Here are links to collections of resources to help farmers and ranchers navigate the new challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn the whys and hows of prescribed fire, enjoy free food, and have fun!
- Learn about the benefits of prescribed fire.
- Receive basic information about how to plan and implement prescribed burns.
- Weather permitting, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a prescribed fire demonstration and tour the property to see lands actively managed with prescribed fire.
- Stick around afterwards for food and fellowship.
Free conservation workshop and lunch. Topics covered will include grazing management, cover crops & no-till for soil health benefits, and USDA Farm Bill Updates. Host partners include the Tillman County and Kiowa County Conservation Districts, NRCS, OCC, OACD, OTCAC, and others.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Charles Winslett by email or phone (580-335-3921).
Monarch Meetup: Elk City
Local experts will be on hand to answer questions about how to plant and maintain your own monarch/pollinator garden. There will also be free seed packets for attendees. This free public education series is open to anyone to attend and is a casual come & go social. Bring your friends, family and anyone interested in helping save the monarchs.
Note to guests: this is not the same building as Carnegie Library, but is 2 blocks east of the library at Carnegie Hall.
This meetup is coordinated by Okies for Monarchs.
Join to learn more about the world of federal and state level EBT processing and technology. Expert Peter Relich will share a short history of the development of EBT, then walk through how EBT transaction processing works within FNS, at the state agencies, and for processors. The webinar will also include information on state SNAP contracts and how to collaborate with your state agency. With examples specific to farmers markets and other farm direct outlets, attendees will learn where to go when questions arise with their contract, processor, or grant.
COVID-19 has brought us into a challenging and unique time that requires us to improve our decision making skills to maximize opportunities while minimizing new obstacles. We need to take into account even more complexity in our decision-making and keep a laser focus on the desired outcomes. In times like these, a decision-making filter is absolutely critical.
This free webinar will cover the seven tests used in the Holistic Management(R) Framework and provide examples of how the decision-making process improves individual and group decision making, allowing you to develop and explore options you might not originally have considered. It will also help you move from analysis-paralysis to action and a clear understanding of what is the best decision for you in a time like this.
This webinar will help you understand how to :
- Identify key resources necessary for making an effective decision
- Ask the right questions
- Analyze critical information
- Determine what is important to you and your family so that your decision takes into account your social, environmental, and economic concerns
- Apply seven tests to make sure your decision(s) are sound and will lead toward your desired outcome
- Consider the unintended consequences
- Use a feedback loop to monitor your decisions and plans.
HMI Certified Educator Peggy Sechrist will facilitate this training, along with a number of HMI Certified Educator Trainees from all over the world.