Wyoming 2018-2020 PDP project

Final report for WSP18-017

Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2018: $28,636.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2022
Host Institution Award ID: G179-19-W7506
Grant Recipient: University of Wyoming Extension
Region: Western
State: Wyoming
State Coordinator:
Dr. Caitlin Youngquist
University of Wyoming
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Project Information

Abstract:

In 2019 – 2021, SARE funding provided critical support for several educational events and workshops. Funds were also used to purchase and distribute SARE books to agriculture producers around the state, write two UW Extension Bulletins, and to provide scholarships.

Project Objectives:

The objective was to use the Wyoming state PDP funds to increase the knowledge and skills of agriculture professionals in Wyoming in the field of Sustainable Agriculture.

Introduction:

In 2019 – 2021, SARE funding provided critical support for Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days, WESTI Ag Days, High Plains Organic Conference, and WY/UT Ag Days.  These multi-day educational events provided agricultural professionals with learning experiences focused on sustainable agriculture. Funds were also used to purchase and distribute SARE books to agriculture producers around the state, provide scholarships, and write two UW Extension Bulletins

Advisors

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  • Dr. kelly crane (Researcher)

Education

Educational approach:

Funds were used to host regional education events, purchase books for Extension Educators and producers,  pay for travel and registration fees for farmers and agriculture professionals to attend other events, and publish two UW Extension Bulletins.

Education & Outreach Initiatives

sustainable agriculture
Objective:

Increase sustainable agriculture knowledge of agriculture professionals

Description:

Hosted educational events, wrote extension bulletins, distributed books, and provided travel scholarships.

Outcomes and impacts:

Agriculture professionals increased their knowledge of sustainable agriculture practices.

Educational & Outreach Activities

2 Curricula, factsheets or educational tools
4 Travel Scholarships
4 Workshop field days

Participation Summary:

23 Extension
9 NRCS
12 Researchers
11 Nonprofit
15 Agency
4 Ag service providers (other or unspecified)
600 Farmers/ranchers
2 Others

Learning Outcomes

620 Participants gained or increased knowledge, skills and/or attitudes about sustainable agriculture topics, practices, strategies, approaches
15 Ag professionals intend to use knowledge, attitudes, skills and/or awareness learned

Project Outcomes

2 New working collaborations
3 Agricultural service provider participants who used knowledge and skills learned through this project (or incorporated project materials) in their educational activities, services, information products and/or tools for farmers
6 Farmers reached through participant's programs

Face of SARE

Face of SARE:

I hosted a SARE booth at the High Plains Organic Conference in 2020 and distributed SARE books at multiple events.

18 Farmers received information about SARE grant programs and information resources
25 Ag professionals received information about SARE grant programs and information resources
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.