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

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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

Water melon eating contest to be held at the Torrington Farmers Market!

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Calling all you speedy eaters out there! The Torrington Farmers Market will be hosting a water melon eating contest during the market next Thursday, September 21st.

Torrington Farmers Market watermelon eating contest

Please click here for the rules and registration form.

We will provide the watermelon, you do the rest! No preregistration is required, but check in by 5 pm at the market in City Park to take part in the competition. All ages are welcome and prizes will be awarded to those who can “clean” their watermelon up the fastest! And, to stick with tradition, this will be a no-hands competition!

For more information, stop by the market this Thursday or contact Caleb Carter at the Goshen County Extension Office at (307) 532-2436 or at ccarte13@uwyo.edu.

First Annual Goshen County Soup Cook-off!

soupIt’s time to get your friends or coworkers together, dust off Grandma’s old recipe or create your own, for the first annual Goshen County Soup Cook-off! Bring your soup creation to the Farmers Market on Thursday, October 12th and let the taste buds do the judging!

Goshen County Soup CookoffPlease click here for the rules and registration form.

The registration fee is $10 per team, and team or individual entries are welcome. Winners will be determined by people’s choice, so please plan to make at least three gallons of soup so you don’t run out, or you may miss out on some votes! Creative soup names are also encouraged.

We also encourage all you soup lovers to come out to the market on October 12th beginning at 4 pm at City Park to pick your favorite soup. For $5, you get a soup bowl, provided by the James C. Hageman Sustainable Research and Extension Center (SAREC). You will then be able to sample each soup for free and vote for your favorite.

Proceeds will go to support the market as well as the school backpack program, which provides food to needy families in Goshen County. Please register by Thursday, October 5th by stopping by the Farmers Market or by contacting Caleb Carter at the Goshen County Extension Office at (307) 532-2436 or at ccarte13@uwyo.edu.