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Rural Living Events - 2014|Barnyards & Backyards

Rural Living Events - 2014

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.

Agenda

Poster

For more information visit www.localfest.org

Natrona Barnyards & Backyards Landowner Seminar

October 28 & usually the last Tuesday of each month Oct.-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.


Converse Barnyards & Backyards Landowner Seminar

October 30 & usually the last Thursday of each month Oct-May (TBA)
6:00 pm
Meeting location TBA
Glenrock, WY

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.


Specialty Crop Workshop

Oct 31 and Nov 1, 2014
Oct. 31st 9:00 am—5:00 pm
Nov. 1st 9:00 am—4:00 pm
Platte County Public Library
904 9th St
Wheatland, WY  

Topics include growing berries- (raspberries, black berries, strawberries), grapes, hops, guar, proso millet, native grasses and seeds, markets, marketing and more!  Registration limited to 60 people. Cost: $50.00 Registration deadline Oct. 27, 2014

Brochure and registration form

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

Sheridan Tree Pruning Workshop

November 8, 2014
1 pm to 5 pm
Conference room
Downtown Sheridan Association Building
Sheridan, WY

Please come and join us to learn proper pruning techniques that can be implemented to increase tree aesthetics and health. We will be meeting at 1pm for a presentation. Subsequently, we will break into groups for a field practical on North Main Street. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information contact Chuck Carbert, City of Sheridan WY, (307) 675 4260, CCarbert@sheridanwy.net or Chris Rea, Wyoming State Forestry Division,(307) 621 0786, chris.rea@wyo.gov
 
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Bee College

March 21 - 22, 2015
Laramie County Community College
1400 E College Dr
Cheyenne, WY

Mark your calendars!  More information to be posted at a later date.

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