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The Kerr Center is planting a large number of highbush and rabbiteye blueberry varieties to evaluate for eastern Oklahoma.
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The January 2023 issue of Field Notes covers the new third edition sweet sorghum manual, poultry processing, blueberries, and more. Read on!
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ATTRA's guide to small-scale poultry processing regulations offers valuable information for anyone considering a meat poultry enterprise.
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Hundreds of scientists recently published a letter urging world leaders to move away from using wood for both heat and electricity.
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December 15 is the signup deadline for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program, to address concerns related to the poultry industry.
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Insects have been declining rapidly - but insect pests are still damaging more crops than ever, says newly published research.
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Events/Training

Feb
7
Tue
Made in the Shade: Growing Crops under Solar Panels (webinar) @ online
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Made in the Shade: Growing Crops under Solar Panels (webinar) @ online

In this free AgriSolar Clearinghouse webinar, Dr. Greg Barron-Gafford and his group will discuss the effects of growing crops under solar panels.

Attendance is free, but registration is required.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage, or contact the National Center for Appropriate Technology by email or phone (406-494-4572).

Feb
9
Thu
Farmers Market Boot Camp @ online
Feb 9 @ 7:00 am – Feb 10 @ 10:00 am
Farmers Market Boot Camp @ online

Join the 2023 Farmers Market “Boot Camp” for a fast-moving overview of the basics of running a farmers market. You will get practical, grounded, and timely tools needed for opening day and beyond. Board members get a look behind the info booth to see what goes into market operations, as well as their role in sustaining a strong market organization and building a great team.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage, or contact the Washington State Farmers Market Association by email or phone (206-706-5198).

Feb
11
Sat
National Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting @ New Orleans, LA
Feb 11 – Feb 15 all-day
National Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting @ New Orleans, LA

The National Association of Conservation Districts’ Annual Meeting is the premier event for leaders in conservation, from district officials and agency representatives to industry professionals. Each year, the meeting draws over 1,000 conservation leaders from across the United States and its territories.

Meeting attendees have the opportunity to:
– Network with landowners, partnering organizations, companies and government agencies
– Discover emerging technologies, services and programs through the Innovation Fair
– Engage in professional development
– Participate in forums discussing natural resource issues
– Develop strategies for education and outreach
– Influence conservation policy

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage, or contact the National Association of Conservation Districts by email or phone (202-547-6223).

Home Gardening 101 @ Oklahoma City (OSU Extension Conference Center)
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Home Gardening 101 @ Oklahoma City (OSU Extension Conference Center)

Whether you are a novice or a garden veteran, this fun and instructional three-day Home Gardening 101 workshop will prepare you to start the growing season right. You will receive university-based training in healthy soils, composting, insect and pest management, smart watering, and many more topics.

A $75, non-refundable registration fee is required, due Feb. 1. (Make checks payable to OCMG.)

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage, or contact the Oklahoma County Master Gardeners by email or phone (405-713-1125).

Feb
13
Mon
Beginning Farmer Summit @ Ames, IA
Feb 13 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Beginning Farmer Summit @ Ames, IA

Practical Farmers of Iowa invites all beginning farmers and landowners to the annual Beginning Farmer Summit for an opportunity to reconnect with friends and peers and make new acquaintances. The event is free, and farmers from all enterprises are encouraged to attend.

Registration is required and open online until Feb. 8.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage, or contact Greg Padget by email or phone (515-232-5661).

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