|Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service has two general initiative areas which encompass our work in Agriculture and Natural Resources. The initiative areas are "Sustainable Management of Rangeland Resources" (SMRR) and "Profitable and Sustainable Agriculture Systems" (PSAS). Together, these initiatives encompass a tremendous diversity of program areas.
For the homeowner, we field questions in Horticulture, And Home Landscapes. For those involved in Production Agriculture, our emphasis is generally in Forage Based Beef Cattle Production systems. Of course, this includes animal husbandry, production technology, and management of animal and financial resources.
We are also quite interested in Natural Resource Management as it pertains to production agriculture. In that respect, we have a lot of expertise in range management and monitoring and in Natural Resource Issue work.
Some of the Projects, Programs, Efforts, and tasks that Eric has chosen to chronicle here include:
Automatic Sprinker System management draft manuscript (requires Adobe)
Fertilizer Cost / Benefit Spreadsheet - an Excel spreadsheet file which takes your cost inputs, the research based marginal response curves for Native, Improved, and Grass/Alfalfa mix fields in Wyoming, and outputs information regarding breakeven costs. Even though fertilizer is high priced, it may make sense for you!
June 2009 Eric wins the Wyoming Stockgrower's Association's "Outstanding Range Professional Award" for monitoring work
Jan. 2008. Cooperative Permittee Monitoring wins National Rangeland Management award.
Presented by Abigail Kimball, Chief, United States Forest Service at national meeting of Society for Range Management.
Chad Hayward, Joel Bousman, and Eric Peterson, and Abigail Kimball.
www.WyoRange.net -an Extension Service project presenting information on Sustainable Management of Rangeland Resources
Some old Corral Plans: Page1 ; Page 2 ; Page 3
Mountain Pine Beetle Information Factsheet from Colorado Department of Forestry