University of Wyoming Extension News

‘Welcome to Wyoming’ series offers soil, climate, plant information

UW Extension’s “Welcome to Wyoming” series in Cody offers information on living well in the state’s high, cold desert environment.

Programs are 7 p.m. Wednesdays in October in the EOC room in the basement of the Park County Courthouse.

Oct. 2 – Farmer Gerry Danko will speak about “Raising Nice Hay.” Danko’s hay has won and placed many times at the Park County Fair, Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo and Wisconsin Hay Show.

Oct. 16 – UW Extension educator Sandra Frost will present “Wyoming Climate.”  Variation is the name of the game when discussing Wyoming temperatures and precipitation.

Oct. 23 – Wyoming soils tend to be alkaline, said Frost, and quite different from Midwestern or eastern U.S. soils. Frost will speak about “Wyoming Soils.” She will teach how to hand texture soils.

Oct. 30 – Water rights, irrigation techniques and irrigation districts are covered in Frost’s presentation “Water 101.”

For more information, contact Frost in Powell at 307-754-8836 or