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Will Lathrop, long-time Kerr Center livestock manager, passed away on March 19th, 2024, at the Kerr Center.
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The March 2024 issue of Field Notes covers Will Lathrop's passing, monarch looklalikes, U.S.-grown labels, free organic webinars, and more! Read on!
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Okies for Monarchs has created a helpful free guide to common monarch lookalikes.
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Home-grown farm goods will soon stand out on grocery shelves, letting both growers and shoppers take pride in certified U.S.-raised foods.
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Webinars on conservation agriculture and organic farming, by the Organic Farming Research Foundation and NRCS, are available free online.
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Cattle numbers are at a 73-year low, while beef prices just hit a record high. Check out more such facts and figures in the latest Ag Census.
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Events/Training

Apr
15
Mon
Cow/Calf Boot Camp @ Ada (Pontotoc County Extension Agriplex)
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am – Apr 17 @ 4:00 pm
Cow/Calf Boot Camp @ Ada (Pontotoc County Extension Agriplex)

The Cow/Calf Boot Camp is designed for both new and experienced cattle producers who are serious about increasing their level of management and their bottom line.

As much cow knowledge as possible is packed into the three day agenda covering all aspects of cow-calf production. Come prepared to work hard, learn a lot, and make new friends.

To be the first to know when registration is opened for the next camp, place your name on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the Cow/Calf Boot Camp webpage, or contact Brian Freking by email or phone (580-332-7011).

Apr
17
Wed
Eastern Oklahoma Ag Trade Show @ Poteau (LeFlore County Fairgrounds)
Apr 17 all-day
Eastern Oklahoma Ag Trade Show @ Poteau (LeFlore County Fairgrounds)

This is the 17th year for the Eastern Oklahoma Ag Trade Show.

For more information, contact Lisa Grey by email or phone (918-863-6114).

Apr
18
Thu
Earth Day Celebration @ Tulsa (Arts District)
Apr 18 – Apr 21 all-day
Earth Day Celebration @ Tulsa (Arts District)

Oklahoma’s most ambitious Earth Day celebration features environmental speakers, electric vehicles, environmental & community & crafts booths, music & art, traditional Indigenous cuisine, a sustainable wine tasting, circus arts, family & kids activities, and more. The event takes place at Guthrie Green, an internationally recognized urban park utilizing geothermal wells and solar panels; with satellite activities in the Arts District & Circle Cinema.

For more information, visit the event webpage, or contact Michael Koster by email or phone (505-670-0755).

Monarch Larva Monitoring Project Training – Northern States @ online
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monarch Larva Monitoring Project Training – Northern States @ online

Become a community scientist with this Monarch Larva Monitoring Project training! The MLMP team from the Monarch Joint Venture and the UW-Madison Arboretum co-lead these virtual one-day trainings on how to collect data that contributes to our knowledge about the monarch population. Participants learn about monarch biology, monitoring procedures, and data entry protocols, and are able to ask monarch biologists their questions about monarchs and monitoring.

This session will be relevant for both newcomers and individuals who are already participating in the MLMP or another monarch citizen science project. The four-hour training will be conducted in two parts with a one-hour break between them.

For more information or to register, visit the training webpage, or contact Katie-Lyn Bunney by email or phone (651-222-7631).

Apr
20
Sat
Sand Springs Herbal Affair & Festival @ Sand Springs (downtown)
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sand Springs Herbal Affair & Festival @ Sand Springs (downtown)

The Sand Springs Herbal Affair and Festival will have many vendors on hand offering herbs, perennials, natives and heirloom plants, and more. Here you can find unique arts and crafts, herbal products, gardening supplies, and décor, while enjoying live music and great food!

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage, or contact the festival organizers by email or phone (918-246-2564).

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