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State 4-H Staff

Kevin Allen

 

Assist. Director, OCES & State 4-H Program Leader

 

(405) 744-5390


kevin.allen@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects
Administration & Management Budget & Resources Civil Rights and Affirmative Action State 4-H Policy Interpretation Program Impact Leadership Risk Management Liaison to DASNR Departments Statewide 4-H Staff Development Oversight AITC Grant with OSDE AITC Grant with OSDAFF Tribal Mentoring Grant – 2014 Family Breakdown Issue Team

Secondary Responsibilities
Regional and National Representative of Oklahoma 4-H Staffing and Funding Strategic Planning Collegiate 4-H Assistant Advisor Graduate Student Advisement Community Development State POW and reporting Farm to You

Events/Activities
Assist with: 4-H Game Days OSU Marketing and Recruitment 4 H Day at the Capitol Roundup Fairs State Contests – national land judging OCES Internship Program

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Executive Director 4-H Foundation, Inc.


4-H Foundation Development Manager


405-744-5390


Primary Responsibilities/Projects
Administrative leadership for 4-H Foundation Creation and management of Endowments and Managed Funds Foundation Board Development and Support Tax, legal and accounting issues for the 4-H Foundation Donor Development & Relations Resource Development Private Grants

Secondary Responsibilities
Scholarship Administration Manage Enhancement Grants Assist Counties with Foundation accounts Alumni Relations Assist Counties with Fund Development Issues

Events/Activities
Honor Night Banquet Donor and Alumni Functions Clover Classic Golf Tournament Kids Helping Kids – Ronald McDonald House Donor and Alumni Functions Honor Night Banquet Clover Classic Golf Tournament

Cathy Allen


Curriculum Specialist


(405) 744-8892

 

cathy.allen@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Project

4-H Awards Program Key Club Special Promotions Marketing and Visibility Special Campaigns Unit Social Media Efforts

Secondary Responsibilities

4-H Annual Report Newsletters Ronald McDonald Kids Helping Kids Golf Tournament Display

development 4-H Day at the Capitol Assist with Leadership Council

Events/Activities

Alumni and Donor Functions Roundup Key Club and Honor Night Functions Golf Tournament

4-H Centennial Events September Fest Organization

Kristin Knight


Coordinator of Special Activities and Promotions


(405) 744-7960

 

Kristin.knight@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Project

4-H Awards Program Key Club Special Promotions Marketing and Visibility Special Campaigns Unit Social Media Efforts

Secondary Responsibilities

4-H Annual Report Newsletters Ronald McDonald Kids Helping Kids Golf Tournament Display

development 4-H Day at the Capitol Assist with Leadership Council

Events/Activities

Alumni and Donor Functions Roundup Key Club and Honor Night Functions Golf Tournament

4-H Centennial Events September Fest Organization

Karla Knoepfli


Assistant Extension Specialist


(405) 744-8882


Karla.Knoepfli@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects

Staff and volunteer development Volunteer Management System- Volunteer Certification - Volunteer development, recruitment, retention and recognition - 4-H Essential Elements - Everyone Ready Club Management System - Club Charters -Communication between Volunteers, Clubs and State adult 4-H Leadership Teams - Leadership and Citizenship - Youth-Adult Partnership Volunteer Development - Volunteer Core Competency

Training - Volunteer Continuing Education Volunteer Research, Knowledge and Competencies Positive Youth Development - 4-H for Century III - 4-H  Professional Research, Knowledge and

Competencies Advise State Volunteer Board liaison Health Issue Team

Secondary Responsibilities

Curriculum revision and development support: Fabric and Fashion, Citizenship, Leadership, Hobbies and Collectables, Leisure Ed/Recreation, Expressive Arts, T-3: Training the Trainer, National Volunteer Development State Liaison, Liaison Communication and Expressive Arts task force 4-H presence in OSU/OK Creativity Forum Resiliency Issue Team Southern Region

4-H Volunteer state contact

Events/Activities

Coordinate Volunteer Development Parent-Volunteer Conference Roundup Communications Contests OKC Judging Contests

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Assistant Extension Specialist

Natural Resource Ecology and Mgmt.


(405) 744-8269


terry.nelson@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects

Natural Resource and Environmental Education program development and support Shooting Sports Sport Fishing Camping High Adventure Geology Environmental Impact Team Curriculum Development NREM/4-H Liaison NREM departmental responsibilities Environment Issue Team

Secondary Responsibilities
Safety Impact Team Graduate Student Advisement Journal

Of Extension Reviewer NAE4-HA Camping and Environmental

Education committee Web Pages: Shooting Sports Prairie Ecology In-service offerings Volunteer workshops Safety

Issue Team

Events/Activities

State Shooting Sports Training Contests (8) Advisory Committee State WHEP State Contest State Forestry Judging Contest Assist with: National Range and Land Judging National Shooting Sports Contest National WHEP Contest National Forestry Contest State Forestry & Wildlife Camp Collaboration Oklahoma Forestry Association OKEECC ODWC Roundup State Fair Judging Contest - scoring

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Associate Professor

Extension Specialist

(405) 744-8885


jeff.sallee@okstate.edu

 

Primary Responsibilities/Projects

Science Technology Engineering and Math program development and implementation STEM Curriculum Support TechXcite Engineering Projects  Program Digital Media Projects  Robotics Geospatial Military Liaison Military Partnerships (Clubs)


Secondary Responsibilities

State and Multi-State Science & Tech Team Support Graduate Student Advisement OK 4-H STEM Liaison: (National, Regional, State 4-H, DASNR) Collegiate 4-H Advisor 

Events/Activities

National 4-H Conference Science Museum Overnights STEM Institutes National Youth Science Day Events Roundup Assembly A/V 4-H Has Talent

CathleenTaylor

 

State Specialist

Citizenship and Leadership


(405) 744-8888


cathleen.taylor@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects
Oklahoma 4-H State Leadership Council, Citizenship Washington Focus, Leadership Team Retreat

Secondary Responsibilities
4-H Day at the Capital (primary starting in 2018)

Events/Activities

Pat Thompson

 

Ag in the Classroom Curriculum Coordinator


(405) 744-8889


pat.thompson@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects
AITC Instructional Materials Development Ag In The Classroom Website Curriculum Editing/Layout Projects as Assigned

Secondary Responsibilities
Representative to AITC Advisory Committee Healthy Oklahoma Impact Team Support Focus on Youth Newsletter AITC/Pork Council Grant Management

Events/Activities
AITC Teacher Activities Teacher Writing Conferences

District Program Specialists

Nancy Arnett

 

 


Northeast District Ext. Specialist

 



Nancy.Arnett@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects
Volunteer and Staff Development 4-H Program Leadership and Administration for NE District POW and PAC contact for NE District Personnel issues contact for NE District

Secondary Responsibilities
District officers and ambassadors Creek Nation Grant Judge Recruitment at Tulsa Fair Hunger and Jobs/Employment Issue Team

Events/Activities
District Events: Horse Show, Family Conf. and District Leadership Dev. Conf., Shooting Sports, Public Speaking Contest, and Animal Science/Horsemanship Clinics Roundup Tulsa Fair

Kim Davis

 

 

 

Southwest District Ext. Specialist

 



kimbreley.davis@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects
Volunteer and Staff Development 4-H Program Leadership and Administration for SW District POW and PAC contact for SW District Personnel issues contact for SW District Finances Issue Team

Secondary Responsibilities
District officers and ambassadors State 4-H Awards Program Family Breakdown Issue Team

Events/Activities
District Events: Horse Show, Pre-teen Conf., and District Leadership Dev. Conf., Shooting Sports, Public Speaking Contest, and Animal Science/Horsemanship Clinics Roundup Honor Night OKC Fair

Cheryl Newberry

 

 

 

Southeast District Ext. Specialist

 

 


Cheryl.Newberry@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects
Volunteer and Staff Development 4-H Program Leadership and Administration for SE District POW and PAC contact for SE District Personnel issues contact for SE District Risky Behavior Issue Team

Secondary Responsibilities
District officers and ambassadors 4-H Afterschool Learn and Serve America Career Education/Workforce Preparation Finances Issue Team

Events/Activities
District Events: Horse Show, and District Leadership Dev. Conf., Shooting Sports, Public Speaking Contest, and Animal Science/Horsemanship Clinics Roundup 4-H Has Talent OKC and Tulsa Fairs

Jim Rhodes

 

 


Northwest District Ext. Specialist

 

 


Jim.Rhodes@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects
Volunteer and Staff Development 4-H Program Leadership and Administration for NW District POW and PAC contact for NW District Personnel issues contact for NW District

Secondary Responsibilities
District officers and ambassadors Leadership. Impact Team OKC State Fair Entry & Judging Engaging Youth Serving Comm. Grant Judge Recruitment at OKC Fair

Events/Activities
District Events: Horse Show, Pre-teen Conf., and District Leadership Dev. Conf., Shooting Sports, Public Speaking Contest, and Animal Science/Horsemanship Clinics Roundup Communications Contest OKC and Tulsa Fairs

4-H Contacts in Other Departments

Rusty Gosz


Youth Animal Science Specialist


405-744-6058


rusty.gosz@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects
Support for Staff, Volunteers and Youth in projects related to Animal Science. Animal Science curriculum Agric-Science Issue Team

Secondary Responsibilities


Events/Activities
OYE Tulsa State Fair Livestock OKC Fair Livestock State Livestock Judging Events Contact for Teams representing OK at national contests

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Assisant Professor Plant Science

Teaching and Youth Development

 

(405) 744-3525

Primary Responsibilities/Projects
Support for Staff, Volunteers and Youth in projects related to Plant and Soil Science. PaSS curriculum

Secondary Responsibilities


Events/Activities
State Contest at OKC Fair, Roundup Workshops, In-service State Wheat Show (Assisted by Kevin Hackett and Kim Anderson Retirees)
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Professor and Ext. Equine Specialist


(405) 744- 6062

 

khiney@okstate.edu


Primary Responsibilities/Projects
Equine Projects

Secondary Responsibilities
State Horse Committee

Events/Activities

State Horse Show Hippology, Speech, Judging Events Vol Conf form Equine Volunteers

Shelley Mitchell


Extension 4-H &Youth Programs

Spec Department of Horticulture and

Landscape Architecture


(405) 744-5755


Primary Responsibilities/Projects
Support for Staff, Volunteers and Youth in projects related to Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Hunger Issue Team

Secondary Responsibilities
Risky Behaviors Issue Team

Events/Activities
State Contest at OKC Fair, Roundup Workshops, In-service Jr. Master Gardner Coordinator

Andrine Shufran                                             

 

225 NRC

 

(405) 744-9311

Primary Responsibilities/Projects


Secondary Responsibilities


Events/Activities
Insect Zoo

Jason Warren


277 Ag Hall


(405) 744-9587

Primary Responsibilities/Projects


Secondary Responsibilities


Events/Activities
Land Judging Contest

State Office Support Staff

Steven Baringer

 

Web Developer steven.baringer@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects
Website Administration

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Sr. Admin Support Assistant


(405) 744-5390


sarah.a.dunn@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects

Secretary for Blayne Arthur, Erin Robinson, & Kristen Knight Correspondence for Foundation Exec. Director Donor BillingLead on Raiser’s Edge Software

Secondary Responsibilities
Scholarship Administration Donor Development & Relations

Minutes and Correspondence Assist with Ronald McDonald Kids

Helping Kids Golf Tournament

Events/Activities

Alumni and Donor Functions Roundup Key Club and Honor Night Functions Clover Classic Golf Tournament

Audrey Harmon

 

Ag in the Classroom Curriculum Specialists


(405) 744-8882


Audrey.Harmon@ag.ok.gov

Primary Responsibilities/Projects
AITC Trainer

Secondary Responsibilities
Representative to AITC Advisory Committee AITC Teacher Activities Teacher Writing Conferences

Events/Activities
Other Contacts at ODAFF

Dana Bessinger 405-522-2105 405-795-0121 (cell) dana.bessinger@ag.ok.gov

Cheri Long 405-522-6768 405-249-9234 (cell) Cheri.Long@ag.ok.go

Martha Hickman


Sr. Admn Support Assistant


(405) 744-8887


martha.hickman@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects
Secretary for Cathy Allen and Steve Beck,

Literature and Award Medal Inventory Management, Receive and Process Orders including all literature and county medals

Secondary Responsibilities

Health Rocks Reporting, Walmart Youth Voices Reporting  & Capitol Day

Events/Activities

4-H Day at the Capitol, Food Showdown,State FairJudging Contest, Curriculum In-service, State Council and

4-H Ambassador Correspondence and reporting, Leadership Team Retreat, Cloverbowl

Carl Hamby

 

Computer System Management & Maintenance


(405) 744-7961


carl.hamby@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects         

Computer System Management & Maintenance 4 H Enrollment System ACCESS 4-H Fed ES-237 Report Computer Training

Secondary Responsibilities
Training County Support Staff

Events/Activities

Registration and Computer support for state contests.

Kayla Lindsey

 

Sr. Admn Support Assistant


(405) 744-8885


kayla.lindsey@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects
Secretary for Jeff Sallee and Jessie Furnish 

Secondary Responsibilities
Check out Learning Kits, SS Trailer, etc. AITC Support


Events/Activities

Science Programs Reg. Shooting Sports Database and Reg National Conference Registration.

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4-H Foundation Accountant

(405) 744-5391


erin.e.robinson@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects
Foundation Accounting, check writing, account Management. Lead for Blackbaud Financial Edge Software Program.     Prepare board financial reports and special reports.


Secondary Responsibilities

Scholarship Management, donor database, back for administrative assistant.

Events/Activities

Clover Classic, Roundup Honor Night Banquet.

Denise Stevenson


Sr. Admn Support Assistant


(405) 744-8891


Denise.Stevenson@okstate.edu

Primary Responsibilities/Projects
Secretary for Karla Knoepfli and Tracy Beck

Secondary Responsibilities

Roundup Communication Events Support for State Fairs Club Charter database Tracking CORE Staff Development VMS, CMS, Century III, -Core Comp, Risk Management

Events/Activities

Roundup; CWF; Denver Western Roundup; Nationa lCongress; Kansas City Global Conference, Regional Volunteer Development Parent-Volunteer Conferene

Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources