Chelsea Stanfield

Engagement Intern

Chelsea Stanfield started at KOSU as an Engagement Intern in January 2020. She currently attends Oklahoma State University, majoring in Agricultural Communications. Chelsea has two associate degrees from Feather River College in Quincy, California in Agricultural Science and Equine Science.

Raised in California, Chelsea grew up riding horses and enjoying her teenage years living in the Sierra Nevada. She moved to Oklahoma to follow a dream and now calls it home with her fiancé, Clint.

Chelsea enjoys donating to her local animal shelter by giving foster dogs a break from kennel life on weekends. She also loves sailing at Oologah Lake and going camping.

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KOSU is continuing to cover the developing story around coronavirus in Oklahoma. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.

SUSAN O'SHAUGHNESSY / U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE RESEARCH SERVICE

Both farmers and home gardeners may have trouble finding enough seeds to plant this spring, but while both are facing seed shortages, the causes are unrelated. 

More people are taking up gardening as orders to slow the spread of coronavirus are keeping them homebound. Companies that sell vegetable and other seeds to gardeners are reporting record demand. Meanwhile, farmers are facing a supply shortage of soybean and sorghum seeds. 

Low supply of some seeds

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Even though President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act last week to keep meat processing facilities open, the backlog of animals created by temporary shutdowns may affect the industry and the country’s food supply for months to come.

A study released in early April by Oklahoma State University estimates the U.S. beef cattle industry has lost $13.6 billion so far due to COVID-19.

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Apr 9, 2020

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Due to market volatility and social distancing driven by COVID-19, ranchers are holding on to cattle longer than usual, which means less cattle are heading to market.

Auction yards around Oklahoma are already seeing effects, but Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist Derrell Peel says auctions are doing their best to continue amid the crisis.

 

Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Get the latest information on COVID-19 infections and deaths in Oklahoma here.

Four more Oklahomans have died due to COVID-19, increasing the state's death toll to 34. The deaths reported Thursday include:

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Oklahoma wheat farmers are about eight weeks away from their main harvest season, which takes place in June and early July. 

 

Dr. Kim Anderson, cooperative extension crop marketing specialist with Oklahoma State University, said the price of wheat is rising. But he said farmers could face challenges getting wheat harvested, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health

Get the latest information on COVID-19 infections and deaths in Oklahoma here.

Six more Oklahomans have died due to COVID-19, increasing the state's death toll to 23.

The deaths reported Tuesday include:

Coronavirus en Oklahoma: semana del 23 al 29 de Marzo

Mar 29, 2020

Actualizado el 29 de marzo a las 12:53 p.m. Esta publicación se actualizará a medida que obtengamos más información sobre COVID-19 en Oklahoma.

Un hombre del condado de Oklahoma de 50 a 64 años murió debido a COVID-19, lo que aumentó el número de muertes del estado a 16.

Another Oklahoman — a Creek County male in his 70s — has died due to COVID-19, bringing the total deaths in the state to eight.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health confirmed Friday that positive cases of the coronavirus in the state now stands at 322, an increase of 74 from Thursday. That's a 29 percent increase in total cases.

Nearly half of Oklahoma's 77 counties are now reporting positive cases of COVID-19, with Caddo, Cherokee, Choctaw, Latimer and Pittsburg counties each now reporting cases.

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