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The Wyoming Department of Agriculture assists the citizens of Wyoming to live safe and healthy lives, promote and preserve our agricultural community, be responsible stewards of our natural resources, and achieve integrity in the marketplace.

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Goodrich Named RMAF Fair Manager of the Year PDF Print E-mail

James Goodrich, Director of the Wyoming State Fair, was recently named the Rocky Mountain Association of Fairs (RMAF) Fair Manager of the Year at their recent convention in Great Falls, Montana.

Goodrich has been the Director of the Wyoming State Fair since 2007 and has made significant contributions to the Wyoming State Fair and grounds. As Director, he spearheaded and managed the 100th Wyoming State Fair celebration and has overseen several projects to improve the quality of the Wyoming State Fairgrounds. .

“With a level headed approach and a wealth of knowledge, his unique style has helped the Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo move forward in significant and positive ways,” said Jason Fearneyhough, Director of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. “He not only had the momentous task of managing the biggest and most involved Wyoming State Fair during the 100th celebration, but he has successfully maintained the momentum and excitement in the following years. Along with this, under his management, the grounds continue to improve for the Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo as well as the numerous off season events that utilize our amazing grounds.”

The Fair Manager of the Year award is given to any active Fair Manager who has been involved with their fair for a minimum of five years and has made outstanding contributions to their fair and community. The Rocky Mountain Association of Fairs’ purpose is to promote fairs and similar events throughout our membership area and to provide a platform to unite fairs and events with exceptional and unique entertainment for public enjoyment. The Rocky Mountain region includes Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The Wyoming State Fair is a showcase of Wyoming agriculture and industries. Stationed in Douglas, Wyoming since 1905, the State Fair also represents Wyoming heritage and culture with a focus on education, competition, and entertainment for all ages. The Wyoming State Fair also host events throughout the year on the grounds. 


 
Wyoming Board of Ag November Meeting Canceled PDF Print E-mail

The Wyoming Board of Agriculture meeting scheduled for November 12, 2014 in Sheridan, WY has been canceled due to inclement weather. The meeting was to be held at the Holiday Inn Appaloosa Room from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will not be rescheduled. The Wyoming Board of Agriculture will address business on the agenda from the canceled November 12th meeting during their meeting in December. A release with more details about the December meeting will be out at the end of November. If you have any questions, please contact Derek Grant at 307-777-7180 or derek.grant@wyo.gov.

 
Wild Horse Research Program PDF Print E-mail

Wild Horse Research Program
Request for Proposals Now Available!
Click below to view both RFPs in pdf format:

Wild Horse Research Program - Wildlife

Wild Horse Research Program - Population
(Applications must be received by December 19, 2014 at 5 p.m.)

 
Rangeland Health Assessment Program PDF Print E-mail

2nd Round Request For Proposal Is Now Available!
>CLICK HERE TO VIEW INFORMATION<

(Applications must be received by December 16, 2014 at 5 p.m.)

 
Water Quality Request For Proposal PDF Print E-mail

2nd Round Request For Proposal Is Now Available!
>>>CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS!<<<

(Applications must be received by December 5, 2014 at 5 p.m.)

 
Pesticide Applicator Training Classes PDF Print E-mail

December 15-19, 2014

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Short Course: PLNT 1150

Wyoming Union - Union Ballroom
University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming
REGISTRATION ON-LINE ONLY
We also encourage you to purchase a Core Training Manual when you register on-line. The manuals will be mailed to you if ordered 10 days prior to class.

For More Information and to Register - Click Here

PLEASE NOTE: The above course and manual fees do not include $25 licensing fee which is due upon exam completion. (Please make checks or money orders payable to the Wyoming Department of Agriculture for the licensing fee)

January 20-22, 2015

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Re-certification Rendezvous in conjunction with WABA Annual Convention

Ramkota Best Western
Casper, Wyoming

Up to 24 CEU's will be available to satisfy license renewal requirements.

For More Information and to Register - Click Here

 
Federal Wolf Decision Impacts Agriculture PDF Print E-mail

A ruling Tuesday by a federal district court judge in Washington, D.C. places gray wolves in Wyoming under federal protection. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department notifies residents and hunters that this suspends the take of gray wolves in Wyoming. The judge’s decision also impacts year-round hunting in the predator area and landowners protecting livestock and pets.

The State of Wyoming anticipates filing a motion to stay this decision this week.

“There are many positives in Judge Jackson’s decision. However, she held that Wyoming’s plan was not sufficiently formalized to support the Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2012 rule allowing limited take of gray wolves. We believe an emergency rule can remedy this, and I have instructed the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Attorney General to proceed accordingly,” Governor Matt Mead said.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has suspended all sales of gray wolf licenses and will establish a system to refund hunters who have already purchased a 2014 gray wolf license. Hunting in the trophy game area in northwest Wyoming scheduled to begin in October is suspended pending the outcome of the motion for stay.

“The Game and Fish Department believes in our sound management of wolves over the last two years. Today, we want all wolf hunters and landowners to know that the take of wolves in Wyoming – hunting and lethal take provisions in Wyoming statute – are suspended because of the federal court ruling,” said Scott Talbott, WGFD director.

If changes to the status of gray wolf hunting and other lethal take arise, they will be immediately announced by the State of Wyoming.

 
Acidified Food Processor Training PDF Print E-mail

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture and the Wyoming Farmers Marketing Association are sponsoring an Acidified Food Processor Training session on June 26, 2014 in Cheyenne at the Laramie County Community College Training Center.

This training session is for any acidified food processor or potential processor who has not met the requirements of the Federal Code of Regulations 21 CFR Part 114.10 that states operators shall have personnel to supervise processes that have completed an approved course. This includes processors that work with beans, cucumbers, cabbage, artichokes, cauliflower, peppers, salsas, some sauces, and fish among others.

The course will be taught by Brian Nummer (PhD) from Utah State University and will cover FDA regulations, microbiology of thermally processed foods, principles of acidified foods, food container handling, records and recordkeeping and hands on exercises with pH meters.

The registration fee for this course is $75.00 and the deadline for registration is June, 20, 2014. The course will go from 8:00 a.m. and will end at 6:00 p.m. Participants can register online at http://wyacidifiedtraining.eventbrite.com. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Stratton at linda.stratton@wyo.gov or 307-777-6592.

 
Food Council to Meet PDF Print E-mail

The Governor’s Food Safety Council will meet April 16, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the WY Dept of Agriculture conference room, 2219 Carey Ave., Cheyenne.

Agenda items include; review proposed changes to Teton Health District Food Safety Rule and election of chairperson.

The meeting is open to the public and the public is invited to attend.  For further information, please contact Dean Finkenbinder, Manager, Consumer Health Services, Wyoming Department of Agriculture at 307-777-6587.

 
2014 Specialty Crop Grants Available PDF Print E-mail

The grant application for 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant through the Wyoming Department of Agriculture are now available. Take a look at the following links.

2014 Concept Paper Application

2014 Specialty Crop Concept Proposal

 
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