OSU Cooperative Extension Center
Turning the good things of science into good things for life

The Payne County OSU Cooperative Extension Center offers information on a variety of subjects to enhance the quality of life for Payne County citizens. Educational programs are an important part of this informal adult and youth education process.

 Teaching Methods
 Hands-On Demonstrations
 Illustrated Presentations
 Workshops
 Seminars
 Displays
 Tours
 Home Study Courses

 Videotape Library
 Conferences
 Factsheets
 Personal Contacts
 Newsletters
 Newscolumn
 Satellite Videoconference

"Helping People Help Themselves"

Program Emphasis

Extension Educators receive program recommendations from committees and organizations. Extension professionals can be found teaching in a variety of locations around the county and the classroom. Instruction can be anywhere from a meeting room to a farm pasture. Leadership development provides a network of trained volunteers who also teach programs and "spread the knowledge" provided by the Extension Educators.

Information Sources

Unbiased research-based information from the land grant universities, the agriculture research stations, and the United States Department of Agriculture is available from the county Extension office. OSU Extension specialists are scheduled for subject matter programs through the county Extension staff. County Extension professionals update their knowledge base through in-service training as well as state and national conferences and college coursework to stay abreast of changes in technology and subject matter.

Who Benefits From Extension?

Programs are available to anyone. Everyone who uses the services offered can benefit from the Extension Service. During the past year, over 34,000 people attended educational programs, received information or services through personal and telephone contacts or educational newsletters. In addition, two weekly news columns written by the Extension Educators are provided to Stillwater, Perkins, Cushing and Yale newspapers and radio stations.

Payne County Extension can secure trend studies, community needs assessments, and economic impact analysis for county and municipal governments, community chambers of commerce, industrial committees, and local businesses.

Extension can provide information for you whether you are a city, community or rural citizen. Come by and see what we have to offer.

“Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disabilities, and is an equal opportunity employer”

Payne County Cooperative Extension Educational programs and information are provided to you, in part, through the Payne County three-eighths cent sales tax."

The Payne County OSU Cooperative Extension staff is here to assist you:

Nathan Anderson, Extension Educator/C.E.D. andersn@okstate.edu
Brett Morris, Extension Educator, Youth & 4-H Development morrisj@okstate.edu
Dea Rash, Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Science/4-H Develoment rash@okstate.edu
Kelsey McCollum, Extension Educator, Horticulture Kelsy.McCollum@okstate.edu
Sarah Smith, Office Manager SL.Smith@okstate.edu
Frankie Baptista, Extension Secretary Frankie.Baptista@okstate.edu

Payne County Courthouse
315 W. 6th - Suite 103
Stillwater, OK 74074
405-747-8320
405-747-8323 Fax

 

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