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Market Gardening School

What
  • Conference
  • wildlife management
  • produce grower
  • Sustainability
  • fruit
  • safety
  • educational course
  • sustainable ag
  • vegetable
  • Master Gardener
When Aug 29, 2017 06:00 PM to
Oct 17, 2017 09:00 PM
Where Noble Foundation, Ardmore
Contact Name
Contact Phone 405-744-5404
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Registration fee: $60 per individual or $90 per couple (one set of handouts only) Includes registration for Protected Ag Conference on 10/17/17

Handouts included with the registration:

  • Each session’s notes
  • Fact sheets
  • Oklahoman’s Guide to Growing Fruits, Nuts, & Vegetables Handbook

Time frame:  Eight consecutive Tuesdays 6:00 to 9:00 pm beginning August 29 through October 17, 2017.

Brochure and Registration form

On-line Registration or mail your registration and payment to: Oklahoma Market Gardening Course, c/o Stephanie Larimer 405-744-5404, 358 Agricultural Hall, Stillwater, OK 74074-6027

 Course Outline

Purpose: To familiarize current and future fresh market producers with management, production, and marketing techniques for fresh produce. 

Week One: Tuesday 8/29/17, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Getting started/resource management

Week Two: Tuesday 9/05/17, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Pecan-strawberry-fruit production

Week Three: Tuesday 9/12/17, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Soils and fertilizer management

Week Four: Tuesday 9/19/17, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Weed and Wildlife Management

Week Five: Tuesday 9/26/17, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Insect Management and Irrigation

Week Six: Tuesday 10/03/17, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Vegetable Production

Week Seven: Tuesday 10/10/17, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Marketing and Food Safety

Week Eight: Tuesday 10/17/17, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Protected Ag Conference

Course Presenters:

Mr. Steve Upson, Ag Consultant, Noble Foundation, Ardmore
Dr. Joshua Ringer, Ag Educator, OSU Stillwater
Dr. Lynn Brandenberger, Vegetable Extension/Research, OSU, Stillwater
Dr. Eric Rebek, Horticultural Entomologist, OSU, Stillwater
Ms. Becky Carroll, Fruit Physiology, OSU, Stillwater
Mr. Michael Porter, Wildlife Consultant, Noble Foundation, Ardmore
Dr. Charles Rohla, Assistant Professor, Noble Foundation, Ardmore
Dr. James Shrefler, Extension Horticulturist, OSU, Durant
Ms. Chris Kirby, Marketing Coordinator, Oklahoma Wheat Commission, Oklahoma City
Dr. William McGlynn, Fruit-vegetable Processing Research/Extension, OSU, Stillwater