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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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Friends of the Kerr Center

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

Mar
5
Thu
Small Farm Food Safety Training @ Autry Technology Center (Lectorium-Room 22), 1201 W. Willow Road, Enid, OK
Mar 5 @ 8:45 am – 3:45 pm

This is one in a series of one-day small-farm food safety trainings offered by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, in partnership with the Oklahoma State University Robert S. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center.

The training is designed for small fruit and vegetable producers and processors, dairies and milk processors, shell egg producers, and feed manufacturers, and will provide necessary knowledge of preventive controls and food security to assist producers in meeting the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Topics include FSMA, Pathogens of Concern to the Food & Feed Chains, Written Food Safety Plans, Liability/Insurance, Principles in Sanitation, Monitoring & Record Keeping and Food DEFENSE.

Register by February 27.

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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.

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Apr
9
Thu
Small Farm Food Safety Training @ Gordon Cooper Technology Center (Skylab & Skylab II), 1 John C Bruton Blvd, Shawnee, OK
Apr 9 @ 8:45 am – 3:45 pm

This is one in a series of one-day small-farm food safety trainings offered by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, in partnership with the Oklahoma State University Robert S. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center.

The training is designed for small fruit and vegetable producers and processors, dairies and milk processors, shell egg producers, and feed manufacturers, and will provide necessary knowledge of preventive controls and food security to assist producers in meeting the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Topics include FSMA, Pathogens of Concern to the Food & Feed Chains, Written Food Safety Plans, Liability/Insurance, Principles in Sanitation, Monitoring & Record Keeping and Food DEFENSE.

Register by April 3.

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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.

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May
7
Thu
Small Farm Food Safety Training @ OSU-Institute of Technology (Okmulgee Conference Room, Student Union), 1801 E. 4th Street, Okmulgee, OK
May 7 @ 8:45 am – 3:45 pm

This is one in a series of one-day small-farm food safety trainings offered by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, in partnership with the Oklahoma State University Robert S. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center.

The training is designed for small fruit and vegetable producers and processors, dairies and milk processors, shell egg producers, and feed manufacturers, and will provide necessary knowledge of preventive controls and food security to assist producers in meeting the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Topics include FSMA, Pathogens of Concern to the Food & Feed Chains, Written Food Safety Plans, Liability/Insurance, Principles in Sanitation, Monitoring & Record Keeping and Food DEFENSE.

Register by May 1.

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Simply put, sustainable agriculture includes stewardship of both natural and human resources. This includes concern over the living and working conditions of farm laborers, consumer health and safety, and the needs of rural communities.

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