October 24, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Mountain Time Zone)
On-line webinar https://meet13408819.adobeconnect.com/ruraldisastertips/
Take advantage of what others have learned about surviving disasters as part of country living. Family, pet and livestock tips can make a difference in your survival. Presented by Scott Cotton, University of Wyoming Extension.
October 28 & 29, 2016
2011 Fairgrounds Road
Come learn flock and fiber management. Lots of topics!
October 29, 2016
Doors open at 11:00
Laramie County Community College
Guest speaker Chris Hilgert on his strawberry research. Doors open at 11:00, pot luck lunch at noon and speaker at 12:30. Everyone is welcome.
For more information contact Laramie County UW Extension Horticulture Educator Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4383.
Nov 3, 2016, 8:00 AM –
Nov 4, 2016, 12:00 PM
Laramie County Community College Room 123
1400 E College Dr
Cheyenne, WY 82007
The Wyoming Department of Agriculture and University of Wyoming Extension will be conducting a food safety training workshop – If you are a food producer/processor you might find the event useful as you work with produce and fruit since it will provide information on how producers can reduce the risk of foodborne pathogens such as salmonella and listeria.
The workshop is important for both small- and large-scale producers who are trying to meet current and proposed US FDA food safety requirements or are considering Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certification.
Workshop topics include:
• Produce safety risk factors and impacts
• Post-harvest produce handling
• Water quality and testing
• Creating a food safety plan
• Auditing farms for GAPs/food safety
• Soil management/manure management
• Worker health and hygiene
• Traceability, recall and liability issues
Sessions start at 9 am both days and we will wrap up by noon the second. Snacks and Lunch will be provided. Registration is $25. Register at EventBrite
November 3-5, 2016,
with the option of Lamb Plant tours (Superior Farms plant in Denver, CO and Mountain States - Rosen plant in Greeley, CO the day prior - November 2, 2016)
University of Wyoming
LAMB 300 is a three-day, intensive workshop focusing on lamb as a consumer product along with aspects to improve flock productivity and profitability. Participants in LAMB 300 will receive approximately 30-hours of hands-on instruction addressing practices that affect the consistency, quality, wholesomeness, and marketability of lamb. Regardless of the size of your operation, marketing system or your role in lamb production or marketing, the ultimate goal is to increase the consumption of lamb. Participants in LAMB 300 will learn the various aspects of delivering a high quality product to the consumer.
November 11-12, 2016
Laramie County Community College
Taking specialty crop growers to the next level of production, food safety, processing and marketing. Workshops on Food Acidification, Seed Saving, GAP, Market Manager and general programs.
The conference will start off with 4 day long workshops that include a certification course to satisfy FDA regulations on how to safely produce acidified foods like pickles and salsa, a 101 course on seed breeding, production and saving, a build your own hands on hoop house workshop, and a course for market managers on marketing, conflict resolution and management.
On day two this information packed conference includes topics on grape growing for northern climates, how to effectively manage a hoop house, best soil management practices, hop production, fruit tree production, branding and marketing your products, what grants are out there, selling wholesale using third part certification, how to safely ferment food, and what's new on FSMA.
Registration is $75 on www.eventbrite.com For more information contact Laramie County UW Extension Horticulture Educator Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4383.
November 22, 2016
9:30 am to 5 pm
Rendezvous Center, Goshen County Fair Grounds
We will have a presentation from the State Veterinary Office on the new veterinary feed directive (VFD), a long term weather forecast, as well as presentations on Ag leases, mentoring the next generation, low stress livestock handling, cattle parasite management and much more. We will end with a market update from Jim Robb from the Livestock Marketing Information Center. Cost is $20, and includes lunch. For more information or to RSVP, go to https://2016sewyobeefconvention.eventbrite.com/ , or call Caleb Carter at the Goshen County Extension Office at (307) 532-2436, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
December 12, 2016
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Crook County Community Room
309 Cleveland St.
Agronomist Kate Vogel of North 40 Ag will be in Sundance, WY for an interactive roundtable workshop to share her extensive knowledge in soil health and cover cropping systems. Topics that will be covered include: principles of crop rotation and soil health, how to integrate grazing into crop rotations, feed value in cover crops, how animals/forage/soil interact, how to calculate intensity/diversity of a crop rotation, and any other questions producers might have on implementing soil health practices.
March 18-19, 2017
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.
April 8, 2017
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.
April 22-23, 2017
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.