The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.

Agricultural Events

The Noble Foundation offers many educational opportunities that are open to the public. With subjects ranging from forages to hunter safety to horticulture, these events are interesting and informative. Make plans to attend today!

For more information about agricultural events, contact Danielle Pacifico at 580-224-6376 or Tracy Cumbie 580-224-6292 at the Noble Foundation.

The Noble Foundation campus and events are:
Tobacco Free

Jan 17, 2017
Pecan and Fruit Orchard Establishment
The success of a pecan or fruit orchard starts prior to establishment. Learn the importance of site selection and orchard design, along with recommended varieties. Tips on how to properly plant trees and early management critical to the success of a new orchard will also be discussed.
Location: Noble Foundation Kruse Auditorium
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
There is no fee for this event.

Jan 19, 2017
Dormant Season Prescribed Burn Field Day
Prescribed burning is a natural process that can be effectively used in land resource management, but it must be used in a safe and proper manner. This field day is designed to introduce participants to the various aspects of burning, how to conduct a safe burn and give a hands-on experience. If weather permits, demonstration burns will be conducted. Registration fee includes lunch.
Location: Noble Foundation Oswalt Road Ranch
Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Registration fee: $20.00

Feb 16, 2017
Integrity Beef Alliance Meeting
The Integrity Beef Alliance is a cow/calf program with goals to increase marketability of ranch-raised calves through: increase in brand recognition, addition of stacked value-added traits and volume sales of high quality calves. The winter Integrity Beef Alliance membership meeting will allow producers interested in or new to the program to meet seasoned program producers and to learn about program specifics and the protocol for the upcoming year. Registration is $20 for nonmembers.
Location: Ardmore Convention Center
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Registration fee: $20.00
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Feb 24, 2017
Texoma Cattlemen’s Conference: The Future of Sustainable Beef
The beef industry continues to improve efficiencies and enhance production within each sector of the industry, which results in a more sustainable product for consumers. Attendees will hear from leaders in each sector of the industry as they describe their contributions toward the future of sustainable beef. Noble Foundation researchers will provide an update on current research and technologies being implemented on the Foundation’s research and demonstration farms. Trade show will begin at 8 a.m. Registration fee includes lunch, with special pricing available for students and government personnel.
Location: Ardmore Convention Center
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration fee: $40.00

Mar 9, 2017
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Workshop
BQA raises consumer confidence through proper management education and guidelines for the beef industry. This workshop will give insight into BQA standards for animal care, record-keeping, nutrition and carcass quality. Participants can become BQA certified with successful completion of the workshop and a test.
Location: Noble Foundation Kruse Auditorium
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
There is no fee for this event.