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Celebrating Citrus Cooking Class

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020, 6 – 8:30PM
Sundance High School, FCS Room
1016 E Cleveland St
Sundance, WY 82729

At their peak during the winter months, citrus fruits add a bright, tart flavor to foods. Citrus is a favorite flavor to work with because the fruits are so tasty and versatile. In this class, you will incorporate nutrient-rich citrus in both savory and sweet dishes.

Participants will prepare and sample recipes, so bring your appetite! Hands-On! Participants ages 16 and older for safety please. Note: Please inform the instructor (University of Wyoming Extension educator Vicki Hayman) of any allergies or dietary restrictions at least one week before the class.

Enrollment deadline: Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Cost: $20 Contact Tim at EWC Outreach in Sundance to register. Phone: 307.283.1007

Sourdough for Beginners

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020, 1 – 4PM
Washakie Museum
2200 Big Horn Ave
Worland, WY 82401

Instructor Becca Ward is the educator at the Washakie Museum.  She is an avid at-home baker.  This class will help beginning bakers be confident in making their own bread.

Cost $10 per person.To sign up please call the museum at 307-347-4102 or email bward@washakiemuseum.org  Sponsored by the Museum and University of WY Extension.


It will BEE a party!

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2020, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Norseman Designs West studio
3532 Cottonwood Ave 
Cody, WY

Join UW Extension for a BEE party...with an educational twist! In this class you will learn about native bees and how to build a bee home by actually building one to take with you! 

The cost is only $5.00 per person, but the class is limited to 20 people at this time. Please RSVP to our office: 307-527-8560.

You are encouraged to bring a container with you such as a tall can (5" is preferred), but you do not have to as some materials will be supplied. If you have any questions, please call the UW Extension Park County office at 307-527-8560. 

 

WESTI Ag Days

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020
1200 Culbertson Ave
Worland, WY 82401

WESTI (Wyoming Extension's Strategically and Technologically  Informative Ag Days) has been presented for over 20 years. This 2 day event includes vendors, excellent speakers and ag related workshops. Ag career event for Youth and Parents begins at 5:30 pm on Feb 11. Includes dinner. Free lunch served both days. 

For more information contact Janet Benson at the UW Extension office at 307-347-3431 or washakiecounty@uwyo.edu or visit https://www.uwyo.edu/uwe/programs/westi-ag-days.html to see an agenda and more!


Celebrating Citrus Cooking Class

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020, 6 – 8:30PM
Westwood High School, FCS Room
7 Opportunity Spur
Gillette, WY 82718

At their peak during the winter months, citrus fruits add a bright, tart flavor to foods. Citrus is a favorite flavor to work with because the fruits are so tasty and versatile. In this class, you will incorporate nutrient-rich citrus in both savory and sweet dishes.

Participants will prepare and sample recipes, so bring your appetite! Hands-On! Participants ages 16 and older for safety please. Note: Please inform the instructor (University of Wyoming Extension educator Vicki Hayman) of any allergies or dietary restrictions at least one week before the class.

Enrollment deadline: Friday, February 7, 2020. Cost: $20 Enroll online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-citrus-cooking-class-tickets-85285590497 

 

Celebrating Citrus Cooking Class

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020, 5:30 – 8PM
Wright High School, FCS Room
220 Wright Blvd
Wright, WY 82732

At their peak during the winter months, citrus fruits add a bright, tart flavor to foods. Citrus is a favorite flavor to work with because the fruits are so tasty and versatile. In this class, you will incorporate nutrient-rich citrus in both savory and sweet dishes.

Participants will prepare and sample recipes, so bring your appetite! Hands-On! Participants ages 16 and older for safety please. Note: Please inform the instructor (University of Wyoming Extension educator Vicki Hayman) of any allergies or dietary restrictions at least one week before the class.

Enrollment deadline: Thursday, February 13 Cost: $20 Enroll online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-citrus-cooking-class-tickets-85707223613


Celebrating Citrus Cooking Class

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2020, 6 – 8:30PM
Newcastle High School, FCS Room
111 Casper Ave
Newcastle, WY 82701

At their peak during the winter months, citrus fruits add a bright, tart flavor to foods. Citrus is a favorite flavor to work with because the fruits are so tasty and versatile. In this class, you will incorporate nutrient-rich citrus in both savory and sweet dishes.

Participants will prepare and sample recipes, so bring your appetite! Hands-On! Participants ages 16 and older for safety please. Note: Please inform the instructor (University of Wyoming Extension educator Vicki Hayman) of any allergies or dietary restrictions at least one week before the class.

Enrollment deadline: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Cost: $20 Contact Kim at EWC Outreach in Newcastle to register. Phone: 307.746.3603

High Plains Organic Conference

Breakthroughs in Organic Agriculture

Thursday and Friday, February 27 and 28, 2020
The Pathfinder Building 
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

The 7th annual High Plains Organic Conference is Thursday and Friday, February 27 and 28, at the pathfinder building at LCCC in Cheyenne. 

For registration and more info see: https://www.highplainsorganic.org/

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Private Pesticide Applicator Education Programs

The private application program for 2020 is a joint effort between the University of Wyoming Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP), UW Extension, and the Wyoming Weed & Pest Districts in these counties.

If your license is up for renewal and you miss these opportunities, you may be required to take an exam to maintain the validity of your license.

For more information on any of these events contact your local University of Wyoming Extension office http://www.uwyo.edu/uwe/county/index.html or Jeff Edwards, University of WY Extension at 307-837-2956 or jedward4@uwyo.edu.  More on the Pesticide Safety Education Program at https://uwyoextension.org/psep/private-applicators/licensing/

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020, 8AM – 12PM
355 E 5th St
Lovell, WY 82431

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2020, 8AM – 12PM
Platte Valley Bank
Community Room
Torrington, WY

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2020, 1 – 5PM
Weston County Event Center
24 Fairgrounds Rd
Newcastle, WY 82701

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2020, 10AM – 2PM
Courthouse Community Room
309 E Cleveland St
Sundance, WY 82729

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2020, 5 – 9PM
George Amos Memorial Building, Cottonwood Room
412 S Gillette Ave
Gillette, WY 82716
    
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020, 1 – 5PM
Johnson Co. Public Library
171 N Adams Ave
Buffalo, WY 82834

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020, 5 – 9PM
Ag Watt Building, Room 131
2056 S Sheridan Ave
Sheridan, WY 82801
    
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020, 1 – 5PM
Park County Library, Grizzly Room
Cody, Wyoming

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2020, noon – 4PM
Platte Valley Bank
Community Room
Torrington, WY

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020, noon – 4PM
Platte County 4-H Building
Platte County Fairgrounds
Wheatland, WY

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020, 8AM – 12PM
2020 Private Pesticide Applicator Training - Powell
Park County Fairgrounds, Homesteader Hall
Powell, Wyoming



Rethinking Wyoming Landscaping—Native Plant Gardening 101

Saturday, February 29, 2020
8:00am - 4:30pm
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Laramie County Community College
Pathfinder Building
1400 E College Dr.
Cheyenne, WY

Learn how to create bird habitat in your garden at this Habitat Hero workshop in partnership with Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society.

The keynote presentation, “Rethinking Wyoming Landscaping—Learning from the Natives,” will be given by Panayoti Kelaidis. He is an international plant explorer and the Denver Botanic Gardens’ senior curator and director of outreach. Kelaidis has designed plantings for many of the gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens and is particularly noted for the Rock Alpine Garden plantings. He has introduced hundreds of native ornamentals from throughout the Western United States to general horticulture.

Certified Cheyenne Habitat Heroes will explain Native Plant Gardening 101, including the steps for planning, installing and maintaining a native plant Habitat Hero garden for birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife.

Cost: $25 (includes materials and lunch)

 

Financing Your Rural Lands

Thursday, March 5, 2020
5:00-8:00 pm
Lincoln Community Complex
23rd Ave and East D street
Torrington, WY

•    Ever wondered why your land is listed as "agricultural" or "residential" on your tax assessment?
•    Not sure if you qualify for a cost-share program?
•    Curious about what conservation easements are?
•    Is your business financially healthy and structured correctly? 

This workshop will have answers to all those questions plus more! There will be two presentations occurring at the same time to provide you more opportunity to attend a relevant session. RSVP's appreciated by March 2nd.

Agenda at http://www.goshenweedandpest.com/rural-lands-workshop.html For more information contact Goshen County Weed and Pest, goshenweedandpest.com, (307) 532-3713 

 

Private Pesticide Applicator Education Programs

The private application program for 2020 is a joint effort between the University of Wyoming Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP), UW Extension, and the Wyoming Weed & Pest Districts in these counties.

If your license is up for renewal and you miss these opportunities, you may be required to take an exam to maintain the validity of your license.

For more information on any of these events contact your local University of Wyoming Extension office http://www.uwyo.edu/uwe/county/index.html or Jeff Edwards, University of WY Extension at 307-837-2956 or jedward4@uwyo.edu . More on the Pesticide Safety Education Program at https://uwyoextension.org/psep/private-applicators/licensing/

March 3, 2020
noon to 4 pm
Laramie County Fairgrounds at Archer
Building M
3967 Archer Parkway
Cheyenne, WY

March 4, 2020
1 pm to 5 pm
Albany County Fairgrounds
S. 3rd Street
Laramie, WY

March 5, 2020
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Big Horn County Fairgrounds
Basin, WY

March 11, 2020
1 pm to 5 pm
Saratoga Library
503 W. Elm Ave
Saratoga, WY

March 12, 2020
1 pm to 5 pm
Higher Education Center
360 Whippoorwill Dr.
Baggs, WY

March 17, 2020
1:00 pm
Greater Hulett Community Center
401 Sager Ave #127
Hulett, WY

March 18, 2020
8:00 am
George Amos Memorial Building
Cottonwood Room
412 S. Gillette Ave
Gillette, WY

March 18, 2020
5:00 pm
Ag Watt Building, Room 131
Sheridan College
Sheridan, WY

March 18, 2020
8 am - noon
Platte Valley Bank - Community Room
Torrington, WY

March 19, 2020
1:00 pm
Powder River Fire District’s Hall
538 Sussex Ln (Hwy 192)
Kaycee, WY

 

4th Annual Buffalo Rural Living/Garden Expo

Saturday  March 7th, 9 am - 3 pm
Bomber Mountain Civic Center
Buffalo, WY

FREE! Lunch provided. Register online www.clearcreekcd.org or call 620-3021

Topics include

  • Soil Health - Learn what is going on under the grass
  • Small Acre Grazing Management - Find out what kind of grazing works where YOU are at
  • Preserving Your Harvest - Canning, freezing, drying. See how you can preserve your garden bounty
  • Fruit Trees & Bushes - Learn from a master gardener about fruit trees & bushes
  • Hydroponic Gardening - See how growing can happen without soil
  • NRCS Programs - Find out what programs are available for you and your acreage
  • Living Snow Fence - Come find out how you can implement this on your property
  • Weed ID/Abatement - Learn what weeds you have and how you can deal with them

Instuctors: Caitin Youngquist, Vicki Hay-man, Abby Perry, Chris Hilgert UW Extension; Ian Friderich, ZipGrow; Allison McKenzie, NRCS; Jacob McCarthy, WY State Forestry; Rod Litzel, JoCo Weed & Pest

 

Grasshopper Control meeting

March 12th, 2020
1 pm
4-H Building at the Platte County Fair Grounds
Wheatland, WY

We’re expecting grasshoppers in 2020! The Platte County Weed & Pest along with USDA-APHIS will hold a grasshopper control meeting on March 12th, 2020 at 1 pm in the 4-H Building at the Platte County Fair Grounds. 

In order to be included in the Grasshopper Dimilin Cost-share Program, sign up must be completed at the Weed and Pest office no later than March 26th, 2020. Anyone signing up after that time will not be guaranteed addition to the program. For more information please call Platte County Weed & Pest at 322-3210.

 

All University of Wyoming Extension in-person events are cancelled for the month of March.

The University of Wyoming Extension has suspended all in-person events through March 31 due to coronavirus concerns.

The suspension also includes all 4-H-related and Cent$ible Nutrition in-person activities.

County extension offices will remain open and maintain established office hours, dependent upon circumstances within a county, said Kelly Crane, extension director.
“We are an important resource for the communities we serve,” he said. “I hope UW Extension offices can continue to provide this critical support to Wyoming communities.”

The guidelines are extension’s efforts to mitigate risk and promote the health of extension employees, their families and community members.

Crane said the policy may change as conditions shift; for example, a determination about April events will be made when appropriate.

Residents with questions can contact their local extension offices. County extension office contact information is at www.uwyo.edu/uwe/county.

UW Extension has offices in every county including the Wind River Indian Reservation.

 

 

Rural Living Expo

April 25, 2020, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Cody Auditorium
Cody, WY

Mark your calendars!

Vendor show with educational seminars and demonstrations. To kick off this event, renowned horse clinician, Justin Hatfield will provide three demonstrations throughout the day (starting session, noon session, and last session). In between the horse clinician demonstrations, there will be three concurrent seminar tracts focusing on equine health and care, irrigation management, and land management. In addition to Justin Hatfield, Dr. Karl Hoopes, Utah State University’s Equine Extension Specialist and Veterinarian, will bring his knowledge and expertise on equine care and management.


Topics will include:

  • Equine Health & Care
  • Irrigation Management
  • Wyoming Water Law
  • Pasture & Grazing
  • Land Management
  • Small Acreage Equipment
  • Conservation Efforts
  • Shoshone NF Trail System

There will be food available to purchase at this family friendly event. If you have questions or would like to become a sponsor or register a vendor booth, please call Lynn at 307-527-8560 or send her an email: lfoote@parkcounty.us

 

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