University of Wyoming Extension News

Tree give-away, indoor nature walk to celebrate Arbor Day in Cody

More than 2,000 trees will be given away and a kid’s indoor nature walk with a visit from Smokey Bear are part of the Arbor Day celebration in Cody Saturday, April 26.

Events are 9 a.m-noon at the Cody Auditorium.

The Cody Lion’s club donated $2,500 to purchase 22 different tree species to be given away partnered with University of Wyoming Extension, the city of Cody and the U.S. Forest Service, said Bobbie Holder, Park County UW Extension horticulturalist.

Holder said the nature walk is geared toward ages 5 to 10, but there’s something for everyone including information, adult and children’s door prizes and, of course, trees.

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UW Extension hosts Management-intensive Grazing School near Glenrock

Jim Gerrish, who will lead the school, at a previous grazing session near Wheatland.

Jim Gerrish, who will lead the school, at a previous grazing session near Wheatland.

A four-day school to coax more out of pastures, extend grazing seasons and reduce or eliminate the need for harvested feed is being sponsored in Glenrock by the University of Wyoming Extension.

The Management-intensive Grazing School is June 2-5 at the Duncan Ranch near Glenrock. Each day consists of classroom work in the morning followed by hands-on applications of concepts on the ranch.

Participants will learn how to design and implement a Management-intensive Grazing program focused on profitability and pasture production.

Author Jim Gerrish, who operates a grazing operation near May, Idaho, and is a contributing writer for the Stockman Grass Farmer, will lead the school, said Dallas Mount, extension educator in Wheatland.

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Wyoming State 4-H Foundation announces $62,000 in scholarships

4-H logoMore than $62,000 in scholarships has been awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year by the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation.

Approximately $30,000 was awarded to first-time winners. Students from the University of Wyoming and Wyoming community colleges will receive monetary support toward continuing their education.

Previous winners of the Ella Scholoredt scholarship with a grade point average of atleast 3.0 are eligible for up to four years. Sixteen continuing scholarships were awarded ranging from $1,500 to $2,500.

The following are separated by scholarship, county and in no particular order:

 Ella E. Schloredt continuing awards

Albany – McKensie Harris, $2,200; Atussa Niswender, $1,500

Campbell – Hannah Gorman, $2,000

Goshen – Alexandra Howell, $1,900; Taylor Wollert, $2,000; Aleighica Keeran, $1,750

Johnson – Jordan Largent, $1,500

Laramie – Jacob Berg, $2,000; Shelby Kindsvater, $1,750; Cortney Robertson, $1,900

Natrona – Mackenzie McCoy, $2,000

Niobrara – Zachary Stephens, $1,750

Sublette – Jenny Beiermann, $2,200; Emilee Sims, $2,000

Teton – Kyle Brimeyer, $1,500

Washakie – Landan Doyle, $1,900

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Pollinators, trees topics of Cody brown bag sessions

Trees and shrubs Part 1...encampment willowPollinator and tree information are brown bag topics this month at the Park County Library in Cody.

Park County University of Wyoming Extension horticulturist Bobbie Holder is the presenter. Session information includes:

April 17 – “Pollinators in the Garden.” Understanding who pollinators are, what they do and how to get them to work in your garden.

April 24 – “Trees: How, what, where and when.” Learn howto choose, plant and care for trees.

Programs are noon to 1 p.m. with time allowed afterward to answer questions.

Grand opening celebrates QEP Energy’s land, building donation to 4-H

The building enables 4-H'ers who live in town or subdivisions to have market livestock projects.

4-H’ers who live in town or subdivisions can have market livestock projects with addition of this building. 

Gov. Matt Mead is among those scheduled to speak at the grand opening near Pinedale of land and facilities valued at $400,000 donated by QEP Energy to Sublette County 4-H.

The program is 12:45-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Sublette County 4-H Agricultural Center at the Rose Skinner Preserve 2 miles south of Pinedale along U.S. Highway 191. Joining Mead on the program are QEP officials, Frank Galey, dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, and representatives from Sublette County, 4-H and FFA.

4-H members and volunteers will help serve during the event. 4-H is the youth arm of University of Wyoming Extension, and its state offices are in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The facilities allow 4-H’ers who live in town or in subdivisions to have market livestock projects. Range and forage studies, horticultural programs, and livestock management, grazing and health programs will be offered at the facility and surrounding land. The area will also be available for UW Extension research and other programs.

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