4-H educator begins in Laramie County extension office


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Becky Brix

A 4-H educator has joined the Laramie County University of Wyoming Extension Office.

Becky Brix began June 4.

“Becky has an extensive history of involvement in the 4-H program in Nebraska and Wyoming,” said Kim Reaman, UW Extension federal relations and staff development coordinator. “She is a 10-year 4-H member and continued her involvement through collegiate 4-H as well as an intern position with Albany County extension.”

Brix received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from UW and a master’s degree in agricultural extension education from Colorado State University.

She has also been an active community member in Laramie, including Jubilee Days, Night to Shine Laramie and Special Olympics.

Cheyenne conference helps gardeners grow

Garden flowers play a critical role in supplying nectar for pollinators. This hummingbird moth visits a tall garden phlox in June.                        UW Photo: Chavawn Kelley

The Gardening for Success conference, Saturday and Sunday April 14-15 at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne is for beginners, backyard gardeners, 4-H youth and leaders, master gardeners, community gardeners and farmer’s market gardeners.

“Topics will challenge, inspire, motivate and take you to the next level of gardening success, whatever your gardening experience,” says UW Extension educator Catherine Wissner.

The $125 conference fee covers lunches, a dinner and breaks. Go to bit.ly/GardenSuccess to register and learn more. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. at the LCCC Pathfinder Building, 1400 E. College Drive.

Topics include edible landscapes, conifers and perennials for the Rocky Mountain Region, growing lavender, iris, and roses, native bee habitat, soil basics, seed saving, medicinal herbs and teas, growing in high tunnels or hoop houses, food processing, food safety and more.

Keynote speakers are Scott Skogerboe from Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery and David Salman, chief horticulturist for High Country Gardens.

Master Gardeners can take qualifying classes to earn an Advanced Master Gardener certificate. Participants in hands-on workshops can take home what they make.

Sponsors are Laramie County Master Gardeners and the University of Wyoming, Laramie County Extension office, the State Master Gardener Association, and the Wyoming Farmers Market Association.

For more information, contact Wissner at 307-633-4480 or at cwissner@uwyo.edu.


4-H military youth educator begins Nov. 13 in Laramie County

Kristi Nagy begins Nov. 13 as the 4-H military youth educator in Laramie County.
Kristi Nagy begins Nov. 13 as the 4-H military youth educator in Laramie County.

A 4-H military youth educator will begin Monday, Nov. 13, in the Laramie County office of the University of Wyoming Extension.

Kristi Nagy has been the senior 4-H administrative assistant in the Laramie County extension office for three years.

“This experience gives her the knowledge and background to take on a new challenge within the extension program,” said Kim Reaman, UW Extension federal relations and staff development coordinator.

Nagy has 10 years’ experience with the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver where she managed eight school-age childcare sites. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and an associate’s degree in early childhood education from Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo.