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Call and response

Sometimes the threat posed by our fierce Oklahoma winds is just frightening. Three weeks ago, that fear was manifested in some ferocious wildfires that cost a few people their lives and cost many more their homes as well as killed livestock and wiped out grasslands and hay stockpiles. The fires in Dewey, Woodward, Ellis, Roger [ Read More ]

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Thank you for your time

We’re in the midst of National Volunteer Week. This celebration of those who freely give their time is a great reminder of how important they are to our success as a land-grant institution. The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is especially dependent on volunteers, with more than 3,700 adults serving as 4-H leaders, more than 740 [ Read More ]

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Challenging times make for effective leaders

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of visiting the Bradley 3 Ranch in Childress County, Texas. The ranch was holding its 60th annual bull sale, and it was time for me to fulfill a promise I made to attend the sale. It was a cold and windy day in February, and in driving to [ Read More ]

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Staying afloat

Here in Oklahoma, we really like our outdoor activities, especially ones that include boating, floating, fishing and swimming on any of our 200 man-made lakes. Let’s not overlook our 11,611 miles of shoreline and 34 major reservoirs. With so many water related attractions, it’s no surprise outdoor recreation is a major contributor to our state’s [ Read More ]

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New horizons

As you’re most likely well aware by now, Dr. Damona Doye assumed leadership of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service as the associate vice president of the statewide organization. Dr. Doye is no stranger to Cooperative Extension. In addition to serving as the longtime farm management specialist, she also was the first female OSU Cooperative Extension [ Read More ]

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New year, new attitude

There’s something about transitioning from one year to the next that makes me think about new beginnings, opportunities, challenges and experiences. I know I’m not alone. Why do you think new year’s resolutions – or goals, as some people like to call them – are so popular? It’s a natural and obvious time to reflect [ Read More ]

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Opportunities

One of the great pleasures we have in Oklahoma is the opportunity to work with 38 federally recognized tribes of American Indians. Oklahoma State has taken this opportunity one step further by creating the Center for Sovereign Nations in 2015 as part of OSU President Burns Hargis’ vision for service to sovereign tribal nations in [ Read More ]

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Nets and Connections

A net is one of the basic tools of a fisheries scientist. Whether it’s a small dip net for catching small fish or a large purse seine used to encircle a large school of ocean fish, nets are essential to capturing and studying fish. Not surprisingly, then, one of the earliest lessons in using fish [ Read More ]

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A tribute to Dr. Jim Trapp

Back in 1976, former basketball great Rick Barry hit a then-record 60 straight free throws. In addition to being known as a great shooter, Barry was recognized for his unique underhanded toss at the free throw line. That Barry’s mark has since been eclipsed (current record holder Michael Williams hit 97 in a row in [ Read More ]

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Talking turkey

Thanksgiving is only a few days away. It seems like we just began the semester a few days ago. Where did the time go? In any case, the upcoming holiday got me to thinking about a couple things DASNR and turkeys have in common. No, really… According to the National Turkey Federation website, two key [ Read More ]

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