Pesticide spraying

UW Extension offers southeast Wyoming pesticide applicator training

Several trainings to obtain or renew pesticide applicator licenses are being offered across southeast Wyoming in February and March  by the University of Wyoming Extension.

The training includes integrated pest management, how to properly read and understand the label, types and use of personal protective equipment and federal reporting requirements.

Four hours of continuing education credits are available to any commercial pesticide applicator license holders. Continue reading UW Extension offers southeast Wyoming pesticide applicator training

Cows in the snow

BeefChain, Beef Quality Assurance and Wyoming’s efforts in Taiwan among topics at 2018 Southeast Wyoming Beef Production Convention

University of Wyoming Extension and Wyoming Stock Growers Association are hosting the 2018 Southeast Wyoming Beef Production Convention in Torrington, Wyoming on November 20th at the Goshen County Fairgrounds.

This program, sponsored in part by Western SARE and the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA), is a collection of workshops covering the issues affecting profitability of livestock producers. Featured topics include a panel discussion on blockchain technology in agriculture, Wyoming’s new trade agreement with Taiwan for Wyoming beef, a livestock market update, and a presentation on Beef Quality Assurance (BQA). Come learn why you, as a livestock producer in Wyoming, should get certified. Over lunch, Jim Magagna, Executive Director of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, will give an update on what the Stock Growers have been up to and what issues they are addressing right now.

Some of the other topics include why cow size matters for Wyoming range operations, strategies for changes in markets or spring precipitation, having difficult conversations as part of the Ag Legacy Estate Planning program, as well as lessons learned on market volatility…Australia’s KLR Marketing from University of Wyoming Extension Educator Dallas Mount’s recent sabbatical to Australia. Continue reading BeefChain, Beef Quality Assurance and Wyoming’s efforts in Taiwan among topics at 2018 Southeast Wyoming Beef Production Convention

Lots of giant pumpkins!

2018 Giant Pumpkin Contest Kickoff to be held in Torrington

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. Continue reading 2018 Giant Pumpkin Contest Kickoff to be held in Torrington

Small Acreage Irrigation Seminar to be held in Torrington

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. Continue reading Small Acreage Irrigation Seminar to be held in Torrington

2018 private pesticide applicator training

Do you need to renew your private pesticide applicator license or obtain a new license? Then be sure to attend one of the training’s being offered across Southeast Wyoming beginning in January.

These training’s will also count for 4 hours of continuing credits (CEU’s) for commercial applicator’s.

Goshen County
  • Monday, January 8th  – noon to 4 pm, Platte Valley Bank, Torrington, WY
  • Tuesday, January 9th – 8 am to noon, Platte Valley Bank, Torrington, WY
  • Will be an additional date in March for Torrington, TBD
Laramie County
  • February 22nd, from noon to 4 pm. Will be held at the Archer Complex, Laramie County Fairgrounds.

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Torrington hosts High Plains Crop Convention Nov. 21

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.

Aside from University of Wyoming Extension specialists presenting on current research updates and looming disease and pest concerns, the convention will also host guest speakers, including: Continue reading Torrington hosts High Plains Crop Convention Nov. 21