SAREC Open House Keeps Informal, Flexible Format
August 13, 2013 — How cattle self-select what they eat, weed and cheatgrass issues, wheat trials and high tunnel research are among topics during the late afternoon open house Thursday, Aug 22, at the University of Wyoming’s James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) near Lingle.
The open house is interactive and informal with trailers available to transport people from research area to research area, allowing them to spend as much time as they want at each site.
“It worked well last year,” says Jim Freeburn, SAREC’s director of operations. “People seemed to like the flexibility of the format. We had a lot of positive responses from it.”
Activities start at 3 p.m. and include keynote speakers, three-minute research presentations, research posters and field tours. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. RSVP is requested by Friday, Aug. 16, by contacting Kelly Greenwald at (307) 837-2000.
-- Cattle feeding: How cattle self-select their diets;
-- Irrigated crop weed update, weed resistance;
-- Wheat trials;
-- Winter hardy peas for Wyoming;
-- Range weed research, cheatgrass;
-- Limited irrigation;
-- High tunnel research;
-- Natural Resources Conservation Service soil/rainfall erosion demonstration;
-- Seasonal trend of nitrogen cycling;
-- Trace gas emission in dryland cropping and irrigated alfalfa hay;
-- Updated wind turbine information.
The schedule is:
3 p.m. -- Welcome, introductions.
3:20 p.m. -- Research presentations.
4 p.m. -- Fastest three-minute presentations.
4:30 p.m. -- Research and plot tours, poster presentations.
5:30 p.m. -- Dinner.
Researcher Jerry Nachtman led tours at last year’s open house at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center near Lingle. (UW Photo)