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Rural Living Events - 2014|Barnyards & Backyards

Rural Living Events - 2014

Fresh Sausage Making

September 18, 2014
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.  
Room AS/MB 104 on the UW campus (Animal Science is north of 19th and Willet.  Enter from the west door).
Laramie, WY   

Let Warrie Means with UW's Animal Science Dept. teach you the secrets of making fresh sausage with domestic or wild meat.   $5.  Limit of 15 people.  Reserve by 9/12 with Suzanne at 721-4891.

Drying Food

September 18, 2014
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Lander Methodist Church
Lander, WY

Drying is an easy way to preserve food. Learn basic methods of drying fruits, vegetable, herbs, leathers and jerkies. Get inspired to create your own backpacking and camping meals!  All materials will be provided and participants will take home samples. For more information contact Joanne Slingerland at (307) 855-2330.

Annie's project

September 22-October 27
(Every Monday)
5:30-9:15 PM
Archer Complex Community House
Cheyenne, WY
Fee: $100 per person

Annie's Project - is a course especially for women who work in and around ag. Sessions in the six-week program include brief presentations and discussions focused on the participants' questions.  Annie's Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from female agricultural professionals and connect with other women in similar situations to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their operations. Session topics cover the areas of
•    Financial Records,
•    Production Records,
•    Marketing Plans and Risk Management,
•    Legal/Regulation Records and Documentation, and
•    Human Resources and Time Management.

Registration Form and Agenda  http://www.uwyo.edu/ces/county/laramie/files/2014-annies-project-brochure.pdf

Growing season round-up

September 23, 2014
7:00 pm
United Presbyterian Church
Corner of 11th and Ivinson Streets
Laramie, WY   

We'll discuss what happened this summer in club related projects and in our home gardens.  A Laramie Garden Club meeting will follow.

Vegetable Fermentation Demo

September 23, 2014
3:30 pm
Pushroot Community Garden, 7th & Amoretti
Lander, WY

Natural fermentation is one of the oldest means of food preservation. This hands-on workshop will focus on vegetable krauts.  Come learn how to make your own and get the scoop on the health benefits of fermented vegetables.  All materials are provided and you will make a jar of kraut to take home.  For more information contact Diane Saenz at (307) 332-2363.

Strengthening Community Agro-Security Preparedness (S-CAP)


September 24 & 25, 2014
8am – 4:30pm
UW Ag Resource Learning Center
2011 Fairgrounds Rd.
Casper, WY 82604

The S-CAP program is sponsored by Extension, the Extension Disaster Education Network, USDA NIFA and DHS is a DHS/FEMA approved course which bring County Emergency Managers, rural residents, agriculture producers, agency representatives and veterinarians together to review and evaluate County Agriculture & Rural Emergency Plans. By reviewing these plans resources and teamwork can be identified to address vulnerabilities in rural areas. This program has successfully been delivered to over 22 million participants who have enhanced the mitigation of emergency and disaster incidents in 310 counties across the United States. The results has been a more effective and rapid disaster response for horses, pets, and livestock in over 27 disasters.

Course Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strengthening-community-agrosecurity-preparedness-s-cap-casper-september-24-25-2014-tickets-11638528151

Contact for Program: Scott Cotton, UW Extension Educator at (307)235-9400 or secotton@natronacounty-wy.gov.


Know Your Food, Grow Your Mind

September 25, 2014
6-8 pm
The Middle Fork Restaurant
Lander, WY


Join us to learn how Wind River Farm to Plate is working to bring local foods into schools. The event will feature local food and a presentation regarding Farm to Plate and an opportunity to meet some local farmers and ranchers.  Heavy Hors D’oeuvres made with locally produced foods. Donations appreciated.

Flyer

Drying Food

September 25, 2014
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Fremont County Fairgrounds, Little Wind Center
Riverton, WY

Drying is an easy way to preserve food. Learn basic methods of drying fruits, vegetable, herbs, leathers and jerkies. Get inspired to create your own backpacking and camping meals!  All materials will be provided and participants will take home samples.  For more information contact Joanne Slingerland at (307) 855-2330.

Rolling Hills Barnyards & Backyards Rural Living Seminars


September 25 & usually the last Thursday of each month Sept.-May (TBA)
6:00 pm
Town of Rolling Hills Board Room
Rolling Hills, WY (North of Glenrock)

The Rural Living Barnyards & Backyards Series allows group participants to identify which subject matter they would like to learn each year during monthly sessions. These in addition to Educator identified material may include weed management, wildlife and other pest management, landscaping for Wyoming, zoning issues, fence construction, water quality and development, small acreage livestock nutrition and management, horse management,  pasture and grazing management, alternative energy, and a wide variety of other subjects. Educators bring research-based material and speakers to the group as well as offering site-specific consultation for participant properties.

Contact for Program: (Natrona, Converse, & Niobrara Counties)
Scott Cotton, UW Extension Educator – (307)235-9400, secotton@natronacounty-wy.gov.


Vegetable Fermentation  

September 29, 2014
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Albany County Extension Office
Albany County Fair Grounds
Laramie, WY

Natural fermentation is one of the oldest means of food preservation.  This hands-on workshop will focus on vegetable krauts.  Come learn how to make your own and get the scoop on the health benefits of fermented vegetables.  All materials are provided and you'll leave with a jar of your own kraut.  $5.  Limit of 30.  Reserve by 9/23 at 721-2571.

Cole Creek Barnyards & Backyards Rural Living Seminars


September 30 & usually the last Tuesday of each month Sept.-May (TBA)
6:00 pm
UW Ag Resource Learning Center
2011 Fairgrounds Rd.
Casper, WY 82604

The Rural Living Barnyards & Backyards Series allows group participants to identify which subject matter they would like to learn each year during monthly sessions. These in addition to Educator identified material may include weed management, wildlife and other pest management, landscaping for Wyoming, zoning issues, fence construction, water quality and development, small acreage livestock nutrition and management, horse management,  pasture and grazing management, alternative energy, and a wide variety of other subjects. Educators bring research-based material and speakers to the group as well as offering site-specific consultation for participant properties.

Contact for Program: (Natrona, Converse, & Niobrara Counties)
Scott Cotton, UW Extension Educator – (307)235-9400, secotton@natronacounty-wy.gov.


Vegetable Fermentation Workshop

October 2, 2014
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lander Methodist Church
Lander, WY

Natural fermentation is one of the oldest means of food preservation. This hands-on workshop will focus on vegetable krauts.  Come learn how to make your own and get the scoop on the health benefits of fermented vegetables.  All materials are provided and you will make a jar of kraut to take home.  For more information contact Joanne Slingerland at (307) 855-2330.


Northern Rockies Tree School

October 8th - 9th, 2014
Holiday Inn Convention Center
Cody, WY

A learning conference for professionals working with trees.

More information (flyer)

Vegetable Fermentation Workshop

October 9, 2014
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fremont County Fairgrounds, Little Wind Center
Riverton, WY

Natural fermentation is one of the oldest means of food preservation. This hands-on workshop will focus on vegetable krauts.  Come learn how to make your own and get the scoop on the health benefits of fermented vegetables.  All materials are provided and you will make a jar of kraut to take home. For more information contact Sherry Shelley at (307) 855-2125.

LocalFest 2014

October 22-26, 2014
Lander Community Center
240 Lincoln Street
Lander, WY

LocalFest is a five day festive event with speakers, workshops, tours, films, locally sourced meals and more. It serves as an idea incubator and a way to connect the innovators in this emerging local food economy with the growing number of citizens who wish to be part of it. The theme of this year’s LocalFest is Getting Wyoming Beef to Wyoming Plates. But LocalFest will go beyond beef and seek to find ways to move locally grown foods of all kinds into local schools, restaurants and homes.

For more information visit www.localfest.org

Specialty Crop Workshop

Oct 31 and Nov 1, 2014
(starting at 9:00 on Fri)
Wheatland, WY  

Mark your calendar! Topics include growing berries- (raspberries, black berries, strawberries), grapes, hops, guar, proso millet, herbs, native grasses and seeds, markets, marketing and more!  More information to be announced.

For more information contact LeRoy Jons at cjons2@uwyo.edu or the Platte County UW Extension office at 307-322-3667

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