News and Events

The January 2023 issue of Field Notes covers the new third edition sweet sorghum manual, poultry processing, blueberries, and more. Read on!
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ATTRA's guide to small-scale poultry processing regulations offers valuable information for anyone considering a meat poultry enterprise.
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The Kerr Center is planting a large number of highbush and rabbiteye blueberry varieties to evaluate for eastern Oklahoma.
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Hundreds of scientists recently published a letter urging world leaders to move away from using wood for both heat and electricity.
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The December 2022 issue of Field Notes includes a look at cover crop timing, and reviews the past year – with a peek ahead at 2023. Read on!
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Timing in planting a fall cover crop is critical for both coverage over the winter and biomass production the following spring. 
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The November 2022 issue of Field Notes covers parasite resistance, Three Sisters gardening, increasing insect damage, and more! Read on!
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December 15 is the signup deadline for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program, to address concerns related to the poultry industry.
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Insects have been declining rapidly - but insect pests are still damaging more crops than ever, says newly published research.
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Through grazing management and limiting the use of de-wormers, we hope we can control parasite loads and decrease parasite resistance.
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Upcoming Events

Feb
3
Fri
OK Environmental Education Expo @ Oklahoma City (OKC Zoo)
Feb 3 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
OK Environmental Education Expo @ Oklahoma City (OKC Zoo)

The 2023 Oklahoma Association for Environmental Education Expo has the theme, “The Sustaining Power of Nature”.

From oceans to the Amazon rainforest, keynote speaker Conservation Biologist Laurie Gillum, has dedicated most of her life to studying endangered species and their habitats, including cetaceans, chimpanzees, birds, and bugs. This passion for the natural world led her on a surprising journey to teaching kids about how their relationship to the plants and animals around them can make a positive difference in the world. There will be a variety of hands-on and lecture style presentations on topics such as creating living labs, Climate, Water & Resilience, Forest Therapy, Eco Audits, Wind Energy, Recycling and Composting, Lichen, Youth Climate Challenge, Bees, Living Loose Parts, and Virtual Reality for Outdoor Education.

For more information or to register, visit the conference webpage, or contact OKAEE by email or phone (405-702-7122).

Agroforestry & USDA Webinar Series @ online
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Agroforestry & USDA Webinar Series @ online

USDA’s National Agroforestry Center is launching a free 10-part monthly webinar series to highlight how different USDA programs can be used to advance agroforestry adoption.

Each individual webinar will include two speakers and one USDA agency representative, as well as one program participant who has used that USDA program to enhance their agroforestry work.

Learn how USDA programs can be utilized to promote and support agroforestry establishment, management, research, and other efforts in your area.

For more information or to register, visit the program webpage.

Feb
4
Sat
Monarch Larva Monitoring Project Training – Western States @ online
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monarch Larva Monitoring Project Training – Western States @ online

Become a community scientist with this Monarch Larva Monitoring Project training! The MLMP team from the Monarch Joint Venture and the UW-Madison Arboretum co-lead these virtual one-day trainings on how to collect data that contributes to our knowledge about the monarch population. Participants learn about monarch biology, monitoring procedures, and data entry protocols, and are able to ask monarch biologists their questions about monarchs and monitoring.

This session will be relevant for both newcomers and individuals who are already participating in the MLMP or another monarch citizen science project. The four-hour training will be conducted in two parts with a one-hour break between them. This year, MLMP is offering three trainings focused on specific regions: western states on February 4th, southern states on February 25th, and northern states on April 29th.

For more information or to register, visit the training webpage, or contact Katie-Lyn Bunney by email or phone (651-222-7631).

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