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UW Research Center in Laramie Combines Family Farm Day, Field Day Activities

August 24, 2016

Haflinger draft horse team Pistol and Pete sporting brown and gold, children’s games and activities, and scientists presenting research are part of the Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC) combined field day and family farm day Saturday, Aug. 27, in Laramie.

Activities are at two locations. Registration and refreshments begin at 9 a.m., with a welcome at 9:30 a.m. at the University of Wyoming research greenhouse at the southwest corner of 30th and Harney streets. Research presentations are at 9:45 a.m., with a tour at 11:20 a.m.

Events then move to the Cliff and Martha Hansen Teaching Arena west of town on Highway 230, with lunch from noon-1 p.m. RSVPs are encouraged by calling (307) 766-3665.

The farm day program is 1-4 p.m. and includes: the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Pistol and Pete meet and greet and wagon rides; farm tours; games and activities for children; research presentations; and displays by UW faculty members, student organizations and community organizations with agricultural backgrounds.

Also, David Kruger, UW agricultural liaison librarian, will provide a perspective on the 125 years of the Agricultural Experiment Station. LREC is one of four research and extension centers in Wyoming directed by the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station.

For more information, contact Doug Zalesky, LREC director, at (307) 766-3665 or

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