Reclaiming & Growing Wyoming’s Future Webinar Series
We are holding another round of webinars this spring providing education, tools, and resources as Wyoming’s economy and workforce diversifies.
The first webinar, Family Resources for a Changing Wyoming Workforce, will be April 27 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Speakers Robin Cooley, Director of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services; Katie Hogarty, Director of External Relations, Climb Wyoming, Dr. Kimberly Dale, President, Western Wyoming Community College, and moderator Dr. Rob Godby, UW economist, will explore the resources available to Wyoming families in order to make the changing workforce easier to navigate. Topics of this first webinar will include training and educational opportunities, new job trends, family financial health, job placement, and other life skills. Power your future by connecting to these tools & resources. Learn how to create a support system that helps families adapt and succeed as Wyoming’s economy evolves.
Register here (required).
Watch for updates as we add further webinars!
Building Soil for Fat Cows & Ranch Profit
Join us online Thursday, April 29 at 6 pm for this soil health panel discussion with rancher, author and soil health pioneer Gabe Brown and NRCS conservationist and rancher Ann Fischer. As a follow-up to the “KISS the Ground” documentary movie on improving soil health, Brown and Fischer will discuss how better soil makes for healthier livestock and a more profitable ranch operation.
This panel discussion is free and open to everyone. Register here (required).
Geared specifically for agricultural producers, their discussion will revolve around reducing inputs while increasing productivity, raising healthier and less-stressed livestock, and working with nature instead of fighting it.
The panel discussion is a follow-up from the “KISS the Ground” documentary movie on soil health, which is available for screening to Powder River members. Gabe Brown is one of the ranchers featured in the film. Watch the film any time prior to our panel discussion on April 29. Screening information follows:
Harvest Celebration & Potluck
Each fall since 2005 the Powder River Basin Resource Council community welcomes one and all to join the fun at our annual Harvest Celebration & Potluck in the Sheridan/Buffalo area. There is something for everyone: great music, bountiful and fabulous home-cooked food (Powder River provides a locally sourced meat dish, then attendees load the buffet laden with delicious, locally grown and prepared dishes), enticing raffle prizes, and a spirited auction of “Pies by Guys.” This is the time for friends and neighbors to rub elbows, enjoy friendly conversation, and savor good food. Adults and children alike: all are welcome!
Powder River Basin Resource Council members gather annually to weigh issues and policy positions and pass new resolutions, which become the organization’s official policy. But our Annual Meeting, usually held the first Saturday in November, is more than a policy session. It’s a chance for dedicated citizens and community leaders from throughout the state to gather for a little socializing and to just have some fun.
The Annual Meeting is also an opportunity to support our valuable work. The Annual Meeting’s popular Silent Auction is our organization’s most lucrative fundraising event of the year, offering beautiful antiques, locally crafted jewelry, stunning artwork by members and non-members alike, sporting goods, vacation opportunities in Wyoming and around the world, and services provided by professional fishing and hunting guides.
Stayed tuned for information on upcoming events.