University of Wyoming Extension News

Wyoming range management school bolsters grazing plan development

Each day of the school has a different focus.

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More than 27 sessions during the 2014 Wyoming Range Management School are designed to help increase understanding of premises used to develop grazing management plans.

The school, presented by the Wyoming Section Society for Range Management, is June 24-27 at the South Lincoln Training and Event Center in Kemmerer.

In general, morning sessions are at the center, and afternoon sessions are field trips to surrounding areas.

“The school has been modified from prior years to include presentations about assessing riparian areas, the economics of managing for rangeland and livestock health and allotment management planning,” said Windy Kelley, University of Wyoming Extension educator and president-elect of the Wyoming Section of SRM.

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Free resource guide for rural acreage owners focuses on Wyoming conditions

A resource guide for Wyoming landowners written by Wyoming resource experts is available with information ranging from soil and forest issues to septic systems and growing local food.

Wyoming Rural Living Resources is available for free at University of Wyoming Extension, conservation district, weed and pest and Wyoming State Forestry Division offices.

The 76-page guide is produced by the Small Acreage Issue Team, a collaboration of UW Extension personnel and resource group representatives in Wyoming.

“The guide is a convenient, user-friendly source of practical information on common areas of interest for those living on rural acreages,” said Jennifer Thompson, team coordinator, with UW Extension. “The guide can help you keep your land healthy, help maintain or add to its value and help residents enjoy their rural lifestyles.”

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UW Extension hosts management-intensive grazing school in Wheatland

Examining pasture forage.

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 Wheatland by the University of Wyoming Extension.

The management-intensive grazing school is May 29-June 1 based at the First State Bank Conference Center. There will be hands-on applications of the concepts at a sub-irrigated site near Wheatland.

Participants will learn how to design and implement a management-intensive grazing program focused on profitability and resource health.

Author Jim Gerrish, who manages 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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