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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

January 12 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  


Welcome back students! Don’t forget classes begin on Tuesday January 18.  

 

UW Offers Support to Students Affected by Colorado Fires 

  • The university encourages members of the UW community impacted by the fires who have questions or need support to email Vice President for Student Affairs Kim Chestnut at k.chestnut@uwyo.edu

 

Reflections 2022 Request for Student Articles 

  • Description: Reflections is the research magazine of the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. In an effort to convey the interesting and exciting research being done in the College, copies are sent to legislators in Wyoming and Washington, D.C., university administrators, other state experiment stations, alumni, donors, stakeholders, and many others. 

  • Submit by: February 1, 2022 

  • For more information: Student-Reflections paper guidelines_2022.pdf

 

Internships | Jobs | Employment  


Adecco Laboratory Technician-Clerk 

  • Description: Adecco is recruiting for a temporary summer position available to a junior or senior student enrolled at the University of Wyoming (UW), in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources or similar natural resource program.  The summer, temporary position will provide an opportunity for a student to work on real world projects in land management, work with professionals in their field of study, and apply knowledge they have gained within their first two to four years of university education.  

  • Location: Cheyenne, WY 

  • For more information: https://www.adeccousa.com/jobs/laboratory-technician-clerk-cheyenne-wyoming/?ID=US_EN_99_020316_1829177 

 

Centennial Valley Association Range Rider Position 

  • Description: The Centennial Valley Association (CVA) has available positions for dedicated individuals to join our Range Rider/Wildlife Team for the 2022 season. The CVA is a locally driven, landowner-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve traditional ranching as a way of life in the Centennial Valley, and to maintain quality open space, wildlife habitat, water quality, and wildlife migration corridors as they exist today for future generations. The CVA is known for being the main disseminator of information in the Valley and uniting local ranchers, community members, agencies, NGOs, and other groups to collaborate on local conservation issues.  

  • Location: Dell, MT 

  • Contact: Erika Nunlist, at hiring@centennialvalleyassociation.org or (406) 407-2297.  

  • Apply by February 10, 2022 

  • For more information: CVA Range Rider Job Announcement 2022.pdf

 

Parkerton Ranch, Inc Farmer.  

  • Description: Large farm east of Casper on the North Platte River growing primarily alfalfa hay with barley and oat rotations seeks a handy, self-starting team player. Must have good driving record. Ideal candidate will have mechanical ability and experience with irrigation and farm equipment and livestock. Demands of position require physically capable employee. Requires on-farm residential living (housing provided). Benefits include company vehicle, employee health insurance and retirement plan. Salary dependent on experience. Send resumes and list of references to   petercn@vcn.com 

  • Location: Casper, WY 

  • Contact: Peter C. Nicolaysen 307-259-3055 | petercn@vcn.com 

 

Hi-Line Cooperative Summer Agronomy Internship Program 

  • Description: Hi-Line Cooperative is an agronomy focused service provider, located in Southwest Nebraska. We have 5 locations; Elsie, Grant, Brule, Sutherland and Wallace. Our main priority is to provide dependable, quality service for our customers. Hi-Line Cooperative offers summer agronomy internships to students interested in working in the agronomy field. Internships are open to College Juniors & Seniors. This will be a 12 week (May 23rd-August 15th) internship. Students will get one-on-one learning with our crop consultants; learning about crop health/care, watering schedules and weed identification. Interns will also get the opportunity to drive our Tender Trucks. CDL is required. Students will also get the opportunity to learn about Drone Application, working with our drone specialists. 

  • Contact: Christina Daniels (308) 352-2800 | christinad@hilinecoop.com 

  • For more information:  Internship Program (2).pdf

 

A Bar A Ranch Wranglers 

  • Description: We hire hard-working, enthusiastic team players who are eager to be contributing members of our ranch community. If you love working with people, being outdoors, and are ready to commit to working hard as a positive member of our team, we welcome your application. We take great pride in our reputation for having an outstanding staff. If you've always wanted to live and work on a guest ranch, this is the perfect opportunity! 

  • Location: Saratoga, WY 

  • Contact: (307) 327-5454 | office@abararanch.com 

  • For more information: University of Wyoming - A Bar A Ranch .pdf

 

US Senator Barasso -Legislative Assistant 

  • Description: U.S. Senator John Barrasso is seeking a Legislative Assistant based in his Washington, DC office to handle issues related to agriculture as well as public lands.  Grazing, recreation, multiple use, timbering, water, endangered species, and tribal matters are some of the diverse issues the successful candidate will be required to work on.  Duties include developing policy ideas, drafting legislation, preparing materials for hearings, meetings and other events, and representing the Senator before home-state constituents and national groups.  Significant interaction with constituents and regular interaction with federal agencies required.  Frequent travel to Wyoming is expected.  Qualified candidate must have a strong educational background in a field related to the issues assigned.  Personal experience in an agricultural setting helpful.  The position requires an individual who has excellent communication, research and time management skills. Applicants should be highly motivated, a self-starter and be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to resumes@barrasso.senate.gov. 

 

Platte Valley Companies-multiple positions 

  • Description: Platte Valley Companies – Platte Valley Bank, Mountain Valley Bank, CH Brown Company, and J.G. Elliot Insurance Center – has locations in Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado. We are hiring several full-time, permanent positions for graduating seniors, as well as summer internships for underclassmen. 

  • Contact: Tevyn Baldwin (308) 633-9105 

  • For more information: https://pvbank.com/careers/ 

 

KC Harvey Environmental Consultants-multiple positions 

  • Description: KC Harvey is an environmental consulting and professional field services firm headquartered in Bozeman, Montana; 

    • Reclamation Field Technician-WY: We are seeking seasonal employees to conduct vegetation surveys and assist with reclamation activities in Wyoming. For more information: KCH_2022_Seasonal_Reclamation_Field_Technician_WY.pdf

    • Reclamation Crew Foreman-ND: We are seeking an experienced reclamation foreman to implement reclamation solutions for oil field reclamation projects in our North Dakota operations. For more information: KCH_2022_Seasonal_Reclamation_Foreman_ND.pdf

    • Reclamation Laborer-ND: We are seeking multiple Reclamation Laborers to assist with reclamation activities in our North Dakota operations. For more information: KCH_2022_Seasonal_Reclamation_Laborer_ND.pdf

    • Stormwater Field Technician-WY: We are seeking candidates, preferably with SWPPP experience, to conduct stormwater inspections and assist with erosion control maintenance activities. For more information: KCH_2022_Stormwater_Technician_WY.pdf

 

Grouse Mountain Environmental Consultants- multiple positions 

  • Description: Are you looking for an opportunity to increase your plant identification skills, earn some money, and spend time outdoors this summer? Our company, Grouse Mountain Environmental Consultants, is seeking multiple seasonal positions 

    • Seasonal Rangeland Technicians : We are seeking applicants with experience in plant identification and rangeland sampling methodologies based out of our Buffalo, WY, office. For more information: Range_Tech_Position_2022.pdf

    • Seasonal Soil Technicians : We are seeking Seasonal Soil Technicians to join our teams in completing rangeland assessments across Wyoming. For more information: Seasonal Soil Tech Job Posting_2022.pdf

  • Contact: Jenna Foss jfoss@gmecwy.com | 307-684-2112 

 

University of Idaho Franklin H. Pitkin Reforestation Nursery Internship Opportunity 

  • Description: We are seeking 5 paid interns for summer 2022 to learn operational greenhouse tree seedling production for reforestation and forest restoration. The Franklin H. Pitkin Forest Research Nursery at the University of Idaho is an operational reforestation nursery that focuses on propagation of native conifer seedlings for reforestation in the Inland Northwest. The nursery routinely grows over 400,000 containerized seedlings each year that are used to help reforest lands damaged by wildfires and other natural disturbances, as well as following timber harvesting. 

  • Apply by: January 15, 2022 

  • Contact: Dr. Andrew Nelson asnelson@uidaho.edu  

  • For more information: UIdaho_Pitkin_Nursery_Internship_Flyer_Final.pdf 

 

Western Sugar Cooperative Research Agronomist 

  • Description:The Western Sugar Cooperative has a challenging opportunity for a Research Agronomist. This position is responsible for executing all functions associated with the Official Variety Trials that serve as the foundation of the hybrid approval system. Both directly and in concert with a diverse set of stakeholders, the Research Agronomist will be responsible for yield trial planning, preparation, planting, maintenance, harvest, analysis, and education. The Research Agronomist will also be responsible for executing internal disease/pest assessments. 

  • Contact: hr@westernsugar.com 

  • For more information: Research Agronomist.pdf

 

U.S. Forest Service Multiple positions in the Intermountain Region 

  • Description:The Intermountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service is currently hiring for a variety of permanent positions over the coming months, including: 

    • Forestry Technicians 

    • Recreation Specialists 

    • Engineers 

    • Land Surveyors and Special Uses Specialists  

    • Range Management Specialists and Technicians 

    • Archaeologists 

    • Administrative Support Specialists 

    • Customer Service Representatives 

  • These job announcements are open to the General Public and current Federal Employees to apply from December 2021 until February 2022. They will be open on a continuous basis until filled. These opportunities are located across all the forests in our Region, which includes Nevada, Utah, southern Idaho, and western Wyoming. 

  • Contact: Bryan Bearor bryan.bearor@usda.gov  

  • For more information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r4/home/?cid=FSEPRD538390  

 

EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention contract position 

  • Description:The Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking individuals, at least 18 years of age who have completed a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Biology, Environmental Science or Policy, or Public Health to assist with the refinement of the  Agency’s review process and conducting reviews of technical materials that support training and outreach related to occupational pesticide safety and health. 

  • Apply by: January 24, 2022 

  • Contact: Marisol Ventura ventura.marisol@epa.gov  

  • For more information:  EPA OCSPP.pdf

 

CSU Beef Improvement Center Spring 2022 Cow-Calf Internship 

  • Location: Saratoga, WY 

  • Description: Spend your spring semester in Saratoga, WY while still earning credit. This internship is an excellent opportunity for all students, with or without previous ranch experience. If you are looking to supplement your education with some hands-on experience, then do not miss out on this great opportunity! 

  • Contact: Lindsey Wamsley lindsey.wamsley@colostate.edu | 307-710-2938 

  • For more information:  CSU Cow-calf Internship.jpeg

 

Research Opportunities | Graduate Programs 


Utah State University Zimmerman Laboratory PhD student opening in Bacterial Pathogenesis Research 

  • Description: The Zimmerman laboratory has an opening for a PhD graduate student. Our research focuses on studying bacterial-host interactions. Successful candidates will have formal undergraduate education in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related biomedical field. Preference will be given to individuals with prior laboratory experience in microbiology and/or molecular biology. Applicants must meet the general admission criteria for PhD graduate students at Utah State University and the Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences.  

  • Contact: Dr. Shawn Zimmerman shawn.zimmerman@usu.edu  

  • For more information: PhD Student Flyer.pdf

 

Scholarships | Fellowships | 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: https://uwyo.academicworks.com/  

The Stewart Family Service Award 

  • Description: The School of Politics, Public Affairs, and International Studies, in partnership with the Service, Leadership, and Community Engagement Office, seek proposals from students for up to a $5,000 stipend to complete an independent service-learning/service-research project. The stipend will be awarded through a competitive process that is open to all UW students. Guidelines for proposals are broad as the specific needs being addressed should be community-defined. The selected student(s) must be involved in an applied community service or research project that addresses a real world need or challenge on a local, state, national or global level. Students from all fields of study are encouraged to submit proposals. 

  • Apply by February 25, 2022 

  • Contact: Richard Raridon at rraridon@uwyo.edu  

  • For more information: The Stewart Family Serviceship Award.pdf

 

NILE Foundation Scholarship Program 

  • Description: For over 30 years, the NILE (Northern International Livestock Exposition) has awarded scholarships to deserving FFA and 4-H students. The criteria being that applicants have been leaders in their respective programs, excelled in the classroom, participated in NILE events and actively involved in their communities. Given the extended unprecedented times, the NILE Foundation's Scholarship Program will continue to support youth in Agriculture with limited fundraising opportunities. "Supporting youth in agriculture is a cornerstone of the NILE Foundation's mission," says Rick Hamilton, Interim General Manager of the NILE. "It is of the utmost importance that we continue to do our part in assisting youth achieve their goals. Whether they are attending a university, junior college or trade school, we look to help them excel." 

  • Apply by March 1, 2022 

  • Contact: NILE Office at (406) 256-2495 

  • For more information: https://www.thenile.org/p/events/youth-events/scholarships 

 

Breakthrough Institute Generation Fellowship 

  • Description: Breakthrough Generation is the Breakthrough Institute's young leaders initiative, through which we train and collaborate with the next generation of ecomodernist thinkers, writers, and scholars. At Breakthrough, we believe paradigm shifts are a generational affair. Solving the world's major environmental and human development challenges will occur over decades and will not advance through old and outmoded forms of thinking and action. As we continue to host and expand the ecomodernist school of thought, Breakthrough is committed to investing in young thinkers and practitioners, who we believe can create a secure, prosperous, and ecologically vibrant future for all the world's inhabitants. Every summer from June to August, we offer a small number of paid ($600 per week), highly competitive, ten-week fellowships to young professionals from around the world. The program is designed for graduating college seniors, young professionals, and students in the early stages of their post-graduate education. 

  • Apply by: January, 28 2022 

  • For more information: https://thebreakthrough.org/fellowships/generation-fellowship  

 

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

 

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 information: Wyoming CattleWomen Scholarship Packet 2022-11-26.pdf

 

Study Abroad 


Australia's Export-led Agricultural Sector/Study Abroad, Summer 2022 

  • Description:Last chance, just a few places available!! Four upper division credits: one upper division spring credit (AGEC 4890, sec 03) plus three upper division summer credits when you travel. 

  • Contact: Tom Foulke foulke@uwyo.edu 

  • For more information: Aussie_2022.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  

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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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