Oklahoma Cooperative Extension is hosting several soil health field days through its county offices in August. Listed below are the counties and dates; click on the links for more information on locations, specific topics to…
8:30 – 9:00 REGISTRATION
9:00 AM – 12:00 COVER CROPS:
1:00 – 4:00 PLANT ID for SOIL HEALTH on NATIVE GRASSLANDS
- Learn basic plant anatomy
- How to ID native plants
- How plants work together
- Beneficial plants for livestock
For more information or to register, contact the Woods County Conservation District by email or phone (580.327.3136 x119).
Hosted by Woods County Conservation District
Meet at the Woods County Fairgrounds Women’s Building (Harper Road, Alva, OK 73717), then caravan to field sites.
This is a free educational workshop that will teach participants to:
– Identify high value trees on property
– Maximize income potential
– produce shiitake mushrooms
– Dr.MichaelGold – University of Missouri
Director of the Center for Agroforestry
– Gregory Ormsby Mori – University of Missouri
Educator and Outreach Coordinator
– Andrew Thomas – University of Missouri
Research Assistant Professor
Please direct questions to, and register for the workshop by, contacting David Middleton by email or phone at (417‐466‐8056).
Directions from I‐44:
Exit onto Exit 44. Turn left on “H” Hwy and travel approximately two miles to Southwest Center (on south side of the road).
Learn from experts as well as learn from the soil. Abe Collins is a world renowned cattle grazer and soil health expert from Vermont, and will be teaching on how the process of soil formation can be expedited when leveraging the power of biology. Abe will be teaching in a soil pit as well as in the classroom. There will also be a field plot tour of over 100 different cover crop species – learn how they might fit into your operation and rotation.
The Southwest Research Center will host its annual field day on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Center near Mt. Vernon. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information or to register, contact Jendel Wolfe by email or phone (417-466-2148).
Guided tours are available one day each month, on the second Tuesday of the month.
During these tours, Kerr Center staff show visitors our current horticulture and livestock projects.
Tours go from 9-11 or 1-3 (approximate length), and cost $10 per person.
Advance registration is required. Contact us a week in advance to let us know you are coming and whether you want to see horticulture or livestock projects or both.
Keep in mind that what is available to see varies according to season. When you call, we can let you know what is available to see. We want you to have the best possible experience!
Pay at the door. Tours begin at the Kerr Center office.
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All other visits must be requested at least two weeks in advance. Groups are welcome.
Call the Kerr Center at 918.647.9123 or email email@example.com with “tour request” in the subject line to arrange a visit.