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Organic, Natural Production Is Wyoming Workshop Focus

University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) is offering a one-day workshop in Powell to provide ranchers and farmers on the ins and outs of adopting "natural" or "organic" production methods

University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) is offering a one-day workshop in Powell to provide ranchers and farmers on the ins and outs of adopting "natural" or "organic" production methods. "Organic and Natural -- What Are They?" is set for 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 15, at the Park County Fairgrounds.

Discussed will be: certified organic beef, natural beef and Wyoming Verified Beef. Other topics include: management of manure in an organic operation, analyzing the viability of new enterprises (participants will be provided a take-home, risk-analysis CD), organic production rules and regulations, what to expect in an organic inspection, and a producer panel will share their experiences in switching to natural or organic production.

Registration is $50, which includes lunch, and is due Feb. 8. Make checks payable to UW CES, and mail to: UW CES, 655 E. 5th St., Powell, WY 82435. For more info, contact Sandy Frost at 307-754-8836 or sfrost1@uwyo.edu.