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Rural Living Events - 2016

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Rural Living Events - 2016



3rd annual conference of the Southern Rockies Seed Network

December 7, 2016
8am - 5pm
The Ranch Events Complex,
Loveland, Colorado

The 2016 conference will include three tracks: Science, Practice, and Policy. Each track will include a regional or national topic presenter, followed by 2-3 local experts in their field. Each track will end with a panel discussion, where participants have an opportunity to engage in in-depth discussions with the presenters.

More information at http://www.synergy3.org/2016AnnualMeeting.php 


Revitalizing Tired Cropland

Dec. 7th, 2016
1-5 pm
Ramkota Hotel
800 N. Poplar
Casper WY

Would you like to reduce your fertilizer use? Or find a way to rejuvenate pastures without the risk and expense of planting a new one?
Dr. Jill Clapperton, world renowned researcher, soil biologist, and ecologist will relate her experience around the world renewing tired pastures and fields. She will show us how to improve the function and health of our soils so that the “below ground livestock” keep the pasture productive and the above ground livestock happy.

Hosted by USDA-NRCS and the Plank Stewardship Initiative.

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For more information contact Roger Stockton, WY NRCS,307-233-6767. roger.stockton@wy.usda.gov

 

Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) workshop

December 7 & 8, 2016
Laramie County Community College
Conferences Bldg. Room 121
1400 E College Dr
Cheyenne, WY 82007

Wyoming Extension will be conducting a food safety training workshop – If you are a food producer/processor you might find the event useful as you work with produce and fruit since it will provide information on how producers can reduce the risk of foodborne pathogens such as salmonella and listeria.

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 materials will be presented by Mr. David Lott and Dr. Connie Fisk, On-farm Food Safety Educators with Nebraska Extension. Topics will 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

Sessions start at 9 am both days and we will wrap up by noon the second. Snacks and Lunch will be provided. Registration is $25. Register at Eventbrite.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farm-food-safety-using-good-agricultural-practices-gaps-cheyenne-tickets-29077880724?aff=es2


Artificial Insemination School

December 8, 12, 15 & 19, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fremont County Fairgrounds - Armory

Cost:     $100 or $80 High School College Students

For more information or to sign up call 307-332-2363 (Chance Marshall, UW Extension Educator; Kim Collins, Fremont County Extension Office)


Soil Health and Cover Crop Roundtable

December 12, 2016
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Crook County Community Room
309 Cleveland St.
Sundance, WY

Agronomist Kate Vogel of North 40 Ag will be in Sundance, WY for an interactive roundtable workshop to share her extensive knowledge in soil health and cover cropping systems.  Topics that will be covered include:  principles of crop rotation and soil health, how to integrate grazing into crop rotations, feed value in cover crops, how animals/forage/soil interact, how to calculate intensity/diversity of a crop rotation, and any other questions producers might have on implementing soil health practices.

For more information contact Kate Vogel at (406) 600-5205, kvogel@north40ag.com  or Blake Hauptman at (307) 283-1192, bhauptma@uwyo.edu       



Niobrara County Annie’s Project      

January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21 2017
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Niobrara County Fair Grounds/Extension Office
4080 US Hwy 20
Lusk, WY
Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in agriculture. The program is designed to help inform farm and ranch women about topics in business and life management and to help them build connections to their peers in the community.

Participants are women with a passion for agriculture. Annie’s Project is a multisession course that covers the five areas of agricultural risk: financial, human resources, legal, marketing and production. About a third of each program is dedicated to discussion. In this way the program provides an opportunity to learn from agricultural professionals and interact with other women in similar situations.

Topics to be covered include:  Drought, Estate Planning, Equine Management, Unit Cost of Production, Transition of Non-titled Property, Human Relationships, Beef Checkoff Program, Soil Health and Composting, Farm Credit Service Programs and Loans, Low Stress Livestock Handling, and Economics of Feeding Beef Cattle.  

For more information contact Hannah Swanbom at 307-235-9400 or hswanbom@natronacountywy.gov  or Ashley Garrelts at 307-358-2417 or ashleyg@uwyo.edu

To register contact Rose at the Natrona County Extension Office at 307-235-9400 by January 6, 2017


Converse County Annie’s Project      

January 19, 26, February 9, 16, 23 2017
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Converse County Library
300 East Walnut St.
Douglas, WY
Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s roles in agriculture. The program is designed to help inform farm and ranch women about topics in business and life management and to help them build connections to their peers in the community.

Participants are women with a passion for agriculture. Annie’s Project is a multisession course that covers the five areas of agricultural risk: financial, human resources, legal, marketing and production. About a third of each program is dedicated to discussion. In this way the program provides an opportunity to learn from agricultural professionals and interact with other women in similar situations.

Topics to be covered include:  Drought, Estate Planning, Equine Management, Unit Cost of Production, Transition of Non-titled Property, Human Relationships, Beef Checkoff Program, Soil Health and Composting, Farm Credit Service Programs and Loans, Low Stress Livestock Handling, and Economics of Feeding Beef Cattle.  

For more information contact Hannah Swanbom at 307-235-9400 or hswanbom@natronacountywy.gov  or Ashley Garrelts at 307-358-2417 or ashleyg@uwyo.edu

To register contact Rose at the Natrona County Extension Office at 307-235-9400 by January 6, 017


Farm and Ranch Days

February 8-9, 2017
Riverton, WY

More information to be posted later.



WESTI Ag Days

February 14-15, 2017
Worland, WY

More information to be posted later.



The 4th Annual High Plains Organic Farming Conference

February 21 & 22, 2017
Laramie County Community College
1400 E College Dr
Cheyenne, WY 82007


Including sessions and workshops on:
• navigating the organic certification process
• state and federal financial assistance
• soil testing and soil health
• ecological organic farming
• forage production
•cropping systems
• weed management
• GAP on-farm food safety training
 • CSA management
PLUS producer experiences, marketing strategies, recent organic research, vendors, and more!

Registration: $50 for both days or $30 for one day (including lunch) Registration opens November 21st, 2016. Seating is limited to 100.

For more information and to register, visit: http://uwyosoil.wixsite.com/organicfarming
For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, vendor, advertiser or sponsor, please contact:
Jay Norton at jnorton4@uwyo.edu  or Erin Rooney at erooney1@uwyo.edu

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.

Garden Expo
Backyard & Outdoor Living

April 8, 2017
Lander, WY
Mark your calendar! The Expo is a day long event that features a tradeshow and workshops geared toward outdoor living. There’s a little something for everyone.

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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