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Bill Taylor grew up on a farm in northwestern Montana, taught vocational agriculture for 16 years, then became an Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Educator with the University of Wyoming for 11 years. In 2005 he took on the position of Community Development Area Extension Educator with the University of Wyoming. You can read his articles at Scribd. Contact Bill at weston@uwyo.edu.

A Bill Taylor Podcast

These are insights of Bill Taylor, University of Wyoming Extension Community Development Area Educator. He provides audio podcasts on numerous subjects, including personal and family financial literacy, board governance, business management, estate planning, leadership development, facilitation, conflict management, horticulture, and other subjects of interest.

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Download Pruning Trees  2013-03-08 (4.55 MB)

Pruning Trees

  • Trees need proper pruning and at the proper time.

Download Tree Risks  2013-03-08 (4.12 MB)

Tree Risks

  • Broken or falling trees can present risks which may be prevented.

Download Your Sprinkler System is Killing Your Lawn!  2012-07-06 (4.55 MB)

Your Sprinkler System is Killing Your Lawn!

  • Most sprinkler systems are set to water every day for a few minutes, which weakens the root system.

Download Your Trees Need Water!  2012-07-05 (4.55 MB)

Your Trees Need Water!

  • Most homeowners are not giving their trees enough water.

Download Ice Melter Damages Plants  2012-01-20 (4.55 MB)

Ice Melter Damages Plants

  • Be careful with your ice melter or you may be replacing plants and turf.

Download Inddor Air Pollution  2012-01-20 (4.55 MB)

Inddor Air Pollution

  • Houseplants help clean indoor air.

Download Healthy Houseplant Care  2012-01-20 (4.55 MB)

Healthy Houseplant Care

  • Tips to keep your houseplants healthy in winter.

Download THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 6)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

THE ART OF FACILITATION (Part 6)

  • Some of the things you can do to help yourself properly lead group meetings or processes, whether public or private.

Download FIRE BLIGHT  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

FIRE BLIGHT

  • Fire Blight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, is one of the most destructive diseases of apple and pear in the United States.

Download SUCCESSION IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

SUCCESSION IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS

  • Business continuity requires generation to generation transition.

Download SUCCESSION PLANNING  2011-12-09 (4.2 MB)

SUCCESSION PLANNING

  • Want to test the strength of your succession plan? Ask yourself: Is your son or daughter making decisions in the ranch/farm business that you don't agree with?

Download SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENTS  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENTS

  • If there is one area ripe for the explosion of interpersonal relationships in a family business, it is when shares are passed down to family members through inheritance. Many business owners think of this as a great blessing and benefit to heirs, when it

Download PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS

  • Steps in planting trees and shrubs.

Download TESTING AND MANAGING HIGH NITRATE FEEDS  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

TESTING AND MANAGING HIGH NITRATE FEEDS

  • Be sure you are not feed toxic forage.

Download WINTER WATERING GUIDELINES FOR LANDSCAPES  2011-12-09 (3.33 MB)

WINTER WATERING GUIDELINES FOR LANDSCAPES

  • Winter weather with little or no snow creates a stressful situation for perennial plants, including shrubs and trees.

Download Evergreen Winter Injury  2011-12-09 (4.32 MB)

Evergreen Winter Injury

  • Winter desiccation and damage from an early fall freeze are two major causes of winter injury to evergreen trees.

Download Trees in Drought Times  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

Trees in Drought Times

  • Help your trees survive drought stress.

Download Establishing Native Trees and Shrubs  2011-12-09 (4.57 MB)

Establishing Native Trees and Shrubs

  • Planting of trees and shrubs.

Download Tree Notes  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

Tree Notes

  • Tree care issues.

Download Tree Health Based on Life Stages  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

Tree Health Based on Life Stages

  • Using a acronym to remember the health issues at various life stages of a tree.

Download Tent Caterpillars  2011-12-09 (3.66 MB)

Tent Caterpillars

  • Controlling tent caterpillars.

Download Works Teams in the Rural Business  2011-12-09 (3.63 MB)

Works Teams in the Rural Business

  • Teams and teamwork have a place in small businesses.

Download Starting a Value-Added Business  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

Starting a Value-Added Business

  • What do you need to know to start a food business?

Download Good Gardens and Landscapes Begin with Good Soil  2011-12-09 (3.6 MB)

Good Gardens and Landscapes Begin with Good Soil

  • How to develop seedbeds with nutritious soils.

Download Shrubs Are Important in the Wyoming Landscape  2011-12-09 (3.57 MB)

Shrubs Are Important in the Wyoming Landscape

  • Purchasing good shrub stock.

Download Survival of Seedling Trees  2011-12-09 (4.07 MB)

Survival of Seedling Trees

  • Practices to improve the survival of tree plantings.

Download Tree Root Damage - Why? When? How?  2011-12-09 (3.66 MB)

Tree Root Damage - Why? When? How?

  • How do tree roots get damaged and what is the result?

Download Native Range Versus Seeded Pastures  2011-12-09 (4.48 MB)

Native Range Versus Seeded Pastures

  • A discussion of which provided better nutrition and performance for cattle - native rangeland or seeded pasture.

Download Pollution Prevention Plans  2011-12-08 (4.34 MB)

Pollution Prevention Plans

  • Description of the Wyoming Voluntary Remediation Program.

Download Planning for Drought  2011-12-08 (4.46 MB)

Planning for Drought

  • Steps to help you be prepared for drought.

Download Kill A Tree  2011-12-08 (4.46 MB)

Kill A Tree

  • Practices that kill trees.

Download Hiring Secrets for Small Businesses  2011-12-08 (4.55 MB)

Hiring Secrets for Small Businesses

  • Steps to hiring good employees.

Download Garden Insect Management 3  2011-12-08 (4.55 MB)

Garden Insect Management 3

  • Third in a series on managing insects in the garden.

Download Garden Insect Management 2  2011-12-08 (4.55 MB)

Garden Insect Management 2

  • Second in a series on managing insects in the garden.

Download Garden Insect Management 1  2011-12-08 (4.55 MB)

Garden Insect Management 1

  • First in a series on managing the insects in your garden.

Download Fruit Varieties  2011-12-08 (4.54 MB)

Fruit Varieties

  • Recommended varieties of fruit.

Download Firewise  2011-12-08 (3.68 MB)

Firewise

  • Preparing your landscape to resist a wildfire.

Download Falcata Alfalfa  2011-12-08 (4.04 MB)

Falcata Alfalfa

  • Is falcata (yellow flowered) alfalfa what you need?

Download Providing Leadership to Prevent Employee Mistakes  2011-12-08 (4.55 MB)

Providing Leadership to Prevent Employee Mistakes

  • Practices which can minimize mistakes of employees.

Download Buying Trees  2011-12-05 (4.37 MB)

Buying Trees

  • What to look for when buying a tree.

Download Beneficial Insects 2  2011-12-05 (4.35 MB)

Beneficial Insects 2

  • Second in a series on beneficial insects in horticulture.

Download Beneficial Insects 1  2011-12-05 (4.1 MB)

Beneficial Insects 1

  • First of two parts on beneficial insects in horticulture.

Download Beetles in Firewood  2011-12-05 (4.57 MB)

Beetles in Firewood

  • Mountain Pine Beetles can infest your trees from your firewood.

Download Army Cutworms  2011-12-05 (3.35 MB)

Army Cutworms

  • Army Cutworm lifecycle and control for the garden.

Download Best Annuals for Wyoming's High Altitudes  2011-12-05 (2.95 MB)

Best Annuals for Wyoming's High Altitudes

  • Horticultural plants for high altitudes.

Download Annual Grass and Weed Control  2011-12-05 (4.55 MB)

Annual Grass and Weed Control

  • Control of annuals in lawns and gardens.

Download Soils  2011-11-15 (3.6 MB)

Soils

  • Improving soil

Download Planning for Drought  2011-11-15 (4.46 MB)

Planning for Drought

  • Information about drought planning

Download AgrAbility  2011-11-15 (4.67 MB)

AgrAbility

  • Assisting people with disabilities in agriculture

Download Burning Trash and Garbage  2011-11-15 (3.64 MB)

Burning Trash and Garbage

  • Guidelines for Wyoming burning

Download Landscaping for Backyard Wildlife  2011-11-15 (3.99 MB)

Landscaping for Backyard Wildlife

  • What wildlife would you like in your backyard?

Download Mulching  2011-11-15 (4.8 MB)

Mulching

  • Why is mulching beneficial.

Download Rabbits  2011-11-15 (4.41 MB)

Rabbits

  • Preventing damage by rabbits

Download Agritourism  2011-11-15 (3.51 MB)

Agritourism

  • Is an agritourism business for you?

Download Ag Independence Day  2011-11-15 (3.67 MB)

Ag Independence Day

  • Recognizing the importance of the agriculture industry

Download West Nile Virus  2011-11-15 (4.18 MB)

West Nile Virus

  • Symptoms in people and animals and prevention

Download Wintering Bulls and Cows  2011-11-15 (3.25 MB)

Wintering Bulls and Cows

  • Winter feeding

Download Yellow Flowered Alfalfa - Falcata  2011-11-09 (5.36 MB)

Yellow Flowered Alfalfa - Falcata

  • Information on Falcata Alfalfa.

Download Replacement Heifer Selection  2011-11-09 (5.01 MB)

Replacement Heifer Selection

  • Bill provides information on replacement heifer selection.

Download Black shale hill sides  2011-11-09 (6.1 MB)

Black shale hill sides

  • Bill responds to a question of what to do with the black shale hill sides found throughout Weston County.

Download Removing skunk odor from pets  2011-11-09 (5.39 MB)

Removing skunk odor from pets

  • How to remove odor from pets when they have been sprayed by a skunk.

Download Agriculture in 1917  2011-11-08 (5.83 MB)

Agriculture in 1917

  • A look at the history of agriculture from a book written in 1917.

Download Ag Help Wanted  2011-11-08 (3.92 MB)

Ag Help Wanted

  • A review of the book called Ag Help Wanted.

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