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Farm-to-Table Dinner, Family Activities at UW Research Center Days in Laramie

August 22, 2018

A farm-to-table evening dinner at the greenhouse and a Field and Family Farm Day the next day are featured by the Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC) Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25.

Research presentations and tours at the University of Wyoming’s LREC greenhouse are 4-6 p.m. Friday at the southwest corner of 30th and Harney streets. The free 6 p.m. dinner includes produce from UW’s ACRES (Agricultural Community Resources for Everyday Sustainability) Student Farm and will be catered by the UW Food Science Club.

Producer sessions, equipment demonstrations and poster displays are 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Cliff and Martha Hansen Livestock Teaching Arena west of Laramie on Highway 230. The free lunch is at noon with family activities, including a petting zoo and hay bale maze from 1-3 p.m. The Haflinger draft horse team of Pistol and Pete will be in attendance.

RSVPs are requested by Thursday, Aug. 23. For Friday’s dinner, call (307) 766-3611 or (307) 766-4643. For Saturday’s meal, call (307) 766-3611 or (719) 314-6571.

The LREC is among three other research and extension centers around the state that are directed through the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, housed within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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