23/2020

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry

ODAFF does not see reason to put another movement ban in place at this time, but wants to remind rabbit owners the disease is still prevalent in wild rabbits and could spike at any time.

“Experts do expect some recurrence as the weather cools down,” said Dr. Rod Hall, State Veterinarian of Oklahoma. “We would also like to emphasize the importance of biosecurity – especially when people bring new rabbits to their facility. We ask these rabbit owners to isolate new rabbits for two weeks, to take care of them last when doing chores to minimize any potential spread, and to increase biosecurity protocols.”

RHD is a highly contagious and lethal virus found among both domestic and wild rabbits. RHD appears only to affect rabbit species (lagomorphs). It is not known to affect humans, livestock or pets other than rabbits. However, pets should not be allowed to consume dead animal carcasses.

For questions regarding RHD or to report dead rabbits, please contact our State Veterinarian’s office by calling 405.522.6141.

Address

123 E Central Ave, Ste 101
Miami, OK
74354

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• The Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. OCES provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

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Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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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.
Is there a lost and found?
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!