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Rural Living Events - 2016|Barnyards & Backyards

Rural Living Events - 2016

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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farm-food-safety-training-with-good-agricultural-practices-gaps-riverton-ii-tickets-24567716702 

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.

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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.

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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 www.eventbrite.com (Direct link)

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

Spring Plant Tour

June 6, 2016
Two tours - one begins at 1:30 pm, the other at 5:30 pm
Begins at Weed & Pest office
365 Whippoorwill Drive
Baggs, WY

Join us to welcome spring, learn to recognize local flora, discover some tidbits about which plants are edible.

Sign up early, bus seats fill up fast! For more information and sign up call the Ed. Center at 307-383-2228 or J Sheehan at 383-2228.

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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.)

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Wyoming Forage Field Day 2016

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

Mark your calendar!  More information soon.


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