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Resilient Southern Plains Agriculture and Forestry in a Varying and Changing Climate

This 1.5-day conference is for invited researchers, extension professionals, and stakeholders from the Southern Plains region of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas to identify regional research and extension priorities and develop a 10-year strategic roadmap for ensuring resilient agricultural and forestry systems in the face of varying and changing climatic patterns.



Complete Agenda

Day 1: Stakeholder Input (70 attendees)

  • Key presentations on the current understanding of varying and changing climate and other factors with their impacts on the Southern Plains agriculture and forestry will provide a backdrop for stakeholders to organize their input for the afternoon breakout sessions
  • Gather stakeholder input regarding priority research and extension needs

Day 2: Working Committee Member Discussions (30 attendees with stakeholders welcome)

  • Focused planning for development of the strategic roadmap
  • Group will break into topic groups following a list of key issues and will produce detailed outlines for their section of the roadmap

Transportation Reimbursement

Those who would like their transportation cost reimbursed, please complete and return both the Travel Reimbursement Request form and a W-9 form to Danielle Kalisek ( Both forms must be completed and returned for us to be able to reimburse you. 

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Hotel Blocks

Baymont Inn & Suites ($75 for single room; $80 for double room)
Address: 1707 SW 27th St, El Reno, OK 73036
Phone: (405) 295-8556
We have rooms blocked: Reference “Redlands Community College” along with your name when making your reservation to receive this rate.

Holiday Inn Express – El  Reno (Sold Out of Rooms)
1817 SW 27th Street
Phone: 405-422-1155
Fax: 405-422-1166
We have rooms blocked: Reference “Redlands Community College” along with your name when making your reservation to receive this rate

Tuesday Evening Chuck Wagon Dinner with speaker Jimmy Emmons

Darlington Chapel
5005 Darlington Road
El Reno, OK 73036 


  1. Starting from Redlands Community College (1300 S Country Club Rd) go NORTH on South Country Club Road
  2. Turn RIGHT onto Sunset Drive / Route 66 (1.0 miles)
  3. Turn LEFT on Choctaw Ave / US-81 N  (3.4 miles)
  4. Turn LEFT onto Darlington Road (3.0 miles)
  5. Turn LEFT at stop sign toward gates:  you have arrived at Darlington *you will see the chapel to your left
  6. Follow the signs on around to Ag Hall (Building #81) for parking


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