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  • Discovering the Thomas Nuttall Exploration Journeys in Eastern Oklahoma

    Dr. Steve Patterson recently led a tour of the route that naturalist Thomas Nuttall followed in his explorations of what was then Indian Territory in 1819.  The tour included a stop at the Kerr Center…

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  • President’s Note: 30 Years of SARE

    Last month I wrote about a presentation at the National SARE Conference in St. Louis about livestock eating weeds. This month I want to point to a publication recently released by the National SARE office,…

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  • Field Notes – May 2018

    As summer looms, David Redhage takes a look back over the Kerr Center’s three decades of involvement with SARE. We’ve got another top-notch grazing workshop on the calendar for June 9, and we’re hoping you’ll…

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  • President’s Note: Cows Eating Weeds

    While at the National SARE Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, I moderated a session on livestock in sustainable agriculture. One of the speakers, Kathy Voth, talked about training livestock to eat weeds. Several points were…

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  • Field Notes – April 2018

    This month we offer two new publications: – Farming with Walk-Behind Tractors captures ten years of lessons learned with BCS two-wheel tractors, and their various attachments, on the Cannon horticulture plots. – New Use for…

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  • 2017 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Presentations

    via National SARE: Videos and presentations from the 2017 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health sessions are now available. Held December 7-8, 2017 in Indianapolis, the conference highlighted insights from some of the nation’s most innovative producers,…

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  • HIS 2018 Proceedings Available

    The proceedings from the 2018 Horticulture Industries show, along with a photo gallery from the same event, are now available free online. The proceedings document is a 222-page pdf with program information, vendor contact information,…

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  • Field Notes – March 2018

    With spring officially sprung, David Redhage returns to the topic of organic small-scale grain production. Our online events calendar shows several monarch meetups happening around the state. This issue features several resources that would come…

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  • President’s Note: Organic Small Scale Grain Production

    Several months ago I wrote about small scale grain production. This year at the Southern SAWG meeting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, I attended a small scale organic grain production presentation by Meagan Roberts from Western Piedmont…

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  • Field Notes – February 2018

    As we move toward the start of spring, David Redhage offers some insights into agroforestry enterprises based on years of experience on the Kerr ranch. For anyone who’s ever puzzled over how to figure out…

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Upcoming Events

May
27
Sun
Pollinator Plant Sale @ Tulsa (Tulsa Zoo)
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pollinator Plant Sale @ Tulsa (Tulsa Zoo) | Tulsa | Oklahoma | United States

Visit the Tulsa Zoo’s Pollinator Plant Sale every Saturday and Sunday in May at the zoo’s gift shop, Meerkat Market. You can purchase various plant species for your garden at home, so you can attract pollinator species. Pollinators, such as butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, are extremely important to the well-being of many plants and crops, so it’s important to provide them with necessary resources.

Basics:

All plants are in pots and will be sold for $3.50 each (member and employee discounts do not apply). A specific quantity of each plant will be available for sale each weekend and when that quantity is sold there will be no more available until the next weekend. Plants will not be held for customers during their visit to the zoo. All plants may be planted in full sun locations and almost all require very little watering after becoming established.

Plants:

  • Swamp Milkweed
  • Showy Milkweed
  • Bloodflower
  • Yellow Bloodflower
  • Purple Coneflower
  • New England Aster
  • Bee Balm
  • Autumn Sage
  • Goldenrod
  • Hyssop
May
30
Wed
Webinar: Develop a Forage Chain for Your Livestock
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Webinar: Develop a Forage Chain for Your Livestock

Sponsored by the Food Animal Concerns Trust

Make the most of your livestock operation by sequencing a combination of annual, perennial, and stored forages to feed your ruminant animals.

Kent Solberg, Grazing and Livestock Specialist with the Sustainable Farming Association, will discuss options for building a forage chain. Learn how a well-designed forage chain can offer multiple benefits to your farm – including extending the grazing season and reducing feed costs.

Register free at this link.

Jun
7
Thu
Sustainable Rangelands Symposium @ Lubbock, TX (National Ranching Heritage Center)
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm
Sustainable Rangelands Symposium @ Lubbock, TX (National Ranching Heritage Center)

1:00 – 5:00, June 7
8:00 – 4:00, June 8

Topics include:
– Precipitation Effectiveness
– Integrated Livestock and Wildlife Sustainable Ranches
– Use of Prescribed Burning to Maintaining Sustainable Rangelands
– Importance of Deferment for Sustainable Rangelands
– Grazing Land Coalition and Sustainable Rangelands

Keynote Speaker:
To be announced

Ranch Camp:
The National Ranching Heritage Center will host Ranch Camp for children of symposium attendees who have completed grades 1 – 5. Space is limited.

Symposium hosted by:
– Department of Natural Resources Management, Texas Tech University
– College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University
– National Ranching Heritage Center, Texas Tech University
– Department of Animal and Range Sciences, New Mexico State University

Registration:
Information and pricing coming soon

For more information, visit the conference website.


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  • Field Notes – May 2018

    As summer looms, David Redhage takes a look back over the Kerr Center’s three decades of involvement with SARE. We’ve got another top-notch grazing workshop on the calendar for June 9, and we’re hoping you’ll…

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Press Release

  • Beekeeping Workshop June 12

    Jeff Asbury will lead this free 90-minute evening workshop on beekeeping, sharing the knowledge gained in his half-century of experience with commercial apiculture. The workshop runs from 7:00 – 8:30 on June 12 at the…

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