The Oklahoma Agricultural Extension Agents Association has named Jeremiah Butler as the 2007 Outstanding Agricultural Extension Educator in Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and Oklahoma State University.

Jeremiah is working in the OSU Delaware County Cooperative Extension office. He was born and raised in Stillwell, Okla., received his Bachelors of Agriculture from Oklahoma State University and is currently working on his Master Degree in Agriculture Education through OSU.

In Delaware County, poultry production and cow/calf operations make up the largest part of the agricultural enterprises. Hay production; crop production, forestry as well as other agricultural enterprises make up the remainder.

In his endeavor to assist the Delaware County agriculture communities, Jeremiah is conducting research for Bermudagrass Hay production using Greenseeker Technology and Nitrogen Rich Strips.

Having nine research sites spread across Delaware County with 5 different varieties of Bermudagrass has helped him collect more accurate data. He has also applied this technology in Wheat and Corn.

Poultry and Water Quality education are very big issues in Delaware County as well, so it is important that he stays up to date on the new laws and legislation concerning these issues.

In addition to his agricultural responsibilities, Jeremiah spends 50 percent of his time involved in 4-H responsibilities which include working with volunteer leaders and children in 4-H Clubs, project clubs and the livestock judging team in Delaware County as well as assisting with County and State Fairs.

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