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Mobile Apps for Ranchers, Getting Better Prices Topics at WESTI Ag Days in Worland

February 12, 2016

More than 35 sessions, including presentations on soil health, native grasses for range and pasture, and composting with worms, are part of WESTI Ag Days for agriculture producers Friday, Feb. 19, and small-acreage landowners and gardeners Saturday, Feb. 20, in Worland.

WESTI (Wyoming Extension’s Strategically and Technologically Informative) Ag Days registration begins both days at 8 a.m., with closing remarks and a raffle both days at 4:30 p.m. at the Worland Community Center Complex, 1200 Culbertson Ave.

The Washakie County office of University of Wyoming Extension and the Washakie County Conservation District sponsor the annual event, now in its 19th year.

A private pesticide applicator’s class is noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Washakie County Extension office in the Worland Community Center. Caitlin Youngquist, UW Extension educator, recommends the course -- for those needing to renew their licenses -- and notes registration is required.

Experts from UW and the USDA present ways to improve safety, profitability and enjoyment. The schedule and more information are at www.bit.ly/2016westiagdays. Lunch is provided by the Washakie County Cowbelles both days.

Friday topics for farmers and ranchers include herbicide resistance, nutrient management, livestock market outlook, futures, water rights, sage grouse, mobile apps and Google Earth for agriculture, and communicating about genetically modified organisms.

Saturday topics for small-acreage landowners and gardeners include weed and pest management, pollinators and irrigation, native landscaping, livestock genetics, horse management, alternative energy, preparing for a disaster and preserving the garden harvest.

For more information, contact UW Extension’s Janet Benson at (307) 347-3431 or jbenso19@uwyo.edu.


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