University of Wyoming Extension News

Extends deadline for Northern Rockies Ranch Practicum

Registration for the Northern Rockies Ranch Practicum in Powell has been extended to Friday, Aug. 19, said the program’s coordinator.

The eight-day, four-session in-depth ranch management school begins this month, concludes in December and is based at Northwest College, said Barton Stam, University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) educator based in Hot Springs County.

For more about topics and structure, see www.ranchpracticum.com and click on the Northern Rockies Ranch Practicum link.

The hands-on educational program is designed to give participants the skills and application of management tools needed to be successful in today’s complex ranching industry, said Dallas Mount, UW CES educator, an instructor in the program.

The course will focus on providing ranchers tools to understand and integrate four areas of ranch management: range and forage resources, integrating nutrition and reproduction, cost of production analysis and family working relationships.

The practicum is limited to 25. A $600 fee for an individual or $900 for a pair covers materials, instructor costs and meals. Producers who complete course requirements will receive a 50-percent tuition scholarship reducing by half the cost of the class.

The practicum is a borrower training course approved by the Farm Service Agency and can be taken for credit through Northwest College.

For more information or to obtain an application, contact Stam or Vicki Nichols in the Hot Springs County extension office at (307) 864-3421 .

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