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Rural Living Events - 2015|Barnyards & Backyards

Rural Living Events - 2015

The A,B,Cs of high altitude vegetable gardening for beginners

March 28, 2015
8:30 am to noon
(Registration begins at 8:00 am)
Albany County Public Library meeting room
Laramie, WY

Want to grow your own food but don’t know where to start?

Have you tried but had some serious set-backs due to our challenging climate?

Then this workshop is for you!

Topics include:

  • An overview of things to consider to garden successfully in Laramie
  • Soils – knowing what you have and simple methods to improve it
  • Starting plants from seed and transplanting them successfully
  • Growing the top 10 easiest-to-grow vegetables for Laramie – how tos
  • Special challenges when gardening in more exposed locations


Workshop participants will be able to sign-up for some post-workshop one-time gardening mentoring.

Please RSVP by visiting our EventBrite page at http://abcsgardeninglaramie.eventbrite.com

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Habitat Hero Workshop - Water Wise Wildscaping For Your Yard

Saturday, March 28, 2015
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Laramie County Community College
Center for Conferences and Institutes Building
Cheyenne, WY

Habitat Heroes use wildscaping with native Rocky Mountain species to "plant a lifeline" for songbirds, pollinators and other imperiled wildlife, to remove water-thirsty and sterile turf grass, and to restore diverse habitat in gardens and landscapes, whether public, private or commercial. Learn how to wildscape, what plants to use, how to grow them and where to find them.

Speakers:
  Susan Tweit;   Plant biologist and author of "Rocky Mountain Garden Survival Guide"
  Jane Dorn;   Co-author of "Growing Native Plants of the Rocky Mountain Area"
  Clint Basset;   Water Conservation Specialist, Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities
  Panel Discussion;   Susan/Jane/Clint (using local yards as examples)

Sponsors: Audubon Rockies, Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society, Laramie County Master Gardeners, Laramie County Conservation District, University of Wyoming Bookstore, Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

Tickets on sale at www.brownpaperticket.com   for $15 includes lunch held at Laramie County Community College.

Private Pesticide School

March 31, 2015
10 am – 4 pm
814 S Federal Blvd
Riverton, WY

Niobrara Local Food Expo

April 9, 2015
5 – 8 pm
Niobrara County Fairgrounds
Lusk, WY

Expo will feature workshops on Alternative Pest Management by Karen Panter, UW Extension Horticulture Specialist and Fruit Trees (variety selection, irrigation, planting and pruning) by Ashley Garrelts, UW Extension Educator.  There will also be a wide variety of booths on local foods topics.

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News Release

2015 Wyoming Farmers Marketing Association Annual Conference

April 9, 2015 at 9:00 AM - April 11, 2015 at 4:30 PM
Ramkota Hotel
Casper, WY

Grant writing session will be held on the afternoon of April 11th Flyer

For a full agenda and to register visit www.wyomingfarmersmarkets.org

Natrona County Master Gardener Spring Conference:
The Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Birds, Bugs and More!

April 11, 2014
8 am to 4 pm
Agricultural Resource & Learning Center
2011 Fairgrounds Road
Casper, WY 82604

Agenda will be published shortly. Lunch and Refreshments Served. Early registration fee for the Spring conference will be $30 and late (April 1 and on) will be $45.  Refunds can be made for early registration cancellations up to March 31. Contact the Natrona County Master Gardeners at (307) 235-9400 for ticket and registration information or go online to natrona.net/springbuzz

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Gardening & Backyard Living Expo

April 11, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Lander Valley High School Field House  
350 Baldwin Creek Road, Lander

The event features a variety of speakers that address current topics of interest to small acreage owners and backyard and outdoor enthusiasts.  Vendors will be displaying their newest products and services that promote the enjoyment of gardening, landscaping, and outdoor recreation.   Concessionaires and the “Kid’s Corner” allow families to stick around and make a day of it.

Agenda


Private Pesticide School

April 13, 2015
10 am – 4 pm
Fremont County Extension
130 Eugene
P.O. Box 470
Lander, WY


Rural Living Workshop

April 13, 2015
5:30 to 8:30 pm
UW Extension Office
133 West Center
Douglas, WY

This workshop handles some basic animal management techniques for rural residents. Topics include Livestock Grazing Management, Beef Cattle Body Condition Scoring, Low Stress Livestock Handling, and Invasive Plants and Livestock

Contact UW Extension Educator Ashley Garrelts at (307)358-2417 or ashleyg@uwyo.edu for more information or to register.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

April 16, 2015
1 pm – 3 pm
UW Extension ARLEC
2011 Fairgrounds Rd
Casper, WY

Register at Natrona Weed & Pest (307) 472-5559

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Daylilies and Irises in the Rocky Mountain Region

April 18, 2015
1-2:30 p.m.
Cottonwood Room
Laramie County Library
Cheyenne, WY

Have you ever wondered how those beautiful rainbows of irises and daylilies came from a few plain species plants and can you imagine creating new and exciting flowers yourself? Learn about growing, caring for and hybridizing these colorful perennial plants in the Rocky Mountain climate. Learn the history of their development and take a look into their future.  Debra Scott lives in the Fort Collins area, serves as the Regional President of the American Iris Society and is a certified daylily garden judge and exhibition judge.

Presented by the Laramie County Master Gardeners and Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. Part of the Gardening with Altitude series. Tickets are $15 for each lecture, or $50 for all four presentations - available at www.brownpapertickets.com (Keyword: Gardening with Altitude) or at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens (cash or check) 710 S. Lions Park Dr. For more information call Darcee @ 307-637-6458

Grant Writing Workshop

April 18, 2015
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fremont County Library Lander
451 N. 2nd Street
Lander, WY


Workshop will cover:

Selected State and Federal grant programs (geared towards people interested in specialty crops, direct-to-consumer local foods sales, and local food intermediaries -see flyer - though grant writing concepts covered apply to most grant writing efforts)  - what do they fund and are they right for you?
Developing an idea and formulating it into a proposal:
Describing the situation
Developing goals
Creating an implementation plan
Impacts and evaluation
Outreach and marketing plans
Creating and communicating budgets
 
The application process overview for specific USDA-AMS and WDA programs

Seeflyer for description of specific funding opportunities to covered. Register by April 10, 2015 at http://grantwritingworkshoplander.eventbrite.com 
(Materials provided, Lunch on your own)

Landowner solutions – Fences & Water

April 21, 2015
6pm
UW Extension—Casper
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. Barnyards & Backyards.

Seminar Series Flyer

Landowner solutions – Fences & Water

April 23, 2015
6pm
Glenrock Community Center
412 South 4th Street
Glenrock, WY
 
This seminar covers fence types, fence construction basics, fence law, water law overview, and water management principles for owners of small rural landscapes.

Register at UW Extension (307)235-9400. Barnyards & Backyards.

Seminar Series Flyer

6th Annual Big Wyoming Horse Expo

April 24th, 25th, & 26th, 2015
Pepsi Equine Center
Douglas, WY

Free admission. Something for Everyone… Clinicians, Stallion Alley, Vendors, 4-H Judging,
Guest Speakers, Private Treaty Horse Sales, Parade of Horse Breeds, Kids Games, Concessions

For More Information Contact 307-358-3862 or 307-358-3675 cftaylor@hughes.net or tannarodeman@yahoo.com

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UW EDEN Strengthening Community Agro-Security Preparedness

April 27 & 28, 2015
University of Wyoming Extension
3401 Coffeen Ave.
Sheridan, WY

For more information and registration call (307)235-9400

Diagnosing Plant Problems

April 28, 2015
7:00 pm
United Presbyterian Church
Corner of 11th and Ivinson Streets
Laramie, WY

The season for outdoor gardeners is imminent.  Yeah!!  But why did those seedlings die right after emerging?   What causes those yellowing crinkly leaves?   Chris Hilgert, Wyoming Master Gardener Program Coordinator will take us through some common plant issues. A Laramie Garden Club meeting will follow.

Living and Growing in Wyoming 2015

May 2, 2015
9 am - 4 pm
Archer Complex
east of Cheyenne, I-80 exit 370

For anyone interested in living in the “country” or already “living on the land” and would like to be a better Steward of the Land.

A full day workshop.  Topics include:

living windbreaks
growing gardens  
fruit trees
food preservation
pollinator habitats
watering efficiently
raising poultry
feeding your animals
Wyoming soils
range plant Id

Cost $10 and includes coffee, snacks & lunch. Register at
livingandgrowinginwyoming2015.eventbrite.com 

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Management Succession – “Transferring Ranch Management Skills”

May 7, 2015 (noon – 5pm)
May 8, 2015 (8am – 2pm)
UW Extension Office Converse Co
133 West Center
Douglas, WY

This University of Wyoming Ag/Hort Team-led two-day seminar provides both tools and processes to transfer actual management skills between ranch managers including new generations, hired managers, and others. It is suggested that both established and new managers attend together to maximize skill transfer exchange. Input from UW Specialists and Educators will provide scenarios that ranch managers can use to analyze the effective transfer of management skills.

Pre-register at (307)235-9400

Landowner solutions – Know Your Pasture

May 26, 2015
6pm
UW Extension—Casper
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. Barnyards & Backyards.

Seminar Series Flyer

Landowner solutions – Know Your Pasture

May 28, 2015
6pm
Glenrock Community Center
412 South 4th Street
Glenrock, WY
 
This seminar covers fence types, fence construction basics, fence law, water law overview, and water management principles for owners of small rural landscapes.

Register at UW Extension (307)235-9400. Barnyards & Backyards.

Seminar Series Flyer


Garden & Landscape Educational Expo

May 30, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gillette College Tech Center
3251 S. 4-J Rd.
Gillette, WY  

Free event with a wide variety of educational sessions and indoor Farmer's Market.  

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