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Rural Living Events - 2017

Barnyards & Backyards

 

Laramie County UW Extension Master Gardener Training

Begins: January 9, 2017
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

Classes will be conducted at Laramie County Community College and run 10 weeks, meeting each Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6-9 pm.  Cost of the training is $125 and includes the Master Gardener Handbook and graduation in October 2017.   

For more information contact Catherine at 307-633-43863 or cwissner@uwyo.edu


Lovell Annie’s Project

6 week series: Tuesdays, January 10-February 21 (not including Feb 14),
Dinner at 5:30 and Class from 6-9pm
Lovell, WY

Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in agriculture. The program is designed to help inform farm and ranch women about topics in business and life management and to help them build connections to their peers in the community.

Participants are women with a passion for agriculture. Annie’s Project is a multisession course that covers the five areas of agricultural risk: financial, human resources, legal, marketing and production. About a third of each program is dedicated to discussion. In this way the program provides an opportunity to learn from agricultural professionals and interact with other women in similar situations.

Topics include: Diversification/Backyard Ag; Personality differences; Marketing and Social Media; Programs and Services for ag businesses or startups; Recordkeeping and Finances; Water Law; Success Story of Ag Business Woman

Cost: $40 includes meals; Space is limited so register early! For more information or to register call 307-765-2868 or email maep@uwyo.edu

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Alternative Energy Workshop

January 11, 2017
Focus on Ag Producers: 1:30-4pm
Focus on Home and Small Acreage: 5:30-7:30pm
Basin Fairgrounds
Basin, WY

Learn about energy audits, efficiency and alternative energy options.

For more information call 307-765-2868 or email maep@uwyo.edu



Niobrara County Annie’s Project      

January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21 2017
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Niobrara County Fair Grounds/Extension Office
4080 US Hwy 20
Lusk, WY
Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in agriculture. The program is designed to help inform farm and ranch women about topics in business and life management and to help them build connections to their peers in the community.

Participants are women with a passion for agriculture. Annie’s Project is a multisession course that covers the five areas of agricultural risk: financial, human resources, legal, marketing and production. About a third of each program is dedicated to discussion. In this way the program provides an opportunity to learn from agricultural professionals and interact with other women in similar situations.

Topics to be covered include:  Drought, Estate Planning, Equine Management, Unit Cost of Production, Transition of Non-titled Property, Human Relationships, Beef Checkoff Program, Soil Health and Composting, Farm Credit Service Programs and Loans, Low Stress Livestock Handling, and Economics of Feeding Beef Cattle.  

For more information contact Hannah Swanbom at 307-235-9400 or hswanbom@natronacountywy.gov  or Ashley Garrelts at 307-358-2417 or ashleyg@uwyo.edu

To register contact Rose at the Natrona County Extension Office at 307-235-9400 by January 6, 2017


Winter Honey Bee Survival Class

Jan. 17, 2017
6-8 p.m.
Afton Civic Center
150 S. Washington St
Afton, WY

Ways to keep bees cozy in winter and why keeping varroa mite numbers low is important are among topics during Winter Honey Bee Survival Class. Other topics are “Winter Bee Care Starts in June” and “Nutrition and Native Floral Resources to Supplements.”
           
 RSVPs are encouraged. RSVP by calling the University of Wyoming Extension office at 307-885-3132. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment or inclement weather.


Winter Honey Bee Survival Class

Jan. 18, 2017
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
4-H Building
255 West Deloney
Jackson, WY

Ways to keep bees cozy in winter and why keeping varroa mite numbers low is important are among topics during Winter Honey Bee Survival Class. Other topics are “Winter Bee Care Starts in June” and “Nutrition and Native Floral Resources to Supplements.”
           
RSVPs are encouraged. RSVP by calling the University of Wyoming Extension office at 307-885-3132. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment or inclement weather.



Converse County Annie’s Project      

January 19, 26, February 9, 16, 23 2017
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Converse County Library
300 East Walnut St.
Douglas, WY
Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in agriculture. The program is designed to help inform farm and ranch women about topics in business and life management and to help them build connections to their peers in the community.

Participants are women with a passion for agriculture. Annie’s Project is a multisession course that covers the five areas of agricultural risk: financial, human resources, legal, marketing and production. About a third of each program is dedicated to discussion. In this way the program provides an opportunity to learn from agricultural professionals and interact with other women in similar situations.

Topics to be covered include:  Drought, Estate Planning, Equine Management, Unit Cost of Production, Transition of Non-titled Property, Human Relationships, Beef Checkoff Program, Soil Health and Composting, Farm Credit Service Programs and Loans, Low Stress Livestock Handling, and Economics of Feeding Beef Cattle.  

For more information contact Hannah Swanbom at 307-235-9400 or hswanbom@natronacountywy.gov  or Ashley Garrelts at 307-358-2417 or ashleyg@uwyo.edu

To register contact Rose at the Natrona County Extension Office at 307-235-9400 by January 6, 017


Farm Cafe


Cover Crops: January 24    
Livestock Health: February 21    
Weeds: March 21
Noon to 1:30pm, Lunch provided
Burlington Town Hall
Burlington, WY

Join us for lunch and fun discussion about the topic of the day. UW Extension Educators will be on hand to answer questions and help find the resources your need to make your job easier and your farm or ranch more profitable, resilient and/or sustainable. We look forward to hearing what has worked for you too. Bring your questions and your smart phone or tablet if you have one!



Private Pesticide Applicator Classes


Jan 25, 8am to 12pm,  Park Co. Fairgrounds, Powell
Jan 27, 8am to 12pm,  Lovell Annex
Feb 6, 1 to 5pm, Cody, Park Co. Library, Grizzly Rm.
Feb 13, 1 to 5pm, Greybull Weed & Pest
Feb 15, 1 to 5pm, Worland Community Center
March 21: Worker Protection Standard Information Sessions 9-11am in Greybull; 3-5pm in Powell

For certification to use restricted use pesticides Topics include safe handling of pesticides, Worker Protection Standards, calibration and more.

For mor information contact your local University of Wyoming Extension office http://www.uwyo.edu/uwe/county/index.html  



Farm and Ranch Days

February 8-9, 2017
Riverton, WY

A wide array of topics covered - Ag production topics, beekeeping, irrigation info, growing grapes, building low tunnels and more!  For more information contact Chance Marshall, University of Wyoming Extension educator at (307) 332-2363 or cmarsha1@uwyo.edu

Agenda with topics



WESTI Ag Days

February 14-15, 2017
Worland Community Center
Worland, WY

WESTI is a free educational event for farmers, ranchers and small acreage land owners in the Big Born Basin hosted by UW Extension. Topics will include pesticides, regulations, soil management, crop disease and pest updates, farm safety, and more. Friday will include topics for production agriculture, and Saturday will be more of interest to small acreage land owners.



The 4th Annual High Plains Organic Farming Conference

February 21 & 22, 2017
Laramie County Community College
1400 E College Dr
Cheyenne, WY 82007


Including sessions and workshops on:
• navigating the organic certification process
• state and federal financial assistance
• soil testing and soil health
• ecological organic farming
• forage production
•cropping systems
• weed management
• GAP on-farm food safety training
 • CSA management
PLUS producer experiences, marketing strategies, recent organic research, vendors, and more!

Registration: $50 for both days or $30 for one day (including lunch) Registration opens November 21st, 2016. Seating is limited to 100.

For more information and to register, visit: http://uwyosoil.wixsite.com/organicfarming
For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, vendor, advertiser or sponsor, please contact:
Jay Norton at jnorton4@uwyo.edu  or Erin Rooney at erooney1@uwyo.edu


Big Horn County Educational Extravaganza


March 7, 2017
5-8pm
Fairgrounds
Basin, WY

Dinner, interactive booths from UW Extension and other government agencies and educational presentations.

Free, RSVP to Extension office 307-765-2868



Wyoming Bee College Conference

March 18-19, 2017
Cheyenne, Wyoming  

Beginning beekeeping 101, beekeeping 102, journeyman level beekeeping, habitat conservation, butterflies and much more.  

Registration is $75 on www.eventbrite.com . For more information contact Laramie County UW Extension Horticulture Educator Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4383.

Garden Expo
Backyard & Outdoor Living

April 8, 2017
Lander, WY
Mark your calendar! The Expo is a day long event that features a tradeshow and workshops geared toward outdoor living. There’s a little something for everyone.

Wild West Gardening Conference

April 22-23, 2017
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Taking gardeners and specialty crop growers to a new level of success.  Featuring; Neil Diboll, Kathy Kimbrough, Jeff Lowenfels plus many more.  Workshops and programs.

Registration is $85 on www.eventbrite.com  For more information contact Laramie County UW Extension Horticulture Educator Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4383.

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Laramie, WY 82070

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