Education Events

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.

Responsible Beverage Service and Sales Training

April 18th, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
---------------Free Training--------------- Responsible Beverage Service and Sales is a free ABLE approved server training that will fulfill requirements for an ABLE employee license.

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.

Managing Vegetable Crops

April 16th, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Growing vegetables in the Southern Great Plains can be rewarding and profitable, but it doesn’t come without challenges. Weather, pests, and limited soil and water resources all combine to frustrate even seasoned growers. This course is designed to focus on the cultural practices, specific to each group of vegetable crops, that will reduce risk and increase success.

Finance 101: Retirement

April 11th, 2019 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
This Finance 101 session provides information about employer retirement plans and different IRAs. Lunch will be available at 11:45 for guests to get their plates and be seated. Availability is limited, so please RSVP to Casey at [email protected] This event is for AYP members only.

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.