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Rural Living Events - 2016|Barnyards & Backyards

Rural Living Events - 2016


Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC)
combined field day and family farm day

August 27, 2016
9:00 am – registration
9:45 am – Research presentations    
University of Wyoming research greenhouse
Southwest corner of 30th and Harney streets
Laramie, WY

Haflinger draft horse team Pistol and Pete sporting brown and gold, children’s games and activities, and scientists presenting research are part of the Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC) combined field day and family farm day Saturday in Laramie.

Activities are at two locations. Registration and refreshments begin at 9 a.m. at the University of Wyoming research greenhouse at the southwest corner of 30th and Harney streets. Research presentations are at 9:45 a.m. with a tour at 11:20 a.m.

Events then move to the Cliff and Martha Hansen Teaching Arena west of town on Highway 230 with lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

RSVPs are encouraged. Call 307-766-3665. The farm day program is 1-4 p.m.


Food Preservation 101 Workshops

September 1 through Oct 20, 2016
5:30-8:00 p.m
Lusk, WY

Are you a first time canner or do you need a refresher course on food preservation?  If you are in either situation, please join us for Food Preservation 101- a series of hands-on workshops for the new home canner or a great refresher course for the experienced canner.  The workshops will be taught by University of Wyoming Extension Nutrition and Food Safety Educator, Denise Smith.

The schedule for the workshops will be:
•    September 1st- Freezing and Drying
•    September 8th- Water Bath Canning
•    September 22nd- Jams and Jellies
•    September 29th- Pressure Canning
•    October 20th- Gifts from the Kitchen

Sponsored by University of Wyoming Extension. Cost is $10.00 per workshop. Class participants must pre-register for each workshop by calling: Niobrara County Extension Office at 307-334-3534.


Solar 101 Online Course

Sept. 6 – Sept. 30, 2016
Virtual presentations 1:00 p.m. on sept. 6th, 13th, 20th and 26th.
Location: From your own computer


Wondering if a move to solar energy might be a good choice for you or your business? This FREE four-week online course is designed to help you answer that question! Extension Educator Jeremiah Vardiman will share information about Wyoming’s utility structure, financial incentive programs, and how to do a cost analysis for solar installation. Class discussions will also help your understanding of electric monopolies and co-ops, energy efficiency, and what it means to “go off the grid.” This is the perfect introductory course for anyone wondering, “Is a move to solar energy right for me?”


Free event, register at http://tinyurl.com/solaronline and further information will be provide upon registration. For more information contact University of WY Extension educator Jeremiah Vardiman, 307-754-8836


High Tunnel Build Workshop

September 7-9, 2016
Starts at 3 pm and finishes when high tunnel is complete
Meeteetse Community Center
Meeteetse, WY

Learn by doing.  Come to this workshop where we will build a high tunnel. Information you can apply!  For more information contact Jeff Edwards, University of Wyoming Extension at 307-837-2956.


Agriculture Tour/Fall Horticulture Trip

September 13, 2016
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eastern Wyoming College

Join us for our Fall Horticulture Trip. This year we are planning a return trip to Citrus in the Snow in Alliance, Nebraska. Citrus in the Snow is a year round greenhouse that makes use of the constant temperature just few feet under the ground. Our next stop on this trip will be to the Western Potatoes operation, also in Alliance. Western Potatoes harvests 2,000 acres of potatoes, which is about 1,599 semi-truck loads.

This trip will include a scrumptious lunch at Newberry’s Common Grounds in Alliance. Our final tour before returning to EWC’s campus will be at the Brown Sheep Company, a family owned and operated yarn spinning mill in operation since the 1980’s and located in Mitchell.

Registration through Eastern Wyoming College. PAID REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 9. Cost is $40. For more information contact Donna White at Eastern Wyoming College https://ewc.wy.edu/communityed/community-education-staff/   307-532-8323.

Weed Management Workshop       

September 15, 2016
9 am to 3 pm
Archer Complex
11453 Thunder Ridge Rd.
Cheyenne, WY

This workshop will cover common weeds in Laramie County, effective monitoring and management techniques as well as proper pesticide use and safety. Lunch will be provided.

For more information on the agenda go to http://bit.ly/wrkshpagenda  or call Abby Perry at the Carbon County Extension Office at (307) 328-2642. This event is free but we do ask that you RSVP to the Laramie County Extension Office (307) 633-4383.


Mini Field Day - soil moisture monitoring sensors

September 15, 2016
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Powell Research and Extension Center
747 Road 9
Powell WY

For this field day, we will be focusing on soil moisture monitoring sensors and how they can be used to determine irrigation scheduling.  Vivek Sharma, who is an irrigation specialist with the University of Wyoming, will be briefly discussing his research at the Powell Research and Extension Center and demonstrating how to install soil moisture sensors in a field.  So come join in the discussion and install a soil moisture sensor yourself.

Free event. For more information contact University of WY Extension educator Jeremiah Vardiman, 307-754-8836.

Laramie County Master Gardener Annual Meeting and Graduation

October 29, 2016
Doors open at 11:00
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

Guest speaker Chris Hilgert on his strawberry research. Doors open at 11:00, pot luck lunch at noon and speaker at 12:30. Everyone is welcome.

For more information contact Laramie County UW Extension Horticulture Educator Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4383.

Farm to Market Conference

November 11-12, 2016
Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Taking specialty crop growers to the next level of production, food safety, processing and marketing. Workshops on Food Acidification, Seed Saving, GAP, Market Manager and general programs.

Registration is $75 on www.eventbrite.com For more information contact Laramie County UW Extension Horticulture Educator Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4383.

Wyoming Bee College Conference

March 18-19, 2017
Cheyenne, Wyoming  

Beginning beekeeping 101, beekeeping 102, journeyman level beekeeping, habitat conservation, butterflies and much more.  

Registration is $75 on www.eventbrite.com . For more information contact Laramie County UW Extension Horticulture Educator Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4383.

Wild West Gardening Conference

April 22-23, 2017
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Taking gardeners and specialty crop growers to a new level of success.  Featuring; Neil Diboll, Kathy Kimbrough, Jeff Lowenfels plus many more.  Workshops and programs.

Registration is $85 on www.eventbrite.com  For more information contact Laramie County UW Extension Horticulture Educator Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4383.

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