Education Events

How to Get Your Wild Game from Field to Table

December 12th, 2019 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Hunting and an appreciation of the abundant game our lands provide are embedded in our lives. Bringing the gifts of our hunt from the field to the table can be one of the most rewarding experiences in outdoor recreation. This workshop will demonstrate the skills necessary to bring native game from the field to culinary masterpiece. Your fellow outdoorsmen, Noble Research Institute consultants, will demonstrate proper post-harvest animal and meat handling for popular species of large and small game. The workshop will conclude with a presentation of favorite recipes in a wild-beast feast. Come prepared to taste what nature provides and share your own stories and recipes with fellow hunters.

Managing Taxes for Agricultural Producers

December 10th, 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Internal Revenue Service continues to interpret and publish guidance and regulations pertaining to the tax legislation passed by Congress in December 2017. Many of the tax law changes took effect in 2018, while a number of other changes become effective over time. Some changes will become effective for the 2019 tax year. It will be helpful for taxpayers to stay informed of these changes in order to do the best job of managing their taxable income. Many of the details will be discussed at this seminar. Tax professionals will be available to answer questions.

How to Build Raised Beds and Container Gardens

November 23rd, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
There are many benefits associated with the use of raised beds and containers to grow specialty crops. Join us to learn how an elevated growing surface can be used to improve drainage and create a more favorable gardening experience. You will have the opportunity to view various styles of raised garden beds and container gardens, learn about alternative materials available for bed and container construction, and discuss the pros and cons of each construction material and style of bed/container.

How to Build Raised Beds and Container Gardens

November 23rd, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
There are many benefits associated with the use of raised beds and containers to grow specialty crops. Join us to learn how an elevated growing surface can be used to improve drainage and create a more favorable gardening experience. You will have the opportunity to view various styles of raised garden beds and container gardens, learn about alternative materials available for bed and container construction, and discuss the pros and cons of each construction material and style of bed/container. During the workshop, you will also have the opportunity to assist with the construction of two novel raised bed and container growing structures.

OKFutures Moving Forward: 2019 Professional Development Conference

November 2nd, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, the OKFutures Moving Forward: 2019 Professional Development Conference is a wonderful training opportunity for both professionals and parents. This event will offer sessions on topics like brain development, learning through play, trauma-informed care and more! And participants will develop skills in managing behaviors, child/adult interactions, trauma and other existing barriers when working with children, birth to five years old. In addition, participants can earn six formal training hours through the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development or six Continuing Education Units. Registration is only $15 and includes lunch and snacks.

Fall Skin Care Class at Champion Public Library

October 30th, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us at our SOLS Branches for a Fall Skin Care class. The classes will be held at specific dates and times in the month of October. Call your local SOLS branch to sign up, space is limited to 20 guests per class. You don't want to miss it!

Using Grazing to Manage Wildlife Habitat

October 29th, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Most people think cattle and wildlife are incompatible. This is not the case. When managed correctly, native rangelands can produce optimal wildlife habitat and forage production for cattle. When native rangelands are not utilized or are overutilized, both cattle and wildlife suffer. Come find out how you can use cattle, fire and mechanical means to make productive rangelands that will benefit your cattle and wildlife.

Introduction to Land Stewardship

October 15th, 2019 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Aldo Leopold, the father of modern conservation, once stated, “Wildlife can be restored by the creative use of the same tools which have heretofore destroyed it — axe, cow, plow, match and gun." Ultimately, these same tools can be used to manage landscapes for land stewardship outcomes. This course will provide you with an understanding of the principles, processes and tools to effectively implement land-stewardship-focused management strategies on your operation. The focus will primarily be on applying Aldo Leopold’s five tools to meet stewardship goals and objectives.

Manufacturing Day

October 10th, 2019 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Manufacturing Day on October 10th from 9am to 2pm. Open to the public and seniors from sending schools are invited to take part in exploring the world of manufacturing.

College and Career Expo

October 8th, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
College and Career Expo is for students and adults looking for more information about college enrollment, financial aid, and career options.