SARE PDP Program Assistant/Accounts Payable Clerk
Foreman, Ranch Operations
Simon Billy is currently the Ranch Operations Foreman and Safety Officer for the Kerr Center. Simon started to work for the center in 1989 as a research technician. He has worked in many areas of the Center, including operating an organic horticulture farm for thirteen years which included a greenhouse, cold frame, two acres of vegetables, blueberries, blackberries, shiitake mushrooms, Christmas trees, and sorghum production.
Simon has an associate’s degree as a forest technician and in Parks and Nursery Management from Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, OK. In high school he competed in the State, Tri-State, and National Forestry Contests. Simon is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Services.
Simon lives on the Kerr ranch with his wife, Debbie, and is the proud father of three children and seven grandchildren. He is a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Wister, where he serves and leads a Promise Keepers class.