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Calendar-at-a-Glance: Drought meetings

A list of meetings that deal - in part or in whole - with drought-related information presented by members of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Those highlighted in orange link to news stories about the event. Future meetings will be listed below as they are announced.

Sept. 29 - Blaine County Extension Drought Meeting

This meeting took place at the Blaine County Fairgrounds’ Foley Building in Watonga. Sessions began at 9 a.m. and ran through to lunchtime.

Sept. 15 - Kingfisher County Drought Management Meeting
This meeting took place at the Kingfisher County Fairgrounds from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Session topics focused on agronomic considerations relative to the drought; nitrate, prussic acid and alfatoxin issues in forages; tax implications of selling the cow herd; cow feeding options and costs; FSA assistance programs; and more. Contact Kingfisher County Extension's Keith Boevers at 405-375-3822.

Sept. 1 - McClain County Drought Management Meeting
OSU Cooperative Extension educators and specialists led sessions about nitrates, prussic acid and blue-green algae; forage feeding alternatives; current FSA assistance programs; and tax implications of drought forced sales. The 7 p.m. meeting took place at the new McClain County Community Service Facility located at the fairgrounds - 1721 Hardcastle Blvd. - in Purcell. Contact McClain County Extension's Wes Lee at 405-527-2174.

Aug. 25 - Muskogee Drought Information for Cattlemen Meeting
OSU Cooperative Extension educators and specialists led sessions about winter feeding on minimal forage, stretching forage supplies, nitrates in forages, cattle production options and more. The 6 p.m. meeting took place at the Muskogee County Extension Office. Contact Muskogee County Extension's Jay Parker at 918-686-7200 or McIntosh County Extension's Randy Burris at 918-689-7772.

Aug. 22 - Caddo County Cattlemen's Meeting
Bob LeValley, OSU Cooperative Extension area livestock specialist, was the featured speaker. His topic: limit feeding and using supplements to stretch hay supplies. The meeting took place at 6:30 p.m. in the Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center in Ft. Cobb. Contact Caddo County Extension's David Nowlin at 405-247-3376.

Aug. 19 - Wheatland Stocker Conference in Enid
OSU Cooperative Extension specialists and educators joined with other industry experts to lead sessions about risk management in today’s cattle business, the effects of high grain prices on stocker cattle production and marketing, trends in wheat pasture grazing contracts and knife cut versus banding bulls with metaphylaxis treatment. Contact Greg Highfill, OSU Cooperative Extension area livestock specialist, at 580-237-7677.

Aug. 16 - Payne County Extension Drought Meeting
OSU Cooperative Extension specialists and educators led sessions focusing on  the state of the drought; hay feeding value; cow feeding options and cost; nitrate, prussic acid and aflatoxin issues in forages; and the relative value of keeping and feeding animals versus buying and selling them. The meeting took place in the Heritage Hall of the Payne County Expo Center, located at the corner of 6th Street – State Highway 51 – and Fairgrounds Road in Stillwater. Contact Payne County Extension's Nathan Anderson at 405-747-8320.

Aug. 15 - Pushmataha County Drought Survival Meeting
OSU Cooperative Extension educators and specialists Tom Smith, Chris Rice and J.J. Jones spoke about culling priorities and nutrition issues, forage alternatives, tax ramifications and current cattle economics. The meeting took place at 7 p.m. in the Antlers Community Building, located on SW 4th Street behind the Antlers Courthouse. Contact Pushmataha County Extension's Tom Smith at 580-298-5563.

Aug. 13 - 21st Annual Southern Plains Beef Symposium
Sessions focused on production agriculture and regulatory environmental issues, identifying opportunities for surviving in today’s industry climate, a global perspective of external influences affecting the U.S. beef industry, cattle market outlooks and issues, and more. The symposium took place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Ardmore Convention Center, located at 2401 N. Rockford Rd. between exits 32 and 33 off Interstate 35.

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