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  • UW Extension to Offer Private Pesticide Applicator Programming in Southeast Wyoming

    University of Wyoming Extension|Jan 25, 2024

    Torrington, Wyo.—Jan. 18, 2024—The University of Wyoming Extension will offer six private pesticide applicator education programs at various locations in southeast Wyoming Feb. 6 through March 6, 2024. Private applicator licenses are required for anyone who applies or supervises the application of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs). The four-hour private applicator education programs provide an overview of certification requirements, pertinent regulations, pesticide safety and handling, proper disposal practices and more. Applicators can...

  • Wyoming's Food, Fun, 4-H Program Encourages Families to Cook Together

    Kellie Chichester University of Wyoming Extension|Jan 18, 2024

    Laramie, Wyo.-Jan. 10, 2023-In kitchens across the state, Wyoming's Fun, Food, 4-H program is inspiring culinary adventures and family meals. Organized by the University of Wyoming Extension, the program provides families with monthly recipes, educational materials and cooking utensils free of charge. While Food, Fun, 4-H was designed with 4-H members in mind, the program is open to any families interested in spending time together in the kitchen. The 2023-2024 program runs through May 2024 and...

  • UW Extension Educators Recognized by Professional Associations

    University of Wyoming Extension|Dec 14, 2023

    Laramie, Wyo.—Dec. 6, 2023—Several University of Wyoming Extension educators recently received state and national honors from professional associations in their disciplines. These outstanding staff members were recognized at a UW Extension professional development conference held in Laramie last month. Hill Named WACAA Outstanding Educator The Wyoming Association of County Agricultural Agents (WACAA) recognized Hudson Hill as this year’s outstanding educator. This award goes to someone who has taken leadership in the program, tackled...

  • UW Releases New Findings on the Economic Impact of Agriculture in Wyoming

    University of Wyoming Extension|Dec 7, 2023

    Laramie, Wyo.-Dec. 4, 2023-A new publication by the University of Wyoming Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics reports that economic activity related to agricultural production contributed $2.526 billion to Wyoming's economy in 2021. This total includes direct farm-gate sales from 11 agricultural industries as well as related business-to-business purchases and spending by agricultural households. "Everyone recognizes that agriculture is big in Wyoming. Now we have a single...

  • UW's Cent$ible Nutrition Program Earns National Recognition as Part of Multi-State Effort to Combat Food Insecurity

    University of Wyoming Extension|Nov 30, 2023

    Laramie, Wyo.-Nov. 27, 2023-As part of a multi-state team, the University of Wyoming Extension's Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) recently earned national recognition for its efforts to connect people facing food insecurity with local produce. In collaboration with USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) programs in eight other states, CNP has contributed to the Growing Together Multi-State Collaboration. The group's mission is to improve access to healthy food and pr...

  • UW's Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management Program Among the Few Accredited Programs of Its Kind

    University of Wyoming Extension|Nov 23, 2023

    Laramie, Wyo.—Nov. 14, 2023—The University of Wyoming’s Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management (REWM) program is one of 14 accredited rangeland ecology and management undergraduate degree programs in western North America. The REWM program, housed in the UW Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, offers unique opportunities for hands-on learning and applied research in rangeland systems. The program is accredited by the Society for Range Management, a professional society and...

  • UW Extension to Offer Private Pesticide Applicator Education Programs in Northeast Wyoming

    University of Wyoming Extension|Nov 2, 2023

    For those seeking to obtain or renew their Wyoming private pesticide applicator license, University of Wyoming Extension educator Jaycie Arndt will host two educational programs this fall. There will be a program in Sundance on Saturday, Nov. 13, and a program in Sheridan on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The Sundance event will begin at noon and conclude at 4 p.m. in the Sundance Community Room in Crook County Courthouse, 309 Cleveland Street. The event in Sheridan will run from noon to 4 p.m. in the...

  • UW Extension Educator Wins Wyoming Business Center Lifetime Achievement Award

    University of Wyoming Extension|Nov 2, 2023

    Teton County, Wyo.-This fall, the Wyoming Business Report honored University of Wyoming Extension educator Mary Martin with a Lifetime Achievement Award for nearly five decades of service to the Teton County community. Martin's achievements more than qualify her as a Wyoming Business Report Woman of Influence. She started working for UW Extension in 1975 as a county home economist. Her first class focused on teaching people how to use microwaves. "Sometimes people wonder, how have you stayed in...

  • UW's Beck Publishes Rangeland Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Book

    University of Wyoming Extension|Oct 19, 2023

    Laramie, Wyo.-Oct. 11, 2023-Jeff Beck, a professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, is an editor and co-author of the new open-access book Rangeland Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. The 30-chapter publication, compiled by Beck and fellow editors Lance McNew of Montana State University and David Dahlgren of Utah State University, presents a collection of leading research on contemporary rangeland wildlife management. Authored by more than 100...

  • Hoffman Named State Master Gardener Coordinator

    University of Wyoming Extension|Oct 12, 2023

    Casper, Wyo.-Oct. 3, 2023-Donna Hoffman, a University of Wyoming Extension educator based in Casper, was recently appointed state coordinator for Wyoming's Master Gardener program. With more than two decades of experience as a Master Gardener coordinator, volunteer and extension educator in Natrona County, she is well suited to the role. "The Master Gardener program has a long history in Wyoming and we have a lot of passionate volunteers who continue to support the program," says Bridger Feuz,...

  • Apply Now to Serve Your Community as a UW Externsion AmeriCorps Member

    University of Wyoming Extension|May 4, 2023

    Laramie, Wyo.—April 5, 2023—The University of Wyoming Extension has partnered with AmeriCorps to offer part-time community service opportunities in county offices across the state and on the Wind River Indian Reservation. “UW Extension is committed to serving the people of Wyoming and we are excited about building capacity to directly serve our communities,” says Bridger Feuz, interim associate director of UW Extension. AmeriCorps members will support capacity-building projects in UW Extension’s three main focus areas: 4-H youth...

  • Ancient Grains May Offer New Opportunities for Wyoming Producers, UW Extenstion Reports

    University of Wyoming Extension|Mar 23, 2023

    Laramie, Wyo.-March 16, 2023-Wyoming may be well positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for products made with ancient grains, a new study by the University of Wyoming Extension suggests. The publication, titled "Growing Einkorn, Emmer, and Spelt in Wyoming," analyzes the results of four years of trials conducted on Wyoming farms and agricultural experiment stations. These experiments tested the viability of producing three types of ancient wheat suitable for Wyoming growing conditions....

  • Wyoming's Food, Fun, & 4-H Program Inspires Young Chefs Across the State

    University of Wyoming Extension|Mar 2, 2023

    Casper, Wyo.-Feb. 27, 2023-A new twist on a traditional 4-H project area has inspired culinary adventures in Wyoming kitchens across the state. Designed to help young chefs hone their cooking skills at home, the Food, Fun & 4-H program provides monthly recipes, cooking utensils and informational materials to Wyoming 4-H members. Launched in November 2022 with funding from the Ellbogen Foundation, the program is coordinated by University of Wyoming Extension educators Kellie Chichester of...

  • Summer Internship Program for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Seeks Hosts, Interns

    University of Wyoming Extension|Jan 26, 2023

    Laramie, Wyo.-Jan. 4, 2023-The University of Wyoming's GrowinG Internship Program for beginning farmers and ranchers seeks prospective hosts and interns for summer 2023. "It's about training the next generation," explains Benjamin Rashford, head of the UW Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and co-director of the program. The 10-week internships pair those eager to get started in ag with experienced producers across the state. The goal is to help beginning farmers and ranchers...

  • Annual Potato Harvest at UW R&E Center Benefits Food Bank of Wyoming

    University of Wyoming Extension|Oct 6, 2022

    Lingle, Wyo.-Oct. 4, 2022-More than 10,000 pounds of potatoes from the second annual potato harvest at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) are in distribution across the state via Food Bank of Wyoming. The potato harvest is a partnership between two University of Wyoming Extension programs, SAREC and the Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP), along with Food Bank of Wyoming. The goal is to provide Wyoming-grown produce to families facing food...

  • Registration Open for UW Extension's Online Master Gardener Training

    University of Wyoming Extension|Aug 25, 2022

    Laramie, Wyo.-August 17, 2022- The University of Wyoming Extension's fall/winter online Master Gardener training will be offered from Sept. 15, 2022-Feb. 16, 2023. The 16-week course, which includes breaks for holidays, features approximately 48 hours of gardening instruction led by subject matter experts in the UW Extension. "The course is for anyone with an interest in gardening, from beginning gardeners to experienced gardeners. The focus is all about growing in Wyoming," says Master...

  • UW Extension Recognizes 2021 State and National Award Recipients

    University of Wyoming Extension|Jun 23, 2022

    Laramie, Wyo.—June 16, 2022—At its annual spring conference, the University of Wyoming Extension celebrated awardees who earned recognition from professional associations at the state and national level. Author of Wyoming Specialty Crop Directory earns recognition Cole Ehmke, former community development specialist for the UW Extension, received the Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) Eta Chapter Mid-Career Service recognition for his Wyoming Specialty Crop Directory. With listings for more than 800 local food producers, farmers markets and community...

  • UW Extension educator warns of livestock poisonous plant dangers

    University of Wyoming Extension|Aug 18, 2016

    A University of Wyoming educator is warning about poisonous plants in pastures this late summer and early fall. The species of poisonous plants posing danger can change as pastures move through the seasons, said Brian Sebade, based in Albany County and serving southeast Wyoming. “Livestock stand a greater chance of becoming poisoned by seeking out areas of green forage with higher palatability, such as  sub-irrigated pastures or riparian areas, or the few green plants left in dry pastures and upland sites,” he said. Poisonous plants to...

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