Goats, drones, getting better prices topics at Farm and Ranch Days in Riverton
Alternative meat cuts, cold-climate fruit trees and legislation affecting raw milk sales give farmers, ranchers, and small-acreage owners ideas to chew on during the 32nd annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days in Riverton.
Free, concurrent sessions are Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 10-11, in the Armory Building at the Fremont County Fairgrounds. Sessions both days start at 9 a.m., and the last sessions begin at 3 p.m. The Fremont County office of University of Wyoming Extension sponsors the annual event.
Drones in agriculture and diseases in brew barley are among the 38 sessions offered. The schedule is at bit.ly/2016farmranch. Sponsors provide free lunches both days.
Private applicator pesticide training is Wednesday, and Chris Jones of the National Weather Service is Thursday’s featured lunch speaker. Jones is the warning coordinator meteorologist for western and central Wyoming.
Experts from the University of Wyoming, Montana State University, USDA and state and local agencies will present topics for improving land, herds, safety, operations and profitability.
Sessions address subjects including cattle valuation, genetics and reproduction; sheep vaccination and residual feed intake; post-fire rehabilitation; sage grouse and brucellosis updates; farm and ranch management and estate planning; and wild horse and wildlife conflicts.
For more information, contact UW Extension educator Chance Marshall at 307-332-2363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.