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Education and Training

The impact of the Kerr Center’s other programs would be faint if we didn’t get the word out. Be it through publications, videos and slide shows, workshops and events, internships, or online learning, education is our mission!

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Education News/Tips and Recent Publications

  • Field Notes – March 2017

    With gardening season now in full swing, David Redhage responds to the final book of the late “contrary farmer,” Gene Logsdon – a letter to young farmers on “new garden farms.” In the same vein,…

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  • Native Prairie Prescribed Burn

    March fires bring April flowers – if the rains are right! This spring the Kerr Center conducted a prescribed burn of an eight-acre native prairie, which is part of a larger 40 acre pasture. We…

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  • Texas Research Explores Spinach Varieties for Organic Production

    from AgriLife Today, via ATTRA: Researchers at Texas A&M are screening various spinach varieties to identify those with both improved nitrogen-use efficiency and disease resistance, as a first step toward developing cultivars adapted to production…

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  • Herbicide Injury Image Database

    The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service now has an online Herbicide Injury Database that shows images of different plants’ responses to herbicides.  The plants included in the database included vegetable and field crops, as…

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Learn More About

Our Library


Learn online!

Videos, slide shows, reports, fact sheets.

Practical how-to information on organic horticulture, sustainable livestock production, common-sense conservation, sustainable food and agriculture.

Workshops and Field Days


Gets some on-the-farm training!

Our popular educational events for farmers and ranchers transmit practical how-to information. See our calendar for upcoming events.

Our Intern Program


Learn by working with our expert staff on the Kerr Farm and Ranch!

Our interns have gone on to advanced degrees and careers in sustainable agriculture.

A Track Record of Effective Outreach

2000: The organization and sponsorship of the first sustainable agriculture conference in the state, Future Farms 2000, and subsequent Future Farms conferences through 2008.

2001: Publication of the book The Next Green Revolution: Essential Steps to a Healthy Sustainable Agriculture, ranked at the top of a popular list of “Great Books for Sustainable Agriculture.”

2001: Bringing in the Sheaves, the first seminar on Oklahoma’s food system,  to discuss health, food, agriculture and community.

2003: The center compiled and published The Oklahoma Food Connection, the first statewide directory of farmers selling directly to the public.

2006: Publication of Closer to Home: Healthier Food, Farms and Families in Oklahoma, the first book about Oklahoma’s food system from farm to table.

2007- 2012: The first forage-based buck tests for meat goats in this region was done on the Kerr Ranch. The test yielded valuable information about how to raise goats sustainably in the region, published in a series of reports.

2012: The Kerr Center launched its three year Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program, funded by a grant from the USDA NIFA program. This kind of free training in sustainable horticulture and livestock production was a first in the state.

2011-2015: The first non-profit in the state to hold educational events and do work to highlight the decline in pollinators and ways to improve pollinator habitat.

The Kerr Center continues to innovate and lead the way as people everywhere recognize the need for sustainability on the farm and in all areas of life.

The center’s efforts have reached into every corner of the state and
spurred positive change not only in Oklahoma but far beyond.


David Redhagedavid_redhage-square
President/CEO; SARE PDP Program Manager