Posted by: Patricia Hysong | March 25, 2015

Wyoming Extension Opportunities

University of Wyoming Extension currently has positions available. Three of which include: in Sweetwater and Niobrara Counties, they are looking for a 4-h Youth Development Educator for each county. In Fremont County (Lander, WY), they are looking for a Nutrition and Food Safety Educator.

Fremont County

Niabrara County

Sweetwater County

For more information, visit University of Wyoming Extension Employment Positions.

 

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | March 23, 2015

Laramie Garden Club Meeting

Laramie Garden Club meeting

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | March 16, 2015

On-Farm Food Safety Workshop

Learn Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for small and large growers.

This workshop will be held in Casper, Wyoming on April 9th & 10th.

On-Farm Food Safety Workshop

For more information visit GAP.

Register at 2015wfmaconference.eventbrite.com.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | March 11, 2015

March 12 is World Kidney Day!

How much do you know about the kidney…the organ, no the bean. Test your kidney knowledge.

Welcome to the Kidney Quiz!

For more information, visit The National Kidney Foundation.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | March 5, 2015

Laramie Gardeners

Free Gardening Workshop 2015

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | February 15, 2015

Wyoming ADA Resources

Are you or someone you know in need information for and resources available to Wyoming residents with a disability?

If so, start with your health care provider. They may be able to get you started with information as to what is available in your area as well as at a state level. A good health care\medical provider should have the information you need to put you on the path of finding out what services and resources are available and how to contact others that will have more information.

Another place to begin is Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. Within the Department of Workforce Services, you will find information about disability determination services as well as vocational rehabilitation locations and offices. The Social Security Disability Determination Services and Wyoming Vocational Rehabilitation websites may answer a lot of questions and will provide you more points of contact if you need to pursue getting more information and resources. You can also contact your local Workforce Services office for more individual assistance.

The Rocky Mountain ADA Center has information on Wyoming resources as well as for five other Rocky Mountain states. You can also find information regarding services for regions outside the Rocky Mountain area.

The Americans with Disabilities Act federal regulations can be found at ADA.gov.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | February 11, 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine

St. Valentine’s Day historical information can be found at History.com.

 

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | February 3, 2015

National Wear Red Day-February 6, 2015

Wear Red

February 6, 2015 is National Wear Red Day.®  This annual event is to help promote and show support for women’s heart health. It provides an opportunity for everyone to come together by wearing anything and everything red to focus attention on this important cause.

This information is adapted from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

®National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of HHS and AHA.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | January 28, 2015

2nd Annual WY-NE Organic Farming Conference

Are you farming organically or do you want to be? Would you like more information about reducing inputs for sustainable farming? Consider attending the 2nd Annual Wyoming-Nebraska Organic Farming Conference, February 11, 2015 in Torrington, Wyoming.

WY-NE Organic Conference Flyer

Registration and information can be found here.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | January 21, 2015

National Thyroid Awareness Month

 January is National Thyroid Awareness Month.

                      THYROID_72                                    (Photo Courtesy of WebMD) 
What is the Thyroid?

The Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland, low on the front of the neck, below the Adam’s apple in front of the windpipe.

What does it do in the body?

The Thyroid Gland secretes thyroid hormones that act throughout the body to help it regulate metabolism and influence growth, development and body temperature.

Why is it important?

The Thyroid affects your metabolism rate, regulating how fast or slow your brain, heart, liver, kidneys and other parts of your body work. It plays a role in the function of many of the body’s most important organs. Having the correct amounts of thyroid hormone is crucial for brain development in infancy and childhood.

What are some  Thyroid diseases\disorders?

Thyroid disorders can range from a small, harmless goiter (enlarged gland) that needs no treatment to life-threatening cancer. The most common thyroid problems involve abnormal production of thyroid hormones. Too much thyroid hormone results in a condition known as hyperthyroidism. Insufficient hormone production leads to hypothyroidism.

Causes of Hyperthyroidism include Graves’ disease, toxic adenomas, subacute thyroiditis, pituitary gland malfunctions or cancerous growths in the thyroid gland.

Causes of Hypothyroidism include Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, removal of the thyroid gland, exposure to excessive amounts of iodide or lithium.

How do I get my Thyroid tested?

Thyroid levels are tested through blood tests. Blood test assess the function of the thyroid by measuring Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroid hormone levels and by detecting autoantibodies present in autoimmune thyroid disease. The TSH test checks how well the thyroid is working. The T4 and T3 tests measure the amount of those hormones in the blood. Thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI) test detects the amount of TSI circulating in the blood and is usually measured in people with Graves’ disease, during pregnancy or to see if a person is in remission or no longer has hyperthyroidism and its symptoms.

For more information on common thyroid disorders, visit Healthline.

Other information adapted from and for more information, visit WebMD.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

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