• Farm & Ranch

    An Interesting Year for the Oklahoma Climate

    By Everett Brazil III The Southern Great Plains has seen a cool, wet spring, driven by El Nino conditions that led to record rainfall in May and hampering wheat harvest and crop planting. While the [...]
  • Attractions

    Stand Watie

    By Judy Wade             Stand Watie was the only Native American to be commissioned a Confederate Brigadier General during the Civil War. His name became greatly feared by union sympathizers.             Born in Oothcaloga, Cherokee [...]
  • Equine

    Keeping the Legend Alive

    For rodeo fans, there are names that bring instant recognition. Hearing Trevor Brazile, Tuf Cooper, or Junior Nogueira promptly recalls fast loops and incredible accuracy. There is no doubt that today’s stars have revolutionized the [...]
  • Attractions

    Visit Elk City

    By Lanna Mills             Head to the western part of the state to the town of Elk City. It is right along Interstate 40 and Route 66. The town is just big enough to offer [...]
  • Country Lifestyle

    Physicist, Priest, Vintner

    The Reverend Bob Wickizer Forty-three years ago, in France, a stunning and unfathomable event that came to be known as the Judgment of Paris revolutionized the wine industry.  At the time, France was clearly the [...]
  • Equine

    Suspensory Ligament Injuries

    By Garrett Metcalf, DVM The suspensory ligament is a very important structure to the locomotion, soundness and support of the lower limb of a horse. It is a common tissue that can become injured acutely [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    New Paraquat Requirements

    By Everett Brazile III Paraquat has long been used as a broad-spectrum herbicide, as it attacks a variety of weeds across the state. Applicators using the herbicide will now have to follow additional requirements for [...]
  • Equine

    Cowboy Chizm

    By Ddee Haynes Located in western Oklahoma is the small town of Carnegie. With a population of less than 2,000, Carnegie doesn’t even have a stop light or a blinking light. What Carnegie does have [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    From Tree to Table

    It began in the mid-1980s when, alongside their father Len, Justin and Jared Miller began to grow and harvest pecans. As their knowledge of the industry grew, the brothers worked to evolve and expand the [...]
  • Country Lifestyle

    Welcome to God’s Country

    By Beth Watkins My husband has some unique and profound sayings, the latest one being said as we traveled north on State Highway 75. In his words and accented by his rich southern twang and [...]
  • Equine

    Take it to the Extreme in 2020

    The Extreme Mustang Makeover is moving from September to January to join up with the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo (FWSSR) – January 23-25, 2020. The Mustang Heritage Foundation is excited about the [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    Biosecurity at the Farm Level

    Barry Whitworth, DVM Area Food/Animal Quality and Health Specialist for Eastern Oklahoma  Recent events such as African Swine Fever in China, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea at the Oklahoma Youth Expo and Virulent Newcastle Disease in California [...]
  • Country Lifestyle

    TWO CAREERS – LIKE OIL AND WATER

    By Jan Sikes There are some careers that blend together seamlessly, and others that don’t mix quite so easily. That is the case with music artist and school teacher/coach, Wesley Michael Hayes. Born in Muskogee, [...]
  • Country Lifestyle

    Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur

    On January 14, 2019, Blayne Arthur was sworn in as the Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture. While many women have made careers in agriculture, Secretary Arthur’s position holds a special distinction – she’s the first female [...]
  • Equine

    Foal Diarrhea: A Smelly Situation

    By Garrett Metcalf, DVM This time of year is a wonderful period when new life is brought into the world for many farmers and ranchers, especially those foaling horses. After counting the days, preparing the [...]
  • Attractions

    Backroads Bites: Smokin’ Joe’s Rib Ranch

    Jollyville, Oklahoma A few weeks ago, some friends managed to talk my boyfriend and me into driving south of Davis, Okla., to eat at Smokin’ Joe’s Rib Ranch. Just to clarify, this 40 minute trip [...]
  • Outdoors

    Land Judging: More than Just a Contest

    Amy Seiger State of Oklahoma Soil Health Coordinator It was the spring of 1989 when an all-out war of the ages broke out into the Overturf house of Stonewall, Okla. Gene and Susie Overturf, my [...]

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Physicist, Priest, Vintner

July 8, 2019 0
The Reverend Bob Wickizer Forty-three years ago, in France, a stunning and unfathomable event that came to be known as the Judgment of Paris revolutionized the wine industry.  At the time, France was clearly the […]
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Upcoming Events

May
21
Tue
all-day Bison Exhibit at Chisholm Trail @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Bison Exhibit at Chisholm Trail @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
May 21 – Jul 28 all-day
Ancient. Massive. Wild. This nationally touring exhibit explores the significance of the bison from pre-history, to their relationship with the plains indians, near extinction and current iconic status. Families and small groups are always welcome [...]
Jul
21
Sun
all-day Arabian Youth Nationals @ Oklahoma State Fair Park
Arabian Youth Nationals @ Oklahoma State Fair Park
Jul 21 – Jul 27 all-day
The Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, held annually at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, is one of the most prestigious Arabian horse shows in North America. Held in the Jim Norick Arena, this [...]
Jul
24
Wed
9:00 am SOLA SALE @ Sola Livestock Market
SOLA SALE @ Sola Livestock Market
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am
Come on out every Wednesday at 9 a.m., where we will be selling calves, yearlings, bulls, pairs and cows. For additional information, visit www.solallc.com or call 580-436-5033.
Jul
26
Fri
all-day Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show @ Pawnee Bill Ranch
Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show @ Pawnee Bill Ranch
Jul 26 – Jul 27 all-day
Saddle up for an authentic, immersive recreation of Pawnee Bill’s original Wild West Show this summer. For two evenings, the historic Pawnee Bill Ranch will transport guests back to the Old West to witness trick roping, trick shooting, [...]
Jul
30
Tue
all-day Managing Crop Load for Improved ... @ Noble Research Institute. McMillan Farm.
Managing Crop Load for Improved ... @ Noble Research Institute. McMillan Farm.
Jul 30 all-day
REGISTRATION FEE There is no registration fee for this event. Registration closes five business days before the event. GENERAL OVERVIEW Alternate bearing in pecans leads to problems associated with consistent production, quality and pricing. Proper [...]
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