Sunday, October 6 to Thursday October 10 I was lucky enough to spend in Wyoming. I went there to attend a conference called AgriFutures. I was able to attend this conference through my participation in CYL (Canadian Cattlemen’s Young Leaders). We (we meaning a current CYL mentee, the CYL program coordinator and I) flew into Denver on Sunday evening and rented a car and headed to Laramie Wyoming.
The next morning we were off bright and early to meet Brook, who was going to be our tour guide for the remainder of the trip. Brook works for the Wyoming Department of Agriculture and organizes the AgriFutures conference. Monday we headed the University Research Farm where we saw greenhouses, crops research facility and cattle research facility.
Next, we went to True’s feedlot where they feed 30 000 head of cattle. Lastly, we stopped at a young farming couple’s operation to hear about what they do and some ways modern productions practises they use. After a busy day of touring we ended with a delicious meal catered by Brook’s neighbour. Honestly, it was the best meal I have ever eaten, complete with amazingly tender prime rib, mashed potatoes, salad and to top it off peach cobbler for dessert. What an amazing day!