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 public educational events, contact Jackie Kelley at the Noble Foundation: 580.224.6360 or jmkelley@noble.org

The Noble Foundation campus and events are:
Tobacco Free

Jan 14, 2015 to Jan 15, 2015
Prescribed Burn Workshop
Prescribed burning is an effective tool in land resource management, but it must be used in a safe and proper manner. This two-day workshop is designed to introduce participants to the various aspects of burning, how to conduct a safe burn and give a hands-on experience in a controlled setting. If weather permits, afternoon demonstration burns will be conducted. Participants are welcome to attend one or both days.
Location: Noble Foundation Pavilion
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
There is no fee for this event.
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Feb 3, 2015
Pecan Pruning Workshop
Attention to detail in the establishment years improves the possibility of early and enhanced production in a new pecan orchard. This workshop provides participants the opportunity to hone their skills by pruning young pecan trees with the experts.
Location: Mike Bynum's Orchard, 6681 Woodford Rd, Springer, Oklahoma
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
There is no fee for this event.
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Feb 10, 2015
Backyard Food Security: Small-Scale Food Production and Preservation Options for Urbanites, Part 1: Production Options
This ​two-part ​series ​will ​focus ​on ​options ​for ​growing ​a ​variety ​of ​fruit, ​vegetables ​and ​caged ​animals ​in ​limited ​spaces, ​such ​as ​the ​typical ​city ​backyard. ​The ​second ​session ​will ​cover ​topics ​on ​the ​nutritional ​advantage ​of ​consuming ​fresh ​and ​processed ​home ​grown ​foods, ​and ​the ​various ​options ​and ​costs ​associated ​with ​preserving ​the ​harvest.
Agenda and Registration Coming Soon
Location: Southern Oklahoma Technology Center
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
There is no fee for this event.

Feb 17, 2015
Integrity Beef Alliance Meeting
The Integrity Beef Alliance is a cow/calf program with the goal of increasing 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 coming year.
Agenda and Registration Coming Soon
Location: Noble Foundation Forage Improvement Division Atrium
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
There is no fee for this event.

Feb 17, 2015
Backyard Food Security: Small-Scale Food Production and Preservation Options for Urbanites, Part 2: Preserving the Harvest
This ​two-part ​series ​will ​focus ​on ​options ​for ​growing ​a ​variety ​of ​fruit, ​vegetables ​and ​caged ​animals ​in ​limited ​spaces, ​such ​as ​the ​typical ​city ​backyard. ​The ​second ​session ​will ​cover ​topics ​on ​the ​nutritional ​advantage ​of ​consuming ​fresh ​and ​processed ​home ​grown ​foods, ​and ​the ​various ​options ​and ​costs ​associated ​with ​preserving ​the ​harvest.
Agenda and Registration Coming Soon
Location: Southern Oklahoma Technology Center
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
There is no fee for this event.

Mar 5, 2015
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, recordkeeping, nutrition and carcass quality. Participants can become BQA-certified with successful completion of the workshop and a test.
Agenda and Registration Coming Soon
Location: Noble Foundation Kruse Auditorium
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
There is no fee for this event.

Mar 21, 2015
Texoma Cattlemen’s Conference
All phases of the cattle industry are experiencing record high markets. Producers will continue to face challenges and opportunities but at a new and higher level. This year’s conference will provide insight on how to successfully manage livestock operations during these record markets. Early-bird Registration Fee: $30 before January 30.
Agenda Coming Soon
Location: Ardmore Convention Center
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration fee: $40.00
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