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Rural Living Events - 2014|Barnyards & Backyards

Rural Living Events - 2014

 

Artisan Cheese Making

February 25-27, 2014
Powell, WY
8am – 5pm

Workshop covers:

  • Principles of Basic Cheese Making
  • Equipment
  • Pasteurization: HTST/Vat, Sanitation, Food Safety
  • Cheese Recipes
  • Cultures and their Use
  • Record Keeping
  • Milk Quality
  • Hands-On Cheese Making Activi-ties: Gouda, Feta, Jack, Mozzarel-la, & optional Queso Fresco


Registration $340. Class size is limited to 15, on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information contact UW Extension at (307) 754-8836 or sfrost1@uwyo.edu

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Habitat Hero Workshop

March 8, 2014
10 am to noon
ARLC Building, Casper Room
2011 Fairgrounds Road
Casper, WY

Presenters include Lauren Spring Ogden (speaking on building a garden habitat focusing on concepts in her new book Plant-Driven Design) and Connie Holsinger of Terra. A pollinator event with kids and families may occur in the afternoon (pending).


Annie's Project II

March  4, 11, 18, 25, 2014
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Frank Wise Building
Ft. Washakie, WY

For farm and ranch women with a passion for business and involvement.  This is a follow-up of last year’s course.  Designed  to give women the opportunity to learn from agricultural professionals and network with other women in similar situations.

Program Highlights:
QuickBooks
What Lender’s Look For
Farm Service Agency History and Current Programs
Using Goggle Earth
Planning a Grazing System
Web Soil Survey Refresher
Succession Planning
Story of a Successful Wyoming Sheep and Wool Business


Please pre-register by February 27th by calling Wind River Extension, 332-2135

 

Wyoming Farmers Market Association & Wyoming Master Gardener Association Joint Conference

March 13-15th
Sheridan College, Sheridan

Agenda and registration



Wyoming Bee College Conference

March 22-23, 2014
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

Laramie County Extension is hosting this event. Two days hands on, workshops and lectures; this conference is open to anyone wanting to learn more about, beekeeping, native bees, bumble bees and value added bee products.

The conference cost of $50 for both days includes two lunches, snacks and a banquet dinner on Saturday night, or you can register for one day at $35/day.
 
Go to Eventbrite.com for further details or registration or call 307-633-4383 for more information.

 

Getting a Head Start on This Year’s Garden: Starting plants indoors from seed

March 25, 2014
7:00 pm
Lincoln Community Center Gym
Laramie, WY   

A brief Laramie Garden Club business meeting will be followed by a “hands on” workshop program.  We will discuss ways to start plants from seed for your garden.  We will then go through the process step-by-step and plant some seed.  Example seed and materials will be provided.

To ensure enough materials are available please RSVP at jsjones@uwyo.edu

 

Coffee with the Teton Conservation District: Healthy Waterways

March 26, 2014
12:00p – 1:00p
TCDs office
420 W. Pearl Ave
Jackson, WY

Information on Fish Creek, Flat Creek, and water quality programs presented by Dan Leemon- Water Resources Specialist

Bring lunch we’ll provide the drinks! Space is limited! Please RSVP to Rachel at 307-733-2110 or Rachel@tetonconservation.org

 

Natrona County Master Gardener Spring Gardening Conference

March 29, 2014
ARLC Building
2011 Fairgrounds Road
Casper, WY

Mark your calendar! Theme: Trees including pruning and long term care as well as fruit trees and small fruits to replace trees we lost in the October 4 & 5 snow storm.

More information to be announced.


Common Sense Conservation (Horses, Horticulture, and Stewardship!)

March 29, 2014
8:30AM-4:30PM
Powell Armory
Powell, WY

Join us for this day-long event featuring speakers from the WY State Veterinarians Office, Northwest College, UW Extension, UW Research Center-Sheridan, Park County Weed and Pest, USDA, and many more.  Special guest speaker-Cheryl Moore-Gough (MSU-Extension Horticulturist, author).

Local vendors will offer a host of services of interest to attendees.  $15/person includes lunch. Pre-registration appreciated!   For more information please contact Mary McKinney 307-587-3020 or follow the link @ www.parkcountyweeds.org. 

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Gardening & Backyard Living Expo

April 5, 2014
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Lander Valley High School
(350 Baldwin Creek Road)

Booths, Farmer's Market, Workshops, Kid's Korner and more!

For more information contact the Popo Agie Conservation District at 307-332-3114.

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Alternative Energy & Energy Conservation Workshop

April 5, 2014
9 am-2 pm
Worland Community Center Complex Conference Room
Worland, WY


Learn about alternative sources of energy that you can use in your own home or agricultural operation. Milt Geiger and his Energy Team from the University of Wyoming will tell us about sources of alternative energy for Washakie County - and how to use Geo-Thermal Pumps to heat homes. He will partner with Eric Concannon from Creative Energy in Lander, WY on using Solar Energy. We will also have a session on proven tips for energy conservation and incentives by Brenda Ilg. A roundtable discussion will be held with the experts to answer all of your alternative energy questions - and we will have access to the UW Alternative Energy Trailer which demonstrates how to harness solar, geo-thermal and wind energy.

There will be a $5 charge to cover lunch. Please pre-register by calling the Washakie County Conservation District at 307-347-2456 ext 101 or 121.

Poisonous Plants of Northeast Wyoming Workshop

April 8, 2014
6-8 PM
Crook County Community Room
309 Cleveland St.
Sundance, WY

This workshop is designed to give participants an understanding of common poisonous plants found in Northeast Wyoming that affect livestock. The workshop will cover in detail identification of poisonous plants, ecology of plants, their potential effects, livestock symptoms, and potential remedies or cures. 

For more information please contact Brian Sebade at 307-283-1192 or Chance Marshall at 307-682-7281

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Poisonous Plants of Northeast Wyoming Workshop


April 9, 2014
6-8 PM
George Amos Memorial Building Cottonwood Room
(right above the extension office)
412 S. Gillette Ave
Gillette WY

This workshop is designed to give participants an understanding of common poisonous plants found in Northeast Wyoming that affect livestock. The workshop will cover in detail identification of poisonous plants, ecology of plants, their potential effects, livestock symptoms, and potential remedies or cures. 

For more information please contact Brian Sebade at 307-283-1192 or Chance Marshall at 307-682-7281

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