The Kerr Center is looking at setting up some workshops beginning in early summer 2021. Make sure you check the website and calendar!
Join the world’s largest virtual party celebrating pollinators! Every day from June 21-25, the Pollinator Power Party features a different virtual session on some aspect of pollinator biology and conservation:
- Monday, June 21 – Why We Care About Pollinators: Nature’s Best Hope (Dr. Doug Tallamy, University of Delaware)
- Tuesday, June 22 – Pollinator-Inspired Art, Music, Culture: Natives Growing Natives (Jane Breckinridge, Tribal Alliance for Pollinators)
- Wednesday, June 23 – We Bee Wild Cooks: Pollinator-Friendly Cooking Demo and Interview (Chef Helen Cavallo)
- Thursday, June 24 – All About Bats: When You Are Sleeping…Bat Magic (Mylea Bayless & Dr. Kristen Lear, Bat Conservation International)
- Friday, June 25 – Pollinator Science: Monarch Biology and Bee Identification 101 (Dr. Chip Taylor, University of Kansas; Dr. Lora Morandin, Pollinator Partnership)
(All sessions run from 2:00 – 3:30 Central Time.)
Learn how use pressure canning to safely and properly preserve fresh foods like vegetables and meats to enjoy year-round! This 3-1/2 hour, low-cost workshop walks participants through home food processing techniques. Space is limited.
The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), administered by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, funds projects that develop, coordinate, and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products.
Supported activities may include developing, coordinating, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, online sales, or other direct producer-to-consumer (including direct producer-to-retail, direct producer-to-restaurant, and direct producer-to-institutional marketing) market opportunities.
A 10% or a 25% match is required. Eligible applicants include local governments, nonprofits, agricultural businesses and cooperatives, and others. Approximately $38.5 million will be available to fund FMPP applications.
Applications are due by June 21, 2021.
Join this free webinar to learn about reinstalling native habitat on private property in the west.
The webinar is free, but registration is required. You will receive additional details about participating in the webinar in a follow up email one day prior to the webinar.
This is a collaborative effort between the Monarch Joint Venture and the National Conservation Training Center.
This Producer Safety Alliance training will be held online via Zoom. Attendees must be in attendance during the entire class (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) to receive the class completion certificate. This certificate is recognized by the FDA and Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry as proof that a covered produce farm has taken an approved training course as required in the FDA Produce Safety Rule.
Attendees will learn good agricultural practices that can help prevent making people sick with foodborne pathogens like E. coli O157:H7 or Salmonella from the consumption of raw produce from your farm. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that any produce farmer attend one of these classes regardless of farm size.
The cost is $25, and you will need to register for the class at least a week in advance to allow time to mail you the class materials.