An energy trailer demonstrating on-grid and off-grid solar, wind and geothermal approaches for stock watering, and home heating are among topics at the open house of the Carbon County office of University of Wyoming Extension.
The event is 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the Jeffrey Memorial Community Center, 315 W. Pine St., in Rawlins.
“We are trying to make Carbon County residents more aware of the extension system and the resources we offer to individuals, families and producers,” said extension educator Abby Perry, who serves southeast Wyoming.
More than a dozen UW specialists, area educators and county educators are providing information about sports nutrition, food safety and 4-H, and addressing topics such as eating well for less, integrated pest management, grazing management, irrigation and community and economic development.
Perry, who specializes in rangeland economics and monitoring, said, “We also hope the community will walk away feeling like they have had the opportunity to share their interests and needs.”
Bret Hess, director of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, and Doug Zalesky, director of the Laramie Research and Extension Center, will present current research and solicit input for future projects.
Milt Geiger, energy extension coordinator, uses the energy trailer to spark discussion about renewable energy and interactions between energy, environment and economy.
Cathy Craig is the 4-H and youth development educator in Carbon County, providing opportunities for youths to learn, connect with the community and gain leadership skills.
“The event is come-and-go and informal,” said Perry. Refreshments will be served.