Below are examples of our outreach efforts. Please explore these areas to see successful extension programs at work. Each extension title listed in orange is a direct link to the project’s main website.


Agricultural Machinery Systems


This site contains extension fact sheets from land grant universities across the country. They are organized by field tasks such as seeding, grain harvesting, and etc. Also listed are OSU faculty who have expertise in the area of agricultural machines.



Agweather is a free online tool that keeps you ahead of Oklahoma’s changing weather. It uses the
Oklahoma Mesonet
to deliver the latest weather data. You’ll have the info you need, when you need it to meet Oklahoma’s weather challenges.
Agweather and the Oklahoma Mesonet are jointly managed by Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma. Weather data is collected automatically and updated every 5 minutes from the 120 statewide Oklahoma Mesonet towers.




Applications Engineers


The Applications Engineers work to increase the competitiveness of small- and medium-sized Oklahoma manufacturers by providing on-site, one-on-one, focused engineering assistance and technology transfer services.



OSU extension fact sheets provide research-based information on a wide variety of subjects in regard to agriculture, economic development, family and consumer sciences and youth development.



The mission of the Center is to conduct research and provide educational programs in environmentally-sound biobased product and energy development leading to the establishment of sustainable bioenergy and biorefinery industries in Oklahoma.

Bioenergy Logistics



OK-FIRE is a weather-based system for wildland fire management featuring products for fire weather, fire danger, and smoke dispersion. Utilizing the Oklahoma Mesonetfor recent/current weather conditions and an 84-hour numerical forecast, OK-FIRE is useful for both wildfire (anticipation of high fire danger periods and suppression guidance) and prescribed fire (planning for and conducting the burn). OK-FIRE is a program of the Oklahoma Mesonet and is directed by Dr. J. D. Carlson of our department. Half-day computer workshops are offered throughout the state during the fall to train wildland fire managers in the available products and use of the website.


Plans and Building Information Services


These materials are designed to increase your knowledge of building and equipment requirements for agricultural enterprises and to help you compare building and equipment alternatives. You are divly encouraged to obtain and study the appropriate handbooks or digests before any major investment in buildings or equipment.



SPREC is dedicated to use by faculty, staff and collaborators for generation and dissemination of new information about protection, management and marketing of a wide variety of postharvest agricultural bulk commodities and value added products. The facility is used for applied grain industry training and technology transfer including Oklahoma Grain Elevator Workshops, Grain Grading Schools, Fumigation Workshops, and other training programs.


Stormwater and Low Impact Development


The OSU Stormwater and Low Impact Development (LID) program is an interdisciplinary research and extension program addressing stormwater management and control issues in Oklahoma. A specific focus of the program is low impact development, which are engineered controls for stormwater management which utilize and enhance natural processes and include rainfall harvesting, rain gardens, pervious pavement, green roofs, and wetlands. For more information on the program, visit our web site at



BAE SUNUP regulars are Randy Taylor, professor and extension machinery specialist; Wayne Kiner, lab manager; and Al Sutherland, extension assistant specialist with Oklahoma Mesonet and Agweather. SUNUP is your place for Oklahoma agriculture. You can find video resources to help you with projects in the home, field or shop. Videos feature Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service experts.


Waste Management Engineering


There is no such thing as waste. In the process of making things, we also create byproducts. If the byproduct has no value it is a waste product, but everything has some value, so let’s call it “undervalued byproduct”. The three main program areas in waste management engineering are: materials handling, systems operations and waste treatment.



The OSU Water Quality Program coordinates research and extension in the areas of drinking water, environmental quality, waste management, nutrients and watersheds, pond management, rural/urban environment, water conservation and policy, and youth programs. To find out more about OSU’s water quality program, visit our web site at