Center in Laramie combines farm day, field day activities

UW research center in Laramie combines family farm day, field day activities

Haflinger draft horse team Pistol and Pete sporting brown and gold, children’s games and activities, and scientists presenting research are part of the Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC) combined field day and family farm day Saturday in Laramie.

Activities are at two locations. Registration and refreshments begin at 9 a.m. with a welcome at 9:30 a.m. at the University of Wyoming research greenhouse at the southwest corner of 30th and Harney streets. Research presentations are at 9:45 a.m. with a tour at 11:20 a.m.

Events then move to the Cliff and Martha Hansen Teaching Arena west of town on Highway 230 with lunch from noon to 1 p.m. RSVPs are encouraged. Call 307-766-3665.

The farm day program is 1-4 p.m. and includes:

* The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Pistol and Pete meet and greet and wagon rides.

* Farm tours.

* Games and activities for children.

* Research presentations.

* David Kruger, UW agricultural liaison librarian, will provide a perspective on the 125 years of the Agricultural Experiment Station. LREC is one of four research and extension centers in Wyoming directed by the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station.

* Displays by UW faculty members, student organizations and community organizations with agricultural backgrounds.

For more information, contact Doug Zalesky, LREC director, at 307-766-3665 or

–UW Extension