Osage County - Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
Osage County Extension would like to welcome Kenda Woodburn and Bruce Peverley.
Kenda Woodburn-Horticulture Specialist
Highly experienced Horticulturist with a strong dedication to
testing new as well as utilizing old farming techniques
to grow sustainable edible foods.
Dynamic Horticulture Extension Educator with demonstrated capabilities in teaching youth and adults the cultural
histories of agriculture,
hands on agriculture and the future of sustainable agriculture in a rapidly
Caring and qualified horticulturist researcher/educator with over 20 years of experience working with various food
Horticulture Extension Educator, 04/2012 to Current
Oklahoma State University Extension Service Tulsa County – 4116 E 15th St. Tulsa, OK 74112
Developed and taught lessons on horticulture and helped create school gardens to promote student interest in
growing food crops and preserving the environment.
Successfully implemented community gardens
throughout Tulsa County along with other community partners.
Encouraged specialty crop production with an emphasis on native plants at various meetings throughout
the State of Oklahoma.
Established replicated variety trial plots of blackberry, peach and apple at the OSU Bixby Vegetable Research
Worked with commercial farmers helping with site selection, soil sampling, pond location, irrigation
management, proper variety selection, cultural care, harvesting and postharvest handling and marketing of
Answered questions from the general public concerning all aspects of cultural care of their home garden plants.
Worked with women from the Women in Recovery Program and with juvenile offenders to complete their
required community service hours by working in various community gardens under my supervision.
Bruce Peverley-Agriculture Educator
Professional SummaryWorked for Extension for over 30 years
Masters degree in Animal Science from Kansas State University
18+ years of experience as the NE OK Area Livestock Speicialist
Areas of Expertise
Cow/Calf nutrition and management
Stocker cattle nutrition and health
Horses, sheep and cattle experience
Strong background in range and pasture mangagement
Blayr Gourley-NREM Extension Associate
Blayr Gourley is the Oklahoma State University Natural Resource Ecology and Management Extension Web Specialist. She has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and a master’s degree in rangeland management. Prescribed fire and rangeland management are her passions. She has a lot of experience conducting prescribed fire in prairie, cross timbers and some experience in shrubland systems. She likes helping teach people about prescribed fire through trainings, meetings and social media. Blayr developed The Prairie Project, an Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma Gas and Electric funded educational website about the prairie ecosystem. She is on the eXtension Prescribed Fire leadership team. Blayr manages the social media presences of The Prairie Project and eXtension Prescribed Fire CoP. Blayr also assists in rangeland, wildlife and prescribed fire Extension. Blayr has recently accepted a half-time position as the Great Plains Fire Exchange coordinator, and will remain half time with OSU Extension.
Departmental Extension Websites
BEEF Cattle Extension: http://beefextension.com/
OK Rangelands: http://www.okrangelandswest.okstate.edu/
Animal Science: http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/exten/
Agricultural Economics: http://agecon.okstate.edu/extension.asp
Natural Resources & Ecology Management: http://nrem-old.okstate.edu/Extension/
Plant & Soil Science: http://pss.okstate.edu/extension
Entomology & Plant Pathology: http://entoplp.okstate.edu/