This report describes the demonstration organic market garden that was planted on the Cannon Horticulture Plots as a teaching tool for the 2014 Oklahoma Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program.
Presenters include:Brent Madding Madding and his wife Valerie run 360 OK farms, a 7,000-plant elderberry orchard near Webbers Falls. One of the largest elderberry nursery operations in the U.S., they specialize in the research and cultivation of Oklahoma native varietals of elderberry. Terry Durham Durham is an elderberry grower, marketer and promoter from Missouri. He founded the River Hills Harvest Elderberry Producers, a grower-supported group. He and his partner produce American-made elderberry jams, jellies, juices, and medicinal products. Patrick Byers Byers is Associate Extension Professional and Horticulture Specialist, serving a 17-county region in Southwestern Missouri. His areas of work include both commercial and home horticulture, and both Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners of Missouri. Bob McCord McCord is an experienced commercial elderberry grower from Mt. Ida, Arkansas Jacob Wilson Wilson is IPM Extension Technician with Lincoln University Cooperative Extension in Jefferson City, Missouri. George Kuepper Kuepper is Horticulture Manager at the Kerr Center. Download Workshop Agenda (PDF, 36 KB) Registration is due by September 18. Registration costs $50 per person ($25 for additional family member), and includes lunch. (Refunds are available for cancellations made before the due date.) To register, select the first person option below. To register an additional family member, you will need to select ‘Continue Shopping’ on the Paypal screen and come back to select the second person (sorry, this seems to be the only way to sign up two people).
- grazing management
- forage stockpiling and utilization
- measuring forage availability
Butterflyweed brings back childhood memories for me. I remember seeing it in the pasture field outside the kitchen window as a child. I tried (successfully) to leave it when cutting the field for hay, unknowingly paying homage to Robert Frost’s poem “The Tuft of Flowers,” in which the scythe spared a patch of Butterflyweed.
–David Redhage, Native Plants for Pollinators