January 10 & 11, 2014 –
Tulsa, OK - "Improving Your Production Tool Box" - This year’s meeting will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. HIS is one of the best educational bargains around with reasonable registration rates and loads of information given during both days. Nationally known keynote speakers are brought in each year to share their knowledge and experience at the conference. The location for this year’s HIS conference is the Tulsa Community College NE campus located at 3727 East Apache street in Tulsa. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. William Lamont Penn State University. Program and more information will is available at http://www.hortla.okstate.edu/his/index.htm
Jan. 16 through March 6, 2014
Cleveland Cooperative Extension Office, Norman, OK
Excellent 8 week course that meets once a week to familiarize current and future fresh market producers with management, production, and marketing techniques for fresh produce – If you are currently producing or thinking about growing fruits & vegetables, this 8 week course is for you. Program information available here.
January 15 - 18, 2014
Mobile, AL - "Practical Tools & Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms”. If your interest is commercial vegetable production, specialty crop production, livestock production, farm to school, urban agriculture, marketing, food hubs, farm business management, food and farm policy, or community food systems, and sustainability is important to you, then this is the conference for you. For the program & more information - http://ssawg.org/january-2014-conference
Saturday, February 8, 2014, Okmulgee, OK
Extreme Gardening – Plasticulture Techniques for Oklahoma’s Worst Weather – Featured Speaker, Itzhak Esquira - Israeli Horticulture & Plasticulture Specialist - Practical growing information about growing fruits & vegetables in plastic. Registration $10.00 by Feb. 3 and includes lunch. Late registration and at the door $15.00.
RSVP Janet Burns at 405-522-5509
February 28 & March 1, 2014
OSU-Oklahoma City Agriculture Technologies Center
First annual sustainable & organic production conference for beginning and advanced growers. Program emphasis on hands-on techniques, variety selection, expert speakers, tours and much more. www.osuokc.edu/OrganicOklahoma
April 15 – 18, 2014
Join more than 1,000 food service professionals, farmers, educators, youth leaders, policy makers, advocates, state/federal agency professionals, entrepreneurs, public health professionals and others—working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America - www.farmtoconference.org
Oklahoma School Nutrition Association Conference – June 16 – 18, 2014, Tulsa, OK – Super Heroes: Here to Save the Day, by being all that we can be for ourselves, our family and the children we serve. – More information can be found at: www.snaofok.org