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Education and Training

The impact of the Kerr Center’s other programs would be faint if we didn’t get the word out. Be it through publications, videos and slide shows, workshops and events, internships, or online learning, education is our mission!

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Education News/Tips and Recent Publications

  • pollinator resource guides

    Pollinator Resource Guides Updated

    How recently have you checked out the Kerr Center’s pollinator resource guides? We’ve just added several new titles to the list!

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  • Field Notes August 2019

    Field Notes – August 2019

    The August 2019 Field Notes issue includes resources on water management, a recap of the July 2019 elderberry workshop, and more.

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  • agroforestry infographics

    Agroforestry Infographics

    The Savanna Institute recently released a new series of free infographics explaining concepts in agroforestry: alley cropping, forest farming, riparian buffers, silvopasture, and windbreaks.

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  • Field Notes July 2019 cover

    Field Notes – July 2019

    The July 2019 issue of Field Notes includes a review of a comprehensive guide to garden insects, links to new resources on agroforestry and cover crops, and news about fertilizer industry greenhouse gas emissions.

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Learn More About

Our Library

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Learn online!

Videos, slide shows, reports, fact sheets.

Practical how-to information on organic horticulture, sustainable livestock production, common-sense conservation, sustainable food and agriculture.

Workshops and Field Days

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Gets some on-the-farm training!

Our popular educational events for farmers and ranchers transmit practical how-to information. See our calendar for upcoming events.

Our Intern Program

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Learn by working with our expert staff on the Kerr Farm and Ranch!

Our interns have gone on to advanced degrees and careers in sustainable agriculture.

A Track Record of Effective Outreach

2000: The organization and sponsorship of the first sustainable agriculture conference in the state, Future Farms 2000, and subsequent Future Farms conferences through 2008.

2001: Publication of the book The Next Green Revolution: Essential Steps to a Healthy Sustainable Agriculture, ranked at the top of a popular list of “Great Books for Sustainable Agriculture.”

2001: Bringing in the Sheaves, the first seminar on Oklahoma’s food system,  to discuss health, food, agriculture and community.

2003: The center compiled and published The Oklahoma Food Connection, the first statewide directory of farmers selling directly to the public.

2006: Publication of Closer to Home: Healthier Food, Farms and Families in Oklahoma, the first book about Oklahoma’s food system from farm to table.

2007- 2012: The first forage-based buck tests for meat goats in this region was done on the Kerr Ranch. The test yielded valuable information about how to raise goats sustainably in the region, published in a series of reports.

2012: The Kerr Center launched its three year Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program, funded by a grant from the USDA NIFA program. This kind of free training in sustainable horticulture and livestock production was a first in the state.

2011-2015: The first non-profit in the state to hold educational events and do work to highlight the decline in pollinators and ways to improve pollinator habitat.

The Kerr Center continues to innovate and lead the way as people everywhere recognize the need for sustainability on the farm and in all areas of life.

The center’s efforts have reached into every corner of the state and
spurred positive change not only in Oklahoma but far beyond.

Contact

David Redhagedavid_redhage-square
President/CEO; SARE PDP Program Manager
Email: mailbox@kerrcenter.com

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