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WESTI Ag Days

WESTI Ag Days 2019

February 12-13, 2019
Worland Community Center Complex
1200 Culbertson Ave
Worland, WY

Info: (307) 347-3431

No registration fee to attend the sessions but an RSVP is required for the Youth Career Dinner.

Printable Flyer (pdf)
 

Keynote Speaker: Andy JunkinAndy Junkin standing in front of a John Deere tractor.

Andy Junkin’s emphasis is helping farm and ranch families prevent turmoil.

Andy’s stories about how he came to offer his services involve topics not usually in farm or ranch discussions around coffee shop tables or on farm and ranch conference agendas. Rather than commodity outlooks or fuel prices, the gist for his emphasis to create lasting legacies are divorce, suicide attempts, and shattered families.

The final push came when he saw a family fall apart at a wedding over a succession dispute and family members never spoke to each other again.

"I said the way we are doing succession planning has got to change," he said.

Since then, he has been helping family farms in Canada and North America improve the odds of a family’s name being on the farm’s mailbox for generations to come by getting everyone to focus on what
matters.


Ag Career Event for Youth and Parents

Tuesday, February 12 - 5:30PM

Dinner will be provided.
Please RSVP: (307) 347-3431

Your opportunity to visit with college representatives and agriculture and natural resource professionals.

Colleges:

  • University of Wyoming
  • Northwest College
  • Sheridan College
  • Casper College
  • Central Wyoming College

Industries:

  • Animal Science
  • Research
  • Equipment Sales
  • Seed Production
  • Welding
  • Bee Keeping
  • Agronomy
  • Aviation

Agenda

Tuesday - February 12

9:00AM
Registration
Coffee and Pastries. Door prizes for first 25 attendees.
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Morning Program
  • Andy Junkin, Keynote Address — Farm management shouldn’t be a head-butting contest between generations and siblings, but in some way it often is. Andy works hard to improve how farm families make decisions together, thereby increasing profitability. His focus is not telling families what to do, but improving how they deal with change.
  • Assisting Rural Families with Creating Their Legacy
  • Weed and Pest Concerns for the Big Horn Basin
12:30PM
Lunch and FFA Ag Science Project Displays
1:30 - 3:30PM
Afternoon Sessions
  • Forage Agronomy: When and how to soil test, how to interpret the results, how and when to apply nutrients for economical yields, and how to calculate forage yield in the field.
  • Taxes and Estate Planning: 2018 Tax Act changes and gifting issues as they relate to  generational transitions.
  • Range Management Rules of Thumb: Are they sound management practices or not?
  • Chemical Updates: The latest on glyphosate and cancer, dicamba drift, and how sprayer speed affects pesticide coverage.
  • Essential Weather and Climate Tools: Resources and tips for getting the most out of online weather, climate, and drought tools.
3:30 - 4:00 PM
Trade Show and Raffle Prizes
5:30PM
Youth Career Event - Dinner and visit with college representatives and agriculture and natural resource professionals. Preregistration required.
RSVP: (307) 347-3431

Wednesday - February 13

8:30AM
Registration
Coffee and Pastries
9:00AM - 12:30PM
Morning Sessions
  • Feeding for the Future: How cow nutrition today impacts herd performance in the future.
  • Blockchain: What is it and how is it used in agriculture?
  • Cattle Manure DNA Metabarcoding Research: A new method of quantifying what species of plants cattle are eating.
  • Soil Management in Wyoming: Local Big Horn Basin producers discuss managing soil for health and production.
  • Difficult Conversations: How to discuss what really matters.
  • Industrial Hemp in Wyoming: Regulatory issues and production concerns.
12:30PM
Lunch and Trade Show with Raffle Prizes

1:30 - 4:30PM
Afternoon Workshops
  • Private Pesticide Applicator Training — Required training for individuals who need to get or renew their Private Pesticide Applicator License. — This class will be offered again February 21, 9 AM, Washakie County Extension Office.
  • How to Bullet-proof Your Farm or Ranch so It Can Survive Anything — presented by Andy Junkin — He will focus on setting tough goals, making tough decisions, and eliminating the BS that is holding your business back. Andy’s farm and family were pulled apart because of farm economic and succession issues. He lives to save family farms and doesn’t want what happened to his family to happen to yours. Call Washakie County Extension, (307) 347-3431, to receive a free copy of Andy’s book.
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