Oklahoma business briefs for Feb. 15

Oklahoma business briefs for Feb. 15
Published: February 14, 2014
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OKLAHOMA BRIEFS

Commission names medical director

A doctor with more than 40 years of experience has been hired as the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission’s medical director, the agency announced Friday. Dr. Jay Cannon most recently was chief of staff at Integris Baptist Medical Center. As medical director, Cannon will work with administrative law judges on independent medical examinations and vocational rehabilitation orders. The Ardmore native also will assist commission staff with medical questions and concerns from individuals filing claims.

OSU sets pecan management class

Oklahoma State University will offer a class on the fundamentals of pecan management with a wealth of research-based information. The course, which begins March 11, will provide an in-depth experience, both in the classroom and hands-on in the orchard, for current and prospective pecan growers, said Becky Carroll, OSU Cooperative Extension assistant specialist for fruit crops and pecans. The class will meet one Tuesday a month from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cimarron Valley Research Station near Perkins through Oct. 21, with the exception of June. The $250-a-person registration fee is due by Feb. 28. For more information, contact Stephanie Larimer at (405) 744-5404 or stephanie.larimer@okstate.edu.