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The award-winning non-profit educational foundation has its headquarters on the historic 4000-acre Kerr Ranch, five miles south of Poteau on highway 271.

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Events and Tours

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History of the
Kerr Center

The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture has been serving LeFlore County and southeastern Oklahoma since 1965 (read more history of the Kerr Center).

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The center operates from earnings from its endowment, as well as grants and donations. People can support the Kerr Center’s work by becoming a “Friend of the Kerr Center.”

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Events/Training

Nov
21
Fri
16th Annual Small Farms Conference
Nov 21 – Nov 22 all-day

Muskogee
Northeastern State University Muskogee Campus (400 W. Shawnee)

This year’s Small Farms Conference is themed, “Tools to Assist Small Farmers & Rural Residents During Difficult Times.”

Topics include:
– Farm Bill update
– Solar Well Water System, a Conservation Innovation Grant (NRCS) Project
– How to apply for Rural Development housing grants and loans
– Developing & marketing value-added products
– How USDA Rural Development Programs benefit rural development
– Renewable energy projects
– Cooperative development
– Understanding USDA programs
– Forest Service programs
– Record keeping
– Update on USDA lawsuits and settlements

Register at www.obhrpi.org or obhrpi@gmail.com. For more information, please contact Willard Tillman at 405.201.6624.

Dec
3
Wed
Acres U.S.A. Conference on Ecological Farming
Dec 3 – Dec 6 all-day

Columbus, OH

The annual Acres U.S.A. conference attracts farmers and consultants from every side of eco-farming who come together to share their experience and expertise. Attend the non-stop event, learn the latest in cutting-edge technology and methods, and return home ready to make your farming operation the best it can be.

The conference runs December 4-6, and is preceded by and overlaps with Eco-Ag U Advanced Learning from December 3-4.

For more information and registration, visit http://www.acresusa.com/events/

 

Dec
9
Tue
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Dec 9 all-day
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.

Short tours go from 9-11 or 1-3 (approximate length),  and cost $10 per person.

Long tours are also available, starting at 9 a.m., and cost $20 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.

Jan
13
Tue
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Jan 13 all-day
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.

Short tours go from 9-11 or 1-3 (approximate length),  and cost $10 per person.

Long tours are also available, starting at 9 a.m., and cost $20 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.

Jan
14
Wed
Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference
Jan 14 – Jan 17 all-day

Southern SAWG’s annual conference draws over 1,000 farmers and local food advocates from across the nation, with “field-tested” presenters and full slate of hot-topic conference sessions, pre-conference courses and field trips.

Programming caters both to those with years of experience and to those who are new to the field. Topics include:
– Sustainable and organic crop production, in fields and in high tunnels
– Grazing and holistic livestock management
– Direct and cooperative marketing
– Farm and food policy
– Farm enterprise and business management
– Farm to school
– Food hubs
– Beginning farming
– Local food systems

For more information and to register, visit http://www.ssawg.org/january-2015-conference/.

Jan
16
Fri
34th Annual Horticulture Industries Show
Jan 16 – Jan 17 all-day

Fort Smith, AR

The 2015 HIS has the theme, “Technology Solutions for Growers and Marketers.” Keynote speakers are Emily Oakley and Mike Appel of Three Springs Farm, and Merritt Taylor of the Agricultural Economics department at OSU.

Pre-registration at reduced rates is available through December 23. For more information and registration, visit http://www.hortla.okstate.edu/research-and-outreach/programs/2015HIS.

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Feb
10
Tue
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Feb 10 all-day
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.

Short tours go from 9-11 or 1-3 (approximate length),  and cost $10 per person.

Long tours are also available, starting at 9 a.m., and cost $20 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.

Mar
10
Tue
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Mar 10 all-day
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.

Short tours go from 9-11 or 1-3 (approximate length),  and cost $10 per person.

Long tours are also available, starting at 9 a.m., and cost $20 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.

Apr
14
Tue
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Apr 14 all-day
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.

Short tours go from 9-11 or 1-3 (approximate length),  and cost $10 per person.

Long tours are also available, starting at 9 a.m., and cost $20 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.

May
12
Tue
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
May 12 all-day
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.

Short tours go from 9-11 or 1-3 (approximate length),  and cost $10 per person.

Long tours are also available, starting at 9 a.m., and cost $20 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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With our new understanding of the web of life, it may be more fitting to call those of us who live on the land and benefit from its bounty, stewards of life.

–James E. Horne, PhD and Maura McDermott, The Next Green Revolution: Essential Steps to a Healthy, Sustainable Agriculture