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Oct
17
Tue
Conference: Protected Agriculture @ Ardmore
Oct 17 – Oct 18 all-day
Conference: Protected Agriculture @ Ardmore | Ardmore | Oklahoma | United States

No activity is as negatively impacted by weather as is agriculture. Fruit and vegetable growers in the Southern Great Plains are all too familiar with this truth. Conference attendees will learn about the many ways low-cost, passive greenhouse structures, commonly referred to as high-tunnel hoop houses, are being used locally and around the world to make fruit and vegetable production more sustainable.

Oct
20
Fri
Rural Economic Outlook Conference @ Stillwater (Conoco Phillips OSU Alumni Center)
Oct 20 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Rural Economic Outlook Conference @ Stillwater (Conoco Phillips OSU Alumni Center) | Stillwater | Oklahoma | United States

AGENDA

07:30 am Breakfast and Registration
08:30 am Welcome, Dr. Tom Coon, Dean and VP, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
08:40 am Economic Outlook, Cortney Cowley, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank
09:45 am Break
10:00 am U.S. Farm Policy: Tweak or Trash? Dr. Pat Westhoff, University of Missouri, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute
11:15 am Faculty research/Extension updates
11:45 am Undergraduate Update – Aggie-X representative
12:00 pm Catered Lunch
12:45 pm How Increased Dependence on Trade Impacts the Farm Economy Dr. Luis Ribera, Texas A&M University
02:00 pm Break
02:15 pm Rapid Fire Outlook Panel
Agricultural Finance topics, Rodney Jones, Farm Credit Chair, and Damona Doye, Rainbolt Chair of Agricultural Finance
Grain Markets, Kim Anderson, OSU Agricultural Economics Professor Emeritus
Livestock Markets, Derrell Peel, OSU Agricultural Economics Charles Breedlove Professor
03:45 pm Wrap-up/ Evaluation
04:00 pm Adjourn
Nov
14
Tue
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center | Poteau | Oklahoma | United States

Guided tours are available one day each month, on the second Tuesday of the month.

During these tours, Kerr Center staff show visitors our current horticulture and livestock projects.

Tours go from 9-11 or 1-3 (approximate length),  and cost $10 per person.

Advance registration is required. Contact us a week in advance to let us know you are coming and whether you want to see horticulture or livestock projects or both.

Keep in mind that what is available to see varies according to season. When you call, we can let you know what is available to see. We want you to have the best possible experience!

Pay at the door. Tours begin at the Kerr Center office.

Click here for directions and map.

All other visits must be requested at least two weeks in advance. Groups are welcome.

Call the Kerr Center at 918.647.9123 or email mailbox@kerrcenter.com with “tour request” in the subject line to arrange a visit.

Nov
15
Wed
Conference: Partners in Community Forestry @ Tulsa
Nov 15 @ 2:16 am – Nov 16 @ 3:16 am
Conference: Partners in Community Forestry @ Tulsa | Tulsa | Oklahoma | United States

Early registration discount ends October 13

The Partners in Community Forestry Conference is designed to include engaging programming for an array of professionals, including arborists, utility and municipal employees, nonprofit volunteers,  university students and faculty, and others.

Throughout the week, you will have an opportunity to recharge by attending presentations that share what is happening in urban and community forestry around the country. You will rediscover partnerships that expand and enhance your work and help you reimagine what community forestry could look like in your city, state, and throughout the nation.

For more information or to register, visit the conference website or contact Lauren Weyers by email or phone (1-888-448-7337).

Nov
28
Tue
Southern Soil Health Conference @ Wichita Falls, TX
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day
Southern Soil Health Conference @ Wichita Falls, TX | Wichita Falls | Texas | United States

Details TBA.  Presented by Green Cover Seed and the Noble Foundation.

Dec
12
Tue
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center | Poteau | Oklahoma | United States

Guided tours are available one day each month, on the second Tuesday of the month.

During these tours, Kerr Center staff show visitors our current horticulture and livestock projects.

Tours go from 9-11 or 1-3 (approximate length),  and cost $10 per person.

Advance registration is required. Contact us a week in advance to let us know you are coming and whether you want to see horticulture or livestock projects or both.

Keep in mind that what is available to see varies according to season. When you call, we can let you know what is available to see. We want you to have the best possible experience!

Pay at the door. Tours begin at the Kerr Center office.

Click here for directions and map.

All other visits must be requested at least two weeks in advance. Groups are welcome.

Call the Kerr Center at 918.647.9123 or email mailbox@kerrcenter.com with “tour request” in the subject line to arrange a visit.

Jan
5
Fri
Horticulture Industries Show @ Tulsa
Jan 5 – Jan 6 all-day
Horticulture Industries Show @ Tulsa | Tulsa | Oklahoma | United States

The HIS features educational sessions focusing on Christmas trees, fruit, vegetables, master gardeners/public gardens, urban farming/sustainable agriculture, and more. Keynote speaker Cary Rivard, of Kansas State University Extension, speaks on January 5th at 9:00 A.M. on “Growing New Roots with Urban Agriculture.” Registration opens in November.  Monitor this space, or www.hortindustriesshow.org, for details as they are finalized.

Jan
9
Tue
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Jan 9 @ 9:00 am
Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center | Poteau | Oklahoma | United States

Guided tours are available one day each month, on the second Tuesday of the month.

During these tours, Kerr Center staff show visitors our current horticulture and livestock projects.

Tours go from 9-11 or 1-3 (approximate length),  and cost $10 per person.

Advance registration is required. Contact us a week in advance to let us know you are coming and whether you want to see horticulture or livestock projects or both.

Keep in mind that what is available to see varies according to season. When you call, we can let you know what is available to see. We want you to have the best possible experience!

Pay at the door. Tours begin at the Kerr Center office.

Click here for directions and map.

All other visits must be requested at least two weeks in advance. Groups are welcome.

Call the Kerr Center at 918.647.9123 or email mailbox@kerrcenter.com with “tour request” in the subject line to arrange a visit.

Jan
17
Wed
Southern SAWG Conference @ Chattanooga, TN
Jan 17 – Jan 20 all-day
Southern SAWG Conference @ Chattanooga, TN | Chattanooga | Tennessee | United States

The Southern SAWG Annual Conference is well-known for providing the practical tools and solutions.  It is a key event for those interested in sustainable and organic farming and creating more vibrant community food systems. It draws over 1,200 farmers and local food advocates from across the nation each year. The conference offers outstanding “field-tested” presenters, a full slate of hot-topic conference sessions and pre-conference courses, several field trips, a poster display, and a trade show. 

Start planning now to be in Chattanooga, Tennessee January 17-20, 2018 to learn, network and celebrate!

The popular Pre-Conference events begin on Wednesday and include a great line-up of one-and-a-half day intensive short courses and then on Thursday, several exciting half-day field trips and mini courses. Each of these pre-conference activities requires separate registration.

Thursday evening offers an informal meet and greet with music and cash bar.

The General Conference is held on Friday and Saturday, with a wide variety of program offerings and nearly 100 expert presenters.  There are sessions for those with years of experience and for those who are new to the field, on topics including organic and sustainable vegetable in fields and in high tunnels, grazing and sustainable livestock management, specialty crop production, unique marketing strategies, campus farms, scaling up, increasing profits, business and finance management, beginning farming, community food systems work, federal farm programs, agriculture policy developments, and more.

The General Conference line-up includes nearly 60 educational sessions, plus a state networking session for each of the 13 states in our region, and another 13 information exchange sessions where you get to exchange ideas and information with those who share your interests.

Jan
30
Tue
No-till on the Plains Winter Conference @ Wichita, KS
Jan 30 – Jan 31 all-day
No-till on the Plains Winter Conference @ Wichita, KS | Wichita | Kansas | United States

Join No-till on the Plains for their 22nd annual  Winter Conference,  featuring a landmark lineup of soil health speakers, including keynote speaker Allan Savory.

For more information or to register, visit the conference website, or contact Steve Swaffar by email or phone (785-210-4549).