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Rural Living Events - 2017

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Laramie County UW Extension Master Gardener Training

Begins: January 9, 2017
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

Classes will be conducted at Laramie County Community College and run 10 weeks, meeting each Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6-9 pm.  Cost of the training is $125 and includes the Master Gardener Handbook and graduation in October 2017.   

For more information contact Catherine at 307-633-43863 or cwissner@uwyo.edu 

Lovell Annie’s Project

6 week series: Tuesdays, January 10-February 21 (not including Feb 14), 
Dinner at 5:30 and Class from 6-9pm
Lovell, 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 include: Diversification/Backyard Ag; Personality differences; Marketing and Social Media; Programs and Services for ag businesses or startups; Recordkeeping and Finances; Water Law; Success Story of Ag Business Woman

Cost: $40 includes meals; Space is limited so register early! For more information or to register call 307-765-2868 or email maep@uwyo.edu

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Alternative Energy Workshop

January 11, 2017
Focus on Ag Producers: 1:30-4pm
Focus on Home and Small Acreage: 5:30-7:30pm
Basin Fairgrounds
Basin, WY

Learn about energy audits, efficiency and alternative energy options.

For more information call 307-765-2868 or email maep@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@natronacounty-wy.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

Winter Honey Bee Survival Class

Jan. 17, 2017
6-8 p.m. 
Afton Civic Center
150 S. Washington St
Afton, WY

Ways to keep bees cozy in winter and why keeping varroa mite numbers low is important are among topics during Winter Honey Bee Survival Class. Other topics are “Winter Bee Care Starts in June” and “Nutrition and Native Floral Resources to Supplements.”
           
 RSVPs are encouraged. RSVP by calling the University of Wyoming Extension office at 307-885-3132. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment or inclement weather.

Winter Honey Bee Survival Class

Jan. 18, 2017
11 a.m.-1 p.m. 
4-H Building 
255 West Deloney
Jackson, WY

Ways to keep bees cozy in winter and why keeping varroa mite numbers low is important are among topics during Winter Honey Bee Survival Class. Other topics are “Winter Bee Care Starts in June” and “Nutrition and Native Floral Resources to Supplements.”
           
RSVPs are encouraged. RSVP by calling the University of Wyoming Extension office at 307-885-3132. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment or inclement weather.

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@natronacounty-wy.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

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@natronacounty-wy.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 Cafe


Cover Crops: January 24    
Livestock Health: February 21    
Weeds: March 21
Noon to 1:30pm, Lunch provided
Burlington Town Hall
Burlington, WY

Join us for lunch and fun discussion about the topic of the day. UW Extension Educators will be on hand to answer questions and help find the resources your need to make your job easier and your farm or ranch more profitable, resilient and/or sustainable. We look forward to hearing what has worked for you too. Bring your questions and your smart phone or tablet if you have one!

Private Pesticide Applicator Classes


Jan 25, 8am to 12pm,  Park Co. Fairgrounds, Powell
Jan 27, 8am to 12pm,  Lovell Annex
Feb 6, 1 to 5pm, Cody, Park Co. Library, Grizzly Rm.
Feb 13, 1 to 5pm, Greybull Weed & Pest
Feb 15, 1 to 5pm, Worland Community Center
March 21: Worker Protection Standard Information Sessions 9-11am in Greybull; 3-5pm in Powell

For certification to use restricted use pesticides Topics include safe handling of pesticides, Worker Protection Standards, calibration and more.

For mor information contact your local University of Wyoming Extension office http://www.uwyo.edu/uwe/county/index.html 

Habitat Hero: Grow for Butterflies, Bees and Birds


January 28, 2017
1-3 p.m.
Cottonwood Room 
Laramie County Library
Cheyenne, WY

The lecture will begin with excerpts from the film by Catherine Zimmerman, “Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home,” featuring Douglas Tallamy. 
Afterward, Jane Dorn, Wyoming native plant expert and co-author of “Growing Native Plants of the Rocky Mountain Area,” will lead a panel of Cheyenne Habitat Heroes discussing how they garden for pollinators and other wildlife. Panel members are Maggie McKenzie, Kylee Stewart, Tava Collins, Barb Gorges, and Michelle Bohanan.

Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society is sponsoring the lecture. Part of the 2017 High Plains Gardening lecture series. A joint project between the Laramie County Master Gardeners and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. Tickets are available at Gardening with Altitude, 1101 Logan Avenue, for cash or check purchases only. Tickets will be available at the door if not sold out. Visit www.botanic.org  or call 307-637-6458 for more information. $15 per lecture, or $40 for all three in the series.

Pesticide safety training

Feb. 1, 2017
10 am – 2 pm 
UW ARLEC
2011 Fairgrounds Road
Casper, WY

Call the Natrona County University of Wyoming Extension to register at 307-235-9400.

Pesticide safety training

Feb. 6, 2017
Midwest Rec Center
Midwest, WY 

Call the Natrona County University of Wyoming Extension to register at 307-235-9400.

Brown Bag Seminars in Powell

February 8th, 15th, 22nd and March 1st, 8th and 15th.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Powell Library

Free to the public, bring your lunch and learnTopic(s) covered: Park County Weed & Pest – Past, Present and Future, How to Start a Home Vegetable Garden, Red Wiggly Vermiculture for Soil Heath, How to Assess Winter Bud Damage in Grapes, Luring Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden, Soils and Soil Health in Park County

For more information contact Park County University of WY Extension Office 754-8836

Farm and Ranch Days

February 8-9, 2017
Riverton, WY

A wide array of topics covered - Ag production topics, beekeeping, irrigation info, growing grapes, building low tunnels and more!  For more information contact Chance Marshall, University of Wyoming Extension educator at (307) 332-2363 or cmarsha1@uwyo.edu

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Junior Gardeners Club  - Newcastle

Sign up: February- March
Meetings will begin in April at USDA Service Center (District Office)

Presenter: Lacey Sloan, WCNRD Manager

Join us for our 2nd year in Junior Gardening! This is a hands on experience geared toward teaching kids how to grow their own flowers and vegetables. We will also look into landscaping at the community garden and plant flowers for local pollinators.
**No fee to join**

Part of a workshop series brought to you by Weston County Natural Resources District, featured presenters and Barnyards & Backyards. For more information contact Lacey Sloan 307-746-3264 or lacey.sloan@wy.usda.gov

Master Gardener Classes  - Platte County

February 14 to May 16, 2017 
(on Tuesdays)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Locations will be Wheatland or Guernsey

For more information contact the Platte County UW Extension Office at (307) 322-3667 or cjons2@uwyo.edu 

WESTI Ag Days

February 14-15, 2017
Registration at 8:30 am (programs start at 9:00)
Worland Community Center 
1200 Culbertson 
Worland, WY

WESTI is a free educational event for farmers, ranchers and small acreage land owners in the Big Born Basin hosted by UW Extension. Topics will include pesticides, regulations, soil management, crop disease and pest updates, farm safety, and more. Friday will include topics for production agriculture, and Saturday will be more of interest to small acreage land owners. For more information please call Washakie County Extension at 307-347-3431

Master Gardener Class - Campbell County

Starts February 18th, 2017

Master Gardener trainees receive educational training in Horticulture from University of Wyoming Extension Educators and learn about Botany, Soils, Flowers, Trees, Shrubs, Lawns, Vegetables, Fruits, Entomology, Pesticide Safety, and Diagnosing Plant Problems. After completing the training Master Gardeners are asked to give back 40 hours of volunteer service to their community. This can include hands-on workshops, farmers markets, community gardens, plant sales, garden walks and more!

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener and want to take the course? 

For more information contact the University of WY Campbell Co Extension office at 307-682-7281


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