Clint Eastwood’s scowl won’t be at the 25th annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days in Riverton, but “the good, the bad and the ugly” is among its many sessions for ag producers, small-acreage owners and homeowners Thursday and Friday, Feb. 5-6.
Sessions lasting 55 minutes start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. each day in the armory building on the Fremont County Fair Fairgrounds. A free lunch is provided both days, with Bob Budd, executive director of the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust, the featured luncheon speaker Thursday and Barry Lawrence, a river basin planner with the Wyoming Water Development Commission, speaking about weather modification Friday.
No registration is required, and the sessions are for anyone, said Ron Cunningham, University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) educator in Fremont County.
“We have a committee of producers, agency and CES people who get together and decide what programs to have,” he said. “All members of the public are invited. There is something for everyone.”
More than 37 topics are offered during concurrent sessions. Included are wind energy for farm and ranch, weed control and what works in Fremont County, alternative energy applications for the farm and ranch, landscaping for Wyoming, horse nutrition, foxtail control, attracting and keeping ag labor, new crops research, history of the Rocky Mountain rendezvous, prairie dogs and pocket gophers, a private pesticide certification class and “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly on Wyoming’s Grazing Lands.”
There are many more. The schedule is available online by clicking on the Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days link at http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/UWAG/.