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Farm and Ranch Days features more than 30 sessions, vendors

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports

Wyoming Whiskey's master brewer is one of the featured speakers.

Private pesticide classes, before and after wildfires, and Wyoming Whiskey marketing are among the classes being taught at Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 30 and Jan. 31, in Riverton.

Sessions are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the Fremont Center at the Fremont County Fairgrounds. Lunches are free both days.

"We have a great variety of educational programs that should be of interest to farmers, ranchers, husbands and wives, small-acreage owners and hired hands who work on farms and ranches," said Ron Cunningham, University of Wyoming Extension educator based in Fremont County. "The broad range of programs will get attendees up-to-speed with the latest and greatest in agriculture."

Steve Nalley, master brewer with Wyoming Whiskey, will discuss Wyoming Whiskey marketing during lunch Wednesday. State veterinarian Jim Logan is the Thursday lunch speaker.

Sessions include recycling baler twine, GPS-driven farm/ranch equipment, understanding feed test reports, continuing gardening with limitations, new gas/diesel storage rules, harvesting and processing products from home beehives, and post-drought management decisions for livestock producers.

"There will also be 30 to 40 vendors on hand to show off their new products and supplies," Cunningham said.

Private pesticide applicator training class is all day Thursday presented by Cunningham.

For more information, contact Cunningham at 332-2363 or ronc@uwyo.edu.

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