Education Events

So You Want to Grow Vegetables

September 17th, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The adage “practice makes perfect” is important to the success of any endeavor, including growing vegetables. Join Steve Upson, Noble Research Institute senior soils and crops consultant, as he reviews the various practices that growers need to master to be successful in growing vegetable crops.

So You Want to Grow Fruit

September 10th, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
There is a growing demand for locally grown fruit, both small fruit and tree fruit. Due to their perennial nature, fruit crops present special management challenges. During this course, you will learn about the many factors involved in the enterprise decision-making process. By the end of the program, you will have an understanding of the basic practices utilized in the production of fruit crops.

So You Want to Grow Pecans

September 3rd, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Pecan culture presents unique management challenges due to factors including tree size, nutrient and water requirements, and the need for specialized equipment. At the end of this program, you will have a basic understanding of the various practices utilized in producing pecans.

Noble Research Institute

September 1st, 2020 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.

So You Want to Grow Pecans?

August 13th, 2020 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Pecan growers who have successfully managed their crops can take their operations to the next level by learning alternative ways of marketing their pecans to increase the potential profits. However, understanding what it takes to diversify the ways of marketing pecans can be overwhelming.

Understanding the Impacts of Prescribed Fire on Your Property

July 21st, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Prescribed fire is a natural process in the southern Great Plains, where the landscape evolved under fire and grazing. Fire can improve wildlife habitat, reduce woody plants, remove thatch, and improve forage quality and quantity for livestock. The most important way to safely burn is to gain experience conducting burns. This field day will be solely focused on providing you with a hands-on experience conducting a burn. If weather parameters are within fire prescription, the field day will be conducted. If parameters are not within fire prescription, the field day will be postponed until the next week.

Managing Your Pond for Recreation

May 27th, 2020 1:00 PM - 5:00 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 workshop will focus on managing sport fish in small impoundments.

So You Want to Grow Specialty Crops

May 19th, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Growing a variety of specialty crops, including vegetables, tree fruits, small fruits and pecans, offers producers an alternative to traditional enterprises. While specialty crops offer high profit potential, they also present unique management and marketing challenges. During this seminar, you will learn about the many factors involved in the enterprise decision-making process. By the end of the program, you will have an understanding of the basic requirements for growing and marketing a wide range of fruit and vegetable crops, including pecans, in the Southern Great Plains, and whether or not specialty crop production is something you can realistically pursue.

So You Want to Grow Specialty Crops

May 19th, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Growing a variety of specialty crops, including vegetables, tree fruits, small fruits and pecans, offers producers an alternative to traditional enterprises. While specialty crops offer high profit potential, they also present unique management and marketing challenges.

Selecting the Right Fence for You

May 7th, 2020 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
In a construction project, the goal is to build it once and be done. This goal also applies to fencing projects. With increased interest in high stock density grazing, it is important to incorporate a degree of flexibility for grazing management.