Welcome to University of Wyoming Extension in Natrona County. Our office brings you reliable, research-based information in agriculture and natural resources, including Wyoming's first and largest Master Gardener program, consumer and family economics, community and economic development, and 4-H / youth development. Our goal is simple... to help you put knowledge to work!
Natrona County is located in the central part of Wyoming and consists of 5,369 square miles, covering 3,436,160 acres with a population of almost 65,000. The county seat is Casper which offers a multitude of choices for a wealth of natural and cultural history. Casper is the only place where the Oregon, Mormon, Overland, Pony express, and Bridger Trails intersect. Cattle and sheep ranching were among the first enterprises, and diverse geological formations fostered the development of an energy industry fueled by oil, gas, coal, and uranium. Interstate highways, railroads, and an international airport allow for easy access to national and international markets. Its central location has made Casper a focal point for regional financial, retail, and medical services. The National Education Association ranks Wyoming as number two in the nation in terms of high school graduation rates. Natrona county has one of the best and most progressive school systems in the state. Casper is the home of the state's largest community college. The low crime rates, low tax rates, clean air and wide open spaces make Casper an excellent place to live. Yet, it is only a few hours away from some of the West's major metropolitan areas.
Annie's Project - is a course especially for women who work in and around Ag. Sessions in the six-week program include presentations and discussions focused on the participants' questions. Annie's Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from female agricultural professionals and connect with other women in similar situations to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their operations. Session topics cover the areas of