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Rural Living Events - 2016|Barnyards & Backyards

Rural Living Events - 2016

Spring Plant Tour

June 6, 2016
Two tours - one begins at 1:30 pm, the other at 5:30 pm
Begins at Weed & Pest office
365 Whippoorwill Drive
Baggs, WY

Join us to welcome spring, learn to recognize local flora, discover some tidbits about which plants are edible.

Sign up early, bus seats fill up fast! For more information and sign up call the Ed. Center at 307-383-2228 or J Sheehan at 383-2228.


Vegetable Garden Troubleshooting

June 9 -10, 2016
9:00 am to 4:30 pm each day
Platte Country Fair Grounds
Wheatland, WY

Dig into troubleshooting vegetable garden problems before they turn your garden from a joy into a nightmare.

Registration required – Space is limited.  Cost for both days is $25 per person (includes handouts and refreshments.  Lunches are on your own.) Registration deadline is June 3rd close of business.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the UW Platte County Extension office at 307-322-3667, email or Registration can also be completed by stopping by the Extension Office located at 57 Antelope Gap Rd, Wheatland, WY 82201

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Wyoming Forage Field Day 2016

June 14, 2016
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sheridan Research and Extension Center (ShREC) at Sheridan College

Event is farmer-focused, “especially for those who want alfalfa and improved forages in their cropping/animal production systems and improve yield, quality and profitability.” There are more than 13 presentations, ranging from 10 to 40 minutes. A panel of producers is in the afternoon and machinery and equipment demonstrations end the day.
Full program details are at 

Register by calling ShREC at 307-673-2856 or at , or contact Islam at 307-766-4151 or

Mini Field Day

June 23, 2016
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Powell R&E Center
747 Road 9
Powell, WY

This mini field day will be focusing on Soil Health and Fertilizer Recommendation trial at the Powell R&E Center.  This trial is looking at adjusting nitrogen and phosphorus recommendations for pivot irrigation and limited water irrigation for sugar beet-dry bean- barley rotations.  This trial also has some insights to reduce tillage and barley on barley rotations.

Agenda for this field day is 30 minutes overview of trial, 30 minutes Q&A

Contact Jeremiah Vardiman, University of WY Extension, at 754-8836 for more information.

Powell R&E Center Field Day

July 19, 2016
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Powell R&E Center
747 Road 9
Powell, WY
Presenting various research projects at the Research and Extension (R&E) Center. Please RSVP for your spot at dinner.

For more information contact Samantha Fulton at 754-2223 or 

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