Farm-to-table dinner, family activities during Laramie research center days

Man, horse, and child in photograph
Travis Smith of the LREC introduces a fan to Pistol during a previous family farm day at the Cliff and Martha Hansen Training Arena. Events Friday are at the LREC greenhouse in Laramie, and Saturday events are at the arena.

A farm-to-table evening dinner at the greenhouse and a Field and Family Farm Day the next day are featured by the Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC) Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25.

Research presentations and tours at the LREC greenhouse are 4-6 p.m. Friday at the southwest corner of 30th and Harney Street in Laramie. The 6 p.m. free dinner includes produce from the ACRES Student Farm at the University of Wyoming and will be catered by the UW Food Science Club.

Producer sessions, equipment demonstrations and poster displays are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Cliff and Martha Hansen Teaching Arena west of Laramie on Highway 230. The free lunch is at noon with family activities, including a petting zoo and hay bale maze, from 1-3 p.m. The Haflinger draft horse team of Pistol and Pete will be in attendance.

RSVPs are requested by Thursday. For Friday’s dinner, call 307-766-3611 or 307-766-4643. For Saturday, call 307-766-3611 or 719-314-6571.

The LREC is among three other research and extension centers directed through the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station housed within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.