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Casper, Lander workshops offer farmers market, local food grant writing training - Hands-on training for writing grants to promote farmers markets, local food programs and raising specialty crops is offered during April workshops in Casper and Lander.
Fremont County program aims to boost newer producer financial skills - Developing financial sense for managing dollars and cents is the aim of a program for second-generation and beginning farmers and ranchers April-May in Fremont County. “Building Farmers and Ranchers in the West” is Wednesday evenings beginning April 1. Sessions are 5:30-8 p.m. at the Hudson Fire Hall, said Tina Russell, University of Wyoming Extension educator.
Pollinators in spotlight at Natrona County Master Gardener conference - Bees and other pollinators, and their influence on plant productivity of yards, gardens and fields across Wyoming, are session topics at the Natrona Master Gardener spring conference in Casper. “The Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Birds, Bugs, and More” is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Agricultural Resource and Learning Center, 2011 Fairgrounds Rd. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
Fresh produce safety workshop in Casper - Fresh produce growers and buyers will learn appropriate agricultural practices to prevent food-borne illnesses as part of a two-day workshop in Casper. “Good Agricultural Practices” is Thursday and Friday, April 9-10, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel as part of the Wyoming Farmers Marketing Association’s annual conference.
University of Wyoming scientists receive awards for hydrology, cell research - Researchers specializing in hydrology and in nuclear size control mechanisms in the cell won outstanding research and early career research awards from the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Wyoming.
Russian olive removal Cody noon topic - “Understanding Russian Olives” is the topic of a noon presentation Tuesday, March 24, in the Grizzly Room of the Park County Public Library in Cody. Mary McKinney, assistant supervisor of the Park County Weed and Pest Control District, is guest speaker.