Oklahoma Grows:  tours + activities

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Tours and activities fill the day on Tuesday, November 7th

  1. Guided Striper Tour on Lake Texoma
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    Guided Striper Tour on Lake Texoma
    Departs Alberta Creek Marina at 7:00 a.m. for a morning of fun, fellowship and fishing for $150 per person for five hours with a guide, which includes all gear, snacks and drinks + cleaning/freezing your catch. *You must have a current OK fishing license (available at marina).
  2. Scramble Golf Tournament at WinStar Golf Course
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    Scramble Golf Tournament at WinStar Golf Course
    Tee off at 9:00 am, your $125 registration cost includes green fees, 1/2 cart, lunch and a drink ticket, as well as longest drive and closest to the pin games and your chance to win cash prizes.
  3. Tour and Dinner at Noble Research Institute in Ardmore
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    Tour and Dinner at Noble Research Institute in Ardmore
    Arrive at the Institute at 3:30 pm for guided tours of this remarkable horticultural research facility with some of the most unique greenhouses you will ever see, dinner and a keynote speaker ends the evening. $50 per person with limited space available.
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Steve Upson, Senior Consultant at Noble Research Institute, dinner speaker

Steve Upson serves as a horticulture consultant in the producer relations program. In addition to his consultation services, he serves as a technical adviser to the Center for Pecan and Specialty Agriculture. In hobby horticulture, he specializes in raised bed and container gardening. He also provides consulting services to organizations needing assistance with community and school garden design and management. In commercial horticulture, he specializes in vegetable plasticulture and modified environmental (high tunnel hoop house) vegetable and small fruit production. Upson joined the Noble Research Institute in 1988.  Before coming to the Noble Research Institute, Upson managed a commercial vegetable farm and was an extension horticulture agent for Oklahoma State University.

Back to the Future: A brief look at how horticulture research, demonstration and education programming at the Noble Research Institute (NRI) has contributed to the specialty crop industry and how these efforts have uniquely positioned Noble to be a difference maker in the future.
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