The results of the 2023 Oklahoma Forage-Basked Meat Goat Buck Test will be presented at this field day.
Eastern Oklahoma State College, in partnership with Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, is home to the Oklahoma Forage-Basked Meat Goat Buck Test. Goat producers seeing ways to better manage their operations in ever more challenging production conditions can enroll their genetics in the popular test.
The objective of the Oklahoma Forage-Basked Meat Goat Buck Test is to identify individual bucks as well as their sires and dams that carry genetics expressing economically important traits in commercial meat goat production. Additionally, this test will allow breeders to compare genetics within their herd to make better management decisions as to herd lines that will produce profitable progeny for future herds. This test will also provide valuable information for all goat producers and the public.
For more information, contact Larriann Livingston by email or phone (918-465-1727).
Farm Aid works year-round to build a system of agriculture that values family farmers, good food, soil and water, and strong communities. The annual music and food festival celebrates farmers, eaters and music coming together for change.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit the Farm Aid website.
Celebrate eastern Oklahoma’s vital role in the amazing monarch butterfly migration at the free annual Monarchs on the Mountain celebration!
For more information or to register, contact Chandler Park by email or phone (918-591-6053).
VegFestOKC celebrates healthy living and eating by way of plant-based lifestyles! VegFest is a festival that was started by the Vegan Society, which is a national organization based in the United States. It is hosted in multiple states all across the U.S and in other countries. This festival serves as a time to celebrate and promote plant-based foods, animal rights, and environmental sustainability.
Have you ever thought about raising backyard hens? Chickens are fun and easy pets to include in your life, and they lay eggs, too! In this workshop, meet a couple of local hens and learn everything you need to know about raising and taking care of your own flock.
Instructor: Sara Braden has been sharing her backyard with
chickens since 2009.
Meet migrating monarchs at Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Children’s Garden Porch! Learn about their incredible journey from Canada to Mexico and create a monarch craft. Explore monarch “tagging” and be amazed by these beautiful butterflies!
Central Coast State Parks Association (CCSPA) and the Western Monarch Trail (MJV webinar)
Stay connected with the latest monarch conservation topics by attending Monarch Joint Venture’s free monthly webinars. This series is a unique opportunity to hear from experts across various interdisciplinary fields related to monarchs, other pollinators, their habitats, and the threats and pressures that make conservation urgent. Bring your questions and get ready to discover how you can get involved to protect monarchs.
All webinars are one hour long and occur at 1:00 PM Central Time. Please note that scheduled webinars are subject to change.
This free webinar is first-come, first-served, with a capacity of 500 attendees. Register early to ensure a place.
All past webinars are available to view; visit MJV’s webinar archive. This series is co-hosted by the Monarch Joint Venture and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center.
This webinar series will provide research-based information on organic production of specialty crops. The webinar series will meet every Tuesday evening from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm beginning September 26 and ending November 28.
Sept 26: Organic Certification 101
Oct 3: Soil & Fertility Management
Oct 10: Integrated Pest Management – Weeds
Oct 17: Integrated Pest Management – Insects
Oct 24: Integrated Pest Management – Diseases
Oct 31: Halloween – No Webinar
Nov 7: Organic Berry Production
Nov 14: Organic Leafy Green Production
Nov 21: Organic Tomato Production
Nov 28: A Case Study in Organic Farming Systems Management
Registration is $75 per person. Limited Missouri beginning farmer scholarships are available. Scholarships will cover $50 of the course fee, and will be applied during registration.
Registration deadline is Sept. 24 at noon.
An email will be sent to participants on Monday, Sept 25 with the Zoom link.
The American Community Gardening Association conference is unique, a place to meet and share ideas with community gardeners and garden organizations from across North America. They are informative, inspiring, empowering, and fun.
The 2023 ACGA is in Houston, September 27 – 30, with the theme, “Celebrating the Diversity of Growing.”
Conference registration includes a one year American Community Gardening Association Membership.
Join the Oklahoma Grazinglands Coalition and the Nature Conservancy for a day on the prairie at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve Research Station. Explore soil health, grazing management, prairie plant diversity, and patch burning.
Lunch will be provided by OKGLC.
For more information, maps, and registration, contact Sara Bullis by email or phone (405-853-5005).