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2015 Specialty Crop Block Grant PDF Print E-mail

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 8, 2015!

Due to some difficulties individuals had with the new Adobe form, the deadline has been extended. Click the links below for the proposal and application.

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.

2015 Concept Paper Application

2015 Specialty Crop Concept Proposal

 
Announcement - Truck Accident PDF Print E-mail

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) was informed of an accident on Highway 30 at mile marker 292 near Rock River, Wyoming, which involved a commercial vehicle carrying pork products. Some of the pork products from that accident have been reported as unaccountable, and the WDA cannot verify the safety of any such products. The WDA suggests that any person who might possess pork products from this crash should refrain from consuming the products.

 
Governor's Energy Strategy PDF Print E-mail

The purpose of developing guidelines for reclamation is to bring an enhanced focus on reclamation and its importance to the function of the landscape. These reclamation guidelines will help to provide consistency in reclamation efforts across the state and provide individuals creating surface disturbing activities various options to consider in their reclamation efforts.

Strategy 10B: Wyoming Reclamation Protocol Guidelines

(PDF Version)

 
ADMB soliciting grant applications PDF Print E-mail

The Wyoming Animal Damage Management Board (ADMB) is soliciting grant applications for special projects that emphasize integrated predator management in Wyoming.  Emphasis for selection will be placed on research, education, and field management on predator species that damage crops, livestock, and wildlife and are a concern for human health and safety.

The Wyoming Animal Damage Management Board mission is to coordinate and integrate a coordinated animal damage management program, based upon the best available science, for the benefit of human and natural resources throughout Wyoming.

Applications are available on the Wyoming Animal Damage Management Board website:  www.wyadmb.com or by contacting Kent Drake, Wyoming Department of Agriculture Predator Management Coordinator at (307) 777-6781.  Applicants are invited to present their project proposals at the ADMB meeting scheduled for June 10 in Rock Springs.  Successful grant recipients will be required to submit an annual report, including benefits derived from the project.

Application submission deadline is May 15, 2015.

 
Acidified Food Processor Training PDF Print E-mail

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) and Wyoming Farmers Marketing Association (WFMA) will host acidified food processor trainings in Powell on April 14, 2015 and Jackson on April 23, 2015.

These trainings are focused on any acidified food processor or potential processors who have not met the requirements of the Federal Code of Regulations that state all operators shall have personnel to supervise processes that have completed an approved course. During the course, participants will learn about FDA regulations, microbiology of thermally processed foods, principals of acidified foods, food container handling, records and recordkeeping, and will have hands on exercises with pH meters. Along with this, producers can bring their products and they will be shipped for testing.

Acidified foods include items like BBQ sauces and other sauces, salsas, pickled vegetables, low acid fruit and vegetable jams/jellies, dressings and more.

The courses will be taught by Brian Nummer, PhD from Utah State University and will cost $75.00 per participant. Both courses are limited to 40 participants and the deadline for registration is April 10, 2015. More information on each of the training sessions is listed below.

Powell Training Session

When: April 14, 2015

Where: North West College – Fagerberg Room 70, Powell Wyoming

Registration:   https://powellacidifiedfood.eventbrite.com

Jackson Training Session

When: April 23, 2015

Where: UW-Teton County Extension Office – 255 W. Deloney St., Jackson Wyoming

Registration: https://jacksonacidifiedfood.eventbrite.com


For questions on the training, contact Linda Stratton at linda.stratton@wyo.gov or 307-777-6592.



 
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