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Published August 12, 2016
Cheatgrass renovation efforts, Roundup Ready alfalfa and recognition of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station’s 125 years in Wyoming are among field day topics Thursday, Aug. 25, at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) near Lingle.
Registration begins at 4 p.m., and research presentations are 4:20-5:30 p.m. Recognition of the Agricultural Experiment Station’s 125th anniversary is 5:30-6 p.m., followed by dinner.
Pistol and Pete, the Agricultural Experiment Station’s draft horse team, are scheduled to be present, pulling the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ restored sheep wagon. SAREC is one of UW’s four agricultural research and extension centers. The others are near Powell, Sheridan and Laramie.
David Kruger, agricultural liaison librarian with UW Libraries, will provide perspective on the experiment station’s history in Wyoming. The station was started one year after the last soldiers left the decommissioned Fort Laramie and one year after Wyoming was admitted to the union.
Additional field day topics include bluetongue disease research, quinoa, wheat variety trial results, wheat weather monitoring, beneficial insects for alfalfa and birdsfoot trefoil. Information about these and other continuing research at all research and extension centers is available at bit.ly/2016bulletin.
RSVPs for dinner are requested by Wednesday, Aug. 17. Contact Kelly Greenwald at (307) 837-2000 or at email@example.com.
The field day is in conjunction with the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce After Hours.