Friday, September 3
Technology in Pest Abatement
Come see how drones are used to control biting pests such as mosquitoes and black flies. Biting pests cost livestock producers thousands of dollars annually in lost gain or production. Reaching the water bodies where these pests breed can be difficult, but drones are making a difference.
Presenter: Brian Simper, Director of the Twin Falls County Pest Abatement District
Day in the Life of a Dairy Cow
Have you ever wondered what a cow does all day? In this presentation, you will take a walk with us through a day in the life of a dairy cow.
Presenter: Alicia Easterday, Dairy West
Saturday, September 4
Mental Health: Don’t take it personal
We will be discussing the cold, hard facts about Mental Health in rural America. The prevalence of rural mental health conditions, and resources that we have in the Magic Valley for mental health concerns.
Presenter: J.J. Shawver, Business Development Director of Embrace Life Recovery Center
Sunday, September 5
A to Z Sheep Wool to Garment
Learn how raw wool from sheep is carted, spun, dyed, and made into garments and other products.
Presenter: Liz McCabe, Local Sheep Producer
Transitioning in and Transitioning out: Succession Planning for all Generations
Learn some helpful tips and tools to start succession planning process. If you are the new/beginning producer or trying to retire, there will be information for all generations. Some of the topics covered will be communication, financial planning, and building a team of professionals.
Presenter: Ashlee Westerhold, Area Extension Economist, Twin Falls R&E Center
Monday, September 6
Water Conservation: How to Conserve, but still look great!
Water conservation is a hot topic when you live in a desert, particularly this year where we are hot and dry. Learn how you can conserve water in the landscape and garden, but still have an amazing landscape, plus helping pollinators also.
Presenter: Andy West, U of I Extension Educator/Horticulture
Basic ATV safety: helmets, eye safety, gear & clothing. Size of machine vs. size and age of youth.
Presenter: Tina Miller, U of I Extension/4-H