Rural Living Events - 2019

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Events Listing

Wyoming Bee College pre-conference workshops and full conference
March 22 - March 24, 2019
Laramie County Community College, 
Cheyenne, WY

The conference starts on Friday with a choice of four workshops to choose from, Raising Queens, Apitherapy, Bees Wax Alchemy or Advancing Your Beekeeping Skills with the U of Minnesota Bee Squad.  

Day 2, Saturday, addresses everything from, “So You Want To Become A Beekeeper-beginning class”, to beekeeping 102, advanced beekeeping and the important gardening for bees.   

Day 3, Sunday, picks up where Saturday leaves off and fills in the beekeeping gaps plus a guest speaker addressing beekeeping at schools, public relations and how to make it all work.  

For more information, a schedule and how to register go to

Dalmatian toadflax workshop
March 30, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
Laramie County Community College
1400 East College Drive
Pathfinder building room 108
Cheyenne, WY

Beautiful but bad! This is a free workshop on the noxious weed Dalmatian toadflax. 

The workshop will cover: 

  • How to identify it
  • Different options to manage it:Biological, mechanical, and herbicide option pros and cons.
  • How to prevent infestations.

Refreshments will be served.

Register for the workshop at  or contact the Laramie County Conservation District at 307-772-2600

Learn How to Identify Trees and Shrubs
March 31, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cheyenne Botanic Garden
Cheyenne, WY

Interested in identifying common trees and shrubs in our region?  This workshop invites novices through intermediates to join Cheyenne Botanic Garden and UW experts to learn about common trees and shrubs in Wyoming.  We’ll discuss the basics of plant identification and then work with fresh plant collections and dried specimens to distinguish different evergreen and deciduous shrubs and trees you might find on walks at forest and rangeland sites, and in your own backyard.  If weather and time permit, we’ll take a walking tour around the Botanic Garden to see trees and shrubs on site.

No previous botany or plant ID experience is required. Course is free and there are a limited number of available spots, so please sign up soon. Enrollment online is required and you may enroll here:

Contact Kristina Hufford with questions at 307-766-5587 or

Laramie Artificial Insemination School
April 2 - April 4, 2019
Laramie R&E Center(Livestock Farm)
Highway 230 
Laramie, WY 82072    

The University of Wyoming Extension is hosting an artificial insemination school April 2nd,3rd, and 4th, 2019. The school will be hosted at the Laramie Research and Extension center in Laramie, WY. Students will have the opportunity to work with live cattle during the class each day. Cost is $100 for the school.

Topics covered include:

  • AI process and palpation
  • Heifer development and nutrition
  • Equipment and Semen Handling
  • Sync protocols
  • Reproduction anatomy

Space is limited and you must reserve a spot in the school. Please contact University of Wyoming Extension educator Brian Sebade to reserve your spot. or 307-721-2571

Central Wyoming Tree Care Workshop
April 6, 2019 
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Agricultural Resource & Learning Center
2011 Fairgrounds Road 
Casper, WY 

Join us for a day all about trees!

9:00 – 10:15 Hazard Trees – Mike Garvey
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:45 Trees of the High Plains Arboretum at Cheyenne – Scott Skogerboe
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:45 Propagating Woody Ornamentals in a Hobby Greenhouse – Karen Panter
1:45 – 3:30 Fruit Tree Grafting Demonstration – Scott Skogerboe
3:30 Door Prizes

$10 workshop fee. Lunch included. More information at To register, visit us at 2011 Fairgrounds Rd. or call (307) 235-9400

Garden Expo: Backyard & Outdoor Living
April 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lander Valley High School
Lander, WY

Come join us at this fabulous day of great information, interesting vendors and fun!

Keynote Speaker Panayoti Kelaidis (Denver Botanic Garden) Re-thinking Wyoming Landscapes

Workshop topics include:

  • Drying Foods – Lara Balis/Kenz Willis UW Extension
  • Orchard Guilds – Marco Lam
  • Tree Problems – Andrew Young, Fairfield Lawn & Tree
  • Raising Strawberries – Chris Hilgert, UW Extension
  • Managing Your Lawn – Chris Hilgert, UW Extension
  • Underutilized Plants – Panayoti Kelaidis, Denver Botanic Garden
  • Attracting Hummingbirds – Jacelyn Downey, Audubon Rockies
  • Panel discussion – Griff Sprout, Ernie Schierwagen, Andrew Young, Chris Hilgert

Hosted by the Popo Agie Conservation District and University of Wyoming Extension

For more information visit


Garden & Landscape Educational Expo
April 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Camplex: Energy Hall
1635 Reata Dr 
Gillette, WY 

Come participate in classes about mushroom cultivation, planting for pollinators, tree selection for Gillette, WY, insects that help and hurt your garden, vegetable gardening and more.  There will be educational booths representing different programs in the county for citizens to utilize for garden and landscape information.

3rd Annual Buffalo Garden Expo
April 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bomber Mountain Civic Center
Buffalo, WY

Workshop topics:

  • 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
  • Irrigation Techniques – Sprinkler systems, drip systems,
  • Mother Nature…we’ve got answers for you!
  • Trees, Trees, Wonderful Trees – Come get the scoop from the best tree geek in town
  • Bulbous Blue Grass/Cheat Grass – We all know these dirty words…come and find out more about controlling them
  • Composting – What is it? What’s it take to do it? Learn all the in’s and out’s
  • Plant focused biodiversity…Come find out all about it

FREE! Lunch provided

Register online at or call 620-3021

If you can boil water you can Can
April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Laramie County Community College Pathfinder building 4th floor kitchen
Cheyenne, WY

For more information contact Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4383 or

Garden Soil Health Workshop
April 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Albany County Extension Office
3520 S. 3rd Street, Suite A 
Laramie, WY

The workshop is intended to help gardeners of Albany County that deal with difficult soils. The workshop will be hosted at the University of Wyoming Albany County Extension office in Laramie (3520 South 3rd St., Suite A). The classroom is located near the flag pole on the west end of the fairgrounds activity building.

Topics that will be discussed at the workshop include:

  • Soil basics
  • Soil nutrient issues and management for gardeners
  • How to read soil test results
  • Good soil management practices.

Space is limited, please RSVP to the University of Wyoming Extension, Albany County – Brian Sebade or Sue Golding.,, or 307-721-2571

Sponsored by Barnyards & Backyards: Rural Living in Wyoming

Extreme Gardening – Natrona Co. Master Gardener Spring Conference
April 13 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm 
2011 Fairgrounds Road 
Casper, WY

Join us at the 2019 Natrona County Master Gardener Spring Conference! Open to the public!

Topics include:

  • Fruit Tree Diseases & Pests
  • Veggie Growing Despite Mother Nature
  • Extending the Growing Season & Protecting Your Garden
  • Wild Wyoming Weather (Don Day)

Cost: $55 early registration, $65 general registration
Visit for more information.

Laramie Conservation Expo
April 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Albany County Fairgrounds – Activities Building
3510 South 3rd Street 
Laramie, WY

This fun event is held every other year to allow businesses, non-profits, government agencies, and skilled individuals, to share information on conserving our natural resources.  A great opportunity to learn cool stuff and ask questions of experts!

Through-out the day speakers will talk on a variety of subjects including:
• 10:00 am to 11:00 am How-to techniques for starting garden plants indoors from seeds
• 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Native pollinators 
• 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Backyard shrubs and small trees for fruit production in Albany County 
• 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Microbial source tracking and water quality on the Laramie River 

All throughout the day you can visit booths and chat with experts on topics include: wildlife, water quality, agriculture, small acreage issues, high-altitude gardening, low-impact landscaping, beekeeping, weed control, range management, alternative energy, recycling/repurposing, and much more!

You can also see a geodesic greenhouse which will be built during the event (and you can buy a ticket to win it!)

Buy great food for lunch from Speedgoat! For more info call Laramie Rivers Conservation District at 307-721-0072 Ext. 3

Ranch Seminar – Reproduction and Nutrition
April 15 @ 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Ten Sleep Community Center
204 2nd Street 
Ten Sleep, WY

Spring ranch seminar: nutrition and management to improve breeding success

  • Steve Paisley, UW Extension Beef Specialist
  • Chance Marshall, UW Extension Area Educator

Lunch provided courtesy of Nutra-Lix. Call 347-3431 to register.

Mediation Workshop
April 16-17 & April 23-24, 2019
Lusk, WY

Interested in learning how to be a mediator?

Join us for this in-person workshop to learn the basics of integrated negotiation, communication in conflict and introductory mediation skills.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Understanding and managing conflict
  • Principles and stages of integrative negotiation
  • Strategies for difficult negotiations
  • Communication theory
  • Steps of the mediation process
  • Use of mediation for a variety of disputes
  • And much more!

Upon completion of workshop, participants will be certified to mediate through the Wyoming Agriculture and Natural Resources Mediation Program. For more information, please contact: Hannah Swanbom, UW Extension – CDE, at 307-358-2417 or email

Niobrara County Local Foods Expo
April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lusk, Wyoming

For more information call UW Extension educator Denise Smith 307-334-3534 or email

“Branching Out” Gardening, Unique Crops, Markets & More
April 26 @ 9:00 am - April 27 @ 4:00 pm  
Platte Valley Bank Conference Center
2002 16th Street
Wheatland, WY 82201

The University Of Wyoming Extension and Platte County Master Gardeners are hosting a Specialty Crop Workshop April 26th and 27th at the Platte Valley Bank Community Room 200 16th St, Wheatland WY. Registration deadline is close of business April 19th.

The focus of the workshop is to provide an awareness of the various related crops that can be raised in the area as a part of an ongoing agricultural operation, small acreage owner, or homeowner with a large lot, or back yard. Topics to be covered: growing and marketing lavender, hops, apple varieties, introduction to biochar as a soil amendment, first grains, cut flowers, hemp, vegetable crops, things to consider when diversifying an operation. In addition, the workshop will cover food safety, marketing with social media, promoting agriculture and value added agricultural, and resources that are available for those seeking to diversify an operation.

Registration is $50.00. The Platte County Master Gardeners. Will provide refreshments, lunch is on your own. Space is limited to 60.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the University of Wyoming, Platte County Extension office at 307-322-3667 or email You can also download the brochure, which includes the registration information at


Laramie County Master Gardener annual Plant Sale and Garden Festival
May 11, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Archer Complex Building M/K
3967 Archer Parkway, 
Cheyenne, WY 82009

What better way to kick off spring than with plants, plants, and even more plants! Up for grabs will be tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, annual and perennial flowers, small shrubs and so much more. There will also be a vendor show and lawn and garden mini lecture series.

For more information contact Catherine Wissner, UW Extension, 307-633-4383, 

Streamside Stewardship Workshop
May 16, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM MDT
Sheridan County Fulmer Library
335 West Alger Street
Sheridan, WY

Do you live along a stream or river? Would you like to learn more about what you can do to help maintain healthy streambanks and corridors on your property? Please join us for an informational workshop on streamside stewardship!


  • 5:30-6:00 Basic Functions of Streams and Rivers and Common Problems of Living Along a Waterway- Chris Gauthier, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Engineer
  • 6:00-6:30 Riparian Management and Aquatic Habitat - Andrew Cassiday, NRCS District Conservationist andTravis Cundy, Wyoming Game and Fish Aquatic Habitat Biologist
  • 6:30 Short Break
  • 6:30-7 Treatment Options - Tina Krueger, Steady Stream Hydrology and Jerry Forster, Retired NRCS District Conservationist
  • 7-7:30 Regulatory Considerations - Jeremy Zumberge, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Ken Muller, Sheridan County Engineer, and Kevin Little, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers - Wyoming Regulatory Office

This workshop made possible by Barnyards & Backyards. Register at Eventbrite  For more information contact Jackie Carbert (Sheridan County Conservation District) at or call (307) 672-5820 ext. 3  

Learning Plant Families - Walk & Workshop
May 19, 2019
9:45 AM – 4:30 PM 
Plant Walk: E Crow Drive and 45th Street, Laramie, WY 
ID Workshop: Aven Nelson building, room 223, University of WY campus, Laramie, WY

Join us for this great event for the gardener, casual hiker, or just plain curious - Beginners welcome!! 

The Biodiversity Institute, Rocky Mountain Herbarium, Barnyards & Backyards and UW Extension will be holding a plant walk and workshop focused on “Learning Plant Families.”  

Plant walk: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the morning and is free to attend. Please come prepared for moderate hiking and Laramie's unpredictable weather. The group will meet at the corner of E. Crow and 45th Street. Due to limited parking, carpooling is encouraged.

ID Workshop: Are you interested to learn more about plant ID? Join us and the RM Herbarium Curator, Ernie Nelson! The workshop will meet at the Aven Nelson building on campus 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM in room 223 (elevator and stair access). $15.00 materials fee. Participants will have the opportunity to learn several major plant families by their flowers. Workshop participants will receive a plant guide and materials to learn plant ID and botanical terminology with the help of botany experts. The Aven Nelson building is located off 9th Street on the University of Wyoming campus.

Please contact with questions about the plant walk and Kristina Hufford ( with questions about the workshop.  We look forward to seeing you!
 Please sign up for the plant walk and/or the workshop at

Ryan Park Wildfire Mitigation and Forestry Field Day
June 1, 2019
Ryan Park Fire Station
15 Fire Fox Dr. 
Ryan Park, Wyoming 

Have a cabin or rural property with trees? Like to learn more about wildfire protection? Mark your calendar and RSVP! 

Please RSVP by May 23, 2019 To RSVP Call or email Travis Pardue (WY State Forestry Division): 307-286-6945 or


  • 9 – 9:15 am:  Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:15 – 9:45 am: Overall Forest Health of Snowy Range - Ryan DeSantis – Forest Health Program Manager, Wyoming State Forestry Division
  • 9:45 – 10:15 am: Actively Managing Your Forests & Landowner Programs -  Travis Pardue – Assistant District Forester, Wyoming State Forestry Division
  • 10:15 – 10:30 am: Break
  • 10:30 – 11:15 am: Guest Speakers: U.S. Forest Service, etc.
  • 11:15 – 11:45 am: Human Behavioral Changes Pre vs. Post Fire: Melissa Mokry – Outreach Forester, Wyoming State Forestry Division, PhD Candidate Colorado State University
  • 11:45 – 12 pm:  Catch All: Q&A
  • 12 – 12:45 pm: Lunch (Provided)
  • 12:45 – 2 pm: Site Visits in the Field: Apply what was learned in the morning. Look at thinning/fuels projects including defensible spaces. Look at diseased and infected trees. Talk about community planning and the next steps.

Soil Health Road Trip
June 14th & June 15th
Sundance, WY to Bismark, ND

See Gabe Brown’s Ranch with your own eyes!
Cover Crops, No-Till Garden, Almond Groves, Fruit Orchards, Bee Hives, Grazing Systems, Farm Raised Meat Products & More…

See how Gabe Brown converted his land to a regenerative system by working with nature. This tour will challenge how you think and what you know about soil health and production agriculture.

June 14th
1:00 pm Check In 1:30 pm Travel to ND 6:30 pm Hotel Check-in
7:00 pm Eat Dinner
June 15th
8:00 am–5:00 pm Tour Ranch
5:00 pm-10:00 pm Travel back to WY

RSVP with a $20.00 non-refundable deposit at the Sundance USDA Service Center.
Only the first 30 participants will be accepted. Hotel & Food costs will be paid per individual. For more information contact Crook County Natural Resource District at (307) 283-2870.

Spring Expo “Birds, Bees & Trees” – Sublette County
June 15 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
9 am to 2 pm
Ice Hockey Rink
1219 Washington Street
Pinedale, WY

The event is an educational opportunity that engages the community in the various interests we see active in and around our County.In addition to interactive vendor booth demonstrations throughout the day there will also be a presentation featuring “Growing Fruit Trees at High Altitude” at 10:30 am.

Vendor booths include a farmers market with local produce, gardening and lawn equipment, plants lifted from local gardens, products made from organic materials whether grown or raised and the list continues to grow everyday! We also plan to engage the kids with their own activity corner hosted by Boces.

For more information contact Sublette County Conservation District at or 307-367-2257

Wyoming Medusahead/Ventenata Field Tour
June 18 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sheridan, WY
Check-in begins at 8:00 am Sheridan College’s Whitney Center for the Arts Concert Hall

Spend a day in beautiful Sheridan County, Wyoming and join the Northeast Wyoming Invasive Grasses Working Group for our third annual educational tour! We will cover a range of topics that directly relate to progress the group has made with medusahead and ventenata in the region. Target species impacts, efficacy of various management tactics, effects on the grazing resource, opportunities for hands-on learning, and updates of ongoing research in the area will all be included. Professional continuing education credits will be available for attendees.

Lunch will be provided!

Please register by June 10 at:

Discover Native Plants Workshop with UW and Sheridan College
June 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm    
Johnson County Youth Camp
Buffalo, WY 82834

Join us for a one-day interactive workshop to learn how to identify local native plants, introduced species and their ecology.

Youth are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
$20 registration fee

For more information and to register visit:

Grazing Management Field Day
June 22 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area
Amsden Creek Road 
Dayton, WY 

An opportunity for ranchers and small acreage livestock and horse owners to learn about important rangeland plants of the area; how soils effect what grows; what harvest efficiency, Animal Unit Month (AUM) and Day (AUD) are; and, how to apply what you learn to manage grazing to maintain or improve pasture condition and better utilize your range forage resource.

Bottled water and pop provided but participants should bring a sack lunch.

For more information contact Blaine Horn, University of WY educator at 307-684-7522 or

Cover Crops in Northeastern Wyoming Field Workshop
June 27 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Starting Location: Watt Building
Sheridan, WY

Lunch and transportation from Sheridan will be provided. There will be 3 speakers and 2 ranch tours.
Topics include Managing Soil Health and Challenges with Cover Crops, Benefits of Cover Crops, and How to Design a Custom Seed Mix. Limited to 25 people.

For more info and to register, call (307) 673-4702 or visit


  • 8:00 Meet at Adam’s Ag Experiment Station
  • 8:30 Tylor Jones / Brian Mealor (UW Ag Experiment) describes cover crop work for 20 minutes
  • 9:20 Load bus
  • 9:30 Travel to Arvada - Caitlin Youngquist (UW Extension) speaks during bus ride
  • 10:30 Arrive at Arvada - 1st Property Tour
  • 11:15 Load bus and travel to Leiter
  • 11:30 Arrive at Leiter - 2nd Property Tour
  • 12:30 Load bus with sack lunch
  • 12:40 Travel back to Adam’s Ag Experiment Station - Kate Vogel (North 40 Ag) speaks during bus ride
  • 2:00 Arrive at Ag Experiment Station

Dalmation toadflax herbicide and biocontrol strategies
July 11, 2019
USDA High Plains Research Center
8408 Hildreth Road 
Cheyenne, WY 82009 United States

Mark your calendars! More information to be announced!

Native Plant Walk in the Snowy Range
July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Snowy Range ‐ We’ll meet at Libby Flats Observation Site (approximately 40 miles west of Laramie on Hwy 130)

We’re heading to the high country for the morning to take a look at the native plants that make the Snowy Range so special! We’ll be identifying and discussing a wide variety of alpine and high‐country plants as we walk, so dress for the outdoors and bring mosquito repellent.

For more information or to RSVP, visit or call the Albany County University of WY Extension office at 307‐721‐2571


Garden Tour – Evanston
August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Good to Grow Farms
554 Nacho Rd 
Evanston, Wyoming. 
(Follow the signs and meet at the farm at 6:30pm)

We invite you to take advantage of this great opportunity to tour Good to Grow Farms! Barb and Leanne will show us just how they are able to grow so much produce right here in southwest Wyoming!

Contact the Uinta County Conservation District for more information 307-787-3070,

WY State Fair UW Extension Ag & Horticulture Booth & Activities
August 14 - August 17, 2019
Wyoming State Fair Grounds
Douglas, WY

The University of Wyoming Extension Agriculture and Horticulture Team will once again be hosting a booth at the Wyoming State Fair in the Wyoming Livestock Roundup Tent. At the booth, the team strives to display new publications, fact sheets and other current information relevant to agricultural production in Wyoming. This year boasts a diverse schedule of topics as well as daily activities that will engage kids in the topics as well. The activities will be held once a day from 11 am to noon. Extension Educators and University of Wyoming’s Specialists will also be on hand each day to discuss the topic of the day and to answer questions. See the list below for daily themes and engaging activities!

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Wyoming State Fair!

Themes and Activities, activities held once each day from 11 am to noon

  • Wednesday: Theme: Hay and forage production; Activity: Judging hay by visual inspection
  • Thursday: Theme: Crop production and soil health; Activity: Digging into Wyoming Soils
  • Friday: Theme: Economics of livestock production; Activity: Hog hazing contest
  • Saturday: Theme: Gardening in Wyoming; Activity: Understanding our wonderful pollinators

Swing around to other booths at the fair as well - Stop by the Wyoming Association Conservation District Water Quality tent in front of building 29 to see what conservation districts are up to around Wyoming!

Bee Fun Class
August 15 @ 10:00 am
Old West Museum
4610 Carey Avenue 
Cheyenne, WY

For more information contact UW Extension Horticulture Educator Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4223

Bee Informed
August 22 @ 6:00 pm
Laramie County Library
2200 Pioneer Ave 
Cheyenne, WY 82001

For more information contact UW Extension Horticulture Educator Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4223

Uinta County Soil Health Day
September 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Beck Ranch 
1744 County Road 290 
Lonetree, WY

Soil health is becoming an important topic of conversation among those involved in the stewardship of our natural resources. Education is key to understanding the vital role we play in sustaining our soil for future generations. Keynote speaker Dr. Teague with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center will discuss increasing productivity by improving soil health, managing for decreased inputs, and improving the health of cattle and increasing profits. Other featured speakers and soil health experts include Marlon Winger, NRCS; Ricki Krimmers, a Wyoming Rancher; and Earl Creech with USU Extension.

The workshop is free, lunch will be provided. Must RSVP by August 26th. For more information or to RSVP, call the Uinta County Conservation District at 307-787-3070 or email


Grape Growing in Wyoming workshop
September 4 @ 5:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Sheridan Research and Extension Center
3401 Coffeen Ave.
Sheridan, WY

Sheridan Research and Extension Center vineyard highlights are the focus of the “Grape Growing in Wyoming” workshop 5:15-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the center on the Sheridan College campus.

“We are really excited for this opportunity to highlight current information available from the Sheridan R&E Center,” said Jeremiah Vardiman, University of Wyoming Extension agriculture and horticulture educator.

The workshop will cover general vineyard establishment in Wyoming. Participants will also be able to tour the vineyard and possibly try some berries. Dinner is provided.

“We hope this information will interest and benefit Wyoming residents about grape cultivation, so their endeavors are more successful and satisfying,” Vardiman said.

This event is free, but attendees should register by calling 307-754-8836 or visit

For more information contact Vardiman at 307-754-8836 or

Small Acreage Irrigation Seminar (and one-on-one visits)
September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fremont County Library Riverton Community Room
1330 West Park Ave. 
Riverton, WY 82501 

Thursday, September 5thSmall Acreage Irrigation Seminar, 6 pm to 8:30 pm (Location: Riverton Branch Library Community Room, 1330 West Park Avenue, Riverton, WY)

Friday, September 7th: one-on-one meetings by appointment. Come and get your specific questions answered. Can also include site visits.

Please RVSP to the Lower Wind River Conservation District: (307) 856-7524.

Whether purchasing a property or already an owner, you may have irrigation questions: Can I use the water from the ditch running across the property? What is a water right? Does the property have one? What is the best method to irrigate my property? How often should I irrigate? What are some ways to deal with conflicts with my neighbor over water?

Come get these answers and more! Representatives from University of Wyoming Extension, Wyoming Department of Ag and Wyoming State Engineers Office will be on hand to discuss and answer questions relating to water rights and irrigation strategies. Steps for addressing conflicts over water will also be addressed.

Saline Soils Workshop
September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Monolith Public Access
Near Laramie, WY
(more info below)

Saline soils got you down?  Many plants struggle to grow in saline conditions.  If you are facing these issues, join us for our Saline Soils Workshop where we will discuss:

  • What creates saline soils?
  • How much salinity is too much for plants?  (and why)
  • When is it practical to do something about saline soils to improve plant growth?
  • What can you do to improve growing conditions?

We will be holding the workshop outdoors where we can take an up-close look at a saline site, so dress for the weather and other outdoor conditions.

Monolith Public Access – To get to the access, drive approximately 3 miles south of Laramie on highway 230. Turn East onto the monolith public fishing access road. Follow the access road for approximately 3/4 of a mile to a small parking area on the north side of the road. Park at this location.

To RSVP or for more information contact the Albany County University of WY Extension office at 307-721-2571 or email UW Extension Educator Brian Sebade at

Small Acreage Irrigation Seminar (and one-on-one meetings)
September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm  Note change in date!
Fremont County Public Library
451 N 2nd St. 
Lander, WY

Thursday, September 12th: Small Acreage Irrigation Seminar

Friday, September 13th: one-on-one meetings by appointment. Come and get your specific questions answered. Can also include site visits. Individuals or ditch groups can sign up for a time slot to tackle specific issues by contacting Dave at PACD 307-206-3197 or

Whether purchasing a property or already an owner, you may have irrigation questions: Can I use the water from the ditch running across the property? What is a water right? Does the property have one? What is the best method to irrigate my property? How often should I irrigate? What are some ways to deal with conflicts with my neighbor over water?

Come get these answers and more! Representatives from University of Wyoming Extension, Wyoming Department of Ag and Wyoming State Engineers Office will be on hand to discuss and answer questions relating to water rights and irrigation strategies. Steps for addressing conflicts over water will also be addressed.

Jerky Making: Fall Preservation series
October 5, 2019
9 am to 12 pm
UW Animal Science Building, Room 104
University of WY campus
Laramie, WY
Learn how to make jerky in this class taught by Mckensie Harris from the UW Animal Science Department.  Registration is $10 through Eventbrite
Hosted by Laramie Local Foods
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day (includes old pesticides, fertilizers, etc.)
October 12, 2019
9 am-noon
Goshen County Weed & Pest
4522 US Hwy 26/85
Torrington, WY 82240
For more information contact Goshen County Weed & Pest at (307) 532-3713
Adventures in Gardening
October 12 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Campbell County Public Library
2101 S. 4-J Road
Gillette, WY 82718
Join the Campbell Co. Master Gardeners & the Campbell Co. Public Library for the free gardening speaker series “Adventures in Gardening: Local Advice for Local Success.”
Topics covered include: winterizing your lawn and garden equipment (lawnmowers, roto-tillers, etc.), garden design and journaling, fall/winter tree and shrub maintenance, and seed starting.

  • 9:30-10:30 am Winterizing Your Equipment • Ryan Boyd will be teaching and answering questions about putting your garden equipment away for the season: lawnmowers, rototillers, weed whackers and choppers/shredders.
  • 10:45-11:45 am Garden Design and Garden Journaling • Linette West and Sandra Hunter will discuss garden design, along with the art of garden journaling. Each person taking this class will take home a 2020 garden journal.
  • 12-12:45 pm Lunch Break • Please bring your own brown bag lunch
  • 12-12:10 pm Garden Stretches with Kyle Graves from Hand Therapy
  • 12:20-12:40 pm Master Gardener Q&A Panel
  • 12:45-1:45 pm Fall/Winter Tree and Shrub Maintenance • Learn how to maintain, fertilize, water and prune your trees and shrubs during the fall and winter seasons.
  • 2-3 pm Turn your Winter Blues Green • Patsy Larson and Jan Rock discuss how and when to plant seeds indoors for spring planting and talk about the Free Seed Library.

For more information, visit the Campbell County Master Gardener FB page:
Community Compost Days in Washakie County
Turning leaves into soil
October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Riverside Park
Worland, WY
On October 18 and November 2 you can take your leaves to the compost yard at Riverside Park. Next spring stop by to get free compost for your garden!
Friday, Oct 18 from Noon to 4PM
Saturday, Nov 2 from 8AM to Noon. 
Beef Nutrition and Management Refresher Workshop
October 21, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Laramie Research and Extension Center
470 Building 2
Hwy 230
Laramie, WY
The University of Wyoming Extension is hosting a beef nutrition and management refresher workshop. This workshop is great for anyone looking to brush up on beef cattle nutrition information.
Schedule and Topics Covered

  • 1:00-1:30 Overview of plant communities and species of the Laramie Valley.
  • 1:30-2:20 Cattle nutrition demands, stresses through the calendar year, and the importance of a mineral plan.
  • 2:20-2:30 Break
  • 2:30-3:15 Calculators and tools for price conscious feed purchase decisions.
  • 3:15-4:00 Putting the pieces together: matching feed sources to animals, developing rations, and monitoring body condition.

The workshop is free, but please contact Brian Sebade to RSVP, or 307-721-2571

Contact Us

Barnyards & Backyards
University of Wyoming Extension
1000 E. University Ave, Department #3354
Laramie, WY 82071

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