Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
For us, it's personal. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service county educators and area, district and state specialists develop science-based educational programs to help Oklahomans solve local issues and concerns, promote leadership and manage resources wisely. Programs focus on:
- Increasing opportunities for agricultural enterprises
- Natural resources and environmental management
- Food, nutrition, health and safety education
- Youth, family and community development
What is better for the environment: Grass-finished or
grain-finished beef cattle?
It can be a hot topic in Oklahoma for any number of reasons, not the least of which is that the state ranks third nationally in the number of beef cows. Grain-finished beef has a lower carbon footprint than grass-finished beef because of cattle’s more efficient utilization of feed in the finishing phase, fewer days on feed and greater amount of beef produced per animal. However, grass-finished beef contributes to sustainable beef production by utilizing forage resources to produce food from plants that are largely inedible by humans.
Oklahoma wheat and canola producers should check their crop often for fall army worms
Oklahoma wheat, canola and grass hay producers need to scout their crop regularly for the presence of fall armyworms, including those growers planting wheat early who plan to use it as forage. The whole purpose of planting wheat early is to increase fall wheat forage, but it’s vital to be aware that pest issues often increase as well. To produce adequate fall forage when planting early, field scouting and pest management practices become more critical. Planting later can reduce some of these pest issues but less fall forage is produced.
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Centennial -The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) is dedicating 2014 to celebrating its 100th anniversary of extending knowledge and changing lives.
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension County Office Directory - Need help? Come by and visit or phone, fax or e-mail a question to your local Extension educators.
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Fact Sheets - Oklahoma's source for science-based information on agriculture, economic development, family and consumer sciences, and youth development.