It is time again to start thinking about growing that giant pumpkin! To help you get started on the right foot, I mean vine, the Goshen County Master Gardeners will be hosting Jay Richard, a giant pumpkin grower from Worland, WY at the Extension Office on Saturday, April 14th at 10 am. Jay has a lot of experience to share in growing giant pumpkins, and has grown a pumpkin as big as 955 lbs!
Last year, Jay Richard presented his growing giant pumpkins 101. This year, he will be presenting advanced material to help you take it to the next level! But, if you are a beginner, please still come out, as Jay will be happy to answer all your growing questions.
We will have free seeds available for all who attend the kickoff event, door prizes as well as some yummy pumpkin treats! Everyone is welcome and eligible to compete, no matter where you live, it’s open to the world! So come on down and have fun and learn all about growing giant pumpkins. You can also check out Jay’s giant pumpkins on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wyogiants/. For more information call the Goshen County Extension Office at (307) 532-2436.
Please note the date change: from April 19th to April 26th
Owning and managing a small acreage in Wyoming is exciting but can present many challenges. Several of these challenges revolve around water and irrigation.
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 on Thursday, April 26th from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the Goshen County 4-H Building, on the Goshen County Fair Grounds. 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.
Small Acreage Irrigation Seminar Agenda
Wyoming water law for small acreages and subdivisions
UW Department of Agricultural Economics
Small acreage irrigation options
Irrigation conflicts in your neighborhood
Wyoming Department of Ag Mediation Program
Q and A on Wyoming Water Law and small acreage irrigation
Presenters and representatives from the Wyoming State Engineers Office
If you are considering selling your property as small acreages, then this is also a good opportunity to learn how to handle your current water right moving forward, to help alleviate issues later on.
Crop production, pest and disease updates and irrigation are among topics at the High Plains Crop Convention Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Torrington.
The program is in the Rendezvous Center on the Goshen County Fairgrounds, 7078 Fairgrounds Rd. Registration begins at 9:00 am, with the program beginning at 9:30, wrapping up at 4:30.
A wide variety of topics will be presented, making it easy for attendees to find programming relevant to them and their operation. It is also a great opportunity to get updates on current and ongoing efforts from researchers from the University of Wyoming.
We had a great turn out for the 2nd annual Giant Pumpkin Contest this year. The weigh-in was held on Saturday, October 7th and we had 23 entries, 20 in the over 12 age division and 3 in the 0 to 12 age division.
it is with a bit of sadness that we announce that our Administrative Assistant/Goshen County Fair Youth Show Coordinator, Mercedes Powers has left her position in our office. But, we are excited for her to move on to her next adventure! That also means that we have reopened the position and are taking applications.
Do you enjoy working with people? Are you looking for a way to give back to the community and work with kids? If so we would encourage you to read on about the job specifics and consider applying.