My note this month will be brief. All of the materials from the April 2018 SARE Our Farms, Our Future Conference are now available online. Quoting from SARE’s press release: “The three-day event featured over…
This webinar includes the impacts of tillage on soil health, including practical, soil-friendly tillage practices for organic systems. It will discuss several newer tillage tools and approaches that reduce adverse impacts on soil life and soil structure. Presenters are Mark Schonbeck of the Virginia Association of Biological Farming and Diana Jerkins of the Organic Farming Research Foundation.
Tentative Schedule of Events
Friday, September 21 – Hospitality Suite 221
5:00-7:00 p.m. Registration, and/or Dinner on your own till 9:00 Lodge Restaurant
7:00 p.m. Silent Auction bidding begins and runs through Saturday dinner
7:00-8:30 p.m. “Getting to Know Sequoyah State Park” in the Hickory Room
8:00-11:00 p.m. Bonfire Story Time, location TBA
Saturday, September 22
7:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Snack Breakfast – Hospitality Suite 221
7:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own, Lodge Restaurant
9:15-9:30 a.m. Welcome, Announcements, Outlining Our Day
9:30 a.m. – Noon Field Scavenger Hunt in the Choctaw Use Area OR Morning Walks-2 trails
Noon-1:00 Lunch, picnic on the grounds – Location TBA
a) Field trip to Spring Creek – Rooney property (carpool or caravan)
b) Repeat morning activities, reversed
c) “Long” Hike on Eagle Roost Trail (caravan to Paradise Cove Camping Area)
6:30 p.m. Dinner at The Lodge at Sequoyah State Park, Cedar Room
7:30 p.m. ONPS Membership Annual Meeting, Cedar Room
Displays, Silent Auction bidding ends, winners announced
Sunday, September 22
7:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own or Continental Snack Breakfast – Hospitality Suite 221
9:00 a.m. to ? Executive Board meeting. All are welcome. – Hickory Room
11:00 a.m. Check out of Lodge
The results of the 2018 Oklahoma Forage-Basked Meat Goat Buck Test will be presented at this field day.
Eastern Oklahoma State College, in partnership with Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, is home to the Oklahoma Forage-Basked Meat Goat Buck Test. Goat producers seeing ways to better manage their operations in ever more challenging production conditions can enroll their genetics in the popular test.
The objective of the Oklahoma Forage-Basked Meat Goat Buck Test is to identify individual bucks as well as their sires and dams that carry genetics expressing economically important traits in commercial meat goat production. Additionally, this test will allow breeders to compare genetics within their herd to make better management decisions as to herd lines that will produce profitable progeny for future herds. This test will also provide valuable information for all goat producers and the public.
For more information, contact Eddie Woods by email or phone (918-465-1773).