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2009 Master Agronomist

Jimmy Wayne Kinder

 

Jimmy Wayne Kinder is known, not only in his local community, but across

Oklahoma for his use of no-till in a wheat/stocker system.  Jimmy Wayne has been a presenter at several notill meetings including Hollis and the OSU/PSS sponsored No-Till meeting in Oklahoma City. He follows OSU recommendations and has been an early adopter of the Greenseeker technology, owning his own sensor. He routinely keeps OSU personnel abreast of current conditions in his area and is quick to entertain OSU folks to discuss no-till. An interview with Jimmy Wayne was included in a new OSU publication, No-Till cropping systems in Oklahoma.

He is always looking for a better way to increase his bottom line. His occupation is listed as Farmer/Rancher but in the recent past it would have been listed as Rancher/Farmer. For several years, notill forage wheat has been his livelihood, but with wheat grain prices as they were in 2008, he shifted into more of a notill grain system. He was an OKanola cooperator in 2006-7 and has used grain sorghum and sunflowers in his rotation in the past and has several acres of canola this year. Jimmy Wayne serves his community and agriculture by currently serving as President of the Cotton County Farm Bureau board and as a member of the Cotton County FSA committee, Cotton County Rural Water District #2 board, and the Walters Educational Foundation. He is a past participant in Oklahoma Ag Leadership program and is a past director for the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association He attends the Nazarene Church in Walters.

 

 

Ed Regier

 

Ed Regier owns and operates a diversified crop production farm in Garfierd county, just north of Enid. His current crop production system includes 3000 acres of wheat, soybeans, corn, graln sorghum, and sunflowers and has also grown winter canola. Ed was one of the first in Garfield county to implement No-Till production practices on his farm. Ed was also one of the first producers in the area to implement the use of a stripper header for his wheat harvesting system to assist with moisture savings for double crop production systems after harvested wheat.

Ed has worked with an array of Research and Extension specialists for the past ,13 years. His first on farm research project was with Dr. Tom peeper. At that time Dr. Peeper was working with crop rotations to reduce weed pressures in fields and also implement no-till production systems in northwest Oklahoma. while working within this project, Ed also participated in soybean variety plots that included some planting date type trials.  Reiger also began working with Rick Kochenower to experiment with early planting grain sorghum and with double crop grain sorghum production following wheat harvest. These trials included hybrid performance evaluations and also seeding rate and plant population studies for grain sorghum.

Ed was one of the first producers to participate in the OKANOLA project. This project was the first to look at growing winter canola in Oklahoma. Ed also worked with Dr, Randy Taylor, OCES Biomachiney specialist, on speed at seeding of canola.

Ed now participates in our producer presentations during region programs held in Enid. He has made presentations at the canola Growers conference and the Conservation Tillage 101 program held annually in Enid.  Ed has served on the Garfield county Program Planning and Advisory  committee to help direct crop production programming in Garfield County.

He has graciously allowed Researchers and Extension specialists to utilize his property for educational purposes and is very deserving of thls award from the Oklahoma State University Plant and Soil Sciences Department!