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Rural Living Events - 2012|Barnyards & Backyards

2012 Rural Living Events

Management of Problem Grasses: Cheatgrass, Bulbous Bluegrass, Foxtail Barley

January 20, 2012
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Campbell County Public Library
2101 South 4J Road
Gillette, WY

This workshop will discuss current control options for these three problematic grasses, how to assess the recovery potential for a site that has been invaded, and how to develop a site-specific strategy for improving your pasture or rangeland.

For more information or to register please contact Michelle Cook at the Campbell County Conservation District, icd@vcn.com or 307-682-7824.

Flyer, Agenda

Going Wild! (Edible wild plants of Wyoming)

January 24, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Presbyterian Church
215 South 11th Street
Laramie, WY

Brian Elliot, Environmental Consultant and author of "Handbook of the Edible and Poisonous Plants of Western North America", will be giving a 30-45 minute presentation about these wild and wondrous plants.

Sponsored by the Laramie Garden Club (club meeting will take place after the presentation). Public welcome. If not a club member please RSVP by sending a brief email to juliaanastasia@hotmail.com

Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days

Feb. 1-2, 2012
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Armory Building
Riverton, WY

Sessions include how to improve alkaline and heavy soils, winter horse care and nutrition, feed efficiency, hoop house construction, pesticide certification, GPS on the farm, farm management ownership succession, sage grouse, a mobile chicken coop, basic beekeeping, grazing kochia and many others.

Full agenda available at http://bit.ly/AEvMRA

Horticulture at the Hotsprings Workshop

February 4, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
At The Days Inn
Thermopolis, WY

For Master Gardeners in Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie Counties and their invited guests.

Topics include: Wyoming Native Plants, Principles of Pruning, Vegetable Gardening, Pesticide Use and Safety, Plant Diseases and Creating Alpine Communities.

Registration Fee is $15 which includes lunch, fees collected at the door.

Please register by January 20, 2012 with Julie Alley, Park County Powell Extension Office by phone at 307-754-8836 or by email at jalley1@uwyo.edu.

Flyer

WESTI Ag Days

February 7-8, 2012
Worland Community Center Complex
1200 Culbertson Ave
Worland, WY

"Partners in Agriculture" is the theme. Wide variety of topics presented in concurrent sessions, see draft agenda for details.

Agenda

Colorado Agriculture Big & Small Conference

February 15 and 16, 2012
Brighton, CO

Featuring break-out sessions for small acreage landowners, farmers, ag professionals, and scientists. Many topics to choose from including Backyard Poultry Production, Poisonous Plants, Livestock Diseases, Fruit and Nut trees for the Front Range, Establishment and Management of Grasses in Colorado, Herb Production, and much much more! Choose to come one or both days, all day, or just for evening sessions.

To see the full agenda and to register go to www.coloradoagriculturebigandsmall.com.

Contact jennifer.cook@colostate.edu for more information.

Rocky Mountain Green Industry conference and trade show

February 15-17, 2012
Best Western Ramkota
Casper, WY

Topics: This is a horticultural education event with trade show featuring regional speakers and businesses. Some topics include: Soil Fertility and Nutrition, New and Old Tree Pests, Pesticide Update, irrigation and high tunnels, grapes, urban horticulture and the Master Gardener program, high tunnels, fresh cut sunflowers, the UW Berry Building green roof project, and the new All-America Selections Display Garden going in on the UW campus.

For more information contact: www.wgga.org, also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wyoming-Groundskeepers-Growers-Association-WGGA/196719533681046.

Living on a Few Acres Workshop

February 25, 2012 (back-up date is March 3 if first date is cancelled due to weather)
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Holiday Inn
Cody, WY

A large variety of topics for rural residents!

Registration is $10 and includes lunch.

For more information contact Diane Russell, Cody Conservation District. codycd@bresnan.net or (307) 899-0037

Agenda

Turning Over a New Leaf (New or Improved Trees for Laramie)

Feb 28, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Presbyterian Church
215 South 11th Street
Laramie, WY

Sponsored by the Laramie Garden Club (club meeting will take place after the presentation). Public welcome. If not a club member please RSVP by sending a brief email to juliaanastasia@hotmail.com

Mark Ellison, Community Resource Forester, WY State Forestry Division, will be giving a 30-45 minute presentation on fabulous trees for our area.

Goshen County Spring Garden Conference

March 9th and 10th, 2012
Goshen County Fairgrounds Rendezvous Building
Torrington, WY

Agenda:
Friday March 9th (Starts 1:00 pm) - Hands-on Chicken Tractor Construction
Saturday March 10th (10 am - 5 pm) - Key Note Speaker (10 am) Lucinda Mays, former host of "The Victory Garden" on PBS. Three educational tracts follow - Fowl (including the hands-on harvesting and packaging of meat chickens), Horticulture, & Season Extension.

Registration is $25 per person. Proceeds will support expenses of the conference - lunch will be provided on Saturday. Chicken Tractor will be raffled off and meat chickens will be for sale.
Advanced registration is encouraged. Registration intent and payment can be sent to:
UW Goshen County Extension
4516 US Hwy 26/85
Torrington WY 82240
Jedward4@uwyo.edu

Call 307-532-2436 for more information or write Jedward4@uwyo.edu

Brochure

Weston Co. Rural Living Workshop

March 15, 2012
10:30 am -1:30 pm
USDA Service Center
1225 Washington Blvd
Newcastle, WY

Topics: Forestry management for small acreage, Rangeland management for small acreage, Cheat Grass control, weed control, and portable fencing.

Jennifer.Hinkhouse@wy.nacdnet.net

Wyoming Stewardship Series - Wyoming Climate

March 19, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Barling Room, Park County Courthouse
Cody, WY

Presenter: Sandra Frost, UW Extension Educator

Contact S. Frost for more information (307) 754-8836 or sfrost1@uwyo.edu

Water Wise Landscaping and Weed ID & Management Workshop

(registration begins at 8:30 am)
9:00 am - noon
March 23, 2012
Hampton Inn
Buffalo, WY

Come learn how to use a wide variety of native and adapted water wise perennials to create a lovely and water thrifty landscape.  We'll cover some basic considerations in planning and creating/revamping a landscape and then get into the details of some plants you might use to brighten your world. 

Weeds got you on the run?  We'll next get into weed wrangling as the Johnson County Weed & Pest folks help us ID weeds that may be on our properties and discuss how to utilize the variety of tools that exist to get weeds on the run.

Our Tree Workshop will begin in the afternoon.

For more information and to pre-register by March 16th contact the Lake DeSmet Conservation District at kelly.booth@wy.nacdnet.net or 307-684-2526 ext 3

Wind, Weather and Wildlife - Oh My! (Tips for Growing Vegetables and Other Edibles in a Challenging Environment)

March 27, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Presbyterian Church
215 South 11th Street
Laramie, WY

Jan Cartwright, Veteran Laramie gardener who gardens at the edge of town, will be discussing practical steps you can take to successfully grow a bountiful harvest even with the challenges of wind, wildlife, poor soils and short seasons. 30-45 minute presentation.

Sponsored by the Laramie Garden Club, UW Extension and Laramie Rivers Conservation District. and Barnyards & Backyards.  Club meeting will take place after the presentation.  Public welcome.  If not a garden club member please RSVP by sending a brief email to juliaanastasia@hotmail.com

Wyoming Stewardship Series - Pastures & Livestock

March 26, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Barling Room, Park County Courthouse
Cody, WY

Presenter: Barton Stam, UW Extension Educator

Contact S. Frost for more information (307) 754-8836 or sfrost1@uwyo.edu

Wyoming Stewardship Series - Wyoming Water 101
April 2, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Barling Room, Park County Courthouse
Cody, WY

Presenter: Sandra Frost, UW Extension Educator

Contact S. Frost for more information (307) 754-8836 or sfrost1@uwyo.edu

Wyoming Stewardship Series - Soils

April 9, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Barling Room, Park County Courthouse
Cody, WY
Presenter: Sandra Frost, UW Extension Educator
Contact S. Frost for more information (307) 754-8836 or sfrost1@uwyo.edu

Niobrara County Local Foods Expo

April 12th, 2012
Niobrara County Fairgrounds
Lusk, WY 
 
Expo will include educational workshops and displays on composting, food preservation, the benefits of gardening, water and soil testing, tasting of local foods of Niobrara County, and tours of the Niobrara County high tunnel. Karen Panter, UW Extension Horticulture Specialist will be speaking on Gardening in a High Tunnel and Gardening in Wyoming. 

For more information, please call the Niobrara County UW Extension Office at 334-3534 or write desmith@uwyo.edu.

Lander Gardening and Backyard Living Expo

April 13th, 2012 (4:00 pm to 8:00 pm)
April 14th, 2012 (8:00 am to 12:00 noon)
Lander Community Center
Lander, WY

The expo will feature eight Barnyard and Backyard workshops on poultry, pollinators, hummingbirds and other exciting topics (workshops begin each hour and run for approximately 45 minutes). Vendor booths will display the latest and greatest offerings of information and items that will help folks enjoy their gardens and backyards. There will be activities for kids and a drawing for a ball and burlap tree!

Sponsored by Popo Agie Conservation District and Fremont Co. UW Extension. Contact the district at dianaolson@wyoming.com for more information.

Arvada Spring Community Health Fair

April 14th, 2012
9 am to 2 pm
Powder River Community Center

Arvada, WY

Sheridan County Public Health is sponsoring a community health fair.  In addition to the health fair Dr. Berry with the Animal Medical Center will be holding a rabies clinic across the street at the Firehall from 9 to noon.

For more information about the community health fair call the Sheridan County Public Health office or email amy.wyatt@wyo.gov

Laramie Local Foods Gathering

April 14, 2012
Whiting High School
24 th and Sheridan streets
Laramie, WY

Participants can choose from a variety of workshops and discussions during 12 breakout sessions. Hosted by Laramie Local Foods, this third annual networking event is organized by the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service and sponsored by USDA Risk Management Agency.

For more information visit www.laramielocalfood.webs.com or contact cehmke@uwyo.edu

Sheridan Local Foods Expo

April 14, 2012
9 am-5 pm
Sheridan College Watt Agriculture Center
Sheridan, WY

Expo will be a great networking and educational opportunity for producers and consumers interested in local foods. More details soon.

For more information contact: Kentz Willis, UW Extension educator, at 307.674.2980 or kwillis3@uwyo.edu

Converse Co. Rural Living in Wyoming Workshops

April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 2012
(alternate dates in case of inclement weather May 9, 12, 26, and June 2)
9:00-11:00 am
Exact location TBA
Glenrock, WY

Are you new to Converse County or do you just want to brush up on landscaping, composting, and grazing livestock in rural Wyoming?  All workshops are open to the public and will feature speakers, refreshments, and a separate youth program. The youth programs will mirror the adult programs and are open to kids ages 8-18. 

Programs will be:

  • Adult: Grasses and plants for wildlife/landscapes resistant to wildlife herbivory
  • Youth: Birds in my backyard
  • Adult: Backyard composting
  • Youth: What's in my soil and composting with worms
  • Adult: Taking back your pasture-horse pasture rejuvenation
  • Youth: Horse games-keeping your horse healthy
  • Adult: Planning and planting a living snow fence/windbreak
  • Youth:  Windy Wyoming-windmills

Parents who would like their children to attend the youth workshop portion of the event must attend the adult portion of the event.  For more information and to register please call Ashley Garrelts, UW Extension educator, at 358-2417 by March 23. 

Washakie County Rural Living Workshop

April 14, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ten Sleep Senior Center
204 Second Street
Ten Sleep, WY

Topics:

  • To graze and when to graze, there are so many questions! Small pasture grazing management.
  • Wrangling Wyoming Weeds-who are these invaders, what to watch out for, when to attack, where to find help, and how do I ever get ahead of them.
  • Pesticide Safety and sprayer calibration, things your mother never told you.
  • It's midnight, do you know where your critters are? Rural living etiquette, or the importance of being a good neighbor.
  • Septic Systems installation, maintenance, and how to avoid failure, all the things your mother never knew.
  • Wading through water and ditch rights and regulations without getting soaked.
  • What do I need to know about what's in my well water, is it good to the last drop?

Washakie County residents who attend the workshop will receive a FREE well water testing kit. The test will check for bacterial contamination. $5 fee for lunch catered by 2nd Street Bakery. Space is limited, so R.S.V.P. soon! Please RSVP by April 6th, 2012, by Contacting: Washakie Co. Conservation District at (307) 347-2456 ext. 101 or wccd@rtconnect.net

Wyoming Stewardship Series - Wyoming Plants

April 16, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Barling Room, Park County Courthouse
Cody, WY

Presenter: Sandra Frost, UW Extension Educator

Contact S. Frost for more information (307) 754-8836 or sfrost1@uwyo.edu

Your Horse, Your Land and You Workshop

April 21, 2012 (back-up April 28th)
9 am-3 pm 
Lunch provided
Rawlins, WY

Bring your friends and family to this free workshop.  Topics include:

  • Horse Health Issues - Dr. Bob Meyer, Assistant State Veterinarian
  • Poisonous Plants You Should Know
  • Horse Nutrition & Manure Management
  • Managing Your Pastures for Your Horses Health
  • Horse Shoeing, Safety and Proper Equipment
maep@uwyo.edu

Rural Living Edible Gardening Workshop Series

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Wind River Tribal College
Ethete, WY

April 24, 2012 - Garden design, layout, & planning
May 1, 2012 - Soil types and testing
May 8, 2012 - Planting & watering
May 15, 2012 - Vegetable harvesting * weed & pest management

This series of workshops will cover the basics of how to plan, grow and harvest a vegetable garden.

jtoth1@uwyo.edu

Something Bugging You? (Insects in the Garden)

April 24, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Presbyterian Church
215 South 11th Street
Laramie, WY

Scott Schell, UW Assistant Entomologist, will be giving us the low-down on these interesting and sometimes bothersome critters in our gardens.  30-45 minute presentation.

Sponsored by the Laramie Garden Club (club meeting will take place after the presentation).  Public welcome.  If not a club member please RSVP by sending a brief email to juliaanastasia@hotmail.com.

Rural Living Edible Gardening Workshop Series

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Headwaters Center
Dubois, WY

April 25, 2012 - Garden design, layout, & planning
May 2, 2012 - Soil types and testing
May 9, 2012 - Planting & watering
May 16, 2012 - Vegetable harvesting * weed & pest management

This series of workshops will cover the basics of how to plan, grow and harvest a vegetable garden.

For more information contact UW Extension educator Tina Russell at 307-332-2135 or jtoth1@uwyo.edu.

Wyoming Farmers Market Association Annual Conference

April 27, 2012 (certification course for farmers market managers)
April 28 and 29, 2012 (conference)
Holiday Inn
Riverton, WY

Conference covers a variety of topics.  To view a brochure containing the agenda or to find registration information visit www.wyomingfarmersmarkets.org   For more information contact brook.gerke@wyo.gov.

Rural Living Edible Gardening Workshop Series

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Wind River Tribal College
Ethete, WY


May 1, 2012 - Soil types and testing
May 8, 2012 - Planting & watering
May 15, 2012 - Vegetable harvesting * weed & pest management

This series of workshops will cover the basics of how to plan, grow and harvest a vegetable garden.

jtoth1@uwyo.edu

Rural Living Edible Gardening Workshop Series

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Headwaters Center
Dubois, WY

May 2, 2012 - Soil types and testing
May 9, 2012 - Planting & watering
May 16, 2012 - Vegetable harvesting * weed & pest management

This series of workshops will cover the basics of how to plan, grow and harvest a vegetable garden.

For more information contact UW Extension educator Tina Russell at 307-332-2135 or jtoth1@uwyo.edu.

Penstemaniacs at Large! (Penstemons of Wyoming)

May 22, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Presbyterian Church
215 South 11th Street
Laramie, WY

Dorothy Tuthill, Associate Director of UW's Berry Center and member of the American Penstemon Society (who will be meeting in our fair town this summer), will introduce us to the wonders of this large genus of beautiful wildflowers - some of which may find a home in your garden (to your hummingbird's delight). 30-45 minute presentation.
Sponsored by the Laramie Garden Club (club meeting will take place after the presentation).   Public welcome.  If not a club member please RSVP by sending a brief email to juliaanastasia@hotmail.com

Management Intensive Grazing School

May 29 to June 1, 2012
8:00 am - First State Bank Conference Center
Wheatland, WY

A hands-on workshop for livestock producers who are interested in increasing their forage production, stocking rates, animal performance, and net income by letting their livestock harvest the sun's energy through their feed.

A featured speaker is grazing lands consultant Jim Gerrish of American Grazing Lands Services LLC. Fee involved. For more information view the brochure and contact Dallas Mount at 307-322-3667 dmount@uwyo.edu.
Brochure

Sheridan High Tunnel Build Workshop

From June 8, 2012 1:30 pm to June 9, 2012 5:00 pm
UW Sheridan Research and Extension Center
(Exit 23 from the Interstate, towards Wyarno, 7 miles on the left)
Sheridan, WY

Learn by helping build a high tunnel! Space is limited to 25 people. Must RSVP prior to Aug 20th. Registration fee is $25 per person. Lunch and drinks will be provided.

For more information or to register contact Valtcho Jeliazkov at the UW Sheridan Research and Extension Center 307-733-2415  or vjeliazk@uwyo.edu
Flyer

Healthy Horse Workshop

June 11, 2012
6:00 pm
Johnson County Fire Hall
790 Volunteer Lane
Buffalo, WY

The focus of the workshop will be equine nutrition, health maintenance and keeping equine on small acreage. For more information contact the Johnson Co. UW Extension at 307-684-7522

Healthy Horse Workshop

June 12, 2012
6:00 pm
Sheridan College
Ctell Room
Sheridan, WY

The focus of the workshop will be equine nutrition, health maintenance and keeping equine on small acreage.  For more information contact the Sheridan Co. UW Extension at 307-674-2980.

Healthy Horse Workshop

June 13, 2012
6:30 pm
Campbell County Library
Wyoming Room
2101 S. 4-J Rd.
Gillette, WY

The focus of the workshop will be equine nutrition, health maintenance and keeping equine on small acreage. For more information contact Brian Sebade, UW Extension, at 307-283-1192.

Healthy Horse Workshop

June 14, 2012
4:00 pm
Crook County Courthouse
Community Room Basement
Sundance, WY

The focus of the workshop will be equine nutrition, health maintenance and keeping equine on small acreage. For more information contact the Crook Co. UW Extension office at 307-283-1192.

Laramie Pollinator Parties

June 16, 2012
2 pm
LaBonte Park near the xeriscaped and community gardens

June 21, 2012
10 am 
Simpson Plaza on the UW campus
Laramie, WY

Two pollinator awareness and surveying parties will be held this month to increase familiarity with the birds, bees and other insects that make food and flowers possible in Laramie. Learn about the pollinators native to Laramie, and explore the flowering plants in that area to identify which bees, birds, moths and butterflies you find!  All of the data collected during these parties will be put into a large database and used for real research.

These events are free and open to the public, and there will be activities for all ages.  Come to one or both, and invite your friends!  Visit www.uwyo.edu/berrycenter to learn more or call 307-766-6240

Powell Barnyards & Backyards Rural Living Tour

June 23, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon
Begins at Park County Fairground parking lot
Powell, Wyoming

The tour will focus on the real challenges Park County landowners face: weed infestations, pasture establishment and maintenance, lawn and landscaping, and range management.

Mary McKinney, Assistant Supervisor Park County Weed & Pest Control District, and Sandra Frost, UW Extension Educator, will lead the tour. Participants will meet at the Park County Fairground parking lot in Powell at 8:30 a.m. Participants will drive their own vehicles.

Registration for the tour is required. To register or for more information, contact UW CES Educator Sandra Frost in Powell at (307) 754-8836 or sfrost1@uwyo.edu.

Wyoming Plant Walk-about

July 10, 2012
Registration begins 5:30 pm, Walk begins 6:00 pm
Directions for the location from Laramie: take I-80 east to Vedauwoo exit (Forest Service Rd 700), meet near sign just on the north side of the Interstate. 
near Laramie, WY

Come stroll with us and learn about the different native plant communities that make our higher elevation areas great!

  • Learn easy ways to identify common grasses, flowers and weeds as we view them in their native and adopted habitat
  • Learn how knowledge of these plant communities can provide clues that can guide our land management strategies

Space limited.  Please try to carpool and wear comfortable clothing and good shoes for our walk.

To reserve your spot call the Albany Co. UW Extension office at 721-2571 or email kelliec@uwyo.edu.  Sponsored by UW Extension and Laramie Rivers Conservation District.

Laramie Pollinator Party

July 16, 2012
10-11 am
LaBonte Park near the xeriscaped and community gardens
Laramie, WY

A pollinator awareness party will take place on Increase your familiarity with the birds, bees and other insects that make food and flowers possible in Laramie. Learn about the pollinators native to Laramie, and explore the flowering plants in that area to identify which bees, birds, moths and butterflies you find!  All of the data collected during these parties will be put into a large database and used for real research.

These events are free and open to the public, and there will be activities for all ages.  Come to one or both, and invite your friends!  Visit www.uwyo.edu/berrycenter to learn more or call 307-766-6240

“Pollinator Conservation: A Framework for Restoring Healthy Ecosystems” public seminar

July 16, 2012
7 pm
Berry Center Auditorium (10th and Lewis Streets)
University of Wyoming Campus
Laramie, WY

Visit www.uwyo.edu/berrycenter to learn more or call 307-766-6240

Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Course

July 17, 2012
9 am-4 pm
Berry Center 217 (10th and Lewis Streets)
Laramie, WY

Visit www.uwyo.edu/berrycenter to learn more or call 307-766-6240. Registration required: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e5yzeoqf9964520a&llr=tnjebhdab

Lander High Tunnel Build Workshop

July 18, 2012
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
110 Wendy Street
Lander, WY

Learn by helping build a high tunnel!  Space is limited to 12 people. Must RSVP prior to July 13th. Lunch and drinks will be provided.

For more information or to register contact Ron Cunningham at the Fremont Co. UW Extension office 307-332-2363

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Powell High Tunnel/Hoop House Field Day

July 21, 2012
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
University of Wyoming Powell Research & Extension Center
747 Road 9
Powell, WY

A day of great information on high tunnels and hoop houses. For more information or to register contact Kathy Parsons 307-754-2223 uwprec@uwyo.edu

Laramie Co. Rural Living Presentations

August 9, 2012
Starts 4 pm
Laramie County Fair in the Exhibition Hall (Frontier Park)
Cheyenne, WY

No registration is required.  

4:00 PM: Renewable Energy for Heating and Cooling: The Other Half of the Pie.

4:30 PM: Managing Your Land in Drought.

5:15 PM: Gardening 101 in Cheyenne.

5:45 PM: Raising Poultry.

6:15 PM: Preparing Dehydrated Food For Your Hunting Trip.

For more information contact the Laramie County Extension office at (307) 633-4383 or juliet.daniels@uwyo.edu.

Preserving Fundamentals
(part of the Preserve the Harvest series)

August 10, 2012
5:45-7:30 p.m..
Albany County University of WY Extension office
(at the Fairgrounds)
Laramie, WY

$7.00 a class. To register or for more information contact Diane at: (307) 328–2642 or dsaenz@uwyo.edu

Farson High Tunnel Build Workshop

August 11, 2012
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Farson/Eden Campus Grounds

30 Hwy 28 East
Farson, WY

Learn by helping build a high tunnel!  Space is limited to 25 people. Must RSVP prior to Aug 6th. Lunch and drinks will be provided.

For more information or to register contact Virginia Hildebrand, Farson/Eden High School 307-273-9301 or hildebrandv@sw1.k12.wy.us

Flyer 

Home Canning – Pressure Canning

August 15, 2012
5:30pm
EOC Room
Park County Courthouse
Cody, Wyoming

Attend these hands-on workshop to learn the most current pressure canning techniques.

Registration fee. For more information contact Sandra Frost, University of WY Extension 307-754-8836 or sfrost1@uwyo.edu

Home Canning – Pressure Canning

August 16, 2012
5:30pm
Multi-purpose Kitchen
Fairgrounds
Powell, Wyoming

Attend these hands-on workshops to learn the most current pressure canning techniques.

Registration fee. For more information contact Sandra Frost, University of WY Extension 307-754-8836 or sfrost1@uwyo.edu

Detect Assess ResponD tRAining  (DART)

August 23, 2012
9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Laramie County Community College
West Campus Pond
Cheyenne, WY

Learn what YOU can do to identify and manage weeds and pests on your property and in Laramie County.

Learn About:

  • Noxious, invasive and nuisance weeds
  • Insect pests including grasshoppers and pine beetles
  • Potential new weed, insect and disease threats to wyoming’s natural resources
  • How to report noxious weeds and pests infestations
  • Aquatic invasive species

Bring Your Boat! Game and Fish personnel will be on site to provide quagga and   zebra mussel boat inspections.

Flyer (big file, 3MB) 

The Art and Science of Drying Foods
(part of the Preserve the Harvest series)

August 24, 2012
5:45 -8:30 p.m...
Albany County University of WY Extension office
(at the Fairgrounds)
Laramie, WY

$7.00 a class. To register or for more information contact Diane at:
(307) 328–2642 or dsaenz@uwyo.edu

Pickling Made Easy
(part of the Preserve the Harvest series)

August 25, 2012
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m..
Albany County University of WY Extension office
(at the Fairgrounds)
Laramie, WY

$7.00 a class. To register or for more information contact Diane at:
(307) 328–2642 or dsaenz@uwyo.edu

Sundance High Tunnel Build Workshop

August 25, 2012
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sundance Community Garden
100 block of West Main Street
Sundance, WY

Learn by helping build a high tunnel!  Space is limited to 25 people. Must RSVP prior to Aug 20th. Registration fee is $25 per person. Lunch and drinks will be provided.

For more information or to register contact Brian Sebade UW Extension office 307-283-1192 or bsebade@uwyo.edu

Flyer

Food Preservation 101

August 29, 2012
5:30 – 7:30pm
Location Pending
Douglas, Wyoming

Hands-on workshops for the new canner or a refresher course for the experienced canner.

August 29 - Introduction to Food Preservation, Freezing and Drying
September 5 - Water Bath Canning
September 12 - Jams and Jellies
September 19 - Pressure Canning

Flyer http://www.uwyo.edu/ces/_files/events/2012-food-preservation-101.pdf

$25 per person for the series or $7 per session. For more information contact Denise Smith, University of WY Extension (307) 334-3534 or desmith@uwyo.edu

Food Preservation 101

August 30, 2012 (more dates listed below)
5:30 – 7:30pm
Niobrara County Fairgrounds
Lusk, Wyoming

Hands-on workshops for the new canner or a refresher course for the experienced canner.

August 30 - Introduction to Food Preservation, Freezing and Drying
September 6 - Water Bath Canning
September 13 - Jams and Jellies
September 20 - Pressure Canning

Flyer http://www.uwyo.edu/ces/_files/events/2012-food-preservation-101.pdf

$25 per person for the series or $7 per session. For more information contact Denise Smith, University of WY Extension (307) 334-3534 or desmith@uwyo.edu

Grow Your Own, Use Your Own: Chickens, Bees, Food and Energy

September 8, 2012
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lunch provided
Fairgrounds
Rawlins, WY

Come learn: how to build a "chicken tractor", chicken selection, care and processing, the basics of beekeeping, how to cook and preserve your produce, alternative energy and conservation, and how to use worms for composting.

$20 Registration fee (includes lunch, kids free).  For registration and information contact UW Extension educator Mae Smith at maep@uwyo.edu  or 328-2642.  Sponsored by UW Extension, Barnyards & Backyards, SER Conservation District

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Tentative Agenda

High Tunnel Workshop

Sept 10 - 14, 2012
8:00 am -5:00 pm
Eastern Wyoming College North Campus
Torrington, WY         

Join EWC Agriculture Department students & staff and UW Extension personnel for a one to five day, hands-on, high tunnel building educational workshop.  Learn how to construct three high tunnel styles that will extend your growing season.  Cost: $25 per day, $99 for all 5 days (lunch provided)     

Registration for all portions of this program will be taken via Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Community Education Department.  Contact Donna White  the Community Education Associate Director or Susie Schaefer  the Senior Administrative Assistant. 
EWC Community Education is located in the lower level of the main Tebbet Building, room 134, Torrington, Wyoming.  If you can have any questions, please contact EWC Community Education at 307-532-8323 or 307-532-8213.

High Tunnel Production Conference

Sept 15, 2012
9:00 am -6:00 pm
Eastern Wyoming College Community Training Center & Mechanical Arts Classrooms
Torrington, WY         

In this one-day event, participants will have a choice between 2-3 horticultural learning tracts, including:  High Tunnel Basics, Management and Production for Profit, Organic Production.        Cost:  $29 (includes luncheon featuring local foods) 

Registration for all portions of this program will be taken via Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Community Education Department.  Contact Donna White  the Community Education Associate Director or Susie Schaefer  the Senior Administrative Assistant. 
EWC Community Education is located in the lower level of the main Tebbet Building, room 134, Torrington, Wyoming.  If you can have any questions, please contact EWC Community Education at 307-532-8323 or 307-532-8213.

Tour de Coop

September 15, 2012
8:30 am
Laramie, WY

Take a tour of West Laramie's chicken coops at the annual Tour de Coop! This tour will have three stops and see four coops (including one for ducks) and have informational talks on keeping chickens (how to tell if a chicken is laying will be a topic). The starting point (at 8:30am) is 2252 W. Monroe St. (near the corner of Grant and Monroe). This event is organized by Laramie Local Foods and UW Cooperative Extension Service. Contact is Cole, cehmke@uwyo.edu, 766-3782.

Goshen County Agritourism & Horticulture Tour

Sept 16, 2012
1:00-7:45 pm
Starts at Eastern Wyoming College Parking lot
Torrington, WY        

Ellis Harvest Home--UW SAREC--Table Mountain Vineyards 

Spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon in the comfort of the EWC bus touring Goshen County horticulture hotspots, including Ellis Harvest Home, which features a corn maze and high tunnel vegetable production, UW SAREC (Sustainable Agricultural Research & Extension Center) and high tunnel research projects.  The afternoon will culminate in a tour, wine tasting, and finger foods at Table Mountain Vineyards, near Huntley, WY.   

Registration Deadline: Sept 11, 2012, Cost: $25             

Registration for all portions of this program will be taken via Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Community Education Department.  Contact Donna White  the Community Education Associate Director or Susie Schaefer  the Senior Administrative Assistant. 
If you can have any questions, please contact EWC Community Education at 307-532-8323 or 307-532-8213.

Purty Punkin Farm/Ricky & Lucy’s Herb Farm Tour

Sept 17, 2012
7:00 am -7:00 pm
Starts at Eastern Wyoming College Parking lot
Torrington, WY          

Included in our itinerary will be a mid-morning coffee & snack break at Coffee Ferrari in Oshkosh, where their premium coffee is roasted in house. Next will be a harvesting and processing tour of Armstrong’s Purty Punkin Farm in Brule, Nebraska, one of the largest pumpkin farms in the US, 650 acres dedicated to pumpkins and ornamentals.   Lunch, yay!  Our last stop is at Ricky & Lucy’s Greenhouse (near Sidney, NE), a totally organic greenhouse operation.

Registration Deadline: Sept 11, 2012, Cost: $39 (includes coffee/snack break in Oshkosh & box lunch)         

Registration for all portions of this program will be taken via Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Community Education Department.  Contact Donna White  the Community Education Associate Director or Susie Schaefer  the Senior Administrative Assistant. 
If you can have any questions, please contact EWC Community Education at 307-532-8323 or 307-532-8213.

2012 Wind River Agriculture Summit

Sept 20 & 21, 2012 
Riverton & Ft. Washakie, WY

Speakers on a variety of subjects designed to strengthening agriculture by addressing barriers, 
analyzing risks & adding value.

Flyer with full agenda

Registration: Free if pre-registered by September 12th.  After September 12th registration is $5. Free lunch & refreshments provided.  Call the Wind River Extension Office @ 332-2135 to register.

For more information contact Tina Russell at 307-332-2135.

Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Canning 
(part of the Preserve the Harvest series)

Sept 21, 2012 
5:45-8:30 p.m...
Albany County University of WY Extension office
(at the Fairgrounds)
Laramie, WY

$7.00 a class. To register or for more information contact Diane at: 
(307) 328–2642 or dsaenz@uwyo.edu

Canning Jams, Jellies and More
(part of the Preserve the Harvest series)

Sept 22, 2012 
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m...
Albany County University of WY Extension office
(at the Fairgrounds)
Laramie, WY

$7.00 a class. To register or for more information contact Diane at: 
(307) 328–2642 or dsaenz@uwyo.edu

Intent to Ferment
(part of the Preserve the Harvest series)

Oct 5, 2012 
5:45-8:30 p.m...
Albany County University of WY Extension office
(at the Fairgrounds)
Laramie, WY

$7.00 a class. To register or for more information contact Diane at: 
(307) 328–2642 or dsaenz@uwyo.edu

 

Woming Women in Range: Plants (The good, the bad and the ugly!)

October 23, 2012 
10am–3pm
Albany County Fairgrounds Dining Room (lunch is provided)
Laramie, WY

Living on a rural acreage?  Wondering what those plants are? Ladies – come join us at this informal gathering as we discuss the plants that are desirable, not so desirable and down right nasty!

Workshop will be limited to 25 participants so please e-mail or call if you would like to attend! You can reserve your place by contacting Rachel Mealor: rdmealor@uwyo.edu; 307-766-4139.

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Rural Living in Wyoming Wildfire Workshop

October 25, 2012
2 p.m.
Rock River Town Hall
321 Avenue D
Rock River, WY

Subjects covered in this workshop include: Post fire weed management & reclamation,Tru-Test wildfire relief program and fuels mitigation. For registration and information contact UW Extension educator Kellie Chichester at kelliec@uwyo.edu  or 307-721-2571.  Sponsored by UW Extension, Barnyards & Backyards, Laramie Rivers Conservation District.

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High Tunnel Workshop

Oct 31, 2012 1:00 pm -5:00 pm
Nov 1, 2012 8:30 am until done 
214 Broken Circle Drive
Evanston, WY         

Learn by doing! Help contruct a high tunnel in about one day, using locally available materials.  Space limited to 12 people.  Lunch and drinks provided. Registration fee $15.00.  To register contact UW Extension educator Bridger Feuz, 307-783-0570 or bmfeuz@uwyo.edu.

 

Albany Co. Master Gardener Introduction/Information Meeting

November 28, 2012
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Albany County Extension office
Albany County Fairgrounds
3520 S. 3rd Street
Laramie, WY

Training will begin in January, 2013. Exact times and dates for the training will be determined at the November 28 meeting. Classes are 3 hours each and include botany, soils, entomology, herbaceous plants, trees and shrubs, lawns, vegetables and fruits, pest management, pesticide safety, and diagnosing plant problems.

Cost $100. Includes Master Gardener training manual and all materials

Contact for more information and to register Kellie Chichester kelliec@uwyo.edu 307-721-2571

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