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By George Horvath
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WESTI Ag Days: Wyoming leads the way with archaic wheat varieties

 

February 27, 2020

Karla Pomeroy

Carrie Eberle of the University of Wyoming examines one of the Chief Washakie FFA agscience exhibits during WESTI Ag Days last Tuesday in Worland.

Wheat varieties that were first farmed as far back as 10,000 years ago are making a strong comeback in Wyoming. Caitlin Youngquist and Carrie Eberle of the University of Wyoming Extension described a University of Wyoming agricultural research project concerned with "first grains" at WESTI Ag Days in Worland, Feb. 12.

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