Volume 28 / February 2021
Pottawatomie County

Agriculture & Horticulture
News & Updates
Note: Underlined texts are clickable links for more details.
Winter Feed Management for Beef Cows
Several calls have come in recently about stretching that hay supply or the farm budget dollar. Here is a good article for information on this topic:

Winter Feed Management for Beef Cows (click for full article)
Feeding Hay Efficiently
To continue this thought of winter feed management, any way we can be more efficient in the process can go along way to help our budgets. This article by our SE District Livestock Specialist, Brian Freking, offers some helpful tips!

Landscaping for Birds~
Food for Thought
Check out this video of about Landscaping for Birds ~ Food for Thought

Additional Resources from our Master Gardener Workshop in January
(All of these are clickable links to more information.)
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Resources for Birds
What is coming up in Pottawatomie County?
Small Hobby Greenhouse Workshop
Feb. 4th
10:30 am
OSU Extension Office Classroom
Limit of 10, so please call to reserve your seat.

This class is now full, but if you are interested and have not signed up, please call and I will be glad to arrange a second class, Feb 11th 10:30 am. 405-273-7683
Multi-County Master Gardeners
Wednesday is Back!

Feb 17th at 9:30 am

Shawnee Community Center
804 S Park
Shawnee, OK 74801

Set up will be at 9 am. Masks are required.
Educational topic: How to Build a Bluebird House, presented by Jerry Mowdy, Master Gardener Class of 2020.

The executive board will meet in by Zoom on Feb. 10.
Pottawatomie County Cattlemen Board Meeting
Feb.23, 2021

OSU Extension Office Classroom
6 pm

Masks are required.
Our OSU Extension Office will be closed on February 15 for President's Day.
Announcements and Webinars
February 11, 2021 from 1- 3 pm Online Shackelford Webinar Series
The 'Socially Distant' Nurseryman - Jim Ord from Greely, CO
A new forage series begins in February!
Average Fertilizer Prices
Current Price Last Reported
Urea (46-0-0).......$450.00 up from $363.33
DAP (18-46-0)......$548.33 up from $453.33
Pot Ash (0-0-60)..$396.00 up from $341.66
These prices are based on an average of three area bulk fertilizer dealers. (updated Jan 28, 2021)
For Hay and Cattle prices: Red will indicate a drop in price, Green will indicate a rise in price. (1 08 2021)
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