Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days offers education on more than 31 topics

Profitable ranching and an eye on the weather are just the subjects of the lunch speakers during Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days, Feb. 7 to 8, in Riverton.

More than 31 sessions are offered at the fairgrounds Armory Building in addition to private pesticide training classes, said Chance Marshall, University of Wyoming Extension educator.

Sessions and lunches at the l event are free. A complete schedule can be viewed at

Retired farm and ranch manager and consultant Burke Teichert is Wednesday’s lunch speaker. His career spans managing several ranches in the U.S., Canada and Argentina, in addition to ranch acquisitions.

“He developed a reputation for organizing ranches to be very cost-effective and profitable with very efficient, small crews,” said Marshall. “He is also a proponent of planned, time-controlled grazing for improved soil health and ranch productivity.”

“Climate Change and Weather Outlook” is Don Day’s presentation for Thursday’s lunch.

Soon after graduating from the University of Wyoming, Day started DayWeather Inc. providing customized forecasts for 14 radio stations in Wyoming. The network has grown to nearly 80 across four states in the Rocky Mountain West and High Plains.

Sessions begin at 9 a.m. both days and topics include a livestock market outlook, rancher’s rules of thumb, alternative crop options, DNA barcoding to understand livestock and wildlife diets, sheep parasite management, water regulations, alfalfa weevil management, ag leasing, breeding mares, food preservation, retirement planning and Wyoming grizzly bear status.

Contact Marshall at 307-332-2363 or [email protected] for more information.