This spring we burned the Kerr Center Prairie. I mentioned we would post photos of the prairie over the summer. Well, here is a timeline of photos from the prairie. I am happy to report…
No activity is as negatively impacted by weather as is agriculture. Fruit and vegetable growers in the Southern Great Plains are all too familiar with this truth. Conference attendees will learn about the many ways low-cost, passive greenhouse structures, commonly referred to as high-tunnel hoop houses, are being used locally and around the world to make fruit and vegetable production more sustainable.
|07:30 am||Breakfast and Registration|
|08:30 am||Welcome, Dr. Tom Coon, Dean and VP, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources|
|08:40 am||Economic Outlook, Cortney Cowley, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank|
|10:00 am||U.S. Farm Policy: Tweak or Trash? Dr. Pat Westhoff, University of Missouri, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute|
|11:15 am||Faculty research/Extension updates|
|11:45 am||Undergraduate Update – Aggie-X representative|
|12:00 pm||Catered Lunch|
|12:45 pm||How Increased Dependence on Trade Impacts the Farm Economy Dr. Luis Ribera, Texas A&M University|
|02:15 pm||Rapid Fire Outlook Panel|
|Agricultural Finance topics, Rodney Jones, Farm Credit Chair, and Damona Doye, Rainbolt Chair of Agricultural Finance|
|Grain Markets, Kim Anderson, OSU Agricultural Economics Professor Emeritus|
|Livestock Markets, Derrell Peel, OSU Agricultural Economics Charles Breedlove Professor|
|03:45 pm||Wrap-up/ Evaluation|
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 email@example.com with “tour request” in the subject line to arrange a visit.
Early registration discount ends October 13
The Partners in Community Forestry Conference is designed to include engaging programming for an array of professionals, including arborists, utility and municipal employees, nonprofit volunteers, university students and faculty, and others.
Throughout the week, you will have an opportunity to recharge by attending presentations that share what is happening in urban and community forestry around the country. You will rediscover partnerships that expand and enhance your work and help you reimagine what community forestry could look like in your city, state, and throughout the nation.