Posts by Maura McDermott

Grazing Workshop Oct. 10: Get the Most Out of Your Pastures

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Kerr Ranch livestock staff will lead this combined classroom/field workshop. Topics: grazing management (controlled grazing, permanent and temporary electric fencing, measuring forage, subdividing pastures), & Kerr Ranch grazing study, with its focus on forage stockpiling and utilization.

The Kerr Center: Sustainable Before It Was Cool!

Read about Kerr Center in the latest issue of Oklahoma magazine. Interviews with Kerr President Jim Horne, Vice-president David Redhage, Horticulture Manager George Kuepper and Communications Director Maura McDermott. Beautiful…

Clear Cool Water: Livestock Watering Workshop

The importance of making adequate, clean water available to cattle year-round was the focus of the Kerr Center’s Water and Livestock Workshop on Saturday, June 11. Folks from Oklahoma and Arkansas listened to experts from the center and OSU Cooperative Extension explore water quality and ways to keep water clean on a working ranch.

Oklahoma and the Monarchs: Lend a Hand!

This story from Tulsa’s News on 6 Scott Thompson beautifully summarizes the status of the Monarch butterfly and what Oklahomans can do to help save this favorite from disappearing forever. Click…
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You Can Help Save the Monarch Butterfly!

When it comes to monarch butterflies, there’s good news and bad news. Let’s go with the bad news first. The rivers of monarch butterflies that once flowed over Oklahoma’s towns,…

Oklahoma Garden Planting Guide

OSU’s basic guide to planting a vegetable garden in Oklahoma, including when to plant, how much to plant (per person), spacing, hardiness, and gardening tips.    

Plan your Pollinator-Friendly Landscape

Need some ideas for a pollinator-friendly yard or farm? Learn about the native, pollinator-friendly plants Kerr Center has used in its office landscape beds. Pollinator-Friendly Landscape Slide Show    

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June 6 Pollinator Workshop Recap

Kerr Center welcomed thirty gardeners, farmers and ranchers to the Pollinator Conservation Workshop. Anne Stine from the Xerces Society presented information about bees, other pollinator, beneficial insects, and how to identify and plant for these essential insects. David Redhage of the Kerr Center summarized the center’s pollinator project and led a tour of the center’s pollinator-friendly landscape.