- Own or lease land for ranching, farming, and/or hunting,
- Have a garden of any size,
- Or are raising chickens in your backyard
We can help you further your success at no cost to you.
Our beginning gardening course covers the basics of:
- Site Selection
- Soil Testing and Amendments
- Garden Layout
- Plant Pairing
- Watering Systems
- Additional Requirements
Livestock Health & Nutrition
Seminars focusing on livestock health and nutrition cover a wide variety of animal husbandry practices.
- General care
- Parasite Control
Some seminars cover multiple livestock species, while others focus solely on a single animal such as: goats, cattle, poultry, or other requested livestock.
Begins April 10, 2021
The basic beekeeping course walks you through the fundamentals of beekeeping. You’ll learn:
- Management Practices
- Health Requirements
- Build Your Own Hive
Managing for Wildlife
Wildlife seminars explore deer, quail, turkey, and other wildlife survival needs. Learn how to dual purpose your farm and/or ranch creating a healthy habitat for the wildlife population. You’ll leave prepared for the next hunting season or excited to watch and enjoy nature’s beauty.
As one of our most popular courses, this seminar offers landowners an opportunity to have all their pond questions answered. We cover the fundamentals:
- Common Pond Plants
- Fish Stocking and Rates
- Livestock Needs
- Pond Construction
- Pond Placement
- Recreational Purposes
- Signs of Trouble
Healthy soils produce healthy forage vital for livestock and wildlife to thrive. Management practices include:
- Mechanical Treatments
- Native Grasses Vs. Introduced Grasses
- Prescribed Burn
What is your favorite cut of meat and why? Gain the tools you need to make informed decisions at the grocery store meat counter and giving processing instructions to the butcher.
From your favorite meats:
You will learn:
- Cuts of Meat
- Best Uses
- Tips for Preparation
Have an idea – Let us know!
We want to bring in the experts to address topics important to our district.
- Bing Maps, Drumright Area – Point to Bird’s Eye View then click on aerial. Find your farm and look at it with some of the latest aerial photos.
- Oklahoma Ag Markets – Here you’ll get the latest Ag Commodity markets.
- Oklahoma Agweather Mesonet – This site contains comprehensive agriculture weather information and has a link to the OKFire site (Range/Forest category) for burn ban information as well as a prescribed burn planner.
- Natural Resources Conservation Service Web Soil Survey – Find out what soil types your farm or ranch has.
- Noble Research Institute Agriculture Division – This site has all kinds of agriculture information and new research.
- Oklahoma Prescribed Burn Association
- Prescribed Burn Fact Sheets
- TractorData – Here you can look up the specifications on all farm tractors.