Wyoming 2018-2020 PDP project

Progress report for WSP18-017

Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2018: $28,636.00
Projected End Date: 06/30/2021
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:

The Wyoming PDP project will fund mini-grants to support the Development educational materials and other expenses associated with series of workshops and state-wide events.

Project Objectives:

Increased technical capacity, teaching outputs (professionals) and implementation of recommended management practices (producers) in the following topics:
Rangeland Sheep Production.
• Wildlife Habitat, Irrigation Water, Agricultural Enterprise, Sustainable Grazing,
• and Invasive Species Management Strategies.
• Native Plants, Specialty Crops, and Pollinators.
• Soil Health, Fertility and Sustainable Cropping Practices.

Advisors

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  • Dr. kelly crane (Researcher)

Education

Educational approach:

Funds from this program year have been used to support travel for Extension educators to attend training events,  purchase training supplies for workshops, and host one event.

Education & Outreach Initiatives

Alternative Crops
Objective:

Educate producers and consumers about alternative crops that use less water and fertilizer

Description:

Hosted workshop

Outcomes and impacts:

Attendees learned more about ancient grains that can be grown in Wyoming and use less inputs than some of our more commonly grown crops.

Educational & Outreach Activities

1 Workshop field days

Participation Summary

3 Extension
1 Researchers
2 Nonprofit
21 Others

Learning Outcomes

15 Participants gained or increased knowledge, skills and/or attitudes about sustainable agriculture topics, practices, strategies, approaches
2 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:

These funds have not been used for any outreach efforts this year

4 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.