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Mar
31
Thu
2022 Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) (signup deadline)
Mar 31 all-day
2022 Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) (signup deadline)

March 31, 2022, is the deadline to sign up for 2022 Conservation Security Program (CSP) funding.

The CSP is a program of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  It pays farmers and ranchers for conservation practices on working lands.

“Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increase crop yields, or develop wildlife habitat, we can custom design a CSP plan to help you meet those goals,” reads the program website.

“We can help you schedule timely planting of cover crops, develop a grazing plan that will improve your forage base, implement no-till to reduce erosion or manage forested areas in a way that benefits wildlife habitat.”

The signup process for CSP is simple.  The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition makes it even easier to navigate, with a free resource page to help applicants sign up.

Applications are accepted throughout the year, but interested producers should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline to ensure their applications are considered for 2022 funding.

For more information or to apply, contact the nearest NRCS office.

Apr
5
Tue
Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) Applicant Webinar @ online
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm
Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) Applicant Webinar @ online

Learn more about how to apply for Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grant funds in this free webinar.

The Farmers Market Promotion Program funds projects that develop, coordinate and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets.

For more information or to register, visit the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s online webinar listing.

The deadline for applications to the Farmers Market Promotion Program is May 16, 2022.

Apr
6
Wed
Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) Applicant Webinar @ online
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm
Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) Applicant Webinar @ online

Learn more about how to apply for Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) grant funds in this free webinar.

The Regional Food System Partnerships program supports partnerships that connect public and private resources to plan and develop local or regional food systems. The program focuses on strengthening the viability and resilience of regional food economies through collaboration and coordination.

For more information or to register, visit the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s online webinar listing.

The deadline for applications to the Regional Food System Partnerships program is May 16, 2022.

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

Apr
26
Tue
Food & Ag Conference at Tuck @ online
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day
Food & Ag Conference at Tuck @ online

The Food and Ag Conference at Tuck (“FACT”), formerly known as the Virtual Summit on Food and AgTech, is hosted by the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital in collaboration with the Tuck Food & Agriculture Club. This online conference focuses on current trends and issues in food, agriculture, and technology.

The Food and Ag Conference aims to bring together some of the most influential people and organizations pushing this space forward to accelerate the spread of knowledge, create new connections, and generate ideas.

In its fourth year, the virtual conference will cover a wide range of cutting-edge topics ranging from affordable nutrition, ghost kitchens, alternative protein, sustainability, supply chain, and agricultural technology with an impressive lineup of speakers from around the globe. Registration requires a small donation ($20minimum). All conference proceeds will be donated to a non-profit partner.

For more information or to register, visit the event website, or contact the Tuck School of Business by email or phone (603-646-8825).

Grant Application Deadline: Federal State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP)
Apr 26 @ 10:59 pm
Grant Application Deadline:  Federal State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP)

The Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) offers grants with a one-to-one dollar match to assist in exploring new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products, and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the marketing system.

All applicants must be located within the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands to be considered eligible. Entities that are eligible to apply include:
State departments of agriculture
State agricultural experiment stations
Other appropriate State agencies (i.e., State universities, State colleges, or State governmental entities)

The deadline for submitting applications for the 2022 Request for Applications is April 16, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

For more information or to apply, visit the LFPP website, or contact Martin Rosier by email or phone.

May
6
Fri
Oklahoma Master Gardener Program (registration deadline)
May 6 all-day
Oklahoma Master Gardener Program (registration deadline)

Registration for the Oklahoma Master Gardener Program is due by May 6. Orientation will be held on May 10 and May 12, and training will begin in September.

The Oklahoma Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program designed to help county extension centers meet the demands for consumer horticulture information. Master Gardeners take classroom training coordinated by local extension staff with the assistance of state extension specialists located at Oklahoma State University. After training is completed, participants are involved in an internship program of volunteer services.

For more information or to register, visit the registration page, or contact Julia Laughlin by email or phone (405-713-2102).

May
10
Tue
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
May 10 @ 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.

May
20
Fri
World Bee Day
May 20 all-day
World Bee Day

Happy World Bee Day!  Celebrate by learning more about these amazing, important creatures.

Jun
1
Wed
Small Farmers Conference @ Edmond (Hilton Garden Inn)
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day
Small Farmers Conference @ Edmond (Hilton Garden Inn)

The 2022 Langston University Small Farmers Conference is under the leadership of the School of Agriculture & Applied Sciences. This year’s theme is “Innovate, Grow and Succeed in Food and Agriculture: Avenues to Building Stronger Oklahoma Communities”. This conference will provide a rich venue for small farmers and ranchers to learn about practices to enhance their production systems and alternative enterprises. The conference will also provide a platform for small farmers to meet and engage in conversation with national, state, and local representatives in the United States Department of Agriculture agencies.

For more information or to register, visit the conference registration page, or contact Jewell Golden by email or phone (405-466-6122).

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