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The University Of Wyoming Extension and Platte County Master Gardeners are hosting a Specialty Crop Workshop April 26th and 27th at the Platte Valley Bank Community Room 200 16th St, Wheatland WY. Registration deadline is close of business April 19th.

4/26/2019 to 4/27/2019
When: April 26-27
Where: Platte Valley Bank Community Room
200 16th St.
United States
Contact: UW Platte County Extension Office

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The focus of the workshop is to provide an awareness of the various related crops that can be raised in the area as a part of an ongoing agricultural operation, small acreage owner, or homeowner with a large lot, or back yard.  Topics to be covered: growing and marketing lavender, hops, apple varieties, introduction to biochar as a soil amendment, first grains, cut flowers, hemp, vegetable crops, things to consider when diversifying an operation.  In addition, the workshop will cover food safety, marketing with social media, promoting agriculture and value added agricultural, and resources that are available for those seeking to diversify an operation.

The Platte County Master Gardeners will provide refreshments; lunch is on your own.


Information can be obtained by contacting the University of Wyoming, Platte County Extension office at 307-322-3667 or email mmckinl2@uwyo.edu.  You can download the brochure, which includes the registration.   Local lodging and dining information can also be found on our website, https://wyoextension.org/plattecounty/ .   Registration is $50.00 for both days and can be secured through Eventbrite and search “Wheatland events”, mail, or in the office.  A one-day ticket can only be purchased in person at the Platte County Extension Office or by filling out the registration form found on brochure and returning to the Extension Office located at 57 Antelope Gap Rd (Platte County Fairgrounds) Wheatland, WY 82201.  The one-day ticket price is $25.00.   Space is limited to 60 for the conference. 


The University of Wyoming and the United States Department of Agriculture cooperate. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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