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

Lots of giant pumpkins!

2017 Giant Pumpkin Contest Results!

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A BIG perspective!

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.

We also had a giant cabbage contest and fall themed treats and drinks provided by the Goshen County 4H robotics First Lego League team! Continue reading 2017 Giant Pumpkin Contest Results!

Now hiring: Extension Administrative Assistant/Youth Show Coordinator

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.

This unique professional position provides administrative support to
Extension Educators serving Goshen County while simultaneously providing leadership to the Goshen County Fair Youth Division under the supervision of the Goshen County Fair Youth Show Committee, a sub-committee of the Goshen County Fair Board. Continue reading Now hiring: Extension Administrative Assistant/Youth Show Coordinator

Goshen County Master Gardeners to host 2017 Giant pumpkin weigh in

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It is time to put your pumpkin where your mouth is…or something like that. Let’s find out who has the biggest pumpkin around! Come one, come all to the 2017 Giant Pumpkin Contest weigh in.

The Goshen County Master Gardeners will host the 2017 Giant Pumpkin Contest weigh in on Saturday, October 7th. The weigh in will be held at the Goshen County Extension Office, 4516 US HWY 26/85, Torrington, WY, just west of the port of entry. Continue reading Goshen County Master Gardeners to host 2017 Giant pumpkin weigh in

Master Gardener Volunteer Training to be held in Torrington

University of Wyoming Extension Master Gardeners

Are your neighbors always coming to you with questions about gardening? Or would you like to learn more about gardening in Wyoming? Do you like to give back to your community? Then maybe becoming a Master Gardener volunteer is for you!

With a history spanning more than 30 years, the Goshen County Master Gardener Club provides a great opportunity to gather with like-minded people to learn about gardening, as well as a great way to give back to your community.

Volunteer opportunities include planting flowers with 4H cloverbuds, running the giant pumpkin contest, helping with the Junior Master Gardener program in the schools, community presentations, and much more! Master Gardeners also assist in answering horticulture related questions at the Extension Office, sharing their knowledge across the county! Continue reading Master Gardener Volunteer Training to be held in Torrington