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Agricultural & Applied Economics

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Laramie, WY 82071

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Senior Theses

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

2011 April 11
“Varying Degrees of Estate Taxation: An Analysis of Different Estate Tax Options” by Brandi Simonson.

2011 April 11
“Homemade Biodiesel: A Cost Analysis of Making Biodiesel for on Farm Use” by Randi Meier.

2011 April 4
“Business Plan for a Horse Boarding and Training Facility in Gunnison Colorado” by Jason Peterson.

2011 March 28
“An Opportunity Cost Analysis of Hay Production” by Hadley Berger.

2011 March 28
“Under What Conditions are Cow/Yearling Operations More Profitable than Cow/Calf Operations” by Jeffrey Stull.

2011 March 21
“Yellowstone Valley Farmland: Time to Buy?” by Nik Sian.

2011 March 21
“The Costs and Revenues Associated with Conventional and Organic Cow/Calf Operations” by Shane Ruff.

2011 February 28
“ Your Local Source for Local Products” by Holly Kennedy.

2011 February 21
“Livestock Risk Protection” by Blake Gade.

2011 February 14
“The Conservation Reserve Program: A Look into the Costs and Benefits” by Colleen Buck.

2011 February 7
“A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Drip Irrigation” by Aaron Hutson.

2010 April 12
“Impact of the Financial Crisis on Agriculture” Senior Thesis by Sheridan Little.
“Natural Breeding vs. Artificial Insemination: A Cost Analysis” Senior Thesis by Patrick Jacobsen.
“Is It Profitable to Return to the Family Farm?” Senior Thesis by Eli Pierson.
“The Cost Effectiveness of Crop Insurance in Western Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming: A Case Farm Study” Senior Thesis by Tanya Madden.
“Spotted Profits vs. Solid Profits” Senior Thesis by Jessica Leetch.
“Decline of the Horse Industry” Senior Thesis by Zeb Whipp.
“Effect of Ethanol Production on Northeastern Colorado Corn Prices” Senior Thesis by Jonathan Huss.
“Effects of Genetically Modified Corn Seed on Growers in Southwestern Nebraska” Senior Thesis by Brian Lee.
“Multiple Peril Crop Insurance: Is It Worth the Cost?” Senior Thesis by Lyndi Apolius.
“Split Estate: An Ongoing Conflict” Senior Thesis by Drew Luplow.
 “Business Plan: How Best to Stock Leased Land” Senior Thesis by Jordan Steele.
“Wyoming’s School Trust Lands and General Recreational Access: A Policy Analysis” by Peter Burgess.
“Cost Comparison of Methods of Heifer Replacement” Senior Thesis by Andy Edwards.
“Market Power in Beef Processing: Fact or Fiction” Senior Thesis by Doug Jolly.
“Fencing Business Start-Up Proposal” Senior Thesis by Chad Nelson.
“A Research Analysis on the Instability of Food Prices” Senior Thesis by Jillian Moore.
“Analysis of Food vs. Money Aid” Senior Thesis by Amber Phillips.
"Seven Mile Creek Land and Cattle Investment Analysis" Senior Thesis by Rita Palm.
"Country of Origin Labeling: Analysis of Select Amendments" Senior Thesis by Joel Martin.
"Cost Comparison: Organic vs. Conventional Beef" Senior Thesis by Matt Strand.
"Cattle Operation Startup: Leased Property" Senior Thesis by Trent Roberts.
"Business Plan: Prairie Farms Land and Cattle" Senior Thesis by Ty Anderson.
"Landscaping Start-Up Business Proposal" Senior Thesis by Jesse Cooper.
"Migrant Labor in Production Agriculture" Senior Thesis by Kaytlyn Cooksey.
"A Comparison between Conventional and Natural Beef " Senior Thesis by Ryan Farthing.
"Analysis of Drought Resistant Corn" Senior Thesis by Chase Dodson.
"Financial Analysis of Starlight Dairy" Senior Thesis by Karen Reed.
"The Changing Horse Market" Senior Thesis by Robert Teter.
"Banks and the Community Reinvestment Act" Senior Thesis by Rachel Shipley.
"Economic Analysis of the Ban on Horse Slaughter" Senior Thesis by Erin Query.
"The Boardwalk Strategic Plan" Senior Thesis by Bartley Brogan.
"Alternative Cattle Marketing Strategies for the Changing Economy" Senior Thesis by James Baldwin.
"Analysis of Alternative Beef Breeding Practices in Wyoming" Senior Thesis by Bryan Wilson.
“Comparing Winter Wheat/Fallow and Winter Wheat/ Proso Millet/Fallow Rotations in Cheyenne County Nebraska”, Senior Thesis by Chris Johnson.
“Dairy Farm Options When Combating Urban Sprawl”, Senior Thesis by Jaimy Cass.
“Organic Beef: Analysis of Its Costs, Benefits, Local Supply and Demand”, Senior Thesis by Lisa Sexton.
“Determining the Feasibility of a Cold Stone Creamery Franchise in Laramie Utilizing a Business Plan”, Senior Thesis by Shantel Anderson.
"Growing Round-Up-Ready Sugar Beets vs. Conventional Sugar Beets, Senior Thesis by Steven Snyder.

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