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Annual Events

Annual Events

Annual E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research Events

Langston University’s E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research conducts various annual cooperative extension programs.

For more information or registration refer to:

Contact Information:
Tilahun Sahlu, Ph.D.
Director/Res. Professor
(405) 466-6148

Terry A. Gipson, Ph.D.
Research Scientist/Extension Leader
(405) 466-6126

Open House for High School Students

Once a year, LU SAAS opens its doors to high school students who are interested in potential careers in agriculture and/or applied sciences. It provides an opportunity for high school students to learn about modern agriculture, be in a university setting for a day, see how classes are taught, meet current students and professors and get a glimpse of campus life. Current student and researchers also get the unique opportunity to share their work with high school students; an excellent opportunity to inspire a new generation of agricultural professionals.

Contact Information:
Jeremiah Wilson, M.S.
State Coordinator/EFNEP
(405) 466.6110

Small Farmers Conference

The Small Farmers Conference is under the leadership of LU SAAS. This eagerly anticipated annual conference provides a rich venue for small farmers and ranchers to learn about practices to enhance their production systems and alternative enterprises. The conference also provides a platform for small producers to meet and engage in conversation with agricultural professionals, local, state, and national leaders in the United States Department of Agriculture Agencies.

Contact Information:
Vernon Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
(405) 466.6151

Week of the Young Child

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early childhood education association, with nearly 80,000 members and a network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates.

The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children's success in school and later life.

The Week of the Young Child is a time to plan how we—as citizens of a community—will better meet the needs of all young children and their families (NAEYC 2017). NAEYC designates the Week of the Young Child dates and theme, but events are planned and implemented by local communities. Celebrations are organized and coordinated by regional, state, and local NAEYC Affiliates, and by individual early childhood programs and community organizations providing services to young children and families. LU SAAS also plans its own conference.

Contact Information:
Emisha Young, Ph.D.
Chairperson/Assistant Professor
(405) 466.6107