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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


December 8 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 Office Associate, Senior  

  • Description: Academic & Student Programs is hiring an office associate/recruitment coordinator. This position would Coordinate college recruitment, commencement, and undergraduate teaching assistant and orientation activities. Facilitate and maintain the Academic and Student Programs office. This position also serves as the Ag Ambassador student organization advisor and provides support to the Associate Dean and faculty/staff and students.   

  • Apply by December 8, 2021  

  • Contact: Amy Rhoad  

  • For more information and to apply:  


Fossil Butte National Monument Seasonal Positions 

  • Location: Kemmerer, WY 

  • Description:This position provides routine maintenance on park facilities including, minor carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical work. Assist higher grade maintenance employees in the performance of maintenance tasks. Safely and effectively, uses hand power tools required for the job and has the ability to maintain these tools properly. 

  • Apply by: December 10, 2021 or until filled 

  • Contact:Charlie Custer 307-800-8401 | 

  • For more information: USAJOBS - Job Announcement 


World West Sire Services positions 

  • Description:World West Sire Services is a custom bull collection facility located 6 miles south of Laurel on the old highway 212, now Clarks River Road. We are lucky enough to work alongside some of the finest seedstock operations in the country as well as overseas. We have a fierce commitment to practicing excellent customer service and pride ourselves in creating opportunities for enthusiastic, hard-working individuals. Open positions: 

    • Laboratory/Collection Technician 

    • Herdsman 

  • Contact: Taylor Wood 406-628-7510 

  • For more information: World West Sire Services.pdf


Montana Extreme Biofilms Program NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates 

  • Location: Montana State University 

  • Dates: May 21-Aug 5, 2022 

  • Description: The MSU Extreme Biofilms Research Experience for Undergraduates (EB-REU) is a 10-week summer program designed to engage participants in a research project aimed at discovering new ways to grow, understand, and utilize extremophilic biofilms for human benefit. Our undergraduate scientists will gain a direct appreciation for the unique physical, physiological, and genetic adaptations of biofilm-forming microorganisms found in numerous extreme systems. 

  • For more information:  MSU Extreme Biofilms REU_Flyer 2022.pdf


Vista Equine Spring Internship Program 

  • Description: Vista Equine specializes in what its history is deeply rooted in – equine reproduction. The heart of the operation is Vista Equine’s nationally recognized Embryo Transfer Program. We pride ourselves on the superior quality of our recipient mares, our above industry standard pregnancy rates, and outstanding customer service. 

  • Contact: 

  • For more information: or to view poster: Vista equine internship.jpg 


American Angus Association Summer 2022 Internships 


Grazers Inc Winter Break Job Opportunity 

  • Description: Are you looking for a resume builder along with earning some extra cash during part of your winter break? This opportunity starts after Christmas leading up to your return to classes in January. Grazers Inc. is seeking an individual to assist with calving and other practices with their SimAngus cow-calf herd in Central Nebraska. 

  • Contact: Clint Robinson 402-672-3556 

  • For more information: Grazers Inc Winter Break Job Opportunity.pdf


Johnson County Weed & Pest District Supervisor 

  • Description: The District Office is located in Buffalo, Wyoming, at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains, with a population around 4,000 and amenities of the community abound. The District covers all of Johnson County which offers a diverse landscape and work environment including mountains, sage dominated range, rugged canyons, riparian areas and crop land dominated by alfalfa/grass hay production. The District Board is seeking a highly motivated individual that will be committed to carrying out the core values and programs of the District in this historic County. 

  • Contact: : | 307-684-5715 

  • For more information: Johnson Co W&P District Supervisor.pdf


Bradford Woods Professional Outdoor Instructors 

  • Description: The Outdoor Education department at Bradford Woods is always on the lookout for committed candidates eager to make an impact in the lives of youth and adults. For over 60 years, we’ve used our unique 2,500-acre outdoor center to offer state curriculum-based environmental education programs, facilitated teambuilding experiences, and recreational opportunities – each to a diverse population. Our seasonal instructors are the backbone of these programs. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds, including recreation, environmental and adventure education, resource management, education, biology, and much more. If you love the outdoors and want to learn how to teach children, facilitate amazing experiences, and grow alongside a community of diverse and committed peers, then we’re the right place for you. All positions include housing accommodations and meals when on duty. 

  • For more information:  


Red Angus Multiple Positions 

  • Description:Our Mission is to provide our members and their customers with innovative programs and services, to continue advancing the quality, reliability and value of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced seedstock used in the commercial beef industry. 

    • Beef Cattle Geneticist – RAAA is accepting applications for beef cattle geneticist to develop and deliver genetic selection tools, educational information and materials and provide support to Red Angus breeders. For more information and instruction on how to apply, view the position description. 

    • Commercial Marketing Internship – The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) has the following internship opportunity available for a qualified individual seeking internships in the beef industry. For more information and instruction on how to apply, view the internship description. 

    • Feedlot Specialist  – The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is seeking a feedlot specialist to join the commercial marketing team. For more information and instruction on how to apply, view the position description. Applications accepted until Dec. 15, 2021. 

    • Administrative Assistant- The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is seeking an administrative assistant to manage reception and serve as a member of the member services team. For more information and instruction on how to apply, view the position description. 

  • For more information:  


Sacramento Camp and Conference Center Equestrian Positions 

  • Description: Sacramento Camp and Conference Center is a Christian camp located in the mountains of Southeastern New Mexico. The camp first opened in 1931 and since then we have grown to accommodate over 400 guests throughout the year. Our staff strive to provide guests with a unique experience through our exciting activities, wonderful food, and exceptional hospitality. 

  • Open Positions: Equestrian Coordinator (Full-time) & Summer Wranglers (Seasonal) 

  • Contact: Rachel Tvede | (575) 687-3414 

  • For more information:  Equestrian Job Flyer.pdf


Scholarships | Funding Opportunities  

UW scholarship applications are OPEN!!!  

  • Description: WyoScholarships is the UW scholarship system. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the General Application each year to qualify and be considered for a wide range of scholarship opportunities. Students who have been awarded a first-year or transfer scholarship commitment are required to complete the General Application each year to fulfill their respective commitment. In addition be sure to complete the conditional application for College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to be consider for our Brand of Excellence Awards.  

  • Priority deadline: March 15, 2022  

  • To access the applications:  

Beyond the Classroom 

  • Description: Beyond the Classroom offers grants to College of Agriculture and Natural Resources students participating in international independent study programs, college/university sponsored international study programs, or faculty-led study tours. The program’s goal is to help students gain an appreciation of other cultures and the global nature of today’s economy. 

  • Apply by: January 21, 2022 

  • Application:  Beyond the Classroom App_2021_22 .pdf

  • For more information: Beyond the Classroom Criteria 2021_22.pdf


IBP Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students 

  • Description: The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities.  

    • Undergraduate Paid Summer Research Programs: has a searchable database of 600+ summer research programs in all STEM disciplines. These are all FULLY FUNDED opportunities including programs sponsored by NSF, NASA, NIH, etc. 

    • Graduate Students Paid Summer Research Programs : Search 60+ paid summer research programs for graduate students in a range of STEM disciplines – many deadlines fast approaching! These are all FULLY FUNDED opportunities including programs sponsored by NSF, NASA, NIH, etc. 

  • Contact: Liv Detrick 

  • For more information: 


Wyoming CattleWomen Scholarship Opportunity 

  • Description: Wyoming CattleWomen is offering two scholarships to deserving young women from the state of Wyoming. These scholarships will be awarded based on application criteria and an essay component. Each scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $500. In addition, each awardee will be given a one-year membership to Wyoming CattleWomen. 

  • Apply by: February 28, 2022 

  • For more informationWyoming CattleWomen Scholarship Packet 2022-11-26.pdf


Events | Career Resources  


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University of Wyoming Alumni Association Gingerbread Decorating contest  

  • Description: Join in on the fun in celebrating the holiday season this year! Open to the UW campus community and alumni & friends. The gingerbread houses will be on display for viewing and voting Monday, December 6 to Friday, December 10 at noon. The Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. One vote per person per category. The winner from each category will receive a special engraved trophy.  

  • For more information:  gingerbread-2021-v3.pdf 


Conferences | External Events 

National Farmers Union College Conference on Cooperatives (Virtual) 

  • Date: February 18, 2022 

  • Description: Each February, Farmers Union hosts the College Conference on Cooperatives (CCOC) to educate and inspire the next generation of leaders. Participants hear from experts in the field, participate in interactive learning activities and workshops, and get a behind-the-scenes look at co-ops in the Twin Cities. Those new to co-ops and those with some previous co-op education will benefit from attending. CCOC is geared towards students and young professionals – we encourage faculty to tune in as well!  

  • For more information: 


Course Offerings  

AGRI 4990-04 Topics: Ranch Management and Agricultural Leadership Seminar   

  • Time and Dates: Spring 2022 Thursdays 4:10-7pm (Will meet 5 times throughout semester)   

  • Course Description: This course addresses contemporary issues facing ranchers addressing livestock management and markets, water, rangeland management, public/private land issues and emerging technologies in the agricultural sector. Students will have opportunity to network with industry experts to learn about leadership qualities. Sessions will be held around the state and will be available through Zoom.   

  • Contact: Dr. Amy Rhoad ( 

HP 4151: Engineering, Ethics, and Energy 

  • Dates: Spring 2022 

  • Description: How many times have you heard the word “energy” recently? Have you wondered why energy is so critical? In the “Engineering, Ethics, and Energy” course, we will discover the various renewable and nonrenewable energy resources as the world continues to demand an enormous amount of energy. We will put a particular emphasis on the energy resources in Wyoming. These energy resources include wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, biofuels, nuclear, oil, natural gas, and coal. We will also discuss global climate change and examine various innovative solutions. To tackle the energy challenge, we need innovation, entrepreneurship, and diverse teams. Together, we will explore the different engineering disciplines and learn the process of creative problem-solving and ethical decision-making. We will enjoy constructing engineering projects using 3D printing, virtual reality, and physical modeling. We will also discuss why we shall hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public, as well as protecting the environment for future generations. We will research the engineering design, reliability, affordability, and ethical issues associated with the different energy resources. You don’t need to be an engineer to join us. Your perspective and creativity are needed to tackle the energy challenge. We are excited to welcome you to Engineering, Ethics, and Energy. 

  • Contact: Dr. Tawfik Elshehabi | (307)766-4219 

  • For more information: to an external site. 


FDSC 4090/5090 Food Microbiology 

  • Dates: Spring 2022 

  • Description: Discusses microorganisms and the theory of their growth and survival in relation to spoilage and preservation of foods and health hazards in foods.  

  • Contact: Dr. Bledar Bisha  

  • For more information: FDSC4090-2.jpg

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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


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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