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a program of activities for the
here to view a recently-released flyer on the event
Two tours are available. One will feature two ag
operations putting direct marketing of food products to use:
RoLynn Acres’ (Ron and Lynn Pulley) Wyoming Heritage Hogs (the
mule-footed hog, a heritage breed raised on sold directly to
consumers) and Meadow Maid Foods (Mike and Cindy Rideneour)
community supported agriculture (CSA) venture, market garden and
grass-fed beef meat sales. It will end with a stop to the
Torrington Thursday Farmer’s Market.
The other tour will feature current the University of Wyoming’s
most current discovery efforts at the Sustainable Agriculture
Research and Extension Center (SAREC) in Lingle. Steve Paisley
will overview livestock research. John Ritten and Jerry Nachtman
will discuss renewable energy (particularly wind and oilseeds).
Bob Baumgartner will discuss research into grass in beans (and
the sustainability implications), among other topics that
include the skeleton of a newly constructed high tunnel and a
new, green dormitory.
for youth school-age and up will be provided by Audubon Wyoming
Community Naturalists and 4-H educators. Your child can
participate in these fun programs while you attend sessions:
Bio-Blitz Wildlife Safari, Bird Basics, Signs of Life: Tracking
Animals, Audubon Adventures, Arts & Crafts, and more. If you are
planning to bring your children with you to the conference,
please mention this when registering.
Click here to read more about the conference, presentation
topics, background on speakers, and much more in a recent insert
to ten regional newspapers.
& Backyards magazine special issue
Click here to to read more about:
* Celebrating Rural Life with the Living and Working on the Land
* Sharing the Harvest: Community Supported Agriculture is Taking Root
* Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace
* Increasing the Odds of Success for Rural Ventures
* Changes for Chickens
* Ready for the Right Risk?
* Great Goats!
* Trailing of the Sheep
and much more . . . !
all locally-sourced meals)
Pre-registration by July 25: Producers - $50; Agency/Other - $100
After July 25: Producers: - $75 Agency/Other - $150
A limited number of scholarships are available for agriculture producers
(scholarships cover registration costs and hotel (until no more hotel
rooms are available)).
Click here to download a printable registration form.
for Conference meals
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a menu for the conference meals.
of the Conference
for more information on the
Want to be kept informed about the conference or have suggestions? Send
them to Cole Ehmke of the University of Wyoming’s Cooperative Extension
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (307) 766-3782.
View information from the
The Planning Group
Conference organizers include:
• University of Wyoming Extension,
• Wyoming Business Council,
• Wyoming Women in Agriculture
• Audubon Wyoming,
• Small Acreage Issue Team,
• Profitable and Sustainable Ag Systems Initiative Team,
• UW Agricultural and Applied Economics,
• USDA Risk Management Agency,