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Sheridan Field Day Features Horticulture, Forage Production, Lawn and Garden

June 4, 2014

Field trial tours starting in the morning near Wyarno, then additional tours and lunch at the University of Wyoming Watt Agriculture Center at Sheridan College, are part of the Sheridan Research and Extension Center field day Saturday, June 14.

Landscape, grape and berry production presentations are in addition to field tours at the college.

The split location format is the same as last year.

“Members of the Sheridan R&E Center Advisory Board encouraged us to keep the mid-June field day similar to last year’s,” says Bret Hess, associate dean for research in the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and director of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station. “The first half of the day will be devoted to field tours while the second half of the day will be a series of presentations.”

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. field trial tours at the research and extension center near Wyarno, and registration starts at 10:30 a.m. for presentations, field trials and vineyard tours that begin at 11 a.m. at the UW Watt Agriculture Center on the college campus.

Lunch is provided beginning at noon, and RSVPs for lunch are requested by Monday, June 9.

The schedule, in addition to that above, is:

12:45-1 p.m. -- Sheridan College agriculture program and partnership with UW, Ami Erickson, Sheridan College dean of Ag and Tech.

1-1:50 p.m. -- Lab tours.

2-2:30 p.m. -- Weed control in home lawns, Scott Hininger, UW Extension educator.

2:30-3 p.m. -- Native plants for the home landscape, Karen Panter, extension horticulture specialist.

3-3:30 p.m. -- The Wyoming Honey Project, Chian Jones-Ritten, assistant professor in the UW Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

3:30-3:45 p.m. -- Break.

3:45-4:15 p.m. – The Wyoming Grape Project, Sadanand Dhekney, assistant professor of horticulture at the UW Sheridan R&E Center.

4:15-4:45 p.m. -- Berry production, Connie Fisk, Sheridan College instructor of sustainable food systems.

4:45-5 p.m. -- Wrap-up.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Rochelle Koltiska at (307) 673-2856 or email

Work conducted at the UW Sheridan Research and Extension Center will be demonstrated during field tours Saturday, June 14. (Sheridan R&E Center)

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