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Mar
23
Sat
Alejandro Carrillo: A Regenerative Grazing Journey in the Chihuahuan Desert @ Clinton (Frisco Center)
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Alejandro Carrillo: A Regenerative Grazing Journey in the Chihuahuan Desert @ Clinton (Frisco Center)

Desert rancher Alejandro Carrillo will share his experiences and insights on regenerative grazing. With over 30,000 acres of land, Alejandro discusses the art of holistic management, the challenges of grazing cattle in a desert, and how technology can revolutionize ranching practices. He will highlight the importance of having the right cattle genetics for a given environment, the shift from conventional to regenerative ranching, and the respect for natural succession that leads to a thriving ranch. Alejandro will also cover cattle grazing management for optimal performance and the role of technology in promoting sustainable ranching practices.

For more information or to register, visit the registration page, or call Juli Barker at 405-833-7919.

Mason Bees and Their Hotels @ Oklahoma City (Will Rogers Gardens)
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn the importance of mason bees as pollinators in your backyard environment and how easy it is for you to help. Children and adults can help pollinate the plants and vegetables in your backyard with a Mason Bee Hotel. Examples of “Mason Bee Hotels” will be on display and children will each leave with a small hotel for their backyard.

For more information or to register, visit the registration page, or call the Will Rogers Gardens (405-297-1394).

Mar
26
Tue
Farmers Market Boot Camp @ online
Mar 26 all-day
Farmers Market Boot Camp @ online

Join the 2024 Farmers Market “Boot Camp” for a fast-moving overview of the basics of running a farmers market. You will get practical, grounded, and timely tools needed for opening day and beyond. Board members get a look behind the info booth to see what goes into market operations, as well as their role in sustaining a strong market organization and building a great team.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage, or contact the Washington State Farmers Market Association by email or phone (206-706-5198).

Mar
31
Sun
Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants (application deadline)
Mar 31 all-day
Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants (application deadline)

March 31, 2024, is the deadline for applications to the Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants Program.

The REAP program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy efficient equipment and new system loans for agricultural production and processing.

For more information or to apply, visit the program website, or contact Claire Hicks by email or phone (405-742-1060).

Apr
1
Mon
NACD Urban and Community Conservation Grant Initiative (application deadline)
Apr 1 all-day
NACD Urban and Community Conservation Grant Initiative (application deadline)

April 1, 2024, is the application deadline for the National Association of Conservation Districts’ Urban and Community Conservation Grant Initiative.

NACD’s Urban and Community Conservation (UAC) Grant Initiative is designed to enhance districts’ urban agriculture conservation technical assistance activities in developed and developing areas of both urban and rural communities.

For more information or to apply, visit the program webpage, or contact Rachel Theler by email or phone (202-595-9102).

Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grant (application deadline)
Apr 1 @ 10:59 pm
Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grant (application deadline)

April 1, 2024, is the deadline for applications to USDA Rural Development’s Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grant Program.

The RISE Grant Program offers grant assistance to create and augment high-wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, support industry clusters and maximize the use of local productive assets in eligible low-income rural areas.

For more information or to apply, visit the program webpage, or email Rachel Reister.

Apr
9
Tue
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Apr 9 @ 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
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).

May
14
Tue
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
May 14 @ 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.

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