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UW Extension, CWC to host small farm symposium in Riverton March 10–11

Riverton, Wyo., Feb. 13, 2023 — The University of Wyoming Extension and Central Wyoming College will host the state’s first Harvest Wyoming small farm symposium in Riverton on March 10–11.

Farmers and ag professionals from across the state will lead workshops on topics including small livestock, mushrooms, cut flowers, insect management, marketing and finances. On Friday afternoon, two local producers will offer farm tours.

All are welcome, but the event is designed for folks who want to run profitable agricultural enterprises on small acreages, says UW Extension educator Caitlin Youngquist. Workshops will take place at the CWC Health and Science building, located at 2660 Peck Ave. in Riverton. Sessions begin at 8 a.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. There will also be a tradeshow and door prizes.

“We are excited to host, with UW Extension, the first annual Harvest Wyoming Symposium to provide small-scale local producers with knowledge and skills to start or expand their businesses,” comments Joanne Slingerland, director of CWC’s Alpine Science Institute. Registration is available through Friday, March 3. To register and view a complete list of events, visit harvestwyoming.eventbrite.com. Prices vary depending on which events participants choose to attend.

Lunches will be provided by the CWC catering team on both days. At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Brown Sugar Roastery and Café will host a Farm to Table dinner featuring local ingredients. Event sponsors include the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, USDA-NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Farm Credit Services of America, and Range Solar.

For more information, call (307) 347-3431.

About the University of Wyoming Extension
Since 1914, the University of Wyoming Extension has provided lifelong learning opportunities to Wyoming residents across the state. With roots in agricultural education, UW Extension supports rural communities facing contemporary challenges and changes. UW Extension brings the University’s resources to each of the state’s 23 counties and the Wind River Indian Reservation. To learn more about UW Extension, visit www.uwyo.edu/uwe or call (307) 766-5124.

About Central Wyoming College
Central Wyoming College’s mission is to transform lives and strengthen communities through learning, leadership and connection. The college partners with the Eat Wyoming local food hub to strengthen community resiliency by connecting us to foods grown by our farmers and ranchers. Local food and ag initiatives also include the CWC Farm at the Alpine Science Institute near Lander, Culinary and Hospitality program based at CWC Jackson and Meat Sciences program on the CWC Riverton campus. CWC is a designated Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution (NASNTI), and serves the largest American Indian student population in the state of Wyoming.

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