UW Extension hosts Park County plant identification, ecology field day

The plant identification and ecology field day is 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in Park County.

Dan Rogers, a professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at the University of Wyoming, will provide instruction.

Participants are asked to meet on the lawn at the Heart Mountain Ranch, 1357 Road 22, near Powell. Those attending are asked to bring a lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

“Participants should be prepared for half a day in the sun,” said Barton Stam, University of Wyoming Extension educator.

For more information, contact Stam at 307-864-3421 or educator Sandra Frost at 307-754-8836.

UW Extension hosts Fremont County plant identification, ecology field day

The plant identification and ecology field day is 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, in Fremont County.

Dan Rogers, a professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at the University of Wyoming, will provide instruction.

Participants are asked to meet on the lawn at the Fremont County Courthouse and will carpool to the field. Those attending are asked to bring a lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

“Participants should be prepared for half a day in the sun,” said Barton Stam, University of Wyoming Extension educator.

For more information, contact Stam at 307-864-3421 or educator Ron Cunningham at 307-332-2363.

Animal science society honors UW’s Scott Lake

 

Scott Lake
Scott Lake

The American Society of Animal Science will present its Western Section Young Extension Award to Scott Lake, assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Animal Science.

“Lake’s research has huge implications for animal health and food production,” according to the award selection committee. He will be honored June 20, at the society’s Western Section meeting in Bozeman, Mont.

Lake, University of  Wyoming Extension livestock specialist, conducts applied research in ruminant nutrition and management. He has secured more than $3 million as a principal investigator in support of his applied research program. Lake leads a large multistate research project with Zoetis (formerly Pfizer) on the value of artificial insemination and the use of DNA technology in the selection process.

This past year, Lake has served as a member of the Wyoming Sheep Quality Assurance Panel. He and colleagues have successfully obtained USDA funding to develop materials, including extension materials for sheep producers.

A Nevada native, Lake joined the UW faculty after serving at Purdue University for three years. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees at the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and received his Ph.D. in ruminant nutrition at UW in 2005.

Since arriving at UW, Lake has been active in extension, research, teaching and professional service.

Powell workshop teaches how to cover high tunnel

High tunnels with coverings.
High tunnels with coverings.

How to attach the covering to a high tunnel is the focus of a hands-on workshop Tuesday through Thursday, June 25-27, at the Powell Research and Extension Center (PREC).

Covering a high tunnel is one of the largest roadblocks to someone completing her or his high tunnel, according to Jeff Edwards, University of Wyoming Extension educator.

Edwards will lead participants in completing two projects at the center. Each day starts at 8 a.m., and participants should be dressed for working outdoors, said Edwards. Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day.

Registration is recommended by Friday, June 21, and is $10 per person per day. To register, contact Kathy Parsons at PREC at 307-754-2223 or at kparsons@uwyo.edu. Additional information is at http://bit.ly/powellhoop.

Wyoming Forage Field Day June 27 near Lingle

Anowar Islam
Anowar Islam

Alfalfa production concerns, potential Wyoming hay markets and producers sharing their experiences growing forages are part of the Wyoming Forage Field Day Thursday, June 27.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) near Lingle, said Anowar Islam, University of Wyoming Extension forage agroecologist.

“This year’s Wyoming Forage Field Day will be a wonderful event for producers, growers and participants to learn more about forage production and management includingeconomics and irrigation practices, nutritional advantages of alfalfa, latest field equipment and products,” said Islam.

Most importantly, he said, those attending will hear experiences from other growersduring the producer panel discussion.

The schedule includes:

9-9:30 a.m. – Economics of forage fertility results

9:30-10 a.m. – Nutritional advantages of alfalfa; what customers need to know

10-10:30 a.m. – Alfalfa production and management

10:30-10:40 a.m. – New winter peas in Wyoming

10:40-11:15 a.m. – Irrigation methods in alfalfa, water use, economics

11:15 a.m.- noon – Producer panel discussion

Noon – Cream can lunch

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