In 2014, Cross Timbers partnered with the USDA-NRCS, OSU-OKC and OSU Extension Service to launch the first annual sustainable and organic production conference designed for beginning AND advanced growers.  ​Since then, every year we have continued to offer workshops, conferences and tours to growing numbers of interested participants.

Organic Oklahoma 2016

Thursday – October 6
8:00-8:30           Coffee & Conference Registration (Student Center – 3rd Floor Conference Center)
8:30-9:30           Welcome to Organic Oklahoma 2016 from NRCS & Overview of Programs -  Gary O’Neill
9:30-10:30         Organic Fruit and Vegetable Production - Dr. Elena Garcia – University of Arkansas
10:30-10:45       Break
10:45-11:45       Food Safety Modernization Act:  Oklahoma Training Programs – Dr. Lynn Brandenberger
12:00                  Lunch

1:30-2:00           Organic Pest Control - Dr John Damione

1:30-2:00           High Tunnel Fruit Production – Dr. Elena Garcia
2:00-2:15           Break
2:15-2:45           Introducing a Non-native Tree Grain Species in Oklahoma  -- Steve Lucas (OK Producer)     

2:45-3:15           Transitioning to Agro-Forestry in Oklahoma – Dr. Joshua Ringer                                     
3:15-3:45           Traditional and Indigenous Crops – Dr. Joshua Ringer
3:45-4:15           Soil Health – Dr. Hailin Zhang               
4:30                   Adjourn

 Friday – October 7
8:00-8:30           Coffee and Registration
8:30-8:45          Welcome and Announcements
8:45-9:45           The Future of Organic Agriculture - Dr. Kathleen Delate – Iowa State University 

9:45-10:15         Low Pressure Drip Irrigation - Dr. Saleh Taghvaeian
10:15-10:45       Varieties of Kale and Mustard for High Tunnels – Dr. Jim Shrefler
10:45-11:00       Break
11:00-11:30      Cover Crops in High Tunnels – Dr. Lynn Brandenberger
11:30-12:00       Row Covers for Squash IPM – Dr. George Driever
12:00                Lunch
1:00-3:00           Hands-On Demonstrations                                                                                                                            *Seed inoculation techniques    

*Hand tool Selection                                                                                                                                              
*Hand tool maintenance    

 *Vegetable Duster       

 *USDA Demos

Sample of Past Events:

2016 Organic OK Conference

October 6 & 7, 2016 - OSU-OKC, Oklahoma City, OK

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Two days of great topics  Lunch both days is included.