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Welcome to the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture

News and Recent Publications

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    George Kuepper Retires

    George Kuepper was Horticulture Manager at the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture from 2008 through his retirement earlier this year.

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    Maura McDermott Retires

    Maura McDermott was Communications Director for the Kerr Center from 1998 through her retirement in 2015.

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    President’s Note: Days Gone By, Looking to the Future – Grains

    Today there seems to be a resurging interest in local grains and heirloom grain varieties. When we think of wheat today, most envision large combines on the Great Plains or Pacific Northwest. People are waking up to the idea that grain crops used to be grown on small farms throughout the United States, outside of today’s commodity wheat production regions.

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    Field Notes – July 2016

    Summer is blockbuster movie season. This month, we’ve got viewing suggestions of our own, highlighting several videos from the Kerr Center site. First, though, take a look with David Redhage at small-scale grain raising –…

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    E-Field Notes: Kerr Center Newsletter SIGN UP!

    Information to help you be successful and sustainable! Keep up with Kerr Center Farm and Ranch, public events, publications, videos: sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, E-Field Notes.

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    USDA Offers New Loans for Portable Farm Storage and Handling Equipment

    Portable Equipment Can Help Producers, including Small-Scale and Local Farmers, Get Products to Market Quickly U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment….

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Events/Training

Jul
25
Mon
4th Annual Agroforestry Academy
Jul 25 – Jul 29 all-day
4th Annual Agroforestry Academy @ Columbia | Missouri | United States

The academy is designed to train natural resource professionals, extension agents, and other agricultural educators who work with landowners. Advanced training will be provided on the five recognized temperate zone agroforestry practices integrated with options for bioenergy, marketing, economic, social dimensions, and environmental services. The cornerstone of the academy will be an applied planning and design exercise. Academy trainees will work in small groups to gain hands on practice in agroforestry design based on the needs of a working farm. For more information and registration, visit www.centerforagroforestry.org/academy/.

Jul
28
Thu
Soil Health Expo @ Leedey Community Center
Jul 28 all-day
Soil Health Expo @ Leedey Community Center | Leedey | Oklahoma | United States

How healthy are your soils? See how continuous no-till production helps boost soil health and what it means for your bottom line. Get equipment setup tips, hear how to integrate livestock onto your no-till operation, view our soil pit and rainfall simulator, and learn from no-till experts.

Partners for this event are Oklahoma State University, the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, and Texas A&M Agrilife. Sponsors are Green Cover Seed and Western Oklahoma Farm Credit.

More information: http://notill.org/events/whirlwind-expo-leedey-ok

Aug
9
Tue
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center | Poteau | Oklahoma | United States

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.

Click here for directions and map.

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 mailbox@kerrcenter.com with “tour request” in the subject line to arrange a visit.

Aug
30
Tue
Oklahoma Market Gardening School (first meeting) @ Tulsa County Extension Office
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oklahoma Market Gardening School (first meeting) @ Tulsa County Extension Office

In an effort to provide fresh market producers with the most up-to-date information on management, production and marketing techniques, Oklahoma State University is teaming up with the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to host the fall 2016 Oklahoma Market Garden School.

The eight-week course will begin Tuesday August 30th and will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings through October 25th at the Tulsa County Extension Office located at 4116 E. 15th, Tulsa, OK. Classes will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration is $50 per individual or $70 per couple. Couples will receive one set of handouts.

The school is geared toward those who are established in the business as well as those who are interested in exploring a new enterprise. Each week’s session will focus on a different area related to fruit and vegetable production, such as getting organized, soils and fertilizer management, crop establishment and irrigation, guidelines for producing fruit and vegetable crops, season extension, pest management, food safety and marketing.

The class is limited to 50 participants and preregistration is required:

Brochure & Information
Sep
13
Tue
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center | Poteau | Oklahoma | United States

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.

Click here for directions and map.

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 mailbox@kerrcenter.com with “tour request” in the subject line to arrange a visit.


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