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The Kerr Center
for Sustainable Agriculture
24456 Kerr Road
Poteau, OK 74953-8163
Phone: 918-647-9123
Fax: 918-647-8712


James E. Horne, PhD.,

Simon Billy,
Foreman, Ranch Operations

Barbara Chester, Corporate Secretary

Hannah Daniels, Administrative Assistant

Daryl Davis,
Repair/Maint. & Program Assistant

Bill Edgar,
Horticulture Program Assistant

George Kuepper,
Horticulture Manager

Will Lathrop,
Cattle Manager

Maura McDermott,
Communications Director

Lena Moore,
Administrative Assistant

David Redhage,
Interim Chief Program Officer; SARE PDP Program Manager

Liz Speake,
Interim Administrative & Financial Officer; Corporate Treasurer

Wylie Harris,
Contract Communications Specialist

For more information on staff click here




Kerr Sign

The Kerr Center is located at 24456 Kerr Road, just off Highway 271, about four miles southwest of Poteau, Oklahoma. Look for the Kerr Center sign (see photo) on the south side of the road.

From Sallisaw, Oklahoma, on I-40, exit onto highway 59 south, traveling 36 miles to Poteau. Continue on highway 271 through Poteau and south to Kerr Center.

Alternatively, as you enter Poteau, take the Highway 59 by-pass (Cavanal Expressway) to the Highway 271 exit. Turn right (south) and go about four miles. Turn onto Kerr Road just before Kerr Center sign.

From McAlester, Oklahoma, highway 69. Take US 270 East through Wilburton, Red Oak and Fanshawe. When highway 271 joins 270, continue east/northeast through Wister. Kerr Center is located two-three miles beyond Wister. Watch for Kerr Center sign on right and turn onto Kerr Road just after passing sign.

Public tours of the farm and ranch are conducted the second Tuesday of each month. All other visits must be arranged in advance. Click here for schedule, cost and other information.



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The Kerr Center
for Sustainable Agriculture
24456 Kerr Road
Poteau, OK 74953-8163
Phone: 918-647-9123
Fax: 918-647-8712

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