During Homecoming 2013, the Ag Communications Unit of Oklahoma State University invited Extension and 4-H Program participants to stop to record a memory of their Extension and 4-H experiences. This effort will help OSU build an audio visual record of their program’s 100 year history for use in celebration of 100 years of the passage of the Smith-Lever Act in 2014 which created the Cooperative Extension System. A mini TV studio was set up in Ag Hall October 19 to record stories following the homecoming game. Dozens of recordings were collected and will be combined with still and motion images that visualize the recollections of the interviewees.
The resulting audio and video clips will be made available to a variety of local, state and national media outlets.
Brenda Sheik and Jeff Sallee are working on the project, developing the 4-H components. Jeff Sellee stated “Ag Com and I are offering an in service in digital media on equipment and software that county agents can check out and use with youth. The goal is they will have the equipment training and all they need are kids involvement and stories to document.”