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Rural Living Events - 2023

Barnyards & Backyards

Event Listings


Barnyards & Backyards Live!

Join us live to ask our guests questions on a wide variety of topics or watch the video later at your own time and speed! Coming up we will be having guests speaking at 10 am (usually) on:

  • Insect management in high tunnels, greenhouses & other indoor spaces - March 3, 2023
  • Tips & tricks for healthy trees in Wyoming - March 10, 2023
  • Wyoming hummingbirds & plants that support them - March 24, 2023
  • Tips for growing in high tunnels - March 31, 2023

Busy friday mornings? We try to record each show and post them on YouTube so you can watch them at your own time and speed. You will find links to recordings and resources mentioned during the show at


Private Applicator Pesticide Safety Education Programs

February thru March
15 Locations around the state

Do you need a private pesticide applicator license? Here is a list of the education programs scheduled across Wyoming. Visit for all the details and options available.

Growing Washakie – A Rural Living Workshop

March 4, 2023
9am to 2pm
Washakie Museum
2200 Big Horn Ave
Worland, WY 82401

Don't miss out on this Rural Living Workshop hosted by Washakie County Conservation District with funding provided through Barnyards & Backyards Rural Living Workshop Series.

Register online at or call 307-347-2456, ext. 101. $15 registration fee includes lunch catered by the Washakie Cowbelles.

Harvest Wyoming Small Farm Symposium

Fri., Mar. 10-Sat., Mar. 11. 2023
CWC Health and Sciences Building
2660 Peck Ave.
Riverton, Wyoming

Are you new to farming, a seasoned farmer, or a backyard gardener wanting to scale up? Come learn success tips from small-scale farm experts at the Harvest Wyoming Small Farm Symposium! Workshops, local farm tours, teaching sessions, food, door prizes, and more! Register today:

5th Annual Rural Living & Garden Expo

March 18, 2023
Sheridan College in Johnson County
Bomber Mountain Civic Center
Buffalo, WY

Mark your calendars for this great event! Times, agenda will be posted at

Successfully Growing Trees in Albany County

March 25th, 2023
9 am to noon
Berry Biodiversity Center
University of WY campus
Laramie, WY

Interested in planting a tree, but which one to choose? Need some in your yard? as a windbreak? for fruit? Maybe you have some trees and they are not doing well? Or maybe your property was affected by wildfire?

Mark your calendars and join us in Laramie at our workshop to help you grow trees!

We'll be covering:
• Selecting trees to grow in Albany County
• How to plant and care for them
• Common tree problems
• Organizations who can help you be more successful

In addition we'll have booths with information on (and folks who can address questions on):
• Ornamental trees for your yard
• Fruit tree varieties for our area & their care
• Windbreaks and the LRCD seedling tree program
• Learn about identifying trees - whether you are hiking or walking in the park
• Forestry subjects for the cabin or wooded property
• Rooted in Laramie's tree program for front yards
• And more!

Agenda and registration at or call the Albany Co. UW Extension office at 307-721-2571

Wyoming Bee College Conference and Garden to Market Conference

March 24th & 25th, 2023
Laramie County Community College in the Pathfinder Building
1400 East College Drive
Cheyenne, WY 82007

Agenda, registration and more at

Country Living: An Introduction to Small Acreage Ownership

April 8th, 2023
Buffalo Fire Hall (970 Volunteer Lane)
Buffalo, WY

New to Johnson County or rural living? First time property owner? Curious about ways to improve your land management skills?

Join the Clear Creek Conservation District and Johnson County Extension on April 8th, 2023 from 10am-1pm at the Buffalo Fire Hall (970 Volunteer Lane, Buffalo, WY) for a mini-workshop on small acreage management fundamentals.

Topics include building your property plan, assessing water & soil resources, managing problem weeds, grazing approaches to prevent overuse, and reducing conflict during wildlife interactions. Lunch will be provided for registered attendees.

For more information and to register, contact the Clear Creek Conservation District. (307) 620-3021 or email

Mark your calendars - Plant ID Walks coming up this summer!

Join us on the evening of June 19th and the morning of July 15th for plant walks around the Larmie area!  More information will be added at a later date.





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Barnyards & Backyards

University of Wyoming Extension

1000 E. University Ave, Department #3354

Laramie, WY 82071


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