University of Wyoming Extension News

In-depth presentations part of Laramie research center open house

Doug Zalesky

Doug Zalesky

In-depth presentations that highlight research projects at the University of Wyoming’s Laramie Research and Extension Center are part of the open house at its Greenhouse Complex Thursday, Aug. 29, in Laramie.

The new format is based upon suggestions from last year’s open house, said Doug Zalesky, LREC director.

“This gives us time for questions and gives the presenters more time to provide information withouttrying to hurry through their information,” he said.

The Greenhouse Complex is at the corner of North 30th and East Harney streets. Tours begin at 4 p.m. and dinner is at 5 p.m. Presentations are 6-7:30 p.m. and include weed control, native plants and revegetation, high tunnel production and wind and solar power options.

“I am excited to have extension energy coordinator Milt Geiger provide information on green energy options that can apply both to producers and to those with high tunnels or gardens,” said Zalesky. “ It is not possible to highlight all of the projects and activities that are ongoing at the greenhouse, so each year we try to highlight new ones.”

   He said the tours from 4-5 p.m. will demonstrate other projects and activities.

“Some research faculty members and graduate students will also have posters up at the open house to further illustrate some of the other research projects being conducted there,” said Zalesky.

RSVP is not needed for dinner, he said. For more information, contact Zalesky at 307-766-3665 or Casey Seals at 307-766-5041.

The LREC is one of four research and extension centers across Wyoming under the direction of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.