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					                              Southwest District PAC Issue Identification
                          Agriculture/Natural Resources & Rural Development
                                          2006 Program Year

                  Key
    DASNR
                 Comp                             Issue(s)                                         Counties
   Initiative
                 onent
                           1. Forage Production & Management
                               Overseeding pastures with clovers/legumes
                               Fertilizing pastures
                                                                            Caddo, Canadian, Comanche, Custer, Garvin, Greer,
                               Grazing management
Beef & Forages   06                                                         Harmon, Jefferson, Roger Mills, Stephens, Tillman,
                               Forage management
                                                                            Washita
                               Economics of forage production
                               Forage nutritive values
                               Hay production and storage
                           2. Nutrition & Herd Management
                               Nutrition & cow herd management
                                                                            Beckham, Caddo, Cleveland, Comanche, Custer, Garvin,
                 02            Importance of protein supplementation
                                                                            Jackson, Roger Mills, Washita
                               Alternative feed sources
                               Breeding and reproduction
                 02,
                           3. National Livestock ID System                  Canadian, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Greer, Jackson,
                 24,25,
                               Animal ID and COOL education                Tillman
                 26
                           4. Marketing
                 x             Value-added production                      Garvin, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa
                               Livestock and hay
                           5. Quality Assurance                             Garvin, Cleveland, Jackson, Jefferson, Roger Mills,
                 x
                               Animal & herd health                        Tillman, Washita


                           1. Soil Fertility & Management
                                                                            Canadian, Cleveland, Comanche, Garvin, Harmon,
Crop Mgt.        03            Soil fertility
                                                                            Jefferson, Kiowa, Washita
                               Alternative fertilization
                 03        2. Crop Production Practices                     Caddo, Cleveland, Comanche, Custer, Garvin, Grady,
                              No-till and residue management                      Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Roger Mills, Stephens,
                              Alternative crops                                   Tillman
                              Effect of input costs on production
                          3. Variety Selection
                                                                                   Caddo, Canadian, Custer, Garvin, Harmon, Jackson,
                 03           Variety plots for corn, sorghum, soybeans & wheat
                                                                                   Jefferson, Kiowa, Roger Mills, Washita
                              Restrictions on selling seed wheat
                          4. Pest Management
                              Hessian Fly Problems (scouting & awareness)
                                                                                   Caddo, Canadian, Comanche, Custer, Garvin, Jefferson,
                 03, 09       Musk Thistle education
                                                                                   Roger Mills, Tillman, Washita
                              General pest management
                              Cedar control
                          5. Miscellaneous Issues
                              Mechanized agriculture (Canadian)
                              Marketing vegetables (Comanche)                     Canadian, Comanche, Jackson, Kiowa
                              Value-added products
                              Alternative fuels (Jackson)


                          1. Variety Selection
Wheat-Multiple                                                                     Caddo, Comanche, Greer, Jefferson, Roger Mills,
                 04           OSU variety recommendations
Uses                                                                               Tillman, Washita
                              Wheat college (Caddo)
                          2. Agronomic Practices/Soil Fertility
                              Use of N-Rich and N-RAMP strips in wheat            Caddo, Comanche, Greer, Jefferson, Roger Mills,
                 04, 05
                              Use of sensor technology, GreenSeeker               Washita
                              Increasing fertilizer efficacy
                          3. Pest Management
                                                                                   Comanche, Custer, Jefferson, Tillman, Washita
                              Pest, disease & weed control
                          4. Forage Nutritive Value and Utilization
                                                                                   Comanche, Washita
                              Forage nutritive value and utilization


                          1. Enhanced Marketing Strategies & Opportunities
Farm &
                               Livestock marketing
Agribusiness     07, 08                                                            Canadian, Comanche, Washita
                               OQBN
Management
                               Crop marketing
                          2. Broad Farm Management Issues
                 07                                                                Caddo, Comanche, Custer, Jackson, Roger Mills
                               Economics of fertilizer source and use
                               Family farm programs
                               Farm labor issues, shortages
                               Record keeping
                               Enterprise options
                               Decision making systems (Roger Mills)
                          3. Risk Management
                               General risk management
                 07            Marketing small grains                             Comanche, Greer, Harmon, Roger Mills, Stephens
                               Crop insurance
                               Market information
                          4. Miscellaneous Issues
                               Public highway ‘weights & measures’
                               Inheritance and estate planning
                               Mineral owner issues
                               Ethanol issues
                               Farm bill training
                                                                                   Caddo, Canadian, Canadian, Cotton, Custer, Greer,
                               Current ag issues and technologies
                                                                                   Roger Mills, Stephens, Washita
                               Economic crisis and effect on ag sector
                               Recreation leases (Greer)
                               Finance and capital (Roger Mills)
                               Policy and regulations (Roger Mills)
                               Agriculture Enterprise vitality
                               Wind, water & oil leases


Consumer                  1. Youth Horticulture Education
Horticulture &   58            Farm part-time employment                          Canadian, Cleveland
Urban Forestry                 Junior Master Gardeners
                          2. Education & visibility of horticulture industry
                          professionals                                            Canadian, Cleveland, Oklahoma
                               Community beautification projects
                          3. Volunteerism
                 57                                                                Cleveland, Oklahoma
                               Master Gardener program
                          4. Basic Gardening Concepts
                               Oklahoma Proven varieties
                 57, 58                                                            Cleveland, Garvin
                               Home vegetable production
                               Whirling wings, worms for the wise presentations
                                Turf, trees, shrubs, grapes


Commercial                1. Plant Production
                12                                                              Oklahoma
Horticulture                   Selection, management and use
                          2. Miscellaneous
                                                                                Oklahoma
                               ODAFF testing procedures and quality


Environmental             1. Water Issues
Quality &       40, 45         Water rights law                                Custer, Oklahoma
Waste Mgt                      Surface water quality
                          2. Nutrient Management
                40                                                              Oklahoma
                               Animal waste control


Community                 1. Recreation & Tourism
                                                                                Beckham, Canadian, Comanche, Harmon, Kiowa,
Resource &      51            Agritourism in Oklahoma
                                                                                Stephens
Economic Dev.                 Recreation
                          2. Community Strategic Planning
                              Main street
                51            Business retention                               Beckham, Cleveland, Grady, Kiowa
                              Youth development & retention
                              Individual & family support systems
                          3. Leadership Development
                              Public safety
                50, 55,       County government education for citizens
                                                                                Caddo, Cleveland, Jackson, Kiowa, Washita
                56            Community leadership development (Jackson,
                                Kiowa)
                              Local government efficiency
                          4. Business Education
                51            Agricultural enterprise vitality                 Beckham, Cleveland, Washita
                              Home-based and micro-enterprises
                          5. Community Infrastructure
                              Assist county commissioners with Public Safety
                52, 53,
                                Committee                                       Caddo, Garvin
                56
                              Continue to support Chamber of Commerce
                              911 system
                         EMS

                   6. Miscellaneous
                       CPR training for farmers
                       Tractor safety for youth                      Beckham, Caddo, Canadian, Garvin, Harmon
                       Value Added Products
                       Grant procurement for fair grounds (Garvin)


                   1. Homeowner Education
Rural
              63        Purchasing                                   Comanche, Cotton
Development
                        Available housing
                   2. New Industries
              51                                                      Cotton
                        Business recruitment
                   3. Miscellaneous
                                                                      Cotton
                        Support county chambers of commerce

				
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