UW research center near Lingle hosts field day Aug. 22


Man and woman walking in field
Tours of research plots during last year’s field day.

Dry bean research and water and energy use in irrigation are among topics during the field day Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center near Lingle.

Registration begins at 3 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. RSVPs are requested to Kelly Greenwald at 307-837-2000.

The afternoon includes an overview of SAREC activities followed by a dryland demonstration area overview by Carrie Eberle, University of Wyoming Extension agronomy and cropping systems specialist, beginning at 3:45 p.m. Field tours, research poster presentations and exhibitor booths are highlighted from 4:10-6 p.m.

Information about dry bean research, water and energy use in irrigation and the First Grains project will be offered. The First Grains project is growing the ancient grains spelt and emmer wheat for eventual sale of malted grains and flour to brew pubs, bakeries and eating establishments. More information is at www.neolithicbrand.com.

Trademarked Neolithic, the project is through the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.