Family and Consumer Sciences
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) specialists and educators work to improve the quality of life for all Oklahomans by providing educational and technical assistance. Current key areas of focus include helping state residents solve complex concerns and issues related to a high number of teenage pregnancies, low household-per-person income, child abuse and neglect, nutritionally inadequate diets, and needs specific to Oklahoma's increasing number of elderly residents. FCS professionals enable individuals and families to develop the capacity for strengthening families and enhancing communities in an ever-changing world. View our Ottawa County FCS Programs.
What is Oklahoma Home and Community Education?
Oklahoma Home and Community Education, Inc. is a program of continuing education in all aspects of home and community life. The organization’s ultimate mission is to educate its members to be well-informed and able to handle change in their homes and communities. Through its relationship with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, OHCE presents research-based information to its members.
Learn more about the OHCE Group. Meetings and events going on in your community!
Ottawa County Home and Community Education Officers 2020
|Carolyn Ritchey||Vice President|
Oklahoma Home and Community Education Executive Meetings 3rd Monday at 9:30 AM at the Ottawa Co. Extension Office Conference Room
- May 18
- June 15
- July 20
- October 19
- November 16
County Council Meetings
- September 21
- December 7
Ottawa County Home and Community Education Local Group Clubs:
- Elmview Oklahoma Home and Community Education GroupElmview Meetings
1st Friday of the month at the Ottawa County Courthouse Annex Conference Room at 1:30 PM, with occasional lunch out.
( Next to the OSU Extension office)
- Spring River OHCE GroupSpring River Meeting Schedule, meet 2nd Tuesday at the Quapaw Senior Center in Quapaw at 1:00 PM
- Home builders OHCE GroupMeet 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Southeast Baptist Church in Miami at 1:00 PM.
Ottawa County Home and Community Education Scholarship
$100 Scholarship Sponsored by the Members of Ottawa County OHCE. To apply, please complete the OHCE Scholarship Application.
- Ottawa County Fair
Dates for the 2020 Ottawa County Fair August 15-22.
The Ottawa Carnival will be open Tuesday August 18-Saturday August 22.
Poultry, Duck, & Rabbit Entries
- Deadline to enter for the 2020 Fair is TBA
- To be eligible to show at the County Fair participants must live or go to school in Ottawa County and who are in the following age groups: Youth 8 years & Under (not enrolled in 4-H), enrolled 4-H members and enrolled FFA Members
Beef, Goat, Sheep & Swine Tag In
- 2020 Tag In Dates are TBA
- To be eligible to show at the County Fair and Tulsa State Fair all beef, goats, sheep, and swine need to be tagged in.
- Tulsa State Fair Nomination Kits/Tags
- Nomination Kits cost $10 each.
- County Tags cost $3 each.
- Tulsa State Fair (TSF)
TSF is October 1-11, 2020
County & TSF Tag In Info
Beef, goat, sheep, and swine tag in
- Deadline to order Nomination Kits June 14.
- Cost $10 each.
- Friday, June 21 5:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
- Saturday,June 22 7:00 am -- 9:00 am
If showing as a 4-H Member, the Extension office must have a current enrollment form on file with the enrollment fee. FFA Members should be in good standing with their FFA Department.
All animals that will be exhibited at the fair must be tagged on these dates to be eligible to show
- Online TSF Nominations (including hair samples) must be sent to TSF by July 1st
- This includes ( Market Steers, Barrows, Gilts, Wether Lambs, Commercial Ewes, Wether & Doe Goats. Commercial Heifers Nominations Due by August 1st.
- All TSF Entries are due to TSF by August 29th
- Rabbit Show-- Entries due online by September 9th.
- Poultry-- Entries due online by August 29th.
- Tulsa State Fair website
- Learn to Grow
Gardening project for child care facilities.
Click on each link and scroll thru to read the material. When you have looked through all of the PowerPoint presentations, you can then take the Garden Quiz.
Any questions you can call the Ottawa County Extension office at 918-542-1688
- Gardening Basics
- Site Selection
- Garden Safety
- Gardening Tomatoes
- Choosing your garden crops
- Common Insect Pests
- OHCE Fundraising
All members are encouraged to sell and purchase RADA Cutlery items. All proceeds are used to fund the OHCE projects throughout the year. Contact the Extension office at 918-542-1688 or the chairman, Linda Garrett to order or purchase any RADA product