UW Extension to Host Season Extension and Food Production Conference in Sheridan April 6

two people looking at a raised bed of plants
UW staff members, from left, Kelly Greenwald and Amy Smith check out a pollinator garden planted alongside a geodesic dome greenhouse at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) near Lingle during the 2023 SAREC Field Day. UW Extension will host Harvest Wyoming, a one-day conference on season extension and small-scale food production, at Sheridan College Saturday, April 6. The conference will offer a session on pollinator habitats and season extension structures, which includes geodesic domes. (UW Extension Photo)

University of Wyoming Extension will host Harvest Wyoming, a one-day conference on season extension and small-scale food production, at Sheridan College Saturday, April 6.

The conference, which is supported by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Program, is part of UW Extension’s Harvest Wyoming initiative. Event partners include the Barnyards & Backyards team, Wyoming Food Coalition, Sheridan College and UW’s Growing Beginning Farmers and Ranchers program.

“This conference is for anyone who is curious about how to maximize their growing season,” says Micah Most, a UW Extension educator and co-organizer of the event. “This will be an excellent opportunity for folks to come interact with experts, to ask their questions and to connect with other individuals in the community.”

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Whitney Building at Sheridan College, located at 1 Whitney Way. Opening remarks begin at 8:50 a.m., and sessions start at 9 a.m. The event concludes at 3 p.m. The conference is organized into three concurrent tracks. Attendees can attend any sessions of their choice.

Workshops will highlight season extension structures, pest management, hydroponics, Wyoming soils, pollinator habitats and a producer panel. Weather permitting, attendees also will have the option to help build a low tunnel in Sheridan College’s agriculture field lab.

Speakers include Adam Bunker of Papa Joe’s Produce and several other local producers, as well as experts from UW Extension, Sheridan College, the Wyoming Department of Agriculture and the Popo Agie Conservation District.

Registration cost is $30 per participant. For those who register by Tuesday, March 26, lunch will be provided. Late registrants are welcome to attend but are not guaranteed a meal. To register, go here.

For more information about the conference, visit www.wyoextension.org/harvestwyo, or call Most at (307) 684-7522 or email mmost@uwyo.edu.

About University of Wyoming Extension 

Since 1914, UW Extension has provided lifelong learning opportunities to Wyoming citizens across the state. With roots in agricultural education, UW Extension supports rural communities facing contemporary challenges and changes. UW Extension brings the university’s resources to each of the state’s 23 counties and the Wind River Indian Reservation.

To learn more about UW Extension, visit www.uwyo.edu/uwe or call (307) 766-5124.

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