Livestock health topic of second Burlington Farm Cafe lunch session Feb. 21

Chance Marshall

Livestock health is the discussion item Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the second of three monthly lunch sessions at the Burlington Town Hall.

University of Wyoming Extension educators are calling the sessions Farm Cafe.
Weed management is the final topic Tuesday, March 21. All sessions are noon to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is provided.

Cover crops was the January topic.

“The first in this farm café series was very successful, and we look forward to another good event,” said extension educator Caitlin Younguist, based in Washakie County. “The format allows for lots of interaction and discussion between participants and specialists.”

For more information, contact extension educator Chance Marshall in Fremont County at 307-332-2363, or educator Mae Smith in Big Horn County at 307-765-2868.

Cover crops topic of first Farm Cafe lunch session Jan. 24

Cover crops is the discussion item at the first of three monthly lunch sessions at the Burlington Town Hall, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Caitlin Youngquist

University of Wyoming Extension educators are calling the sessions Farm Cafe.

Livestock health is the subject Tuesday, Feb. 21, and weed management is the topic Tuesday, March 21. All sessions are noon to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is provided.

“We hope this will be a great opportunity to connect people with resources and share ideas,” said Caitlin Youngquist, UW Extension educator in the Big Horn Basin.

Extension educators will help find resources and answer questions, she said.

Producers experienced with cover crops or those just new to using them are encouraged to attend the Jan. 24 session. The first 25 participants receive a free edition of “Managing Cover Crops Profitability.”

Mae Smith

Producers are also encouraged to bring laptops or tablets to access online resources, said Mae Smith, also a Big Horn Basin extension educator.

For more information, contact Youngquist in Washakie County at 307-347-3431 or Smith in Big Horn County at 307-765-2868.

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.