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Rural Living Events - 2008|Barnyards & Backyards

2008 Rural Living Events

Park County climate, soils, plants short course in Powell and Cody
Jan 3, 2008 - Session 1: "Wyoming Climate"
Jan 11, 2008 - Session 2: "Soils"
Jan 17, 2008 - Session 3: "Plants"

AIMe (Ag-Based Innovative Marketing Expo) 4th annual
January 8, 2008
More info at http://www.wyomingbusiness.org/ag/ag_generalmarketing.aspx

Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days
January 30-31, 2008 - Riverton, WY
Contact the Fremont Co. Cooperative Extension Service (307) 332-1044 for more information

Leaving a Lasting Legacy (end of life and estate issues)
January, 30 2008 - Lyman, WY
Contact Cole Ehmke, University of Wyoming for more information 307-766-3782

Wyoming Groundskeepers and Growers Association Annual Conference
January 30 February 1, 2008
More information at www.wgga.org

Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Conference
Feb 1-2, 2008
Contact Kerin Clark, Wy Farm Bureau Federation 307-532-2002 for more information www.wyfb.org

WESTI Ag Days
February 5-6, 2008 - Worland, WY
Call the Washakie Co. Cooperative Extension office for more information (307) 347-3431

Leaving a Lasting Legacy (end of life and estate issues)
February 13, 2008 - Cody and Powell, WY
Contact Cole Ehmke, University of Wyoming for more information 307-766-3782

Lincoln Co. Water Quality Workshop
February 13, 2008 - Afton, WY
For more information contact the Star Valley Conservation District at 307-885-7823 bashworth@starvalleycd.org or Hudson Hill at the Lincoln County Coop Extension Office at 307-885-3132 hrhill@uwyo.edu
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Organic & Natural What are they? Workshop
Friday, Feb 15, 2008 - Powell, WY
Call 754-8836 for more information

Crook Co. Septics and Water Quality Workshop
February 26, 2008
For more information contact the Crook County Natural Resource District at 307-283-2501

Lincoln Co. Land Planning Living near surface water Workshop
February 28, 2008
Covered lots of info on septics, riparian buffers and storm water control For more information contact the Star Valley Conservation District at 307-885-7823 bashworth@starvalleycd.org or Hudson Hill at the Lincoln County Coop Extension Office at 307-885-3132 hrhill@uwyo.edu
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Small Acreage Workshop in Riverton
February 28, 2008
For more information contact the Lower Wind River Natural Resource District at 307-856-7524 Ext. 3
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Hot Springs Co. Small Acreage Workshop
February 28, 2008
For more information contact the Hot Springs County Weed & Pest Control District at 307-864-2278
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Sheridan Small Acreage Workshop
March 8, 2008
Joe and Arlene Watt Agriculture Center at Sheridan College, Sheridan, WY
Topics included pruning, low-water landscapes, septic system planning and subdivision developments and water rights.

Powell Small Acreage Workshop
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
U. W. Research and Extension Center 747 Road 9, Powell, Wyoming
We learned about trees and other plants that work well in the Powell area, grazing management, irrigation, living with wildlife, weeds, xeriscape and maintenance of landscaping and go on a bus tour to take a closer look at topics discussed.
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Star Valley Soils - Properties and Limitations Workshop
March 13, 2008
4-H Exhibit Building Lincoln County Fairgrounds Afton, WY
For more information contact the Star Valley Conservation District at 307-885-7823 bashworth@starvalleycd.org or Hudson Hill at the Lincoln County Coop Extension Office at 307-885-3132 hrhill@uwyo.edu
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Johnson County Small Acreage Workshop "How to Manage Horse Grazing on Small Acreages"
March 20, 27 and April 10, 2008
Johnson County Fairgrounds Community Building Buffalo, WY More information For more information contact Blaine Horn at the Johnson County Cooperative Extension Service Office at 307-684-7522 bhorn@uwyo.edu

Crook County Small Acreage Workshop
Monday, March 24th, 2008
Sundance, WY Crook County Basement Meeting Room
Topics included: Creating an inviting habitat for birds and other wildlife on your property; Tree/Shrub Planting Tips; and Windbreak and Living Snow Fence Design CCNRD TREE ORDER FORMS WERE AVAILABLE AT THIS WORKSHOP There were hands on activities, presentations and time for questions/discussion
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Star Valley Pasture Management and Weed Control Workshop
March 27, 2008
4-H Exhibit Building Lincoln County Fairgrounds Afton, WY
For more information contact the Star Valley Conservation District at 307-885-7823 bashworth@starvalleycd.org or Hudson Hill at the Lincoln County Coop Extension Office at 307-885-3132 hrhill@uwyo.edu Flyer

Casper Small Acreage Workshop
March 27, 2008
Cooperative Extension Building 2011 Fairgrounds Road Casper, Wyoming 82604
Topics included Water-Wise Plants, Nuts and Bolts of Spring Weed Management, and New Age Windbreaks Contact: Nancy at (307) 235-9400.
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Cody Small Acreage Workshop: Living On A Few Acres
April 4-5, 2008
Holiday Inn, 1701 Sheridan Ave Cody, Wy
For more information contact the Cody Conservation District at (307) 587-6763 or codycd@vcn.com Agenda

Washakie County Small Acreage Workshop
Saturday, April 12th, 2008
Two concurrent sessions at: Community Center 1200 Culbertson Ave Worland, WY
Call the Washakie Co. Cooperative Extension office (307) 347-3431 or the Washakie County Conservation District office (307) 347-2456 ext. 191 for more information,

Feeding the Lander Valley Workshop
April 12, 2008
Sinks Canyon Center 50 Field Station Road Lander, WY
Topics included: Composting, Fencing, Raised gardens, herbs & vegetables Growing apples, berries & grapes
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Sheridan County Small Acreage Workshop "How to Manage Horse Grazing on Small Acreages"
April 3, 17 and 24th
Old Highland Park School Sheridan, WY
For more information contact Blaine Horn at the Johnson County Cooperative Extension Service Office at 307-684-7522 bhorn@uwyo.edu

Honey Bee Seminar
April 16, 2008
EOC room, basement Park County Courthouse Cody, WY

Star Valley Backyard Wildlife Habitat Workshop
April 17, 2008
4-H Exhibit Building Lincoln County Fairgrounds Afton, WY
For more information contact the Star Valley Conservation District at 307-885-7823 bashworth@starvalleycd.org or Hudson Hill at the Lincoln County Coop Extension Office at 307-885-3132 hrhill@uwyo.edu
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Platte County Small-Acreage Workshop
Monday, April 21
First State Bank Conference Center 1405 16th St Wheatland
Topics included: Establishing and Maintaining Trees for windbreaks and landscapes, Pasture Management and Establishing pasture grasses, Irrigation water understanding irrigation laws and rights, Wildlife habitat development, and Use of Portable Electric Fence
For more information, contact Dallas Mount at the Platte County UW CES office at (307) 322-3667or dmount@uwyo.edu, or the Platte County Resource District at (307) 322-9060
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Goshen County Small-Acreage Workshop
Tuesday, April 22
James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) 2753 State Highway 157 Lingle
Topics includes: Establishing and Maintaining Trees for windbreaks and landscapes, Pasture Management and Establishing pasture grasses, Irrigation water understanding irrigation laws and rights, Wildlife habitat development, and Use of Portable Electric Fence For more information, contact Dallas Mount at (307) 322-3667or dmount@uwyo.edu at the Platte County UW CES office or Wayne Tatman at the Goshen County UW CES office at (307) 532-2436 or wtatman@uwyo.edu.
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Lyman "Living on a Few Acres" Small Acreage Workshop
April 22, 2008
Lyman Town Hall Lyman, WY
Topics included: Hands-on Weed Control, Small Pasture Management, Business Opportunities on Small Acreages, Septic System Maintenance and Remediation Cost Share Program. Call the Uinta County Cooperative Extension Office 307-783-0570 or the Uinta County Conservation District 307-787-3794.

Cheyenne Area Small-Acreage Workshop
Wednesday, April 23
Laramie County Fairgrounds (Old Archer Research Station) (I-80 take Archer exit, go south and follow signs) Cheyenne
Topics included: Establishing and Maintaining Trees for windbreaks and landscapes, Pasture Management and Establishing pasture grasses, Irrigation water understanding irrigation laws and rights, Wildlife habitat development, and Use of Portable Electric Fence For information, contact Dallas Mount at the Platte County UW CES office at (307) 322-3667or dmount@uwyo.edu, or Rex Lockman at the Laramie County Conservation District at (307) 772-2600
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Star Valley Water-wise Landscaping and Irrigation Management Workshop
April 24, 2008
4-H Exhibit Building Lincoln County Fairgrounds Afton, WY
For more information contact the Star Valley Conservation District at 307-885-7823 bashworth@starvalleycd.org or Hudson Hill at the Lincoln County Coop Extension Office at 307-885-3132 hrhill@uwyo.edu
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Wyoming State Master Gardener Conference
April 25 - April 27, 2008
Cody, Wyoming

Who Should Attend:
MASTER GARDENERS who need to accumulate continuing educational hours.
AVID GARDENERS who are interested in specialty gardening techniques in the Rocky Mountains. HOMEOWNERS who want to expand their landscapes into one or more of our featured specialty garden areas.
LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS who want updated information on specialty garden techniques or practices.

Weston County Small Acreage Workshop
May 3, 2008
USDA Service Center Building in Newcastle
Cancelled due to bad weather. Rescheduled for June 28, 2008

Basin Small Acreage Workshop
May 10, 2008
Basin Fairgrounds 315 Holdrege Basin, Wyoming
Topics included: Developing Irrigated Pastures and Stocking Rates, Weed Identification, Manure Management, Sprayer Calibration, Irrigation and Water Rights Issues and Trees and Landscaping Contact: Ruth Richards, Weed and Pest at (307) 765-2855 or Janet Hallsted, SBHCD at (307) 765-2663. Flyer
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Small Acreage Workshop
May 10, 2008
Lander, WY
Topics included grass choices and care for pasture and landscaping, trees - choosing, planting and care, weeds - how to id and manage.
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Carbon Co. Small Acreage Workshop
May 17th, 2008
Fishers Arena Next to Buck Springs Arena & Track Saratoga, WY
Topics included: Windbreak design, Living Snow Fences & placement of Snow Fences, Weed Identification and Management, Pasture management: , Manure Management, Composting, Tree Species, Tree diseases & pests & management options, Noxious Weed Identification, Sagebrush Management, Water Quality, Quantity, and Permitting, Xeriscape Landscaping,a nd Pasture Renovation or Improvement Please contacting: Jean Runner (307) 326-8156 or Carbon County Extension Office 307-328-2642
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Albany Co. Small Acreage Workshop
May 31, 2008
Cooperative Extension Classroom Albany Co. Fairgrounds Laramie, WY
Topics included: Tree/shrub selection and diseases; Water quality and wellhead protection; Selecting and planting native grasses to reduce erosion For more information contact Kellie Chichester, Albany Co. Cooperative Extension Service (307) 721-2571 kelliec@uwyo.edu or the Laramie Rivers Conservation District (307) 721-0072
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Mountain Pine Beetle Education Field Day
June 12, 2008
Natrona County Nordic Ski Lodge Casper, WY
Workshop covered beetle identification, its life cycle and prevention and control techniques. There will be a short presentation inside with the rest of the activities outside so dress for the outdoors. Contact Deena McDaniels, Natrona County Conservation District at (307)234-4022 or deena.hood@wy.nacdnet.net for additional information.
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Horse Management Workshop
June 14, 2008
Museum of the American West 1445 West Main Street Lander, WY
For more information contact the Popo Agie Conservation District (307-332-3114) or the Fremont County Cooperative Extension office at 307-332-1044

Sheridan Small Acreage Workshop
June 21, 2008
University of Wyoming, Sheridan Research and Extension Center 663 Wyarno Rd., Sheridan, WY 6 miles East on Hwy 336 (5th St) from Rock Stop
Topics included Grazing Management, Proper Irrigation Scheduling, Weed Control, Question & Answer session and a tour of the Station. For more information contact:: Britni or Adrienne at (307) 737-2415 Agenda

Albany Co. Pasture Planning and Management Workshop
Thursday June 26, 2008
U.W. Hansen Arena
Resource Specialists from the Laramie Rivers Conservation District talked about Grazing Management strategies on Small Acreages. They then moved to a field location to view a property with an active Grazing Management Plan

Water-Wise Plants: A Talk & Tour
June 28, 2008
Albany Co Public Library 310 South 8th, Laramie, WY
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Natrona Weed Management Small Acreage
July 2nd, 2008
Casper Ag Extension Building 2011 Fairgrounds Road Field Site: Coates Road
SPEAKER: Brian Connely, Natrona County Weed & Pest Education Coordinator Learn to identify some of the common problem weeds in our area and how to start a weed management plan for your property. For more information, contact Amanda Preddice or Emily Eschbacher 307-261-5436, ext. 110, or emily.eschbacher@rcdnet.net

Albany Co. Weed ID and Management Small Acreage Workshop
Optimist Park/Laramie Greenbelt West Garfield St Laramie, WY.

Albany Co. Off-The-Grid Featured Landowner Workshop
July 24, 2008
Where: Meet at Kiwanis Park, then we'll then head out west of Laramie to the residence so bring transportation
Tour an off-the-grid small acreage property where we'll discuss solar and wind power options for residences.
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Natrona Co. What Your Horse Would Like You To Know About Pasture Management Workshop
July 30, 2008
Casper Ag Extension Building 2011 Fairgrounds Road Casper, WY
For more information, contact Amanda Preddice or Emily Eschbacher 307-261-5436, ext. 110, or emily.eschbacher@rcdnet.net
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Natrona Co. Water Footprint Workshop
August 7, 2008
Casper Ag Extension Building 2011 Fairgrounds Road Casper, WY
We learned about ways to make the most efficient use of water supplies and practical conservation measures that will make property a beautiful place to be. For more information, contact Amanda Preddice or Emily Eschbacher 307-261-5436, ext. 110, or emily.eschbacher@rcdnet.net

Albany Co. Firewise Small Acreage Workshops
(Two sessions) With beetle killed trees increasing wildfire danger come learn what you can do to protect your property. Learn how to protect yourself and your structures from structural damage due to fires. Experts working in fire fighting, safety, and management will present and answer questions regarding defensible space. Pre-register by calling 721-2571.
Session 1 When: August 2, 2008 Where: Fire Station 4, 3897 Hwy 230 near the Wycolo lodge in Wycolo Session 2 When: August 9, 2008 Where: Centennial School 2771 Hwy 130 in Centennial
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Converse County Small Acreage Workshop "What Your Horse Wants You To Know About Pasture Management"
October 28, 2008 5:30 - 9:00 pm
Converse County Extension Office 133 W. Center Street Douglas, WY
Although not required, please RSVP by Oct 24, 2008 by contacting Converse County Conservation District (Michelle: 358-3050 ext 4, michelle.huntington@wy.nacdnet.net)
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