Profitable ranching and an eye on the weather are subjects of lunch speakers during Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days Wednesday-Thursday, February 7-8, in Riverton.
More than 31 sessions are offered this year in the fairgrounds Armory Building in addition to private pesticide training classes, says Chance Marshall, University of Wyoming Extension educator.
Sessions and lunches at the 34th annual event are free.
Retired farm and ranch manager and consultant Burke Teichert is Wednesday’s lunch speaker. His career spans managing several ranches in the U.S., Canada, and Argentina, in addition to ranch acquisitions.
“He developed a reputation for organizing ranches to be very cost-effective and profitable with very efficient, small crews,” notes Marshall. “He is also a proponent of planned, time-controlled grazing for improved soil health and ranch productivity.”
“Climate Change and Weather Outlook” is Don Day’s subject for Thursday’s lunch.
Day started DayWeather Inc. soon after graduating from the University of Wyoming in 1992 by providing customized forecasts for 14 radio stations in Wyoming. The network has grown to nearly 80 across four states in the Rocky Mountain West and High Plains.
Sessions begin 9 a.m. both days, and topics include a livestock market outlook, rancher’s rules of thumb, alternative crop options, DNA barcoding to understand livestock and wildlife diets, sheep parasite management, water regulations, alfalfa weevil management, ag leasing, breeding mares, food preservation, retirement planning, and Wyoming grizzly bear status.
Contact Marshall at 307-332-2363 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.