Forage production, weed management in pastures Cody, Powell workshop focus

Park County educator Jeremiah Vardiman

“Horses, Pastures and You!” workshops are in Cody and Powell in June.

The hands-on workshops are 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Boot and Bottle Club, 69 Road Xux, just off of the South Fork Road, near Cody, and the same times Thursday, June 22, at Heart Mountain Ranch, 1357 Rd. 22, near Powell.

The sessions will focus on how to estimate the amount of forage produced in a pasture, how to evaluate and select hay and calculating hay needs, and weed management in pastures, said Jeremiah Vardiman, University of Wyoming Extension educator.

UW Extension and the Park County Weed and Pest Control District are offering the sessions. For more information, contact Vardiman at 307-754-8836 or Mary McKinney at 307-254-1758 with Park County weed and pest.

Park County 4-H team wins Arizona livestock judging contest

Members of the Park County 4-H Senior Livestock Judging team are, from left, Logan Mehling, Hayden O’Hara, Bronson Smith, McKennah Buck.

Park County’s 4-H Livestock Judging Team won the senior division at the 33-team Arizona National Livestock Show Judging Contest, and three of its members placed in the top 10 individually out of 141 contestants.

McKennah Buck, Logan Mehling, Hayden O’Hara and Bronson Smith competed in the contest New Year’s Eve in Phoenix, said Tycee Mohler, Park County 4-H educator. Mehling and O’Hara placed fifth and sixth, and Smith was ninth overall.

Park County hasn’t had a champion senior judging team since 2006 at either the state or national level, said Mohler, who coaches the team.