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In this month's president's note, David Redhage takes a look at the history of dragonflies in Oklahoma and on the Kerr Ranch.
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The June 2022 issue of Field Notes covers dragonflies, non-chemical weed management, integrating crops and livestock, and more! Read on!
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A new combination of interactive website and free downloadable manual synthesize the latest knowledge on managing weeds without herbicides.
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A new infographic summarizes the many benefits - financial, ecological, social - of integrating crops and livestock on the same acreage.
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Running from June 20 - September 19, , the 14th annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration (AFMC) offers $10,000 in prizes. Vote for your favorite market today!
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Events/Training

Jul
7
Thu
Water Bath Canning Workshop @ Oklahoma City (Oklahoma County OSU Extension Center)
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Water Bath Canning Workshop @ Oklahoma City (Oklahoma County OSU Extension Center)

Learn how to safely can your favorite fresh foods using water bath canning. This hands-on workshop will involve prepping the food, packing it into jars, and processing. You will take home a jar of the canned food.

This method of canning is for high-acid foods such as fruits (jams, jellies, preserves, conserves, pie fillings), pickles, relishes, sauces, and tomatoes (salsa, whole tomatoes, etc.).

For ages 18 and older.

Fee covers the class material and food for canning.

For more information or to register, visit the workshop webpage, or contact Janet Birchall by email or phone (405-713-1125).

Jul
9
Sat
Creek Cleanup and Education – Tecumseh @ Tecumseh (Tecumseh City Park)
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Creek Cleanup and Education - Tecumseh @ Tecumseh (Tecumseh City Park)

Join Pioneer Library System and Blue Thumb to gain some educational information about creeks and non-point source pollution by watching a hands-on model explanation, and then help out the local park/community by picking up some trash.

For more information or to register, contact Kim Shaw by email or phone (405-522-4738).

Jul
12
Tue
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Jul 12 @ 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.

Jul
13
Wed
Pressure Canning Workshop @ Oklahoma City (OSU Extension Conference Center)
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Pressure Canning Workshop @ Oklahoma City (OSU Extension Conference Center)

Learn how to safely can your favorite fresh foods using pressure canning. This hands-on workshop will involve prepping the food, packing it into jars, and processing. You will take home a jar of the canned food.

This method of canning is for low-acid foods such as vegetables, soups, stocks, meats, poultry, and seafood.

For ages 18 and older.

Fee covers the class material and food for canning.

For more information or to register, visit the workshop webpage, or contact Janet Birchall by email or phone (405-713-1125).

Jul
15
Fri
Seed Savers Exchange Virtual Conference @ online
Jul 15 – Jul 16 all-day
Seed Savers Exchange Virtual Conference @ online

Seed Savers Exchange’s 42nd annual conference, “Connecting Through Seed and Stories,” is a two-day virtual event featuring a diverse mix of tours, presentations, panels, and workshops focused on gardening, food, seed saving, and the history (and stories) behind some of today’s rarest seeds.

For more information or to register, visit the Seed Savers Exchange events page, or contact Seed Savers Exchange by email or phone (563-382-5990).

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