President’s Note: Training in the Age of COVID The online trainings that COVID has forced upon us can reach larger audiences more cost-effectively, but hands-on still has huge advantages. Read more President’s Note: Chicken Tractor This simple modification to the Kerr Center’s chicken tractor plans can save plenty of stooping and backache when tending your poultry flock. Read more Pepper Production in Wicking Containers Here are the results of our preliminary trial of pepper production in wicking containers from the 2020 growing season. Read more President’s Note: Automation in Agriculture COVID-19 adds to the list of factors leading toward an increase in automation in agriculture, both at the Kerr Center and around the world. Read more Hydroponics: First Observations The Kerr Center horticulture program reports first observations from a preliminary test on a home built hydroponics system. Read more President’s Note: The Importance of Long-Term Research Trials for Sustainable Agriculture The Kerr Center’s work with elderberries helps illustrate the importance of long-term research trials for sustainable agriculture. Read more President’s Note: Native Plant Landscaping at the Kerr Center Office Landscaping with native plants at the Kerr Center office has taught us to have patience! The landscape takes time to naturalize and attract pollinators. Read more President’s Note: COVID-19 and a Wet Spring Despite the COVID-19 shutdown and a string of downpours in this wet spring, work at the ranch continues. Stay tuned for the resumption of workshops! Read more President’s Note: Mowing for Pollinators Creating pollinator habitat can be as simple as a tweak to how you mow your lawn. Start mowing for pollinators and watch the wildflowers blossom! Read more Support Local Nurseries! Visit Okies for Monarchs’ website for a list of nurseries and seed houses that are still open for business. This way, you can do your part to keep the COVID-19 pandemic from becoming yet another factor in pollinator declines. Read more Meet Our Experts Will Lathrop David Redhage The Kerr Center’s Day-to-Day blog chronicled events on the farm and ranch from May 2011 to September 2014.