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OCES invites all to upcoming events

August 25, 2012

By JULIE WHITE

The Oktibbeha County Extension Service would like to invite you to be a part of our programs by getting involved in our upcoming events. If you would like to know more about an item listed, please contact the Oktibbeha County Extension Office at 662-323-5916 or go to http://www.msucares.com, click on “County and District Extension Offices”, then click on “Oktibbeha”, and finally click on “County Events”.

Pond Management Workshop
Date: Aug. 23, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Oktibbeha County Extension Service
Topic: Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau and Mississippi State Extension Service will host a pond management workshop on Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oktibbeha County Extension Service in Starkville. The workshop is designed to provide pond owners and future pond owners with information regarding the management of their small lakes. “Our fisheries biologists receive hundreds of calls each year from land owners who have questions ranging from growing bigger fish to controlling aquatic vegetation”, said MDWFP Fisheries Bureau Assistant Director Larry Pugh. “The workshops will allow biologists and owners across the State to interact and provide participants with management strategies.” An hour-long presentation will be given and topics will include pond design, fish stocking, harvest, vegetation control, liming, fertilizing. A question-and-answer period will follow to address additional topics.

Conducting Camera Surveys of White-Tailed Deer
Date: Aug. 28, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Bost Extension Center, MSU (Room 409)
Topic: William McKinley, Deer Program Biologist, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks will present information on:
u When to conduct a camera survey
u Survey design, site selection, and preparation
u Monitoring and checking the cameras
u How to conduct the photo analysis
u How to calculate population estimates
u How to use survey data to meet your management goals

4-H Horse Club Meeting
Date: Aug. 30, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Dorman Hall Classroom on MSU Campus
Are you ages 8-18 and interested in horses? Come to our 4-H Horse Club meeting to learn about the projects 4-H has to offer you. You do not have to own a horse to participate; we have lots of events that do not require a horse to participate.

Floral Trends for 2012-2013, Part 2 (Quick Bites)
Date: Sept. 6, 2012
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Oktibbeha County Extension Service
Topic: Floral Trends for 2012-2013, Part 2
Lynette McDougald, Instructor and Manager, The University Florist, will conclude our look at the Floral Trends Forecast with Sea to Shining Sea, American Gypsy, and The New Victorian designs.

Annual Pasture Tour
Date: Sept. 6, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: MSU Leveck Research Unit “South Farm Beef Unit”
Topic: Pest Management
Oktibbeha NRCS along with Dr. John Byrd, Extension Weed Specialist, will discuss and demonstrate pest management practices for forages and hay producers.
Call 662-323-5916 by noon on Wednesday, Sept. 5 to reserve your meal.

Color in the Fall and Winter Garden (Quick Bites)
Date: Sept. 13, 2012
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Oktibbeha County Extension Service
Topic: Color in the Fall and Winter Garden Dr. Lelia Kelly, Extension Professor, Consumer Horticulture Specialist
Description: Does your landscape look drab and colorless during the fall and winter when all the blooms are gone? Attend this program and learn how to use plants and landscaping techniques to liven up the landscape during a time of year when it can look tired and sad. You will see how utilizing plants with colorful bark, berries, fru it or foliage can really make a difference. Examples of using landscape techniques to enhance and accent these plant attributes will also be presented.

County Exhibit Days
Dates: Sept. 17-19, 2012
Location: Oktibbeha County Extension Service
Catalogs are ready to be pickup for adults and youth.  Prior registration is due by September 10th.   Come by the Oktibbeha County Extension Office and pick up your catalogs up today.  This is open to youth and adults in Oktibbeha County who have made clothing, crafts, canned or grown vegetables since October 2011.

Minor Fruits in Mississippi (Lunch and Learn)
Date: Sept. 20, 2012
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Oktibbeha County Extension Service
Topic: Minor Fruits in Mississippi – Wayne Porter, Area Horticulture Agent
Description: Porter will share the "basics" of growing unusual fruit in your garden.

Deer Management Strategies, Part 1 of 2
Date: Sept. 25, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Bost Extension Center, MSU (Room 409)

Growing Beautiful Landscape Plants
Date: Sept. 27, 2012
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Oktibbeha County Extension Service
Topic: Growing Beautiful Landscape Plants – Dr. Jeff Wilson, Area Horticulture Agent
Description: Summer is almost over and fall planting season is coming up! Jeff will discuss how to plan for, purchase, select a location, install, and maintain a beautiful landscape plants.

Computer Basics
Date: Sept. 28, 2012
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Location: Oktibbeha County Extension Service
Description: Come and learn about the basics of computer operation and file folder management.

Getting Your Photos off Your Phone or Camera
Date: Sept. 28, 2012
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Oktibbeha County Extension Service
Description: Come and learn how to get your photos off your phone or camera and learn about different things you can do with your pictures. This class will include a field trip.

4-H Poultry Chain Show and Sale
Date: Sept. 29, 2012
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Oktibbeha County Extension Swervice
The Oktibbeha County 4-H Poultry Chain Project will have their show and sale on September 29, 2012 at 9 a.m. at the Oktibbeha County Extension Office. The youth participating in this group have worked really hard at raising their Black Sex-Linked Pullets this summer and will be competing for a chance to show at the State 4-H Poultry Chain Show on October 27. Also, each youth will be selling a pen of six birds that they have raised. These birds can be used for meat or egg production.

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