13th Annual Diversified Ag Tour, Fremont County WY

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Tasty tour provides value-added farming operation tips

The 13th Annual Diversified Ag Tour in June will showcase how Wyoming agriculture producers are using innovative ideas to add value to their operations, as well as delight palates with morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.

The tour is sponsored by the Wyoming Business Council and Wyoming Women in Ag and is open to the public. Fremont County operations will be featured this year, although bus transportation will be provided from Douglas and Casper. The June 23 tour begins at 9:45 a.m. with registration at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton (1010 Fairgrounds Road).

Pre-registration is $35 per person through June 12 and $45 per person after.

Bus pickup location information is as follows 

  • 6:30 a.m. from the Clarion Hotel in Douglas (1450 Riverbend Dr.).
  • 7:30 a.m. from the Best Western Ramkota in Casper (800 N. Poplar St.).

The day kicks off with a 10 a.m. panel discussion at the fairgrounds led by Deb Childers of Deb’s Salsa & Pepper Jelly. Childers specializes in pepper jelly, raspberry chipotle jelly and fresh salsa. 

This year’s schedule includes:

  • Son Harvest Seasons, Inc. – Son Harvest Seasons, of Riverton, has been in operation for more than 17 years. The company grows raspberries, asparagus and melons and provides a family oriented pumpkin patch and corn maze in the fall (wyopumpkinpatch.com).
  • Jarvis Farms, LLC – The Jarvis family has raised and sold raspberries and sweet corn out of Shoshoni for more than 15 years. The Jarvises also make and sell raspberry jam and raspberry/fruit combination jams, syrup, vinegar, toppings, raspberry chipotle sauce and infused honey under the Raspberry Delight Farms label (raspberrydelightfarms.com).
  • Doyle’s Bioremediation and Rural Renewal Project – Tour the Doyles’ Bioremediation and Rural Renewal Project in Riverton. The Doyles raise beef and milk cows, sheep, turkeys, chickens and geese. They also process chickens using a mobile processing unit. Additionally, they have a greenhouse, two gardens, brambles and an orchard. Lunch will be held at Doyle’s.

“This tour provides ag producers an opportunity to share their ideas and successes in diversifying their operations,” said Cindy Garretson-Weibel, the Wyoming Business Council’s Agribusiness Division director.

For more information about the tour or to register, please contact Cody Bainter at 307-777-2864 or cody.bainter@wyo.gov. More information is also available at http://bit.ly/1yMzCye. 

 

About the Wyoming Business Council. Our mission is to increase Wyoming’s prosperity. We envision a Wyoming where industries are strong, diverse and expanding. Small business is a big deal. Communities have the highest quality of life. Wyoming is the technology center of the High Plains. Wyoming knows no boundaries. Please go to www.wyomingbusiness.org for more information.

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