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Rural Living Events - 2015|Barnyards & Backyards

Rural Living Events - 2015

Diagnosing Plant Problems

April 28, 2015
7:00 pm
United Presbyterian Church
Corner of 11th and Ivinson Streets
Laramie, WY

The season for outdoor gardeners is imminent.  Yeah!!  But why did those seedlings die right after emerging?   What causes those yellowing crinkly leaves?   Chris Hilgert, Wyoming Master Gardener Program Coordinator will take us through some common plant issues. A Laramie Garden Club meeting will follow.

Living and Growing in Wyoming 2015

May 2, 2015
9 am - 4 pm
Archer Complex
east of Cheyenne, I-80 exit 370

For anyone interested in living in the “country” or already “living on the land” and would like to be a better Steward of the Land.

A full day workshop.  Topics include:

living windbreaks
growing gardens  
fruit trees
food preservation
pollinator habitats
watering efficiently
raising poultry
feeding your animals
Wyoming soils
range plant Id

Cost $10 and includes coffee, snacks & lunch. Register at 


Grape Workshop

May 5, 2015
Powell Research and Extension Center
747 Road 9
Powell, WY  
This workshop will cover vineyard establishment, assessing cold damage in vineyards, and pruning techniques.  Come enjoy an afternoon with us and get the growing season started on the correct foot.
This FREE event is open to the public.  Those interested in participating please RSVP with Rachel Olsen by emailing or calling 307-754-8836.  

For more information, contact UW Extension Educator Jeremiah Vardiman in Powell at 307-754-8836 or

Local Heroes: Your Hardworking Pollinators

May 6, 2015
6:00 pm
Sheridan Fulmer Public Library
Inner Circle
335 W. Alger St.
Sheridan, WY

The evening will include an encore "Pollinators of the Bighorns" photograph exhibit by Molly Clark, and feature guest speaker, Dr. Dorothy Tuthill, Associate Director of the U.W. Biodiversity Institute.

Come join us to learn more about pollinators in our area and enter for a chance to win a pre-planned pollinator garden! Participants will also learn how to build bee houses and get a chance to view a variety of native pollinator friendly plants to inspire you build your own pollinator paradise!

For more information and to register visit

Dirty Dozen Insect Workshop

May 13, 2015
5:30-7:00 PM
Albany County Fairgrounds
Extension Meeting Room
Laramie, WY

Join Extension Entomologist Scott Schell as he discusses the more common insects found in Laramie yards and gardens.  Participants will learn how to identify these insects in their own yards.

Register for this event at

To register over the phone or for more information contact UW Extension educator Kellie Chichester at 307-721-257 or


Landowner solutions – Know Your Pasture

May 26, 2015
UW Extension—Casper
2011 Fairgrounds Rd.
Casper, WY
Monthly seminars to provide straight forward answers for busy people in central Wyoming.

For pre-registration (needed for materials) contact UW Extension at
(307) 235-9400 and indicate which session you are attending. Barnyards & Backyards.

Seminar Series Flyer

Landowner solutions – Know Your Pasture

May 28, 2015
Glenrock Community Center
412 South 4th Street
Glenrock, WY
This seminar covers fence types, fence construction basics, fence law, water law overview, and water management principles for owners of small rural landscapes.

Register at UW Extension (307)235-9400. Barnyards & Backyards.

Seminar Series Flyer

Garden & Landscape Educational Expo

May 30, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gillette College Tech Center
3251 S. 4-J Rd.
Gillette, WY  

Educational sessions and indoor farmers market. Classes run all day and will include topics like healthy eating, canning, trees, irrigation, high tunnel usage, and animal grazing/nutrition. FREE and open to public


Certified Egg Grading Class

June 9, 2015
9am - 5pm
Campbell County Public Library, Wyoming Room
Gillette Wyoming

Become a state certified egg grader and be able to sell you your eggs to licensed food establishments in Wyoming.

Class is free but space is limited, so please RSVP by May 26th with Stephanie Styvar with the Wyoming Department of Agriculture at (307) 856-4780 or with Chance Marshall at (307) 682-7281

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