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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 – October 2018

    It’s October, when spooky decorations are everywhere you look. In keeping with the season, in this issue we’re talking about some of the scariest things in agriculture. David Redhage starts us off with a tough…

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  • Southern SAWG is Coming to Little Rock!

    Pre-Conference courses: January 23–24, 2019 General Conference: January 25–26, 2019 Little Rock, located between the fertile Delta and the beautiful Ozarks, is a growing hot-spot for the local foods movement and is a natural fit…

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  • Field Notes – September 2018

    In September we pass through the fall equinox, and the balance point where there are as many hours of daylight as of darkness. So, in this issue, we focus on the idea of balanced halves…

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  • Field Notes – August 2018

    The start of school is just around the corner – and it’s still hot as blazes. This month, we share some learning opportunities – as well as tips on beating the heat. David Redhage has…

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Learn More About

Our Library

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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

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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

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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.

Contact

David Redhagedavid_redhage-square
President/CEO; SARE PDP Program Manager
Email: mailbox@kerrcenter.com

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