- Agronomic: canola, safflower, soybeans, sunflower
- Energy: general energy
- Farm Business Management: new enterprise development
In Wyoming, rural agricultural production and community economic stability are jeopardized by increasingly high input costs for fuel and fossil-fuel-related products. To counteract these problems, Wyoming producers must look into raising sustainable alternative crops that can add value to their current cropping practices, provide for vertical integration of a product for local consumption and help reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil. This project proposes to help Wyoming producers conduct biofuel-crop test trials in the northeastern and southeastern districts of the state. The goal is to increase and sustain Wyoming biofuel crop production, provide producers with a marketable biofuel crop that can be processed, marketed and consumed locally and increase revenue streams that provide sustainable jobs for rural communities.
The main objective of this Western SARE Professional + Producer Grant funded project has been to promote oilseed crop production with Wyoming producers.