The First Annual Ranch Sustainability Forum hosted by Sheridan College and the Padlock Ranch will be held on May 12-14 in Sheridan, Wyo.
The purpose of the event is "To provide informational resources and tools for ranch stakeholders that will help provide healthy and sustainable ranches in 2020 and beyond."
Some changes may be made to the schedule, but speakers are set. Here is a draft of the agenda for the forum:
- Low stress livestock handling: Whit Hibbard (at Sheridan College) ($30 for two days or $20 for one day)
- Range monitoring; Charlie Orchard (at Padlock Ranch)
- Learn the Land EKG techniques for range monitoring. Size limited to 20 people. 15 spots left. ($200 which is half the regular rate for teaching and materials)
- Low stress livestock handling (continued at Sheridan College)
- Range Monitoring (continued at Padlock Ranch)
- 5:30-6:30 pm Open house social hour (University of Wyoming Ag Experiment Station, Watt Building)
- 7:00 pm Dinner with keynote speaker: Bob Langert, McDonald’s Corporate VP, Sustainability ($20) Sheridan College
May 14 Symposium ($20)
- Dr. Paul Young; "Agriculture at Sheridan College"
- Wayne Fahsholtz, Padlock Ranch; "Why Are We Talking about Sustainability?"
- Dr. Jude Capper; "Marketing in a World of Sustainability Concerns"
- Burke Teichart; "Three Keys to Healthy Ranch Businesses"
- Dr. Trey Patterson, Padlock Ranch; "Real Life, Low Cost Replacement Heifer Strategies"
- Nancy Labbe, World Wildlife Fund; "Why WWF is concerned about Ranch Sustainability"
- Brian Mealor, University of Wyoming; "Are Weeds Taking over our Rangelands?"
More information about the event can be found here.
For reservations call Emily at the Padlock Ranch: 307-655-2264 or Emily@padlockranch.com