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State Fair|College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
2015 Wyoming State Fair

August 8-15

UW Extension Events at State Fair

Initiative Teams:
  • SMRR – Sustainable Management of Rangeland Resources
  • Ag & Hort – Agriculture and Horticulture
  • CDE - Community Development and Education
  • NFS - Nutrition and Food Safety

The Community Development Education (CDE) team is hosting a social media contest using Facebook and/or Instagram. The contest will ask state fair attendees to capture photos that depict "Community Service" and "Leadership" going on around them at state fair and post them with special hashtag to UW Extension’s Facebook page.

Nutrition and Food Safety (NFS) from Niobrara County will be helping with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources booth.

Monday, August 10
SMRR team on Midway
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Activity – Rumination Game
 
Display – Plant Roots Response to grazing
Ag&Hort in Wyoming Livestock Roundup tent
11 a.m.-Noon
Cannulated cow
Noon-1p.m.
NO ACTIVITY - Mike Day Reception in tent (new animal science department head)
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Peabody Energy Building)
1 p.m.
Clean & Swab Cutting Board – Bacteria Growth (participants will clean cutting boards with soapy water, disinfectant, or both, then the boards will be swabbed to see how clean they are)
4 p.m.
Clean & Swab Cutting Board – Bacteria Growth
Tuesday, August 11
SMRR team on Midway
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Activity – Paint Tray Erosion
 
Display – Soil Orders of Wyoming
Ag&Hort in Wyoming Livestock Roundup tent
11 a.m.-Noon
Beef pregnancy detection demonstration
Noon-1 p.m.
Artificial insemination demonstration
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 p.m.
Clean & Swab Cutting Board – Bacteria Growth
4 p.m.
Clean & Swab Cutting Board – Bacteria Growth
Wednesday, August 12
SMRR team on Midway
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Activity – Leaf Rubbings (leaf placed under a piece of paper and colored over with crayon)
 
Display – Plant Identification
4-H Booth on Midway
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Arts and Crafts: Hands-on activities - Wool felting, book marks, tea light lamps
5-7 p.m.
Arts and Crafts: Hands-on activities - Wool felting, book marks, tea light lamps
Ag&Hort in Wyoming Livestock Roundup tent
11 a.m.-Noon
Using ultrasound to evaluate the beef herd
Noon-1 p.m.
Cannulated cow
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 p.m.
Clean & Swab Cutting Board – Bacteria Growth
4 p.m.
Clean & Swab Cutting Board – Bacteria Growth
Thursday August 13
SMRR team on Midway
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Activity – Soil Painting (different colors of sand will be used to paint a picture)
 
Display – East vs. West Stocking rates
4-H Booth on Midway
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
STEM: Hands-on activities - Goo, water bottle rockets, Robotics
5-7 p.m.
STEM: Hands-on activities - Goo, water bottle rockets, Robotics
Ag&Hort in Wyoming Livestock Roundup tent
11 a.m.-Noon
Soil health demonstration
Noon-1 p.m.
Embryo transfer demonstration in cattle
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 p.m.
Clean & Swab Cutting Board – Bacteria Growth
4 p.m.
Clean & Swab Cutting Board – Bacteria Growth
Friday August 14
SMRR team on Midway
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Activity – Seed Spitting
 
Display – Poisonous Plants
4-H Booth on Midway
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Foods and Nutrition: Hands-on activities - Cake decorating, foods bingo
5-7 p.m.
Foods and Nutrition: Hands-on activities - Cake decorating, foods bingo
Ag&Hort in Wyoming Livestock Roundup tent
11 a.m.-Noon
Technologies of pesticide application/spray table demo
Noon-1 p.m.
Wyoming wildflowers ice cream scoop activity
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 p.m.
Clean & Swab Cutting Board – Bacteria Growth
4 p.m.
Clean & Swab Cutting Board – Bacteria Growth
Saturday August 15
SMRR team on Midway
Noon-8 p.m.
Activity – Nature Scavenger Hunt
 
Display – Edible Wild Plants
4-H Booth on Midway
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Natural Resource: Hands-on activities - Paracord fishing lures
5-7 p.m.
Natural Resource: Hands-on activities - Paracord fishing lures
Ag&Hort in Wyoming Livestock Roundup tent
11 a.m.-Noon
Artificial insemination demonstration
Noon - 1 p.m.
Legacy tree scavenger hunt
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 p.m.
Clean & Swab Cutting Board – Bacteria Growth
4 p.m.
Clean & Swab Cutting Board – Bacteria Growth

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