Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

Agricultural News

Noble Research Institute Offers Fruit, Vegetable Growers Insight at Protected Agriculture Conference

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:10:26 CDT

Noble Research Institute Offers Fruit, Vegetable Growers Insight at Protected Agriculture Conference Fruit and vegetable growers in the Southern Great Plains are all too familiar with a simple truth: weather can ruin a crop. Too little or too much rain or sunshine, as well as swings in temperature, can damage or completely negate fruit and vegetable production.

But there is a way to help. Protected agriculture, which includes high-tunnel hoop houses, helps minimize the impacts of weather and helps individuals become sustainable producers in their backyard and beyond.

To showcase the many ways to make fruit and vegetable production more sustainable, the Noble Research Institute will host a two-day Protected Agriculture Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 17, and Wednesday, Oct. 18.

“Over the past several years, there has been growing interest in people wanting to grow their own food or have the knowledge of where their food comes from,” said Charles Rohla, Ph.D., Noble Research Institute pecan and specialty agriculture systems manager. “This workshop will include in-class seminars as well as in-field, hands-on experiences where attendees are in the middle of the action, helping them learn by participating with our experts.”

This workshop will focus on the many aspects of protected agriculture, including weather risks and using high-tunnel hoop houses. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Noble Research Institute’s hoop house complex to see the many possibilities on the second day of the conference.

Day 1 of the conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 710 Premier Parkway in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Day 2 will be from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Noble Research Institute Kruse Auditorium.

Registration fee is $25. For hotel reservations, please contact the Hilton Garden Inn at 580-226-2223, select option 0 to speak with the front desk person, and ask for the Noble Research Institute block. For more information or to register for the conference, please click here, or contact Danielle Pacifico at 580-224-6376 or Trisha DeLozier at 580-224-6377.

Source - Noble Research Institute



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Edmond FFA's Trevor Lucas Named Successor to Retiring OK FFA Executive Secretary Kent Boggs  Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:22:05 CDT
  • Cattle Market Under Pressure as Spring Season Kicks-Off with Growing Supply Situation and Drought  Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:41:11 CDT
  • Friday Preopening Market Update with Dave Lanning  Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:03:33 CDT
  • Atop the RON Rural Soapbox - Former Secretary John Block "Ag Day & RFS"  Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:23:49 CDT
  • Omnibus Clears Senate- Ready for President to Sign- Includes Key Policy Isues for Farmers and Ranchers  Fri, 23 Mar 2018 03:29:20 CDT
  • R-Calf USA Loves President Trump's Plan for Tariffs Against China  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:32:19 CDT
  • Wind Industry Nervous Over State Legislature's Flirtations with Retroactive Cuts to Existing Incentives  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:16:28 CDT
  • Five-Dollar Wheat has Come and Gone but OSU's Kim Anderson says there's Potential to See it Again  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:17:38 CDT

  • More Headlines...

    Find more about Weather in Oklahoma City, OK
    © 2008-2018 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.