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Educational Sessions

Conferences, Workshops and Webinars


2022

  • Shackelford Virtual Speaker Series

    Learn more about the Shackelford Virtual Series speakers and registration!

    January 13, 2022: Invasion Pathways and Integrated Management of Invasive Aquatic Plants with Lyn Gettys, Associate Professor of Agronomy, Aquatic and Wetland Plant Science Extension Specialist, University of Florida, Ft. Lauderdale.

    Watch the Video for Invasion Pathways and Integrated Management of Invasive Aquatic Plants

     

    February 17, 2022: Empowering Women Farmers with Farm Management Training in Turkey and Central America with Robin Brumfield, Professor and Specialist in Farm Management, Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Brunswick.

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    March 10, 2022: Landscaping with Natives for Butterflies and Pollinators with Bill Farris, Grower and Consultant, Norman, Oklahoma.

    Watch the Video for Landscaping with Natives for Butterflies and Pollinators

     

    April 14, 2022: Gold in Our Midst: The Hidden Value of Our Parks and Special Places with Lenny Hughes, Landscape Architect and Vice President, Halff Associates, Inc., Richardson, Texas.

     

    May 12, 2022: Timelines to Market: Selecting Trees for Resilient Future Urban Forests with Nancy Buley, Honorary ASLA, Director of Communications, J. Frank Schmidt and Son Co., Boring, Oregon.

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    June 9, 2022: Border Management in Timor Leste and Indonesia: Trade Facilitation Stimulates Cross Border Trade and Enforcement to Protect Against the Introduction of Invasive Species with Tony Cambas, Manager of International Trade, Mississippi Small Business Development Center, The University of Mississippi, Gulfport.

    Watch the Video for Border Management in Timore Leste and Indonesia 

     

    July 14, 2022: The Ethnobotany of the Lower Great Plains with Garry Vernon McDonald, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

    Watch the Video for Ethnobotany of the Lower Great Plains

     

    August 18, 2022: Provenance Matters with Steve Bieberich, owner and Kadin Bieberich, Sunshine Nursery, Clinton, Oklahoma.

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    September 15, 2022: In Quest of Tomorrow's Medicines from Native Plants of the U.S. Great Plains with Barbara Timmermann, University Distinguished Professor, Department Chair, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence.

    Watch the Video for the Quest of Tomorrow's Medicines from Native Plants of the U.S. Great Plains

     

    October 6, 2022: Evaluating the Invasive Potential of Popular Ornamental Plants, and Their Cultivars with Sandra B. Wilson, Professor, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida, Gainesville.

     

    November 10: Trending Phenomena in Sustainable Park Development with Qing Luo.

     

    December 8: Plants that Just Keep Giving with Brian Chojnacki.

     

  • In-person Horticulture Events

    April 25. How to Propagate Grafted Vegetables Workshop @ Murray State College.  This two-hour workshop from 1-3 p.m. will introduce the concept of vegetable grafting and then demonstrate how to make grafted tomato, pepper, and watermelon. Participants will have hands-on practice on making grafted vegetables. Please register online by March 1 in order to ensure sufficient plant materials for hands-on learning. Contact Bizhen Hu for additional information.

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    May 2. Grafted Vegetable Propagation and Production in Hydroponics and Aquaponics @ OSU Greenhouse Learning Center, Stillwater. This two-hour workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. will introduce the concept of vegetable grafting and then demonstrate how to make grafted tomato, pepper, and watermelon. Participants will have hands-on practice on making grafted vegetables. After the grafted vegetable propagation section, we will tour the grafted vegetable production in hydroponics and aquaponics at the research greenhouse.

    Please register online by March 1 to ensure plant materials for hands-on learning. Please wear a mask as we will be indoors. Contact Bizhen Hu for additional information.

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    July 12. Grafted Watermelon and Tomato Field Production @ Micah Anderson's Farm. This field tour from 9 to 11 a.m. will demonstrate the grafted watermelon and grafted tomato production in the open field. Co-sponsored by Langston University.  The event is free, but please register for the event by July 10. Contact Bizhen Hu for additional information.

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    July 18: Grafted Tomato and Watermelon Field Production @ Don Blehm's Farm, Hitchcock, OK. This one hour field tour from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. will demonstrate grafted tomato and watermelon production in the hood house and open field. The event is free, but registration is requested. Contact Bizhen Hu for additional information.

    Registration Link

     

    July 20.  A Celebration of Herbaceous and Woody Ornamentals at Cann Memorial Gardens, Ponca City.  Terri Connor and Tammy Anderson, Cann Memorial Gardens, Ponca City; Kay County Extension Service and OSU, Stillwater.

     

    July 25. Summer Field Day @ Cimarron Valley Research Station, Perkins, OK. 

    This 2-hour field day from 9 to 11 a.m. will demonstrate the fruit, pecan, and vegetable production and research at the Cimarron Valley Research Station. Topics will include grafted watermelon, pepper, and tomato production, sweet potato production, cover cropping for pollinators, asparagus establishment and variety trial, broccoli variety trial, snap bean variety trial, grapevine production, and pecan crop load and need for thinning. The field day is free, but registration is required. Contact Bizhen Hu for additional information.

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    September 29. A Plant Walk at Panhandle State University.  Panhandle State University, Bidwell; Texas County Cooperative Extension Service; OSU, Stillwater.

     

    *Workshop dates and delivery formats subject to change

  • Master Gardener Conference, October 6-7
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