University of Wyoming Extension News

New ranch tools website can help Wyoming ranchers operate sustainably

Tools to help Wyoming ranchers have sustainable operations are on a new University of Wyoming Extension website.

“Ranchers have many tools at their availability like tractors, fencing pliers and calf pullers,” said Bridger Feuz, livestock marketing specialist for UW Extension. “However, sometimes it is harder to find good tools to help make important ranch decisions. The tools developed on this website are intended to fill that need for ranchers.”

The Wyoming Ranch Tools website www.uwyoextension.org/ranchtools has fact sheets and six tools to help ranchers utilize the tools and better understand the concepts.

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Saratoga, Laramie host drought management sessions for producers

Drought management options for livestock producers will be discussed in Saratoga Monday, July 16, and Laramie Thursday, July 19.

Both sessions are 7-9 p.m. The Saratoga session is in the Saratoga High School Multi-purpose Room. The Laramie session is at the Albany County Fairgrounds south of Laramie.

A Farm Service Agency and county drought disaster designation update and implications for producers start the sessions.

An economic and production system evaluation of alternative management practices and tax implications will be followed by an audience-panel discussion.

Panelists include University of Wyoming Extension educators Dallas Mount of Platte County and Mae Smith of Carbon County. Tax implications will be discussed by a representative from Mader Tschacher Peterson & Co. of Laramie. John Ritten, an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wyoming, will join panelists at the Saratoga session.

No reservations are required. For more information, contact the Carbon County extension office at 307-328-2642.

High Plains Ranch Practicum expands into Nebraska, Colorado

Extension educator Dallas Mount

Extension educator Dallas Mount

Grants totaling more than $671,000 will expand a Wyoming ranch management skills development program into Nebraska and Colorado.

Four ranch practicums will be offered per year: two in Wyoming, one in Nebraska and one in Colorado, said Dallas Mount, University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service educator based in Platte County and grant recipient.

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