Donate

Welcome to the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture

News and Recent Publications


Events/Training

Aug
2
Sun
National Farmers Market Week 2020
Aug 2 – Aug 8 all-day

National Farmers Market Week is August 2-8, 2020.

The Farmers Market Coaliton website is a great source of information on farmers’ markets and their benefits to the communities they serve.

If you’d like to find farmers markets near you, there are searchable online directories both at the national level and for the state of Oklahoma.

Aug
6
Thu
Virtual National Strip Tillage Conference @ online
Aug 6 – Aug 8 all-day
Virtual National Strip Tillage Conference @ online

The world’s largest strip-tillage gathering has gone virtual and e,xpanded!

Join today’s top strip-tillers, agronomists and researchers for 3 days of online learning and networking during the 2020 Virtual National Strip-Tillage Conference. Discover cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies from the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in strip-till today to raise your level of strip-till profitability, efficiency, and efficacy.

The Virtual National Strip-Tillage Conference offers a mix of live broadcasts of general sessions featuring top experts; profit-boosting on-demand Strip-Till Classrooms led by strip-till authorities; interactive online farmer-to-farmer Strip-Till Roundtables; and more!

Register today to become part of a lively and interactive online “community,” where you can learn and network alongside other attendees, presenters and strip-till solutions providers conveniently through your computer, tablet or phone.

For more information or to register, visit the conference website, or contact Strip-Till Farmer by email or phone (866-839-8455).

Aug
8
Sat
American Community Gardening Association Conference 2020 @ online
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
American Community Gardening Association Conference 2020 @ online

The 2020 American Community Gardening Association annual conference will virtually broadcast from Los Angeles at East Hollywood Community Garden Saturday, August 8.  Workshops and live tours will occur throughout the day starting at 8am PST through 2pm PST. Each workshop will be 45 minutes long, including Q&A.

For more information or to register, visit the ACGA website, or contact ACGA by email or phone (1-877-ASK-ACGA).

Aug
11
Tue
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center | Poteau | Oklahoma | United States

Please note that, in cooperation with efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Kerr Center is currently offering tours by appointment only, and only outdoors. To request a tour, please contact us at least two weeks in advance by calling 918.647.9123 or emailing mailbox@kerrcenter.com (please put “public tour” in subject line).

(Under normal circumstances, guided tours are available one day each month, on the second Tuesday, April through September.)  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.

Pressure Canning Workshop @ Oklahoma City (OSU Extension Conference Center)
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pressure Canning Workshop @ Oklahoma City (OSU Extension Conference Center)

Ever wondered how to pressure can low acid foods? Learn how to safely and properly can foods like vegetables and meat to enjoy year-round! This 3-hour, low-cost pressure canning workshop will walk participants through home food processing techniques.

(Proper precautions with regard to COVID-19, including providing face masks and encouraging distancing, will be observed.)

For more information or to register, contact the Oklahoma County OSU Extension Center by email or phone (405-713-1125).


View CalendarMore Info & Events