The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Ag

May 25, 2013

FSA reception planned

ENID, Okla. — Garfield County USDA-Farm Service Agency is having a retirement reception for Vicki Frey and Karen Gilbert on Friday.

The reception will be 1-4 p.m. in the conference room at Farm Service Agency, 1216 W. Willow. Cake and punch will be served, and a money tree has been set up for Frey and Gilbert.

Gilbert has worked for FSA for 27 years, starting in 1986 — 13 years in Grant County and 14 years in Garfield County. She has taken care of therapeutic foster children for the last 13 years and has more than 28 children in her home.

Gilbert is moving to Minneapolis, Minn., to be closer to her son and his family and will work for ProAg.

Her great-grandpfather, Charles Dark, homesteaded one mile south of the intersection of Oklahoma 132 and Oklahoma 11 on the east side. Her Grandfather and Grandmother Dark lived on the farm where her mother, Donis June Dark, was born and raised. Gilbert has lived in Medford for 29 years.  

Frey has worked for FSA for 22 years, starting in 1990. She started with two years in Alfalfa County, and 221⁄2 years in Garfield County.

She is married to Larry Frey, civil engineer technician for NRCS, and has two children.

She plans to be a stay-at-home mom for her son, Erick. Frey grew up on a farm in Helena. Her father, Virgil Thorp, and mother, Marilyn, also are farmers in Helena area.

1
Text Only
Ag
  • Danna Zook cutout web.jpg Producers need to consider cow supplements

    Springtime for many Oklahoma producers often means calving time.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Master Gardener logocmyk.jpg It’s time to dirty hands

    Bees are venturing out to visit the new flowers. Keep a close watch on your garden. Often, helpful pest-destroying insects are out, getting ready to work for you, also. These, and the bees helpfully pollinating flowers, shouldn’t be discouraged by the undiscriminating spraying of insecticides.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • farm - 4H web.jpg 4-H’ers meet with state lawmakers

    Sen. Eddie Fields spoke to the group upon their arrival at the Capitol.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Canola tour to have stops in area

    The tour will be held at the canola field of Flying G Farms located 91⁄2 miles west of Orienta on U.S. 412 and then north into the field.

    April 12, 2014

  • farm - Rick Nelson web.jpg Money up front can mean bigger returns later

    Implants are a safe, effective technology that typically offer a 10-to-1 return on investment.

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • FFA logo.jpg 9 area students to receive WLC program scholarships

    FFA members will tour our nation’s capital, visit with members of Congress and perform a service learning project within the Washington area, while building friendships with fellow FFA members from across the nation.

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • FFA logo.jpg NW Oklahoma FFA members named proficiency finalists

    Three finalists are selected in each of 49 agricultural proficiency award categories. The state winner in each area will be announced April 30 during the 88th State FFA Convention held at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWDJLS_Swine_8_BV.jpg Today’s 4-H creating blue ribbon kids

    The constant that 4-H has is that we give kids an opportunity to excel in a niche that they can kind of create for themselves.” — Jim Rhodes, 4-H youth development program specialist for Northwest District

    March 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • farm - Rick Nelson web.jpg Managing cowherd fertility is important

    Yet, recent survey data suggest only 18 percent of beef-cow operations in the United States evaluate the cowherd for pregnancy. This is unfortunate, since a large portion of the financial losses attributed to infertility in beef cows is attributed to maintaining open cows.

    March 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Master Gardener logocmyk.jpg Gardening workshop is April 12

    Dee Nash, a native of Oklahoma, will be the key note speaker. She will speak on “Lemonade Gardening: Making the Best of Extreme Conditions or Lemonade out of Lemons.”

    March 22, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Facebook