The WIRE Regional Coordinating Committee was set up to administrate a W-SARE project (Sustainable Agriculture Research and http://www.uwagec.org) grant.
The Committee presently has representation from four Western states: Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. The committee is chaired by the Wyoming WIRE coordinator. Annual meetings provide an opportunity to share teaching techniques and develop plans for joint projects.
|Idaho WIRE Programs
Joel Packham, University of Idaho
University of Idaho
|Montana WIRE Programs
Gene Surber, Montana State University
Montana State University
|Utah WIRE Programs
Roger Banner, Utah State University
C. Kim Chapman,
Utah State University
|Wyoming WIRE Programs
Gene Gade, University of Wyoming
University of Wyoming
Project objectives include:
A. Teach ranchers/farmers a process of integrated
management--Western Integrated Ranch/Farm http://www.uwagec.org--in three western states: Wyoming,
Montana, and Utah.
B. Develop in-depth follow up training in specific resource areas, to meet needs identified by program participants.
C. Evaluate the program in terms of adoption of management concepts and resource sustainability following implementation of the WIRE process by selected cooperators.
To email the coordinator: John Hewlett