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More Interactivity at UW Research Center near Lingle

August 16, 2012

Three-minute presentations by scientists, field research tours and dinner are part of a field day Thursday, Aug. 23, at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center near Lingle.  

The field day is from 4-7 p.m. Researchers will cover topics, including livestock feeding and care, crop varieties, weed control, crop disease control and alternative crops. 

The open house will be much more interactive and informal than in the past, according to Jim Freeburn, director of operations.

“The changes are being made to allow more relaxed conversations between the researchers and the farmers and ranchers in the area,” he says.

Freeburn stresses everyone is welcome to attend and that there will be posters, displays, and tours of the high-tunnel greenhouse, the feedlot and the crop areas. 

The schedule, changed from the morning to the late afternoon and evening setting this year, is:

4 p.m. -- University of Wyoming update and overview;

4:15 p.m. -- BEHAVE project research update: “Behavioral influences on diet and habitat selection of livestock,” by Beth Burritt, area rangeland resources agent, Utah State University;

4:45 p.m. -- Fastest three-minute research presentations;

5:15-7 p.m. -- Field tours, poster displays and dinner.

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