University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) is offering a one-day workshop in Powell to provide ranchers and farmers on the ins and outs of adopting "natural" or "organic" production methods. "Organic and Natural -- What Are They?" is set for 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 15, at the Park County Fairgrounds.

Discussed will be: certified organic beef, natural beef and Wyoming Verified Beef. Other topics include: management of manure in an organic operation, analyzing the viability of new enterprises (participants will be provided a take-home, risk-analysis CD), organic production rules and regulations, what to expect in an organic inspection, and a producer panel will share their experiences in switching to natural or organic production.

Registration is $50, which includes lunch, and is due Feb. 8. Make checks payable to UW CES, and mail to: UW CES, 655 E. 5th St., Powell, WY 82435. For more info, contact Sandy Frost at 307-754-8836 or sfrost1@uwyo.edu.