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Resources

Kerr Center Publications
2007 - Present

Livestock/Grazing

2007 Commercial Meat Goat Forage Performance (Buck) Test Report

2008 Commercial Meat Goat Forage Performance (Buck) Test Report

2009 Commercial Meat Goat Forage Performance (Buck) Test Report

2010 Commercial Meat Goat Forage Performance (Buck) Test Report

2011 Oklahoma Forage-Based Buck Test Report
by Mary Penick

2012 Oklahoma Forage-Based Buck Test Report
by Erin Campbell-Craven

Oklahoma Forage-Based Buck Test Summary Report: First Five Years (2007 - 2011)
by Mary Penick

Birthing Kit
(OKBFRP handout – April 2012)

Brush Control with Goats (2011)
by Elise Mitchell

Brush Control with Goats
by Elise Mitchell

Commercial Meat Goat Field Day (2011)

Cowboy Arithmetic (2011)
(how to estimate grass/forage in rotational grazing systems - Ann Wells, D.V.M.)

Electric Fencing Videos (2011)
How to attach insulators, tie flexible end loops, splice wires, and more

Enough Grass to Make Your Head... Rotate
(Field Notes, Summer, 2005 - basics of rotational grazing)

Extending the Grazing Season
(OKBFRP presentation - 2013)

Farm Made: A Guide to On-Farm Processing for Organic Producers, An Overview and Four Example Enterprises: Sorghum Syrup, Packaged Fresh Salad Greens or Salad Mix, Jams, Jellies and Spreads, and Table Eggs (Kerr Center, 2009)
by George Kuepper, Holly Born and Anne Fanatico
A must-read for current and prospective organic farmers who are considering adding a processing enterprise! This report provides an overview of the general requirements for organic certification and for food processing facilities, followed by chapters on four different on-farm enterprises: sorghum syrup, packaged fresh salad greens or salad mix, table eggs, and jams, jellies, and preserves.

For a printed copy, contact the Kerr Center by email or by phone (918.647.9123).

Forage Assessment Tools

Genetics for Grazing (2011)
(presentation – Mary Penick)

Goal Setting (2011)
(presentation – Mary Penick)

Goat Health Materials List

“Grass” and Grazing
(OKBFRP presentation – Ron Morrow, February 2012)

Hay, Fertility and Profit
(report – Chris Agee - 2011)

Healthy Soils, Healthy Livestock Workshop 2011

Herd Health Overview
(OKBFRP presentation - Dave Sparks, D.V.M., April 2012)

Holistic Approach to Animal Health and Well-Being
(report – Ann Wells, D.V.M. - 2011)

Management Intensive Grazing

Management Intensive Grazing fact sheet

Multi-species Grazing (Cattle and Goat) Field Day 2010

Pastured Poultry: Raising Chickens in a Grass-Based System

Pond-raised Prawns (Field Day, September, 2009)
Cashion farmer Jeremy Eaton welcomed visitors to observe and learn about the freshwater prawns (shrimp) he raises in the pond on his farm northwest of Oklahoma City.

Protecting Water Quality While Healing Erosion Caused by Livestock Trails
(Oklahoma Producer Grant Fact Sheet – Kim Barker – 2004)

Growing Cows for Grass (2011)
by Mary Penick

Kidding Overview
(OKBFRP presentation – Erin Campbell-Craven, April 2012)

Ranch Management Practices to Improve Water Quality
(Oklahoma Producer Grant Fact Sheet – Tom Gunn - 2008)

Raising Poultry on Forage (2010)

Setting up a Management Intensive Grazing System
(2012 intern report)

Soil Sampling and Analysis
(OKBFRP presentation – Brian Freking, OCES, February 2012)

Sustainable Livestock Production Circle
(OKBFRP handout – February 2012)

The True Cost of Hay
(2013 intern report)

Build a Chicken Tractor: Construction Plans (2012)

The Kerr Center Chicken Tractor 1.0: Description and Parts List (2010)

The Cattle and Chickens
(2012 intern presentation)

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Horticulture

Biological Control of Corn Earworm in Sweet Corn
(Oklahoma Producer Grant Fact Sheet – Jesse Snyder – 2004)

Comfrey (2009)

Cover Crops for Soil Improvement in Crops

Dry Edible Beans: An Alternative Crop for Small Producers in North Central Oklahoma
(Oklahoma Producer Grant Fact Sheet – Richard Ortez – 2008)

Development of Bean Seed Stocks
(Oklahoma Producer Grant Fact Sheet – Richard Ortez – 2011)

Drip and Micro Irrigation Suppliers
(OKBFRP handout –May 2012)

Exploring Biochar (2010)

A Few Facts about Biochar (2010)

Heirloom Vegetables, Genetic Diversity, and the Pursuit of Food Security (2008)

Heirloom Variety Trial Report: 2008: Okra

Heirloom Variety Trial Report: 2008: Sorghum

Heirloom Variety Trial Report 2009: Tomatoes

Heirloom Variety Trial Report 2009: Squash

Heirloom Variety Trial Report 2010: Sweet Potatoes

Heirloom Variety Trial Report 2011: Sweet Potatoes

Heirloom Variety Trial Report 2012: Sweet Potatoes

Heirloom Variety Trial Report 2010: Grafted Tomatoes

Heirloom Variety Trial Report 2010: Tomatoes

2011 Flour and Meal Corn Demonstration

2011 Organic No-Till Pumpkin Demonstration
Demonstration planting of pumpkins in SE Oklahoma: grown organically, no-till, some heirloom varieties, with summer cover crop comparison; color photos, variety descriptions, production methods, 8 pgs, sources.

2012 Three Sisters Trial

How to Take a Soil Sample (video)

Rotations, Cover Crops, and Green Fallow on the Cannon Horticulture
Project: A 2010 Status Report

Pesticides: Safety, Handling, and Application
(OKBFRP presentation - George Kuepper, July 2012)

A Production and Marketing Study of Sweet Onions for Southeastern Oklahoma
(Oklahoma Producer Grant Fact Sheet – Sam McClure – 2008)

Two-Barrel Nested Biochar Retort

Vegetable Crop Irrigation Chart
(OKBFRP handout –May 2012)

Supply and Equipment List
(OKBFRP handout –May 2012)

Supply and Equipment List
(OKBFRP handout – July 2012)

Using OSU Extension for Pest ID
(OKBFRP presentation - Jacob Delahoussaye, July 2012)

What Is Biochar?
(slideshow describing how to make biochar)

Where We Shop
Sources of seed, tools, & supplies for the Kerr Center's CannonHorticulture Project

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Organics

Cannon Organic Horticulture Demonstration Plot Rotation Scheme
(OKBFRP handout –May 2012)

A Basic Summary of the National Organic Program Manure and Manure - Compost Regulations

A Brief Overview of the History and Philosophy of Organic Agriculture (2010)

Blending Guide for Low-Analysis Fertilizers (2012)

Converting Bermuda Pasture to Organic Vegetable Production

Elements of Organic Gardening - Putting Your System Together
(OKBFRP presentation – George Kuepper, March 2012)

Elements of Organic Gardening Recap
(OKBFRP presentation – George Kuepper, May 2012)

Elements of Organic Farming: Weed, Insect, & Disease Management
(OKBFRP presentation - George Kuepper, July 2012)

Farm Made: A Guide to On-Farm Processing for Organic Producers, An Overview and Four Example Enterprises: Sorghum Syrup, Packaged Fresh Salad Greens or Salad Mix, Jams, Jellies and Spreads, and Table Eggs (Kerr Center, 2009)
by George Kuepper, Holly Born and Anne Fanatico
A must-read for current and prospective organic farmers who are considering adding a processing enterprise! This report provides an overview of the general requirements for organic certification and for food processing facilities, followed by chapters on four different on-farm enterprises: sorghum syrup, packaged fresh salad greens or salad mix, table eggs, and jams, jellies, and preserves.

For a printed copy, contact the Kerr Center by email or by phone (918.647.9123).

Foundation Farm Visit: A No-Till Farm Adventure
(2012 intern report)

How to Make Compost (video)

Hot Composting with the Berkeley Method
(2013 intern report)

Compost Presentation Notes
(OKBFRP 2013 handout)

Making Compost Tea

Making and Using Fermented Plant Juice

Organic Foods: What do We Need to Know About Them? (2007)

Organic Production In Oklahoma - Questions and Answers (2007)

Organic Techniques & Heirloom Varieties Field Day (2011)

Pesticides: Safety, Handling, and Application
(OKBFRP presentation - George Kuepper, July 2012)

Small Scale Organics: A Guidebook for the Non-certified Organic Grower
(Includes Guidelines and an Organic System Plan)
by George Kuepper
This Kerr Center publication simplifies the process of determining whether an organic farming operation is in compliance with the USDA standards.

Rotations, Cover Crops, and Green Fallow on the Cannon Horticulture
Project: A 2010 Status Report

Seeds, Seeding, and Growing Transplants
(OKBFRP presentation – Luke Freeman, May 2012)

Supply and Equipment List
(OKBFRP handout –May 2012)

Supply and Equipment List
(OKBFRP handout – July 2012)

Using OSU Extension for Pest ID
(OKBFRP presentation - Jacob Delahoussaye, July 2012)

Cover Crops for Soil Improvement in Crops

Worming the Way to a Greener Future: Vermicomposting for Municipal Organic Waste Disposal
(2012 internship-inspired undergraduate thesis)

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Season Extension

Hoop House How-to (2009)
This new publication explains, with step-by-step photos and illustrations, how to build
a low-cost hoop house of the design developed by Tod and Jamie Hanley.

Learn to Build a Hoop House Online (2011)
Slideshow complementing Hoop House How-to

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Conservation/Stewardship

Agroforestry Overview
(OKBFRP presentation - August 2013)

Agroforestry Report (2008)

Idle Impacts (2009)
(Energy savings for farm vehicles)

Riparian Area Management Techniques (2011)

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Buying & Selling Locally

Beyond Local (2010)

Closer to Home: Healthier Food, Farms and Families in Oklahoma (2007)
A look at Oklahoma’s food system from farm to table; information on nutrition, health and food access along with information about agricultural production and marketing have been combined to paint an in-depth portrait of food and agriculture in the Sooner State.

Farm Made: A Guide to On-Farm Processing for Organic Producers
(See description above)

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Local/Community Foods

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