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Statewide Wyoming State Fair listening sessions schedule set

DOUGLAS - The Wyoming State Fair will be meeting with the community throughout the state in listening sessions in September and October designed to gather input from citizens about the annual event. All sessions start at 7 p.m. A list of the...

 

Two-day state workshop prepares for ag emergencies

CASPER — Emergency response and planning for agricultural emergencies are part of a two-day training workshop in Casper for producers and government entities. The “Wyoming Ag Responder Academy” is Friday-Saturday, Sept. 8-9, at the Central...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 30, 2017

Area cattle producer crowned 'Steer a Year' Champion

TEN SLEEP – Every year since 2002, some Wyoming cattle producers have donated calves from their herds to the University of Wyoming’s “Steer-a-Year” program, designed to provide scholarships to UW students from the proceeds of the sale of the...

 

2017 Bucholz Conservation Award recipient announced

The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust (WSGLT) announced last week that Jim Wilson will be the recipient of the 2017 Kurt Bucholz Conservation Award. Wilson lives in Thermopolis where he ranches with his wife Teri. The Wilsons are known for their...

 

Joint Agriculture Interim Committee sets meeting in September

DUBOIS — Senator Larry Hicks and Representative Robert McKim, Co-Chairmen of the Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Interim Committee, have announced the Committee will meet Sept. 11-12, starting at 8:30 a.m. both days....

 

Showmen showcase talents in Washakie County Fair round robin contests

WORLAND - The annual Washakie County Fair round robin showmanship competition was Friday afternoon at the Washakie County Fairgrounds. The FFA round robin was won by Brian Rice of Ten Sleep FFA. Ten...

 

Cattle ranchers sue to return country-of-origin labeling

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Ranchers on Monday sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeking to force meat to again be labeled if it’s produced in other countries and imported to the United States. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Spokane,...

 

Chief Washakie FFA wins back state title in range judging

WORLAND — After earning a state runner-up title in range judging last year members of the team were eager to return and reclaim their state title. Prior to 2016, Chief Washakie FFA had been the State Range Judging Champions for the past five years...

 

Washakie County producers may be eligible for emergency conservation program assistance

WORLAND — Farms and ranches suffering flood damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) administered by the Washakie-Hot Springs County Farm Service Agency (FSA). For land to be eligible, the natural...

 
 By Mae Smith    News    October 12, 2016

Tips on fall weed management

As Mother Nature continues to threaten snow, you may be thinking about cleaning up around your property. Spraying weeds probably doesn’t come to mind as a fall chore; usually you think of spraying weeds in the spring or summer when they are...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    May 11, 2016

Ten Sleep FFA students recognized at banquet Thursday

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep FFA held its 11th annual spring banquet, with the BBQ beef being donated by the Washakie County Cowbells and sides and desserts donated by the parents, Thursday evening to...

 

Conservation District encourages stewardship with poster contest

WORLAND — The Washakie County Conservation District encourages you to think about your personal responsibility to be a good steward of the natural resources, including the roles trees play in our resources, in response to its annual Stewardship Wee...

 

Worland student is ag bookmark winner

CHEYENNE - Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom celebrated the 22nd Annual Bookmark Contest in Cheyenne on April 15. Ten student artists were recognized for their talented artwork and ability to...

 

Seven Chief Washakie members earn State FFA degrees

The Chief Washakie FFA Chapter had seven members earn State FFA degrees at last week’s State FFA Convention in Cheyenne. Recipients were Callie Klinghagen, Kylie Armstrong, Taylor Fulfer, DeLancey Hodges, Adeline Miller, Stetson Curtis and Matt...

 

Chief Washakie FFA earns top honors in range management

CHEYENNE — Several honors were announced at the opening session of the 89th annual Wyoming FFA Convention in Cheyenne Monday, including top honors for on Chief Washakie FFA member and the Chief Washakie range management team. Awards presented...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    February 24, 2016

Vermicomposting is black gold for gardeners and growers

WORLAND – A well-attended presentation at Saturday morning’s WESTI Ag Days was the session on vermicomposting. Turning trash into treasure is what Mae Smith; Northwest Area Rangeland Resources Educator at University of Wyoming Extension calls...

 

Christmas tree care and safety

‘Tis the season to talk about taking care of our live Christmas trees, unless you are like one of my colleagues who told me recently “I just wish I could keep a fake tree already decorated in the closet so all I have to do is pull it out and...

 

Wyoming Bean Commission holds first meeting and elects leadership

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Bean Commission held its first meeting Dec. 7-8 in Cheyenne and elected Beau Fulton of Park County as Chairman and Jeffery Chapman of Goshen County as Vice-Chairman of the Commission. Along with the election of leadership,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 25, 2015

Washakie County 4-H celebrates Achievement Night

WORLAND – The Washakie County Extension Office hosted the 2015 4-H Achievement Night at the Washakie County Fairgrounds in Worland on Nov. 19. County 4-H members and families were recognized for...

 

3 Paintrock FFA members place top 10 at National FFA Convention

WORLAND - Three Paintrock FFA members placed in the top 10 in the nation at the National FFA Convention last month. Seniors Brianna Jolley and Madi Edeler competed in a group project in food products...

 

Gentled wild horses and burros available at Honor Farm adoption

The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse and burro adoption on Saturday, Sept. 12, in Riverton. Pictures of some of the animals available for adoption will be...

 

UW researcher discovers groundwater modeling breakthrough 84 years in the making

LARAMIE - A University of Wyoming professor has made a discovery that answers a nearly 100-year-old question about water movement, with implications for agriculture, hydrology, climate science and...

 

Washakie County 4-H archery contest opens 2015 fair

WORLAND - The Washakie County Fair got underway Monday night as the shooting sports will take up most of the week. Archery began the week, followed air rifle, pistol and muzzle loading last night,...

 

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