This year Lander County worked hard to maintain momentum in existing 4H programs. Lander County’s Clover bud and Shooting Sports participation was consistent with the previous year. The county’s two Livestock groups grew to three with the creation of a small animal club. Historically, Lander County livestock clubs have garnered the most participation. Leadership in these programs has been strong and dynamic. The Clover Bud Club saw a large increase in first-time participants at the Tri-County Fair. The Small Animal Club also consisted of members who had a successful first experience showing at fair. These positive experiences have helped to establish programs where members are motivated to stick with 4-H and advance their knowledge and skills. Lander County Theatre and Art Clubs welcomed a majority of students having their first experience with 4-H.
This was also the second year of our Summer Challenge. All of the youth in the community had the opportunity to participate in the Challenge which consists of engaging in summer activities.
Radon test kits are available to the public and are located at the Extension Office.
Though the office is commonly asked about weed abatement and herbicide usage; this year there was a higher volume of questions regarding tree sickness, disease, pruning and care.
Many small businesses and entrepreneurs in AG related enterprises utilized our resources for questions about finance, regulation, best practices, and market data.
Lander County Extension continues to be vital in providing resources, guidance and education to the local citizens.
Extension has partnered with many agencies throughout Lander County. Extension participates with the local Conservation District, Frontier Community Coalition, Recreation District, and Lander County School District. These relationships have provided Extension with opportunities to impact the community in matters of public health and safety, substance abuse education, weed abatement, wildlife enhancement projects, public recreation events and activities and more.
Lander County Extension played a pivotal role in Lander County School District receiving a NORI Grant in the amount of $75,000 to improve the High School Duck Pond. Which will significantly benefit youth, elderly, and disabled persons in the county.
These partnerships also benefit our local 4-H participants by giving them access to the infrastructure and equipment required to hone their education and leadership skills.
Extension's Communication Team
Warwood, Andrew, 2023, Lander County Annual Report | Fiscal Year 2022 - 2023
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