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WWIA tour showcases diverse ag

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Wyoming Women in Ag (WWIA) hosted their Diversified Ag Tour on June 15. This year, the event stayed in the Casper area, traveling to many local companies to showcase the diversity in agriculture.  

WWIA Board Member Traci Faxon shared, “The WWIA tour was a great success. Women from about five different counties in Wyoming attended the tour. It was hot – the bank said 105°, but we were blessed with stops along the way with great shade and air conditioning.”  

 “We learned about composting, bees, corn mazes, brewing, a meat counter and visited a local feedlot,” Faxon added. “It was such a great day of spending time with other women in agriculture while learning new things.”  

The event kicked off at Custom Compost, where owner Craig Kidder shared how manure can become a valuable weed-free product.  

The next stop was Green Acres Corn Maze, west of Casper. Their company is on a mission to combine agriculture with wholesome family fun. Between the pumpkin hay bales and corn maze, attendees saw their mission followed through. Stacey Schmid brought along her Mangalitsa pig, Stout. Schmid brings her pigs to the Green Acres Corn Maze in the fall for pig races.  

 After lunch, the group traveled to Frank’s Butcher Shop where Owner Billy Brenton explained how he brings Wyoming beef to the table from his local butcher shop at an affordable price.  

Finally, the last stop of the day was at Track A Land & Cattle Co. The family-owned farming, backgrounding and cow/calf operation gave attendees an insight into their diversified operation.  

The busy day concluded back at Gruner Brother’s Brewing for a tour of the building and brewing process. Every stop along the way was full of information and insight into the many fields within Wyoming agriculture.  

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