Oklahoma news briefs for April 17, 2014

Red Cross to present tornado safety program Thursday in south Oklahoma City.
From staff reports Published: April 17, 2014

In brief

Oklahoma City

Session to

cover safety

The American Red Cross will be at the Southwest Oklahoma City Library at 6 p.m. Thursday to provide free training on tornado preparedness and how to build a preparedness kit. Among U.S. adults who aren’t prepared for an emergency, more than 60 percent say that they don’t have the time or don’t know where to start, and only 28 percent of American households have a preparedness kit. A kit should include water, food, a flashlight with batteries, a small first aid kit and additional items and tools. Anyone interested is invited to attend. For more information call 229-1324

From staff reports

Stillwater

Farm talk

is scheduled

A workshop for family farmers and ranchers interested in learning about a successful farm transition is set for May 2 in Stillwater. “Managing Farm Transitions: Connecting Landowners, Farmers, and Families” is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade and Development on Oklahoma State University’s main campus. Sessions will cover business and personal goal-setting, financial analysis, family communications, estate planning, estate taxes and retirement planning. “Research tells us that fewer than one-third of family businesses survive the transfer from one generation to the next,” said Shannon Ferrell, associate professor of agricultural economics. The cost is $25 for a family of four and includes lunch and workbooks. Registration deadline is April 28. Call 744-9836 or email kareta.casey@okstate.edu.

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