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Pollinator Program Receives Stewardship Award

The Kerr Center’s “Oklahoma Pollinator Preservation and Education Program” was honored with the 2015 Henry Bellmon Award for Environmental Stewardship.

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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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News and Recent Publications


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Events/Training

May
6
Fri
Deadline: Southern SARE Graduate Student Grant Applications
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Deadline: Southern SARE Graduate Student Grant Applications

SARE Graduate Student Grants are one of the few research funding opportunities open to full-time Master’s and Ph.D. students throughout the Southern region.

Graduate Student Grants are competitive research grants for full-time graduate students interested in conducting sustainable agriculture research. Graduate Student Grant projects should address sustainable agriculture issues of current and potential importance to the Southern region and the nation.

For more information, please refer to the Call for Proposals at http://www.southernsare.org/Grants/Types-of-Grants/Graduate-Student-Grants.

Graduate Student Grant CFP for 2016 is now open. Application submission deadline is May 6, 2016 at 5 p.m. EST.

May
10
Tue
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
May 10 @ 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.

May
12
Thu
Deadline: Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) Grant Applications
May 12 @ 6:12 pm
Deadline: Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) Grant Applications

The purpose of the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of, domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities.

Grant applications must be submitted electronically through www.Grants.gov.  Applicants should start the Grants.gov registration process as soon as possible to ensure that they meet the deadline.  Applications for FMPP are due by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on May 12, 2016.

Deadline: Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) Grant Applications
May 12 @ 6:12 pm
Deadline: Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) Grant Applications

The Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) offers grant funds with a 25% match to support the development and expansion of local and regional food business enterprises to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets. There are two types of project applications are accepted under LFPP—planning grants and implementation grants. Applicants can apply for either but will receive only one type of grant in the same grant cycle.

Grant applications must be submitted electronically through www.Grants.gov.  Applicants should start the Grants.gov registration process as soon as possible to ensure that they meet the deadline.  Applications for LFPP are due by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on May 12, 2016.

May
27
Fri
Registration Deadline: Livestock Workshop
May 27 all-day

This is the last day to register for the Kerr Center’s June 4 livestock workshop.


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