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Powell Research and Extension Center hosts field day July 19

Assistant Professor Andrew Kniss

Assistant Professor Andrew Kniss

Water management, seed production, phosphorous in sugar beets and soil erosion are some of the topics at the Powell Research and Extension Center (PREC) field day Friday, July 19.

Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. at the center at 747 Road 9, and the day concludes at 7 p.m., said Mike Moore, PREC interim director.

An open house format allows faculty, graduate students and extension educators to discuss and demonstrate projects at various stations. Transportation to each station is provided by the center, and participants can move between speakers, demonstrations and poster sessions at their leisure.

“Presentations will occur as a new group arrives, and in-depth, personalized interactions with presenters are the goal,” said Moore.

The day concludes with a poster session displaying the extensive research conducted at PREC. Food and beverages will be provided.

For more information, contact Moore at 307-202-0219 or PREC at 307-754-2223.

UW research center field day has brief presentations, research tour options

Associate Professor Jay Norton describes research at SAREC.

The driver pulling the trailer with rows of seating slowed and paused for a group of people crossing the parched yards at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center near Lingle – an unspoken invite for a ride.

Betty Deeney of Hawk Springs waved the driver on. “They want to see the equipment,” she called to him, pointing to the men she was walking with and then, as a way of explanation, added, “Farmers.”

An estimated 150 attended the revamped SAREC field day Thursday, Aug. 23. The field day, switched to late afternoon, ended with a cream can dinner. The field day had three-minute research presentations but also trailer tours during which those attending could climb down and see and stay at whatever research plot they wanted. UW scientists awaited them.

“I like this,” said Deeney, who attended with her husband, Lindsey Arnold. “I think you have a chance to go on your own more, and we stayed longer in one place than another. In whatever area of interest you like, you have more time to spend and visit with people.”

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