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Rural Living Events - 2016|Barnyards & Backyards

Rural Living Events - 2016

Big Horn Extravaganza

May 4, 2016
4:00 p.m.
Greybull, WY
Educational information provided with a variety of University of WY Extension booths.  Free meal.

For more information contact Gretty at the University of WY Big Horn Co Extension office at 307-765-2868

Season Extension Workshop

May 7, 2016
9 am to noon (Registration starts at 8 am)
Berry Center building (Auditorium and lower lobby)
University of Wyoming Campus (map)
Laramie, WY
(tour after presentations so you will need to have transportation available)

In this workshop we’ll cover:
•    Why season extension will help you extend your vegetable growing season (and chances for success in our challenging climate).
•    Examples of various season extension techniques which you can use
•    Pests and diseases that might affect your protected veggies

After visiting these topics we’ll head out on a tour to visit 3 locations around town to see season extension structures in action! If participants are interested and have lots of questions the tour may run past noon.

Please RSVP. You can RSVP by visiting or through the Albany County UW Extension office at 307-721-2571. 

Farm Food Safety Training with Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

May 12-13, 2016
9 AM to 5 PM first day; 9 AM to Noon Second
Central Wyoming College
Wind River Room, Intertribal building rm 116
2660 Peck Ave
Riverton, WY

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.

Early registration by May 11th is $25 and $30 after. Register at 

For more information contact University of Wyoming Specialist Jeff Edwards at 307-837-2956

Laramie County Master Gardener annual Plant Sale

May 14, 2016
9am – 4pm
Historic downtown train depot
Cheyenne, WY

Find locally grown plants from vegetables, annuals to perennials. 

For more information contact Catherine Wissner, Laramie County UW Extension at 307-633-4348.

Barnyards & Backyards Landowner Solutions – Fighting weeds

May 19, 2016
6 pm
Glenrock Community Library
506 South 4th Street
Glenrock, 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 Landowner Solutions – Fighting weeds

May 20, 2016
9 am
UW Extension office
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.


Basic Chicken Care 101 Program

May 24, 2016
6-9 pm
Laramie County Community College
1400 East College Drive
Conferences Building Centennial Room
Cheyenne, WY

The Cheyenne City Council has approved 5 backyard chickens for Cheyenne residents with some restrictions.  Please join us to learn basic chicken care from health issues, feeding, water, housing, winter requirements and what breeds will do best in Cheyenne along with the city's requirements and much more. Hosted by UW Laramie CO Extension and the Cheyenne Urban Chicken Keepers.

A modest $5 (+site fees) registration fee and RSVP at (Direct link)

For more information Catherine Wissner, UW Laramie CO Extension at 307-633-4383.

Vegetable Garden Troubleshooting

June 9 -10, 2016
9:00 am to 4:30 pm each day
Platte Country Fair Grounds
Wheatland, WY

Dig into troubleshooting vegetable garden problems before they turn your garden from a joy into a nightmare.

Registration required – Space is limited.  Cost for both days is $25 per person (includes handouts and refreshments.  Lunches are on your own.)

Flyer with full agenda

Wyoming Forage Field Day 2016

June 14, 2016
Sheridan Research and Extension Center (ShREC)

Mark your calendar!  More information soon.

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