Charity/NonProfit Events

2019 Valero United Way BBQ Showdown

July 12th, 2019 All Day - July 13th, 2019
Don't miss this year's United Way BBQ Showdown! Join us on Friday & Saturday in Downtown Ardmore, on Broadway between A St. NE & Washington St.

Girls on the Run 5K & Glow RUn

May 31st, 2019 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
The GOTR 5K and Glow Run (and 1 mile) will be on Friday, May 31st. The 5k will begin at 8:45 pm and the 1 Mile will begin at 8:50 pm The run will begin on the road directly north of the field house at Noble Stadium and will end amid cheers and celebration on the track at the 50 yard line.

Managing Your Pond for Recreation

May 23rd, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ponds can provide you with endless hours of recreation, and they can increase the value of your property. There are many goals for an impoundment, such as sport fishing, waterfowl, livestock water, swimming, fire suppression supply and irrigation supply. This event will focus on managing sport fish in small impoundments. You will learn how to develop a quality sport fishing impoundment from the ground up, from site selection to managing existing fish and everything in between. Come learn fish management fundamentals that will aid you in developing and managing an enjoyable fishery.

Learning About the Snakes of Oklahoma

May 20th, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
We often fear snakes because we don’t know enough about them. Being able to identify venomous snakes can help keep you from fearing the majority of snakes, which are not venomous. Join us to hear from Mike Porter, senior wildlife and fisheries consultant, who will provide you with need-to-know information about snakes in Oklahoma. You’ll have the chance to ask your questions about snakes and see multiple species of live snakes native to Oklahoma.

Managing for a Healthy Herd

May 14th, 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Calf health is paramount to your ranch’s profitability and reputation. Managing for a healthy calf starts in utero and continues throughout its life span. Nutrition of the cow and calf will have a direct impact on the subsequent health of the calf on the ranch and in the feedlot. Join Noble Research Institute consultants and an invited veterinarian to learn the finer points of herd health management and about the national Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program, which outlines proper vaccine and medicine storage and handling.

Irrigating and Fertilizing Specialty Crops

May 9th, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Specialty crop growers all too often guess when it comes to scheduling irrigation and fertilizer application. This is especially true for producers new to growing on plastic mulch, which can be a little intimidating considering the growing surface is covered by plastic film. As challenging as it may be, there is no room for guesswork when it comes to irrigating and fertilizing specialty crops. To ensure water and plant nutrients are applied in an efficient, cost effective and environmentally responsible manner, application must be based on established guidelines. Join us to learn about soil-water-plant relationships and the various irrigation scheduling methods you can use to maintain the proper soil-air-water balance necessary for crops to thrive. You will also learn how to properly match fertilizer application with the nutrient requirements of crops.

Introduction to Integrity Beef

May 7th, 2019 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Connect with Noble Research Institute consultants and Integrity Beef Alliance members to learn more about the Integrity Beef Alliance terminal calf program and replacement heifer development program. Integrity Beef members typically see at least a 50-pound increase in weaning weights and even higher sale weight advantages when compared to their own herd prior to entering the program.

Controlling Pests in Pecan Orchards

April 18th, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Integrated pest management plays a major role in helping pecan growers reduce pest management costs. When managing pests in the pecan orchard, it is imperative that you can identify the major animal, disease and insect pests and understand how they relate to pecan development stages. Join us to learn how to identify pests and to discover a variety of practices used to prevent and treat them.

The Dance of Perfection, Mental Health & Wellness Forum

April 9th, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Instructor: Dr. Cathi Neal, Ph.D. , Founder and CEO of Changing Course Foundation presents: The Dance of Perfectionism. Come join us as we look at how the drive for perfection can lead to feelings of failure, unworthiness and stress. Dr. Neal will discuss solutions for controlling the uncontrollable, when good really is good enough, and how to let go of the control perfectionism has over us. Admission is FREE and lunch is included; enrollment is necessary as seating is limited. Please call Southern Tech to enroll: 580-224-8201 or 5810-224-8200.

Demonstrating Pecan Orchard Floor Management

April 4th, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Traditionally, pecan growers have used a grass drive row and an herbicide-treated band in the tree row for weed control (weed-free strip). However, orchard floor vegetative ground cover can be managed by mechanical, biological, cultural and chemical methods. Weed management is one of the most important areas of orchard floor management, as weeds compete with the trees for water and nutrients, inhibit adequate irrigation, and provide habitat for vertebrate pests. Join us in the field to see demonstrations on how to manage your pecan orchard floor.