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Rural Living Events - 2016|Barnyards & Backyards

Rural Living Events - 2016

ProGreen Expo

February 9-12, 2016
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

All info on speakers, schedule, registration fees, hotels, etc. can be found at http://www.progreenexpo.com/

Farm and Ranch Days

February 10 - 11, 2016
Fremont Center (Armory Building)
1010 Fairground Rd
Fremont County Fairgrounds
Riverton, WY

Alternative meat cuts, cold-climate fruit trees and legislation affecting raw milk sales give farmers, ranchers, and small-acreage owners ideas to chew on during the 32nd annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days in Riverton. Private applicator pesticide training is Wednesday.

View the schedule at bit.ly/2016farmranch

For more information, contact UW Extension educator Chance Marshall at 307-332-2363 or cmarsha1@uwyo.edu.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

February 17, 2016
1 - 4 pm
First State Bank
Wheatland, WY


For more information contact the Platte Co UW Extension office at 307-721-2571 or bsebade@uwyo.edu


WESTI Ag Days

Feb 19-20, 2016
Worland Community Center
Worland, WY

WESTI is a two-day educational event for farmers and ranchers in the big horn basin hosted by UW Extension. Topics will include pesticides, regulations, soil management, crop disease and pest updates, farm safety, and more. Friday will include topics for production agriculture, and Saturday will be more of interest to small acreage land owners and gardeners.

Brochure

Agenda

FREE, no RSVP required. For more info contact Washakie County University of Wyoming Extension, 347-3431; cyoungqu@uwyo.edu


3rd Annual High Plains Organic Farming Conference

February 23, 2016 (1 to 5 pm)
February 24, 2016 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
The Centennial Room
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

DAY 1 • Tuesday, February 23rd, 1 to 5 pm: Organic Certification Workshop
Get an overview of the National Organic Program and regulations covering organic production, and then practice the certification process. We’ll use a made-up farm to discuss scope, land eligibility, buffers, seeds and planting stock, livestock, recordkeeping, and more

DAY 2 • Wednesday, February 24th, 8 am to 5 pm: High Plains Organic Farming Conference
13 sessions by producers, researchers, and experts on USDA NOP updates, marketing, crop, soil, pest, and livestock management, and more, for:
• Dryland Cropping Systems • Irrigated Crops & Forage • Livestock Production

PLUS: Meet the Researchers poster gallery and vendor displays. Producers, researchers, and experts from Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska.
 
Registration is $50 for both days or $30 for one day (lunch provided). Seating is limited to 100 attendees. To register and to view the agenda, visit: https://highplainsorganicfarmersconference.eventbrite.com 

Hosted by UW Extension, Colorado State University, the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

For more information please contact: Jay Norton at jnorton4@uwyo.edu (307.766.5082)
Erin Rooney at erooney1@uwyo.edu (970.217.3362)

Rocky Mountain Green Industry Conference

Sponsored by the Wyoming Groundskeepers and Growers Association
February 24-26, 2016
Best Western Ramkota
Casper, WY

All info on speakers, schedule, registration fees, hotel, etc. can be found at http://wgga.org/.

Also during the above RM Green Industry Conference, we are offering Certified Horticulturist testing:
Thursday, February 25, 2016
1:30-5:30 pm

Information on the exam, the CH program, and how to register for the exam can be found at: http://www.ashs.org/?page=CH

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

February 25, 2016
1 to 4 pm
Albany County Fair Grounds
Laramie, Wyoming


For more information contact the Albany Co UW Extension office at 307-721-2571 or bsebade@uwyo.edu

Horticulture 101 Course

March 1 to April 28th (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
5:30p.m.-8:30p.m.
Powell, WY

This is a 40 hour course that is every Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting March 1 to April 28th.  This course costs $150 per person and must be registered by Feb. 12th.

For more information contact University of Wyoming Educator Jeremiah Vardiman at 307-754-8836.

12th Annual University of Wyoming Entomology Short Course

March 15-17, 2016
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY

Agenda

For more information contact Scott @ 307-766-2508 or sschell@uwyo.edu

Wyoming Bee College Conference

March 19 – 20, 2016
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

The 2016 Bee College once again has reached out to find new and inspirational speakers to take everyone to the next level of beekeeping, bring more people into the craft and help others make a business of beekeeping or just be better at keeping bees and helping native pollinating insects. Three dynamitic keynote speakers, vendors and much more.

Workshops: all day beginning beekeeping with Dr. Carolina Nyarady DVM.
Learn about Rocky Mountain Native Bees with Dr. Michael Dillon University of Wyoming.
Raising your own Queen Bees with U of Montana’s Scott Debnam.
Winter Bee Care and Behavior with Mehmet Ali Doke of Penn State.
Building native pollinator habitat with Dorothy Tuthill.
Intensive Bee Nutrition with Dr. Zachary Haung from Michigan State University.
Find out what the National and State of Wyoming pollinator action plan is.

Cost is $75 and includes all meals, snacks and coffee/tea. To register; www.eventbrite.com look under Wyoming Bee College 2016. Host hotel is “The Plains”.

For more information contact; Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4383.

Farm Food Safety Training with Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

March 28- 29, 2016
9 AM to 5 PM first day; 9 AM to Noon Second
Park County Library Grizzly Room
Cody, 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 March 20th is $25 and $30 after.  Register at https://2016codygaps.eventbrite.com

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

Farm Food Safety Training with Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

March 30- 31, 2016
9 AM to 5 PM first day; 9 AM to Noon Second
Central Wyoming College
Wind River Room, Intertribal building rm 116
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 March 20th is $25 and $30 after. Register at https://2016rivertongaps.eventbrite.com

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


Understanding the GMO Debate

January 30th, 2016
12:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Park County Library Grizzly Room
Cody, WY  

The purpose of this seminar is to provide understanding and knowledge of the GMO topic so individuals can make educated decisions when listening to the media, grocery shopping and political regulations.  This seminar will cover the history of GMOs, how GMOs are created, food safety aspects of GMOs, pesticide use in agriculture and the use with GMOs, and cover environmental concerns.  A national debate will also be shown to provide a balanced discussion to the topic at hand.  

There is a $25 registration fee for this seminar and space is limited to the first 50 people that register.  Registration is closed January 27th.  Register online at http://goo.gl/forms/CMsOzMmUxY or call Park County Extension office at 307-527-8560.

Contact for more information: Powell UW Extension at 754-8836 or Cody UW Extension at 527-8560

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