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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


February 9 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 Events | Student Organizations   

UW Collegiate Woolgrowers 

  • Description: The goal of CWG is to provide networking and educational opportunities within the lamb and wool industries. 

  • Meeting time: February 16 at 6 pm in ANSC 103 

  • Contact: Dylan Laverell 

  • For more information: CWG flyer.pdf


Animal Science Graduate Student Association Insights to Graduate School 

  • Description: A panel of graduate students will discuss: 

    • What is grad school? 

    • How to find the rightprogram 

    • The application process 

    • Responsibilities as agraduate student 

    • And much more! 

  • Date & Location: February 16 at 6:00 pm in the Animal Science Building 103 

  • Contact: Shanan Davey  

  • For more information:  Insights to grad school flyer final1 .pdf


Saddle-Up Poke Pack Leaders 

  • Description: The Office of Student Success and Graduation is seeking students to work UW’s new freshmen onboarding program, Saddle Up, and we need your help. Saddle Up aims to prepare students for their first year of college and get them connected to UW before the first week of school. For Saddle Up to run smoothly, we are seeking high-performing students to help run the program as student mentors. Students can receive a $600 stipend to work the week of August 15th - August 19th in the summer of 2022. Students are eligible to receive more funding by signing up to be a Supplemental Instructor that week to help first-year students with their core classes.  

  • To apply: saddle-up application page 

  • Contact: 

  • For more information: FAQ sheet 


Cowboy Joe Handler 

  • Description: We are looking for two new handlers who want to be a part of this long time University of Wyoming tradition! As a Cowboy Joe Handler, you represent the University of Wyoming at athletic events, major Wyoming shows such as Cheyenne Frontier Days and Wyoming State Fair, and other notable university activities such as Homecoming and Family Weekend. In addition to interacting with the public, handlers are responsible for escorting Joe to these events, training, and grooming Cowboy Joe. 

  • Contact: Julia Halmay:  | (307) 200 1886 

  • Application:  Cowboy Joe Application 2022.pdf

  • Apply by: February 18, 2022 

  • For more information: Cowboy Joe Handler Duties 2022.pdf or view poster: 


Events | Career Resources   




    • 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.   



UW Career Fairs  

  • Description: Graduating soon and ready to begin looking for a full-time job? Interested in finding an internship or summer job related to your major? Meet employers at the job fair (in-person) and learn about potential jobs and internships that they offer! ALL STUDENTS WELCOME AT ALL JOB FAIRS  

    • February 22 - ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY JOB FAIR (targeted to students majoring in engineering, computer science, and tech fields)  

    • February 23 - BIG JOB FAIR (general job fair, open to all students from a variety of majors in Agriculture, Arts & Sciences, Environment/Natural Resources, Energy Resources, Business, and more)  

  • Both events, in-person, in the WYOMING UNION, YELLOWSTONE BALLROOM, 10am to 2pm each day  

  • Be prepared:  

    • Bring plenty of resumes  

      • Make sure your resume is up to date and professional; contact ACES for assistance  

    • Dress professionally  

    • Research the attending organizations prior to the fair  

  • For more information check out the events in Handshake: or view posters:  22SpringCareerFairs PRINT 11x17.pdf


Internships | Jobs | Employment   

Rockin’ M Ranch Horseback Trail Ride Guide Summer Internship 

  • Description: Horseback trail guide/wrangler needed for the 2022 Summer Season. Rockin’ M Ranch is a small guest ranch/horseback trail ride business in Alpine, Wyoming, 39 miles from Jackson Hole (6 hours from Laramie). The majority of the work will be guiding daily horseback rides, along with some maintenance including, fence building and repair, staining, yard/ranch work, etc. Some horse skills are preferred. A good work ethic, the ability to entertain people, and patience are critical to this job. 

  • Contact: Rob Meikle | 307-654-2288 

  • For more information: Horseback Guide Rockin' M Ranch.pdf


Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Seasonal Intern 

    • Description: Assists with all horticulture practices in interior and exterior spaces of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. Works with Horticulture staff to ensure a safe, clean, and efficient working/public environment. 

    • Contact: Nettie Eakes 

    • For more information: BOTANIC GARDENS INTERN (SEASONAL) (


Wyoming Stock Growers Association Communications & Public Relations Internship 

  • Description: Help educate and inform WSGA members through social media by interviewing and/or obtaining information from rural Wyoming Communities or person(s). - Opportunity to assist the Executive Vice President conducting research as needed and assisting the Office Manager with administrative duties as needed. - Travel to include the Summer Convention, Environmental Stewardship Tour, Wyoming State Fair as well as ranches across the state for CowCountry articles. - Learn various aspects of the WSGA webpage and membership database. - Develop and release press releases to state and affiliate media concerning different aspects of Wyoming agriculture and what the WSGA is working on. - Interview, write and photograph for articles that will be in the quarterly CowCountry Magazine. 

  • Apply by: April 15, 2022 

  • Contact: 

  • For more information: Wyoming Stock Growers Association Opportunities.pdf


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 months 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 

  • Contact:  

  • For more information: Wyoming Stock Growers Association Opportunities.pdf


Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust Conservation Intern 

  • Description: The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust (WSGLT) and the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources are partnering to recruit a University of Wyoming student to serve as the 2022 Conservation Intern. The Intern will gain in-depth knowledge and experience in land conservation while furthering WSGLT’s mission of conserving Wyoming’s working agricultural landscapes. The Conservation Intern will work with Dr. Drew Bennett in the Haub School during part of the Spring and Fall semesters and with WSGLT’s stewardship team to monitor the 107 conservation easements across 287,000+ acres of Wyoming ranchlands during the summer. 

  • Contact: Dr. Drew Bennett  

  • Apply by: February 11, 2022 

  • For more information: WSGLT-UW Haub School Conservation Intern.pdf


Red Angus Association REDSPro and Registry Specialist 


  • Description: The REDSPro and Registry Specialist is a member of the Member Services Department. The department is responsible for maintaining all member data including memberships, accounts receivable, Red Angus magazine subscriptions, mailing lists, registrations, transfers, performance data, Total Herd Reporting calendar and RAAA Rules and Regulations, DNA results, ultrasound data, and herd expected progeny differences(EPDs). To execute these tasks one must learn the RAAA database(REDSPro). Includes answering questions from the membership and providing help with data submission and database functions via phone and email. Data submissions will be completed via transfer of data from paper, fax or electronic submission, into an excel-based real time software portal. 

  • Apply by March 16, 2022 

  • Contact: Halla Pfeiff  

  • For more information: REDSPRo and Registry Specialist 2_9_21.pdf



Science Journalism Internships Summer 2022  


Centennial Valley Association Field Technician & Field Coordinator 

  • Description for Field Coordinator: We are seeking a dedicated and driven individual to join our Team as the Field Coordinator. This position will lead the CVA’s Invasive Species Management, Water and Drought Awareness, and Outreach/Education programs. The Field Coordinator will be responsible for growing and coordinating these field-based programs! 

  • Description for Field Technician: CVA and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Montana are seeking one dedicated individual to join our Team as a Field Technician for the field season. This will be a seasonal, joint position between both the CVA and TNC. The Field Technician will be responsible for participating in and supporting various field and preserve projects! 

  • Apply by February 28, 2022 

  • Contact: Kara Maplethorpe | 715-681-0795 

  • For more information: 2022_CVAFieldCoordinator_HiringAnnouncement.pdf2022_TNCVAFieldTech_HiringAnnouncement.pdf


USFS Rangeland Management Specialist Positions 

  • Descriptions: The Rangeland Management Specialist positions on the Dakota Prairie Grasslands work to manage the largest rangeland grazing program in the U.S. Forest Service managing 1.2 million acres of prairie landscape. These positions are challenging and demanding, offering a great professional opportunity for highly motivated individuals interested in building well rounded experience and advancing their careers. 

  • Apply by: February 18-28, 2022 

  • Contact: Shannon Boehm | 701-989-7307 

  • For more information: Outreach DPG Range Mngt Spec Jan 22.pdf


USDA-APHIS – Plant Protection Quarantine (PPQ) Survey Scout 

  • Description:USDA- Animal Health Inspection Service (APHIS) – Plant Protection Quarantine (PPQ) is recruiting for summer positions. Applicants must be 18 years of age prior to reporting to work and we have had great luck with college students.  We are looking for driven, hard-working individuals preferably with an interest/background in Agriculture, entomology, biology, animal science, plant pathology or other biological sciences. The interests are not as important as the driven, hard-working qualities. The duties of this job are mostly conducting agricultural pest insect trapping and survey activities which include grasshoppers and Mormon crickets and exotic/invasive forest pests as well as some biological control activities on certain rangeland weeds. This is a great job opportunity for individuals going to college and wanting to gain some field experience. And the pay is competitive. 

  • Apply by: March 11, 2022 

  • Contact: Bruce Shambaugh | 307-432-7979 

  • For more information: 2022 USDA Job Announcement Flyer Final.pdf


307 Meat Company Production Team 

  • Description: 307 Meat Company is Wyoming's newest and most modern USDA inspected meat processing plant. 307 Meat Company is dedicated to sustainable local food production specializing in assisting direct to consumer meat companies. We are seeking self-motivated individuals to join our production team. The successful candidate must work effectively in a team environment and cover other team member’s responsibilities while they are absent or working on another project. This individual will need to be able to repeatedly lift and move items weighing up to 40lbs. This person will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing our production rooms. Standard hours of work are from 4:30pm to approximately 9:30pm. Position starts at $13.50 per hour, with wage increases dependent on employment time and work performance. 

  • Contact: Kelcey Christensen  

  • For more information:  


GrowingG Internship Program 

  • Description: The GrowinG Internship Program is now accepting applications for 2022. This program is part of a broader project offering education and practical experience to beginning farmers and ranchers across Wyoming. Goals of the internship program are to provide hands-on internships at working farms and ranches to Wyoming’s beginning farmers and ranchers each year in cooperation with state producer organizations and educational institutions. Applications to become involved are now being accepted from potential interns and site hosts. 


  • Apply by: February 28, 2022 

  • For more information: or view the poster:  GrowingG 2022_01_17_NewsRelease.pdf


Wyoming Sugar Company Agriculturist II 

  • Description: Supervise agricultural operations for Wyoming Sugar Company to ensure optimal acreage and production of high-quality sugar beets to be utilized in the production of sugar. Assist in the supervision of maintaining and operating receiving stations and equipment in the most efficient manner. Monitor sugar beet storage piles for minimal loss and maximum sugar recovery when processed. Be directly involved in monitoring and advising growers regarding agronomic practices for high quality sugar beet production. This position will also act as a liaison between sugar beet growers and Wyoming Sugar Company 

  • Location: Worland, WY 

  • Contact:  

  • For more information: or view the poster: Agriculturist II.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   



WSGA Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Scholarship 

  • Description: The Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Scholarship is in remembrance of Clifford Hansen, who was known as a Teton country rancher, Past President of Wyoming Stock Growers Association, the Governor of Wyoming and a U.S. Senator. The Memorial Scholarship was established through contributions received in memory of Senator Hansen and other departed WSGA leaders. It recognizes outstanding college students pursuing an education related to Wyoming's agriculture or natural resources. WSGA believes that continuing education is an important asset for youth. The $1,000 cash scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming academic year. "The Clifford Hansen Memorial Scholarship serves as a reminder of the dedicated leadership provided to WSGA and to the State of Wyoming by past and current leaders of our industry," stated Executive Vice President, Jim Magagna. 

  • Apply by: May 1, 2022 

  • Contact:  

  • For more information: Wyoming Stock Growers Association Opportunities.pdf

Larsh Bristol Photojournalism Fellowship 

  • Description: The Department of Communication & Journalism seeks proposals from students for a $5,500 stipend for a photojournalism project called the Larsh Bristol Photojournalism Fellowship. The stipend will be awarded through a competitive process that is open to all students at UW. The guidelines for the proposals are quite broad because the benefactors who endowed the fund wish to be able to attract proposals that will include a diversity of interests. The stipend is funded in the memory of Larsh Bristol. Bristol was a UW graduate in journalism who worked at many Wyoming newspapers after graduation before finally settling in his home area of Northeast Iowa. He earned a strong reputation for chronicling life along the upper Mississippi and for his photographic portrayals of human emotion.   

  • Apply by; March 25, 2022 

  • Contact: Cindy Price Schultz 

  • For more information: Larsh Bristol Fellowship.pdf


  • Description: The Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium sponsors education and research programs in the state of Wyoming in support of NASA missions, serving as a link between citizens of the state and NASA programs. It is one of 52 consortia representing each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Our programs include research fellowships and internships for students at the University of Wyoming and Wyoming community colleges, scholarship programs for community college students in STEM majors, grants for college and university faculty, and educational resources and programs for Wyoming K-12 students and teachers. 

  • Apply by: March 2 

  • For more information: 


Wyoming Wildlife Fellowship 

  • Description The management and conservation of wildlife and fisheries resources relies on professionals with extensive scientific knowledge, a nuanced understanding of how the public interfaces with natural resources, and a mastery of skills ranging from estimating population trajectories to pulling trailers to talking with landowners. The Wyoming Wildlife Fellowship strives to promote well-rounded and well-prepared wildlife and fisheries professionals through an immersive, supportive, hands-on education and work experience. 

  • Apply by: March 31, 2022 

  • For more information: or to view poster: FellowshipFlyer_small.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


Room 160 AG C

Phone: (307) 766-4135


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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