University of Wyoming Extension News

UW bulletin highlights cattle, sheep, crop, weed research

Powell R&E Center director Abdel Mesbah, left, hands the microphone to extension educator Jeff Edwards of Goshen County during a prior field day session.

Beef cattle, sheep, traditional and alternative farm crops, specialty crops including vegetables, turf grass variety trials and weed control are among research projects covered in the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station’s (WAES) Field Days Bulletin.

This is the publication’s second year.

“The goal of the bulletin is to document and make publicly available the content of research and other activities being conducted by WAES and at the four University of Wyoming research and extension (R&E) centers,” said WAES director Bret Hess. “The bulletin provides a forum for researchers and educators affiliated with WAES to publish results of their activities and to introduce new projects.”

Those attending an R&E center field day will receive hardcopies of the bulletin. The publication is also posted on the WAES website at http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/ under Important Links on the left-hand side of the page.

Field days begin at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the Powell R&E Center; 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture R&E Center (SAREC) near Lingle; and 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Laramie R&E Center greenhouse complex at the corner of 30th and Harney streets.

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Group develops concept for UW research and extension center near Sheridan College

  • Review committee develops concept for University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources research and extension center south of Sheridan College
  • If realized, operations would be on land owned by Whitney Benefits leased to Sheridan College at no fee
  • Water supplies inadequate at current research and extension center near Wyarno
  • Two UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources faculty members would be at the center and also teach courses
  • Proposal only in concept stage

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The Sheridan-based Whitney Benefits foundation, Sheridan College and the University of Wyoming are exploring building an agricultural resource center south of Sheridan College on the Adams Ranch property. Continue reading