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College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

University of Wyoming

Department #3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

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Room 160 AG C

Phone: (307) 766-4135

Email: uwyo_ag@uwyo.edu

October 27 Newsletter

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Happy Wednesday to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources students! Here is your Weekly Wednesday Newsletter with information on various events, employment opportunities and scholarship/funding opportunities. 

 

College Announcements 


Student Lounge Closure 

  • The student lounge in Ag C 44 will be closed starting Friday Oct 29th-Friday Nov 5th for new carpet installation. 

 

Internships | Jobs | Employment 


Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory Student Workers 

  • Description: WSVL needs students! Looking for student workers for Serology and Bacteriology. All majors welcome to apply. 

  • Send resume/CV to Dr. Kerry Sondgeroth at ksondger@uwyo.edu 

 

Laramie County Community College Agriculture Instructor and Activity Coach 

  • Description: The Instructor, Agriculture and Activity Coach position is a full-time benefited position responsible for instruction and development of curriculum in the Agriculture department. As a member of the Agriculture team, this position will work closely with the other faculty to build a robust curriculum for our students. The content area to be taught will be centered on agricultural business but may occasionally include other content area. In addition to the standard faculty duties this position is also responsible for the instruction, management, recruitment, and coaching of a team which may include IHSA, Livestock Show Team, or the incumbent may propose a new team to LCCC. 

  • For more information: https://careers-lccc.icims.com/jobs/2816/instructor,-agriculture-and-activity-coach/job?fbclid=IwAR0YvY9ylr6hOdKyzVuepxtbdB29CDiR3PS9PvPSPcvkWFC76OST0oVk1OI&mobile=false&width=1904&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-420&jun1offset=-360 

  • Apply by: November 11, 2021 

 

USDA Farm Production and Conservation 

 

USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service Survey Statistician Student Trainee 

 

Wyoming Stock Growers Association Invasive Species Rangeland Internship Program 

  • Description: This internship is designed to offer beginning agriculturalists and range specialists real-world and hands-on experience implementing the educational tools already gained. This paid internship will last for three months during the summer where interns will work, learn, and gain valuable insight from mentoring ranchers from across the state of Wyoming. A stipend of $1,800 will be given at the end of each month with room and board supplied by the mentoring ranch and the possibility of 1-3 credit hours. Students are responsible for working with their advisor/professor to obtain credit hours. Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Grad students majoring in any natural resource related field are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. 

  • Apply by: March 31, 2022 

  • Application:  Intern Application_Invasive Species.pdf

  • For more information: https://wysga.org/programs/scholarships-internships 

 

Certified Angus Beef Communications Internships 

  • Location: Wooster, OH 

  • Description: Interns will share the Certified Angus Beef story with stakeholders across the beef supply chain and media through writing, social media content, and other visual mediums. Interns will manage projects to increase brand awareness and inspire commitment to raising and selling the Certified Angus Beef ® brand. Strong writers and content creators are encouraged to apply. 

  • Apply by: November 19, 2021 

  • For more information: https://app.ofthewest.co/job/wooster-ohio-full-time-internship-communications-internships/ 

 

Illinois Pork Producers Association Pork Ambassador Internship 

  • Location: Springfield , IL 

  • Description: The Illinois Pork Producers Association State Ambassador/Intern serves as a representative of the association and the pork industry. The chosen individual will hold the title of State Ambassador for a full year and will work from the Springfield office during the summer of their term (May – August). Main duties of the intern include managing the birthing center during the Illinois State Fair, attending Summer Ag Institutes for teachers to present about pork, a project of his/her choosing (to be discussed with staff) and various other events. The internship is education and communication focused. 

  • Apply by: October 29, 2021 

  • For more information: https://app.ofthewest.co/job/springfield-il-internship-pork-ambassador-internship/ 

 

Animal Outlook Farm Transformations Program Director & Consultant position 

  • Description: Animal Outlook is seeking a Program Director for their Farm Transformations Program that will explore the benefits of transitioning from animal farming to plant-based agriculture. While this is an AO position, during the first year, the Director will spend approximately half of their time devoted to the first farm transformation test case done in partnership with Miyoko’s Creamery’s Dairy Farm Transition Program. Through this collaboration, the Director will act as a pro bono consultant for Miyoko’s by contributing research that leverages and guides their pilot dairy farm transition test case. This role will complete the buildout, implementation, and launch of AO’s Farm Transformations Program by spearheading in-depth technical research and utilizing existing material on the financial and business implications of farm transitions. It will involve the Miyoko’s pilot test case, as well as other small-scale testing, and will develop adaptive farm transformation blueprints that inform farm transformation strategy, finance, management, and business development. 

  • To apply: https://animaloutlook.org/jobs/ 

  • For more information:  Farm Transformations Program Director & Consultant Description .pdf

 

Talon Internship 

 

Program Manager position for FREMONT COUNTY WEED AND PEST CONTROL DISTRICT 

Location: Lander, WY 

  • Description: Lander Wyoming, located at the base of the Wind River mountain range, is an outdoor adventure paradise! Millions of acres of National Forests, BLM (public) lands, and State Parks are right outside your back door! We are searching for a team member that excels in communication, enjoys working in a team environment, and understands the negative impacts that invasive species have on Wyoming’s ecological and economical resources. This position will require the daily use of a backpack sprayer weighing between 20 and 40 pounds. The High Priority Crew often hike between 2 and 10 miles per day during the summer months. The successful applicant will need to be physically capable of working each day with the seasonal crew while fostering a positive, team-like atmosphere that maintains good employee morale and work ethic. Strong organizational and communication skills are a must. 

  • Apply by: November 20, 2021 

  • For more information:  Program Manger Job Announcement.pdf

 

Events | Career Resources 


Handshake 

  • Description: The Advising ● Career ● Exploratory Studies Center's powerful recruiting tool for University of Wyoming students and alumni. Handshake's philosophy is a democratized recruiting experience for all students and seeks to provide opportunities for students nation wide through cutting edge technology. By using Handshake you can not only find jobs and internships but you can also connect with employers, find career events on-campus including job fairs, apply for jobs and sign up for on-campus interviews. 

  • To login in: http://www.uwyo.edu/aces/career-services/handshake.html 

 

Own it! Celebrating Women in STEM 

  • Date: November 15, 2021 at 6pm 

  • Location: Union Family Room 

  • Description: Join us in celebrating and recognizing amazing Wyoming Women in STEM. Enjoy hors d’oeurves, beverages, and good company. Nominations are now open for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, STEM professionals, pre-tenure and tenured faculty, and community members. 

  • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/OwnItRSVP  

  • For more information: http://wyomingspacegrant.org/wimse/own-it-2021/ or view poster at: OwnIt_2021_Flier blue.pdf

 

External Events 


International Livestock Forum 

  • Dates: January 11-12, 2022 

  • Description: Colorado State University Department of Animal Sciences and the National Western Stock Show have partnered together to host the 8th annual International Livestock Forum. The 2022 International Livestock Forum will bring together industry leaders, government professionals, and members of academia to discuss domestic and international livestock and food production. Fellows of the 2022 ILF will experience unique tours of some of Colorado’s top agricultural enterprises, behind-the-scenes access to the National Western Stock Show, and a full day of networking and interaction with an impressive lineup of keynote speakers and industry panelists. This is a premiere opportunity to engage in the future of international livestock and food production. 

    • Apply for a travel fellowship award: All undergraduate and graduate students from any university, pursuing a degree in Animal Science or another agricultural field, are eligible to apply for a travel fellowship to the 2022 International Livestock Forum. Up to twenty students will be selected for this fellowship. 

  • Contact: CAS_ILF@colostate.edu 

  • For more information: https://agsci.colostate.edu/ansci/outreach/camps-courses-sales-and-events/international-livestock-forum/ 

 

Farmer Cooperatives Young Leaders Scholarship Program 

  • Dates: November 1-3 2021 (Virtual) 

  • Description: The Farmer Cooperatives Young Leaders Scholarship Program is for college students in the United States who have an interest in agribusiness and cooperatives. The scholarship enables students to learn more about different segments of the agricultural cooperative sector and enhance their preparedness to enter careers in the agriculture industry. For the past two decades, the UW Center for Cooperatives has organized the Farmer Cooperatives Conference to bring together top agricultural cooperative leadership and industry experts from across the country to examine strategic issues impacting farmer-owned cooperatives. This year's conference will provide attendees a chance to explore the current state of farmer cooperatives. Topics will include the current policy environment, innovations in management structures, and alternative business models to gain efficiencies, while retaining local control. 

  • Apply by Oct 27, 2021 ***This is today  

  • For more information: Farmer Cooperatives Young Leaders Scholarship Program – Farmer Co-ops Conference – UW–Madison (wisc.edu) or view poster:  FCC_Scholarship_Slides.pdf

 

Feed Your Future Virtual Career Fairs 

  • Description: Careers in agriculture and food remain secure and essential. To continue to build this vital industry and ensure that it continues to thrive, there is an urgent need for qualified talent to fill the workforce gap the industry faces. There are abundant opportunities in production, logistics, finance, processing, technology, packaging, and much more. Careers are available on the farm, in the field, in the plant, in the lab, and in the office. There’s a place for you to make a difference in the agriculture and food industry right now. 

  • Dates: Multiple events November-April 

  • For more information: https://www.agcareers.com/feed-your-future.cfm#United-States-Events  

 

MANRRS NASDA Foundation Ag Policy Summit 

  • Dates February 13-16, 2022 

  • Location: Washington DC 

  • Description: The Ag Policy Summit is a conference that exposes MANRRS college students to federal agricultural policy and industry relations. This summit will profile how law and policy are drafted and students will have the opportunity to meet the agriculture commissioners, directors and secretaries from their state while learning about the roles of state department of agriculture in advocating for sound federal policy. Students who are selected to attend the conference will have all expenses paid for. 

  • Apply by: November 11, 2021 

  • Contact: Maria Martinez (maria.martinez@nasda.org ) 

  • For more information: Agriculture Policy Summit — NASDA Foundation or view poster:  2022 AG Policy Summit Flyer 2.0.png

 

Student Organizations 


International Students Association FriYAY! International Game Hour 

  • Location: Pete’s Game Room (Union Basement) 

  • Time and Dates 4-6pm on Oct 22, Nov 5, Nov 19Dec 3 

  • Description: Meet and have fun with UW International Students 

  • View Poster:  ISA FriYAY Flyer.pdf

 

Course Offerings 


FDSC 3063: Meat Processing 

Time and dates: Spring 2022 Mondays 9-9:50 (Lecture) & 11-1 (Lab) 

Description: Students will learn the science behind making jerky, sausage, ham, bacon and various other meat products by manufacturing them in lab. All products made be students will be tasted and evaluated too! 

Contact: Dr. McKensie Phillips (mckensie.phillips@uwyo.edu ) 

View the poster:  FDSC 3063.png

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Academic & Student Programs

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

University of Wyoming

Department #3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

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Room 160 AG C

Phone: (307) 766-4135

Email: uwyo_ag@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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