Sheridan Community Land Trust and Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton will present Explore History: Wyoming Ag Experiment Station in Sheridan County – 100+ Years of Helping Neighbors.
According to SCLT, the University of Wyoming’s Sheridan Research and Extension Center has been actively engaged in agricultural research in northeast Wyoming for more than 100 years.
Director Brian Mealor will discuss why this is an important institution in Sheridan County. He will discuss the founding and historic activities on the ‘experiment farm,’ highlight how some of the early work is in alignment with current agriculture and natural resources research today and the beginning partnerships with local stakeholders.
While appearing on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse program, Director of Marketing & Development for the Sheridan Community Land Trust Chris Vrba elaborated on the vital role the extension plays in the lives of Wyoming’s residents everyday.
Mealor is the Director of the University of Wyoming’s Sheridan Research and Extension Center. He also serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and the Director of the Institute for Managing Annual Grasses Invading Natural Ecosystems. He joined Sheridan R&E Center in 2015 and hopes to preserve the history of the center and its contributions to Sheridan County and the surrounding region.
This Explore History will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, at the TRVCC in Dayton. This program offers open conversation for community members to share their memories or historical information about these sites.
Explore History programs are presented at 10:30 a.m. every third Tuesday and is a partnership between TRVCC in Dayton and SCLT made possible with a grant from Next50.