Posted by: Patricia Hysong | February 2, 2016

#GoRed

February 5, 2016 is National Wear Red Day.

Wear Red

Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year. This is more than all cancers combined. Eighty percent of heart attacks can be prevented! Inspiring women to make lifestyle changes, educate themselves, be the voice and movement of change in communities and policies is the focus of Go Red For Women. National Wear Red Day brings attention and participation to their goal. Be part of the movement!

Go Red by telling other women that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke, yet it is 80% preventable. Make a change.

For more information, visit Go Red For Women.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | January 26, 2016

Over Those New Year’s Resolutions Yet?

Resolution as partially defined by  Merriam-Webster is: the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc.: the act of resolving something: an answer or solution to something.

1-26-16 New Year Post

Okay, so 26 days into the new year and where are you at with your resolutions? If you are like most people, you are done or nearly done with them. Of the nearly 47% of Americans that make some sort of New Year’s Resolution, it is estimated that only 7 to 15% of people achieve them. By the 4th week into the new year,  nearly half have given up or altered their end goals.

When you make your resolutions can play a role in how successful you are in completing them and remember they don’t just have to be done at the beginning of the new year. Any time is a good time to make life improvements and nothing says you have to wait for a day on the calendar to do it. Here are a few things to remember when setting and trying to maintain the intensity for completion of them that you had when your started:

  • Don’t make them spur of the moment, think through what you want and how you can achieve it
  • When things get tough, don’t forget why you made them in the first place
  • Be selfish, do it for yourself
  • Share your goals, you may stick to it better if you know others are counting on you
  • Share your goals, others can help
  • Practice baby steps, make your goals attainable
  • When\If you falter, don’t give up
  • Create a timeline for achievement
  • Allow for healthy rewards when you have completed milestones
  • Alter goals as needed, but don’t abandon them
  • Be grateful for everyday you have and all the good things you have

Believe in yourself and what you can achieve when you do. Make your life what you want through hard work and dedication. Chances are it won’t happen unless you make it happen.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | January 19, 2016

3rd Annual High Plains Organic Farming Conference

The 3rd Annual High Plains Organic Farming Conference will be held on February 23 and 24, 2016 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Day 1 is afternoon workshop for those who want to learn how to become a certified organic producer, including detailed instruction on completing the application process. Day 2 is a full day conference for those interested in becoming a producer as well as new and experienced producers. Other interested parties are welcome as well.

High Plains Organic Farming Conference

Space is limited. Contact Jay Norton at jnorton4@uwyo.edu or 307-766-5082 for more information.

Hosted by: The University of Wyoming, Colorado State University, the Wyoming Department of Ag, the Wyoming Business Council, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | January 12, 2016

World Ag Expo 2016

World Ag Expo Logo

The world’s largest annual agricultural exposition, World Ag Expo 2016 is being held February 9-11, 2016 in Tulare, California. Featuring more than 1,500 exhibitors in 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space, who wouldn’t want to be there! In addition to the exhibitors, there will be free seminars on a variety of topics. For more information, visit World Ag Expo or call 1-800-999-9186.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | January 3, 2016

Moose Survey, January 16, 2016

Winter Moose Day 2016

Winter Moose Day 2016 is being held on January 16, 2016 in the Laramie, WY area.

Join the group of citizen scientists surveying for moose in the Snowy Mountains and Pole Mountain areas. This project allows anyone to adopt a predesignated route, get training, and survey their route for moose on the morning of January 16. Free and open to the public.

For those who have participated in the past, we hope you’ll join us again. Newcomers, you don’t want to miss out on the fun!

Deadline to register is January 8, 2016.

For more information, visit University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

2016 HNY

May peace, joy, hope and happiness prevail in the coming year!

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!

2015 Merry Christmas

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | December 19, 2015

Farm Meets Function-Wyoming Farmers and Ranchers

Agriculture is an important part of Wyoming – our environment, economy, culture, and overall identity. Farm Meets Function presents how different farmers and ranchers in Wyoming manage their land, including both crop and non-crop habitats. The goal of the following interviews is to explore the different types of habitats found on farms and ranches, how they are managed, and what they can do for us.

Farm Meets Function

Farm meets Function

 

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | December 10, 2015

University of Missouri Extension AgrAbility at Work

The title reads: “Cattle producer learns ‘new normal’ through MU Extension’s AgrAbility program”

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Check out this great story by Linda Geist about Carey Portell and her challenges to help continue to build their cattle operation after being severely injured in a collision involving a drunk driver five years ago.

Story courtesy of University of Missouri Extension. Thank you to Linda Geist and Karen Funkenbusch for permission to share this story and to Carey Portell for her courage.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

 

 

 

Posted by: Patricia Hysong | December 6, 2015

December 7, 1941

The attack on the United States Pacific Fleet centered at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii began at dawn on Sunday, December 7, 1941. Japan’s naval aviation forces launched the attack there and on other military targets in an effort to disable the United Stated Fleet.  In an era of already tense relations between the two countries, their goal was to expand the Japanese Empire.

Lasting less than two hours, the attack, claimed more than 2,400 lives, wounded 1,000 more, forced the United States of America to defend itself and plunged the USA into World War II.

For more information, visit This Day in History and Pearl Harbor.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.

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