Education Events

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.

Improving Your Pecan Pesticide Utilization

April 30th, 2020 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
A major part of any pecan orchard management is the utilization of pesticides. The success of the orchard is dependent on the proper selection and application of pesticides. This includes your economic and efficacy considerations. This course will help you improve your pesticide management plan to increase the economic viability of your orchard.

Pond Management for Sport Fishing

April 23rd, 2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Course will be presented by Noble Research Institute-Wildlife & Fisheries Consultants. Even though sport fish management is the focus of the course, the instructors will address questions pertaining to any pond management goal including livestock water supply, landscape aesthetics, waterfowl management, etc.

Applying Beef Quality Assurance Practices

April 23rd, 2020 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Noble Research Institute consultants are taking Beef Quality Assurance to the ranch. During this workshop, you will see various demonstrations of and gain hands-on experience with all best management practices for working and weaning calves. Beef producers looking to improve their best management practices and ensure quality beef products in the food chain should join us.

Demonstrating Sprayers for Specialty Crops

April 21st, 2020 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
There is more to effective chemical weed and pest control than meets the eye. To achieve your desired results, you’ll need to select the right sprayer for the job, pay attention to sprayer calibration and use chemicals properly. During this field day, you will learn about the various types of sprayers available and have the opportunity to see some of them in operation. This course is designed to provide specialty crop growers with a basic understanding of the equipment and skills required to apply pesticides effectively, efficiently and safely.

Find and Eliminate Waste in Your Business

April 15th, 2020 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free Class presented by Industrial Solutions. This is a 3 hour seminar designed to be fun, interactive and meaningful to any business owner. Participants will learn how to cut waste from their business and be given some tools that can be implemented immediately and is cost effective.

Managing Eastern Bluebirds

April 7th, 2020 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Eastern bluebirds are among the most beautiful songbirds, which were declining up until the point that people began providing nest boxes for them. Come learn about eastern bluebirds, and other cavity-nesting songbirds, and how to build, place and manage their nest boxes. During this course, you will build a nest box that you can take home. You should also have the opportunity to view actual bluebird nesting activity in nest boxes.