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Rural Living Events - 2015|Barnyards & Backyards

Rural Living Events - 2015

UW Extension booths at the Wyoming State Fair

August 10-15th
8am - 5pm with activities happening daily from 11am-1pm
Ag & Hort booth - Wyoming Livestock Roundup/Wyoming Business Council tent
Rangeland Resource booth in the fairway
Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts
Weed & Pest
WY Dept of Ag
State Fairgrounds
Douglas, WY

Come learn about the educational opportunities that our UW Agriculture and Horticulture Extension educators provide and participate in hands-on learning activities that are going on outside of the tent around lunch time. Some activities for kids and adults include: a cannulated cow, Wyoming Wildflowers (on Friday - take home wildflower seeds, info on how to plant and limited copies of Plants with Altitude:Regionally Native Plants for Wyoming Gardens), artificial insemination demonstartion, pesticide application technology demo, etc.

Fun events at the Rangeland Resources booth including info and activities for kids and adults on Plant Roots, Soils of Wyoming, Plant ID, Back East vs. Out West Stocking Rates, Poisonous Plants, and Edible Wild Plants.

Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts, Weed & Pest, WY Dept of Ag booths and more!

See you at Fair!

Agriculture and Bird Habitat Tour

September 3 & 4, 2015
In and around Douglas, WY

Highlights include: Dr. Allen Williams presentation on the current status of grass-fed and pasture raised beef in the US, news from international grassland neighbors, current conservation work in the field, NRCS soil demonstration, bird banding, and lots of networking.

The workshop is designed with the following objectives in mind:
• Foster relationships and greater collaboration in order to further producer and conservation goals for all participants.
• Learn about sustainable management practices and monitoring and measurement techniques.
• See local bird species and learn how ranching practices can sustain bird and wildlife habitat.

Letter & Agenda
Registration form

For more information contact Scott Cotton, UW Extension Area Educator (Natrona-Converse-Niobrara) at (307) 235-9400 or

Introduction to Chainsaw Safety and Use

September 12th, 9am – 7pm
Cody, WY
Cost: $75 (includes lunch, snacks, saw fuel, and bar oil).

University of Wyoming Extension is partnering with The Nature Conservancy to offer an introductory chainsaw class especially for women. Learn to safely and effectively use a chainsaw to fell small trees and cut firewood. Participants will be removing Russian Olive along the Shoshone River.

Want to learn to operate a chainsaw, or gain additional confidence and experience? Want to learn about using a chainsaw for Russian Olive removal? This class is for you!

Class size is limited, registration is required. Register

Scholarships are available. For more information about this workshop please contact Caitlin Youngquist at or 307-347-3431

Homesteader Days

Sept. 12, 2015
10am. - 3pm.
Down town Powell, WY

Come see the Homesteader Museum and demonstration booths, such as paper making, black smith, leather making, and much more. This event is free to the public and kicks off with a dance Friday night Sept. 11th.

Contact for more information:  Powell Chamber of Commerce, 307-754-3494.


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