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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 6 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. 

 

Internships | Jobs | Employment 


College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Academic & Student Programs Student Office Assistant 

 

Internship at Gardiner Angus Ranch 

  • Location: Ashland, KS 

  • Timeframe: Spring 2022 (Jan 17 – May 2) 

  • Description: The goal of Gardiner Angus Ranch’s internship program is to increase the knowledge and ability of undergraduate students in ranch management and marketing of purebred cattle, and to enhance their potential to become leaders in the livestock industry. 

  • Apply by: October 20th 2021 

  • Contact: Mark Gardiner by  phone (620-635-5095) or email (gar@gardinerangus.com ) 

  • For more information: http://www.gardinerangus.com/internships.html 

 

Crop Quest Jobs and Internships 

  • Description: Our network of Agronomists & Precision Ag Specialists offer unbiased crop production recommendations to producers in multiple states across the High Plains. We sell no products, we only provide professional recommendations 

    • Full-time Agronomist: Assist farmers with crop production decisions that best fit their operation and goals. Create timely recommendations for fertilizer, seed & ag chemicals that bring a sound return on investment. Work closely with our team of Agronomists, Precision Ag Specialists & industry leaders to ensure a high level of unbiased service for the benefit of our customers 

    • Agronomy Intern: Work closely with our team of Agronomists, Precision Ag Specialists & industry leaders to ensure a high level of unbiased service for the benefit of our customers. Paired with Agronomist(s) to assist farmers with crop production decisions that best fit their operation and goals. Learn about consulting as a career with a hands on Agronomy Internship during the growing season, typically Mid-May to Mid-August. 

  • For more information on Crop Quest and how to apply:Crop Quest Job Openings.pdf

 

The Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show 

  • Location: Houston, TX 

  • Dates: February 1-3, 2022 

  • Description: The Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is the event for anyone in the cattle industry, especially for those getting their start in the industry! From educational sessions like Cattlemen's College and the General Sessions to hands-on experiences in the NCBA Trade Show, there are opportunities for students to learn, grow, and network within the cattle industry. 

  • Opportunities: 

  • For more information: https://convention.ncba.org/ 

 

Plenty (multiple positions) 

  • Locations: Laramie, WY; South San Francisco, CA; Compton, CA 

  • Description: Plenty is a new kind of farm for a new kind of world. We are on a mission to bring healthy food to people across the globe while also protecting the environment. We grow and distribute our pesticide-free, NON GMO, produce locally, allowing us to cut transportation miles and reducing emissions. 

  • For more information:Plenty Recruiting Flyer.pdf

 

Wyoming Community Bank Ag Loan Officer Trainee 

  • Description: Entry level position to begin an exciting long term career in commercial banking.  To develop the necessary banking knowledge, communication and lending skills to negotiate and deliver financial products to local Ag producers, commercial, and consumer loan customers. 

  • Contact: Susan Stokes (sstokes@wyocb.com ) 

  • For more information: Wyoming Community Bank Ag Load Officer Trainee.pdf

 

Shell Valley Consulting Rangeland Ecologist 

  • Location: Shell, WY 

  • Description: The successful candidate will have knowledge/experience conducting vegetation surveys of plants found in the intermountain west. Projects are frequently located in remote locations & require adequate back country skills & independent problem solving. Vegetation investigations include report writing/preparation, mapping and research. The candidate will be expected to travel up to 20 days per month during the field season. Projects employ various vegetation monitoring techniques including line-intercept, plot (Parker or Daubenmire), belt and cover type transects. Additional field responsibilities include assisting in water sampling, stream channel cross-section and stream profile surveys, wildlife monitoring and studies for endangered plant and animal species. Timber projects include timber pre-sale preparation. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to learn new skills. 

  • Contact: jpetty@tctwest.net  

  • For more information: https://www.indeed.com/q-Shell-Valley-Consulting-l-Shell,-WY-jobs.html?vjk=3e2f64e2285e916b 

 

US Department of Agriculture Pathways Recent Graduate Loan Assistant/Specialist 

  • Location: Portland, Oregon 

  • Description: This position is located in a State or Area Office in USDA/Rural Development (RD) and will have a major focus on RD Energy Programs (REAP; HBIP; Advanced Biofuel Payment Program; and the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Bio-Based Product Manufacturing Assistance Program). It is a developmental position with duties designed for advancement to the next higher level of Loan Assistant GS-1165-7 with full potential to GS-9. 

  • Apply by: October 8, 2021 

For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/615119200 

 

Study Abroad 


Food and Farm Culture in France 

  • Description: It’s time to gear up for France, summer 2022! Yeah! International travel is back. And if you are looking for that international travel experience, there is no better place to start than UW’s longest running international program. Now in its 34th year, AGEC 4280, Food and Farm Culture in France is a great way to experience study abroad. 

  • Contact: Thomas Foulke (Foulke@uwyo.edu ) or stop by the office, room 220 Ag C (Across from the 223 classroom) 

  • View the poster: 2022_France_1stMtg_poster.pdf

 

Australia’s Export-led Ag Sector 

  • Description: Travel to Australia in an epic three week trip that covers seven ecological zones from beach to outback. Visit farms and stations. Learned about Livestock and crops. Earn upper division credits. 

  • Contact: Thomas Foulke (Foulke@uwyo.edu or stop by the office, room 220 Ag C (Across from the 223 classroom) 

  • View the poster: 2022 Australia 1stmtg Poster.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 

 

UW Virtual Job Fair 

  • Description: Finding a job or internship takes time and effort on your part.  If future employment is important to you – here is a convenient opportunity to meet employers! 

  • Stop into the UW VIRTUAL JOB FAIR on Thursday, October 7 between 2-5 pm to talk to one, or more, of the employers in attendance. 

    • Employers offer either 10-minute time slots or 30-minute presentation  

    • EXPLORE employment options (internship and full-time). 

    • Learn about employers hiring in your field. 

  • In order to meet with an employer, you must sign up for a session with them.  To do so- log into the virtual fair in Handshake, click on the tab for “Available sessions” to search for employers/sessions.  

  • On the day of the fair, you’ll just sign into the virtual fair in Handshake at the appropriate time and click on the “Join Video” link for sessions that you signed up for.  You can find your schedule by clicking on the tab for “Your schedule”. 

  • For list of employers: VirtualFairEmployers.xlsx

  • For more information check out the event in Handshake: http://www.uwyo.edu/aces/career-services/handshake.html or view posters: Fall 2021 Virtual Career Fair.pdf 

 

If You Want the Job, Go For It 

 

Live Local Work Local 

  • Location: Cheyenne, WY 

  • Dates: November 3-5 

    • November 3: Business, Arts and Sciences 

    • November 4 Engineering, and Health Science 

    • November 5 Environmental and Natural Resources, School of Energy Resources, Agriculture and Natural Resources 

  • Description: Cheyenne, Wyoming conjures thoughts of the wild west, it is that and so much more. With a diverse art culture, a flourishing downtown, and a growing foodie scene, Cheyenne should be on your list of cities to work after graduation. The next Live Local Work Local event will feature a young professionals session that allows you to meet professionals who were in your shoes just years before, tours of local companies, speaker panels, and (of course) food!  

    • Please note that we will have a mandatory information session prior to the event. The information session will be held on two days, and you must attend one. They are Monday, Oct. 25th and Tuesday, Oct. 26th at 4 pm in BU 123. 

  • Register in Handshake: https://wyoming.joinhandshake.com/events?page=1&per_page=25&sort_direction=desc&sort_column=relevancy&is_posted_by_my_school=true&query=live%20local 

 

College of Law, Law Week 2021 

  • Dates: October 11-25 

  • Description: Join us next week for Law Week, featuring presentations on a range of topics, plus the Wyoming Supreme Court in session. All programs are at the UW College of Law. 

  • For full schedule: https://www.uwyo.edu/law/events/ 

  • For more information: Law Week Poster 2021.pdf

 

External Events 


The World Food Prize events and the Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue 

  • Description: The theme this year is Gaining Momentum: Food Systems Transformation in the Decade of Action. The events will take place October 18-22, with four roundtable discussions, four interactive workshops, and over 35 side events focused on the following key areas: Research & Innovation, Nutrition-Sensitive Food Systems, Gender Equity & Equitable Livelihoods, and International Cooperation.  

  • Free student registration! To access the discount, you will need to fill out this google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSds0XYmfgtkpdP1FX3zWHRrk8pgcwUDnKz2AeyXhWDCNZC6fg/viewform to receive the 100% discount code. After receiving the code, go to www.worldfoodprize.org/register and input it on the first screen before filling out the form. If you have any questions, please  

  • Contact Natalie Bidner at nbidner@worldfoodprize.org . 

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Academic & Student Programs

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

University of Wyoming

Department #3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

---------------------------

Room 160 AG C

Phone: (307) 766-4135

Email: uwyo_ag@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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