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Clint Roush Inducted Into the Oklahoma Ag Hall of Fame, Winning the
Governor's Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture
On Wednesday during Ag Day at the state Capitol, Dr. Clint Roush
of Custer County was recognized as the 2016 recipient of the
Governor's Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture. As the
winner of this award, Dr. Roush becomes the 19th member of the
Oklahoma Ag Hall of Fame.
Roush's life has been an example of diversified stewardship. The
fourth generation farmer and rancher is a steward of the land but
he's also served as a steward of farm and ag finance students and as
a steward of the ag industry itself, serving as a champion of
cooperatives for many years.
Just days ago, as Roush stood up on that ridge near Arapaho, he
explained he's not only a steward but that their family - the
generations before and those to come - are partners with the land.
"I've often heard that generations of farmers come and go, and
it seems like they come and go rather rapidly, but the land
endures," Roush said. "Each generation has to make
improvements, increase the productivity and maintain the environment
so that the next generation can continue to farm."
here to read more about his lifetime of service to agriculture-
and you can also listen to Dr. Roush as he talked with Sam Knipp of
the AFR after the presentation.
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Amber Bales is Celebrated
as the Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year
the Ag In The Classroom 2016 Teacher of the Year, was recognized
during Ag Day at the state Capitol on Wednesday. She is a 3rd grade
teacher at Morrison Elementary school with over 19 years experience.
She looks for ways to share her passion for agriculture with her
students and integrate technology and hands-on lessons. She does an
ag-related activity or lesson every Friday.
Two of our sponsors, Oklahoma
Ag Credit and the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, are also
big supporters of Ag in the Classroom- and they presented Amber with
checks to cover expenses as she travels this summer to the National
Ag in the Classroom Conference.
We talked with Amber after her recognition- and you can hear our
visit with her and read more by clicking
or tapping here.
State Senator Mike Schulz
Honored by Oklahoma Cotton Council on Ag Day
Several members of the Oklahoma Cotton Council were at the Oklahoma
Ag Day celebration on March 30th at the State Capitol- and they had a
surprise for Oklahoma State Senator Mike Schulz. The Cotton Council
used Ag Day as their backdrop to present a special award to the
Oklahoma Senate Majority Leader for all he does for not just the
cotton industry, but for all of Oklahoma agriculture.
We talked to Harvey
Schroeder of the Oklahoma Cotton Council and Senator
Schulz about this award- and you can hear their comments by clicking
Education Institute Comes to Oklahoma This Summer
Oklahoma State University Agricultural Education program and
CareerTech Agricultural Education division are pleased
to offer the first Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education
(CASE) Institute in Oklahoma.
The CASE Principles of Agricultural Science - Plant (ASP) Institute
will be June 19-29, 2016 at the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center
in Ardmore, Okla. CASE Principles of Agricultural Science - Plant is
a foundation-level course for agricultural educators that will teach
the form and function of plant systems. CASE Institute students are
immersed in inquiry-based exercises filled with activities, projects
and problems to teach them plant concepts through laboratory and
There are a total of 12 slots in the Institute reserved for Oklahoma
Educators- and scholarships are available to pay for those 12
positions. To learn more, click
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Part Three on Antibiotics
of Tomorrow- Dr. Margaret Riley Explains Her Passion
In part three of a three part Beef Buzz series with Dr. Margaret Riley
of the University of Massachusetts- we continue to look at antibiotic
resistance and what is needed to get companies to invest in narrow
spectrum antibiotics, which she believes is the future in dealing
with antibiotic resistance.
Dr. Riley says in today's Beef Buzz that it is important we pursue
narrow spectrum solutions for the specific pathogens that are causing
us problems in both animal ag and in human health. "That's my
passion- that's why I spend time away from the lab is to make sure that
people understand not just that there is a problem, which there is
and it's serious, but that there are potential solutions on the
horizon if we're smart enough to recognize them." She adds that
will take money as this research is costly and the resulting products
may not be as big a money earner as the next drug to fight diabetes
or something similar.
here to go and hear Part Three of our series with Dr. Margaret
Rilley- and we have links in today's Beef Buzz back to part one and
part two as well.
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Planting Intentions Report Due Out This Morning
Intentions Report from USDA will be released at 11:00
am Central. Trade average estimate for Corn planted acreage is 89.972
million acres, soybeans 83.057 million acres and wheat 51.702 million
Quarterly stocks trade average estimate: corn 7.801
billion bushel, soybeans 1.556 billion bushel and wheat 1.356 billion
According to Allendale, "Historical data shows 9 out of the last
15 years corn rallies the day of these reports and soybeans go down 9
out of the last 15 years on the day of these reports."
We will be reviewing the numbers and posting details of what they say
and what they mean after the release at 11 AM today.
This N That- Fire Update,
Kansas Relief and Free Grazing Clinic
Latest numbers that we have heard is that 98% of the
Anderson Creek Fire on the Oklahoma side of the border in Woods
County is now contained.
We remind those that have been impacted will have a
chance to meet with FSA officials and more this afternoon at 1 PM in
Alva at the Northwest Technology Center.
State FSA Director Terry Peach and others will be
there to help answer questions that farmers and ranchers may have
about help that is available.
the Kansas side of the state line- Currently, the Kansas Livestock
Association says cash is the best donation while ranchers work to
assess the damages. The Livestock Association is also coordinating
hay donations as many ranchers affected by the fire may need to feed
hay all summer long to their livestock.
The Kansas Farm Bureau organized a meeting Wednesday between groups
to find the needs of producers in the area. Kansas Farm Bureau has
launched a fire relief website
to connect those willing to donate supplies or offer labor.
On April first, the Destiny Ranch Spring Grazing Clinic will be held
at the ranch south of Saint Louis, Oklahoma- it is free to the
public, lunch will be served beginning at 1130.
During the workshop they will detail their operations, (fence design,
paddock layouts, watering, etc) discuss our long term management plan
which include cedar tree removal, brush control, erosion mitigation
and pasture improvement using primarily stocker livestock, and the
first resident cow calf herd.
Here at destiny ranch we purchase stocker cattle in truck size lots
and use high intensity grazing management with one acre tract
More details on our calendar- click
here to learn more.
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