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Co-parenting class helps show dads the importance of reading to kids

STILLWATER, Okla. – What happens when you combine some children’s books with helpful, research-based information and put it all in a fun, handmade book bag made from a recycled t-shirt? Some fathers in Garfield County know the answer, thanks to the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and F.R.E.D., which means Fathers Reading Every Day.
The fifth generation takes the helm of one family’s farming operation

On a bright, warm and breezy June afternoon, Caddo County wheat producer Brittany Krehbiel stood confidently and comfortably in front of her combine parked on the edge of a portion of the family farm called Section 21 and beamed.
March 7 wildfires left indelible mark, and yet no mark at all

BUFFALO, Okla. – “And this too shall pass away” is an old adage about the human condition, and one that sums up so much about the March 7 wildfires that devastated numerous lives and more than 330,000 acres in Beaver, Harper and Woodward counties.
Fourth of July forever linked to hot dogs

STILLWATER, Okla. – The creation of the hot dog dates back more than 500 years. It wasn’t until the 1860s, however, that German immigrants in New York began to sell wieners from a pushcart.
New competition at Oklahoma State Fair brings teamwork to the table

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma 4-H’ers spend a lot of time preparing their exhibits for the local, county and state fairs. They’re perfecting that loaf of bread. Some of taking care of livestock they plan to exhibit in the show ring. Others are hoping to grow that perfect zucchini or pumpkin in hopes of bringing home a blue ribbon.
Think you’ve got sick cattle? It’s time to play DARTs

STILLWATER, Okla. – It is relatively easy to determine when a dependent child is sick as they often just tell you or moan pitifully, but what about livestock who are dependent upon cattle producers to correctly ascertain their well-being? It can be tough to tell a moo from a moan.

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Fall Market Gardening School to take place in Ardmore

STILLWATER, Okla. – In an effort to provide fresh market producers with the most up-to-date information on management, production and marketing techniques, Oklahoma State University is teaming up with the Noble Research Institute to host the fall 2017 Oklahoma Market Garden School.
Safely walking and riding a bicycle to school

STILLWATER, Okla. – When school begins this fall, many Oklahoma students will arrive by bus or car, while others will walk or ride bicycles, and that means keeping some important safety precautions in mind.
Plan ahead to manage back-to-school costs

STILLWATER, Okla. – While Oklahoma students enjoy the last few weeks of summer, another school year is fast approaching, and that means the annual back-to-school shopping frenzy is on the very near horizon.
Co-parenting class helps show dads the importance of reading to kids

STILLWATER, Okla. – What happens when you combine some children’s books with helpful, research-based information and put it all in a fun, handmade book bag made from a recycled t-shirt? Some fathers in Garfield County know the answer, thanks to the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and F.R.E.D., which means Fathers Reading Every Day.
Tips for packing safe school lunches

STILLWATER, Okla. – It seems like the last bell rang just a few short weeks ago, signaling the end of the school year for children across Oklahoma. In the blink of an eye, school supplies are back on the shelves and families are making plans for children to return to the classroom for the fall 2017 semester.
Make healthy choices for after-school snacking

STILLWATER, Okla. – After a day of reading, writing and arithmetic, school-aged children likely will want a snack when they get home to tide them over until dinner time. However, parents do not want their children to spoil their appetites.

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