Investing in Wyoming — Agricultural Education
Contributions to the Wyoming Farm Bureau Foundation are used to educate Wyoming’s farmers and ranchers about current research and development activities. This is done through various methods including agricultural forums, lectures and seminars in the industry.
Through agricultural education opportunities farmers and ranchers can continue to improve their land stewardship skills helping them maintain a profitable business while furnishing the goods that provide food, clothing and shelter to the people of this nation and the world.
You are investing in your future by securing the continued vitality of Wyoming’s agriculture industry. An industry which provides: open spaces; wildlife habitat; conservation of soils and water through best management practices; recreational opportunities; and the many other benefits we associate with land managed for agricultural use.
For information regarding Foundation projects or to make a tax-deductible donation contact:
Ken Hamilton, Executive Vice President
P.O. Box 1348
Laramie WY 82073
The Purpose of the Foundation
- Support and conduct, or arrange for the conduct of, agricultural education and research courses and other programs of instruction in farming, ranching, and related subjects.
- Conduct and sponsor agriculture forums, lectures, seminars, and similar programs relating to farming, ranching and related subjects.
- Promote research in agricultural and related sciences.
- Disseminate educational information and materials on farming, ranching and related subjects.
- Support legal efforts to protect agricultural producers.
- Work with individuals, organizations, agricultural organizations and government agencies for the purpose of promoting knowledge and understanding of human or civil rights or liberties secured by law.
2022 WyFB Foundation “Innovations in Ag Technology” Seminar Recordings
- Virtual Fencing
- Monte Reed, of Bill, Wyo. discussed Vence, the virtual fencing company. Reed described his mixed cattle and sheep ranch, and how to set up virtual fencing in East-Central Wyoming rangelands.
- Virtual Fencing (Continued) and Satellite Imagery
- The first 12 minutes conclude Mr. Reed's presentation. The satellite imagery presentation begins at 12:36 minutes. Dr. Ramesh Sivanpillai of the University of Wyoming Geographical Information System Center presented on the 50th anniversary of the LandSat, joint NASA/USGS program, for farmers and ranchers interested in utilizing satellite imagery to monitor range and crop health. According to LandSat, it is the longest, continuous space-based record of Earth's land thus helping to ensure continuity in its data.
- Satellite Imagery (Continued) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
- The first 18 minutes conclude Dr. Sivanpillai's presentation. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) presentation begins at 18:24 minutes. Dr. Fabian Nippgen, Assistant Professor of Hydrology in the University of Wyoming Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, visited about UAV's.