Events

Women in Agriculture Conference Oct. 14-15 at Moore Norman Technology Center in Oklahoma City

There is an upcoming statewide conference for women in agriculture and small business, Oct. 14-15 at the Moore Norman Technology Center in Oklahoma City. With two exciting keynote speakers and concurrent session tracks for agriculture, alternative enterprises and small business concerns, there is something for everyone. Michele Payn-Knoper (www.causematters.com), a social media champion of agriculture, will kick off the conference and Karen Hill, President of Training Professionals, Inc. will close with “Yesterday’s Peacock is Tomorrow’s Feather Duster”. Registration information is also available on our website: http://okwomeninagandsmallbusiness.com/

The hotel room block is reserved until Sept. 15. The early registration deadline for the conference is Oct. 7.

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Oklahoma Recycling Seminar Oct. 15

Oklahoma Connections: Sharing Local Solutions” will be held on Friday, October 15 at the OSU ConocoPhillips Alumni Center in Stillwater.  The full day seminar is designed for city and county government officials, recycling professionals, community and business leaders, educators, students and Oklahoma residents interested in the business of recycling or expanding local programs.
 

 Participants will receive the latest updates on local recycling markets, successful community programs and tips for businesses, schools and governments, while also having time to network with experts and peers.  The seminar program agenda, registration forms and exhibitor information can be found at www.recycleok.org/events-activities.php

The seminar is hosted by the Oklahoma Recycling Association and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma Environmental Management Authority, Sierra Club – Oklahoma Chapter, and OGE Energy Corp.  Any questions may be directed to info@recycleok.org

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Live Earth Oklahoma Event-Support Water Conservation

Live Earth Oklahoma scheduled for April 17-18, 2010 will include the largest eco-village ever to be held in Oklahoma, a 6K Run for Water (the average distance people in developing countries walk for water everyday), an environmentally friendly festival, a VIP Event, and a corporate forum. The Live Earth Oklahoma event will be free to the public, and will be held in the Oklahoma City Adventure District, utilizing Remington Park, the Oklahoma City Zoo, and The Softball Hall of Fame.
 
Booth or vendor application information will soon be available by clicking on the vendor link at http://liveearth.org/en/ Or contact Katie Wilkes-Ball at 405.979-0385 or wilkesball@cox.net for more information. 

The Live Earth Organization that began in 2007 with Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate In Crisis" will hold a ground breaking event, Live Earth Oklahoma on April 17 and 18, 2010. In this unprecedented event to support water conservation, as many as 192 countries will participate by hosting a series of 6K runs, educational activities, and concerts over the same 24 hour period. 

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January 20-23 Presenting Diverting Yard and City Waste from Landfills to Farms

January 20-23, 2010 I hope to see you at the Southern SAWG conference! The conference brings you the best in practical tools and training, along with new ideas for farming enterprises, and for developing healthy sustainable food and farming systems. Join Dr. Timothy LaSalle, CEO of the Rodale Institute, for a special pre-conference presentation where he will share compelling evidence that organic and sustainable farmers are the new heroes in the fight against global warming. Additionally, there are two important pre-conference events focused on community-based and non-governmental organizations where you can meet with managers of USDA grant programs, learn about funding opportunities, and network with sustainable agriculture and community food systems leaders from throughout the South.

 The conference includes classroom sessions, field trips, special events, and intensive courses, and a fabulous Taste of Tennessee dinner, featuring Hollis Watkins as keynote speaker.

Be sure to look me up!  I’m presenting from 4:00 to 5:30 on Saturday, January 23!  Diverting Yard and City Waste from Landfills to Farms — Waste from municipal and institutional sources can enable composting, mulching, and soil building on your farm, but it’s not always as simple as it seems. What are the advantages and the challenges of using local “waste” on your farm? What materials are easiest to compost and where can you get them? How do you avoid both contaminants and expensive equipment costs? Kathy Moore will share the results from years of composting practice on her farm, and the findings of her research using composted yard waste on garden plots. 

Happy New Year, and see you in Chattanooga! Kathy Moore, Anichini-Moore Ranch & Farm (OK).

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Fall Sale: Lower Prices Heritage Lamb and/or Pork!

Now is the time to take advantage of our temporary lower prices to stock up on heritage lamb and/or pork. We also have a few produce items to offer again this month.
Order on the Oklahoma Food Cooperative site or call (405) 823-8295.
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Oklahoma Recycling Seminar: Recycling Through a Recession

Save the Date! 
“Recycling Through a Recession” will be held on Tuesday, December 8 at the OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater. 
This full day seminar, hosted by the Oklahoma Recycling Association, Oklahoma
Department of Environmental Quality and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service,
is designed for city and county government officials, recycling professionals,
community leaders, educators, students and concerned citizens interested in the
business of recycling and expanding local programs.  More information and
exhibitor opportunities will be posted soon at www.recycleok.org

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