USU Extension Castle Valley Crop School

The USU Extension Office, along with Price River Watershed Conservation District is hosting the annual Castle Valley Crop School on Wednesday, February 13 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This event is open to anyone in the agricultural field and will take place at the Carbon County Fairgrounds Event Center located at 310 South Fairgrounds Road.

“The Castle Valley Crop School is a cooperative program with USU Extension as well as the Price River Watershed Conservation District and each year we bring in experts from the university to talk about different agriculture areas,” said Agriculture Agent, Steve Price. “It’s just a nice time for agriculturists in our area to come together to talk to each other and also meet some of our specialists that are housed up on campus.”

A light dinner will be served as special guest speakers Earl Creech, Agronomist, Neiel Allen, Irrigation Specialist and Eric Thacker, Grazing Management Specialist share their presentations with guests. “This year we’re actually more so talking about pasture management and grazing, so we’ll also be talking about pasture irrigation, interseeding pastures and improving pastures, grazing management and also talking about rotational grazing,” stated Price. All of the information shared with attendees is geared to improve their current operations. At the end of the presentations, there will be a Q & A panel for guests to direct any questions to the specialists.

This is a free event for all interested individuals in both Carbon and Emery Counties and will feature a trade show with the latest agricultural products available. “They kind of bring whatever their latest products are and they have a trade show at the beginning as well as throughout the program there will be a few breaks to take a look at everything and kind of get to know some of the Ag Dealers and the contractors that are around and seeing what it is that they have that can help you on your farm,” explained Price. There will be many door prizes given throughout the evening.

Event organizers would like folks who are interested in attending to please RSVP so they have an idea of how much food will be needed for the dinner. To RSVP contact Julie Weber at (435) 381-2300, ext. 101.