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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

February 16 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   


Navigate App 

  • Description: UW has launched the new Navigate Programs. Download the new Navigate App and get connected to important campus resources. 

  • For more information: Navigate.pdf

 

Mountain West Farm Bureau Company Day Panel Discussion 

  • Description: The Mountain West team will be hosting a panel discussion over the lunch hour for students. Pizza will be provided in the Scott and Anne MacDonald Case Room (BU 171) at 12 PM. This event, titled “Get in the Door to Grow More,” will focus on interview prep and setting yourself up for future growth once you are hired. Registration is not required, but students may pre-register here if they wish. 

  • Contact: Amy Rhoad asaville@uwyo.edu  

 

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 dlaverel@uwyo.edu 

  • 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 sdavey1@uwyo.edu  

  • 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: saddleup@uwyo.edu 

  • For more information: FAQ sheet 

 

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 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:  http://www.uwyo.edu/aces/career-services/handshake.html or view posters:  22SpringCareerFairs PRINT 11x17.pdf

 

Internships | Jobs | Employment   


 

IDigBio Summer Internship Program 

  • Description: The iDigBio Summer Internship Program (iDB-SIP) is an NSF-funded activity geared towards providing authentic research opportunities in natural history collections for undergraduates. These internships will provide funding for undergraduate students from accredited institutions to work within a partnering natural history collection (see below for our 2022 partners) over an 8-week period during the summer of 2022. Interns will be expected to help with the digitization, curation, and research efforts in their lab, with options to complete their own research project. Interns will participate in virtual and in-person meet-ups with their cohort to build professional skills including, but not limited to: grant writing, scientific poster designs, and scientific writing throughout their cohort year (April - December 2022). Interns will also receive funding to attend a professional meeting in 2023 to disseminate their research and experience to the greater science community. Interns will also have the option to participate as peer mentors for subsequent cohorts. 

  • Apply by: March 11, 2022 

  • Contact: idigbiointernships@floridamuseum.ufl.edu 

  • For more information: https://www.idigbio.org/content/idigbio-natural-history-collections-summer-internship-2022 

 

Utah State University Department of Biology Research Experience for Undergrads (Plants) 

  • Description: A fundamental question in plant biology: is why do plants produce so many different chemical compounds? Most theory and empirical research in plant chemical ecology has focused on the defense of leaves, yet fruits thread a more complicated chemical path, simultaneously defending against enemies and attracting dispersers. Thus, the investigators hypothesize that much of the secondary metabolite diversity observed in plants has its origins in fruits. Specifically, the overall project tests the hypothesis that the diverse selective pressures on fruit chemical traits are a major driver of phytochemical diversification and evolution at the whole-plant level. This is a multi-institution project led by Drs. Noelle Beckman (Utah State University), Susan Whitehead (Virginia Tech), Ray Dybzinski (Loyola University), and. S. Joseph Wright (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute). 

  • Apply by: March 15, 2022 

  • Contact: Dr. Noelle Beckman noelle.beckman@usu.edu 

  • For more information: REU-USU-AD-2022.pdf

 

Central Wyoming College Farm Site Manager/Alpine Science Institute Student Farm 

  • Description: The Farm Manager provides leadership for the overall management and operation of CWC’s Alpine Science Institute student farm. The Farm Manager is primarily responsible for developing and managing farm infrastructure, developing and maintaining the site and equipment, providing technical assistance (TA) and mentorship, providing input on farmer training curriculum development, conducting field trainings and workshops for beginning farmers and community members. This is a grant-funded position. 

  • For more information: https://jobs.silkroad.com/CentralWyomingCollege/Careers/jobs/189 

 

West Multiple Positions 

  • Description: West, an ecological consulting firm based out of Cheyenne, is hiring for many positions for the summer right now. Lots of biological field technicians likely with bird identification and the jobs are not just in Laramie/ Cheyenne. There are also 3 statistician/ data science paid internships in Laramie. Two of those will be working with me coding in R and doing some minor statistics. 

  • For more information: https://west-inc.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/viewAll 

 

Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory Student Positions 

  • Description: The WSVL is hiring student workers for most sections. Gain experience in a diagnostic laboratory setting. Send CV’s to Dr. Sondgeroth. 

  • Contact: Dr. Kerry Sondgeroth ksondger@uwyo.edu 

 

Department of Veterinary Science CWD project 

  • Description: We’ll be hiring some students to work on a CWD project starting this spring, going through summer and fall. It’s a project looking at salt and mineral in ag settings as a potential point source for wildlife congregation and CWD transmission. Some field work, a lot of computer work (working with camera trap images/data), some basic stats/spatial stats. Training on the job. We pay pretty well. 

  • Contact: Dr. Todd Cornish TCornish@uwyo.edu |  Bevin McCormick directly bmccorm2@uwyo.edu  

 

Wyoming Natural Diversity Database Butterfly Technician 

  • Description: The Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD) at the University of Wyoming is searching for two technicians to assist with Regal Fritillary and Monarch butterfly surveys in eastern Wyoming. The crew is based in Laramie and will spend most of the summer tent camping and surveying for butterflies across eastern Wyoming. Technicians will also conduct vegetation and flower surveys. 

  • Contact: Lusha Tronstad tronstad@uwyo.edu | 307-766-3115 

  • For more information: ButterflyTech.pdf

 

Laramie Parks & Recreation Youth Activities Specialist/Assistant Positions 

  • Description: The City of Laramie Parks & Recreation Department is accepting applications for Youth Activities Specialist/Assistant for our Adventure Kids programming, which includes an afterschool program, summer camps, and special events. This position will begin with our Summer Camp program, which runs June 13 – August 12, 2022, with some training required prior to the start date. 

  • For more information: https://cityoflaramie.org/245/Current-Employment-Opportunities  

 

USDA-Agricultural Research Services Biological Science Technician (Plants) 

    • Description: This position is located with the Agricultural Research Service, Small Grains and Potato Germplasm Research Field Location in Aberdeen, ID. In this position, you will perform a wide range of experiments related to seeds and plants which are designed to provide answers for specific research areas in plant genetics, plant breeding, and plant molecular biology. 

    • Apply by: February 28, 2022 

    • For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/636914700  

 

K-State Research and Extension, Department of Agricultural Economics and Kansas Farm Management Association Extension Agricultural Economist 

  • Description: K-State Research and Extension’s Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA) is searching for candidates to join our team as an Extension Agricultural Economist. K-State, cooperating with KFMA Southeast has issued this search for individuals interested in assisting farms and ranches to develop strategies linking farm production and financial information to management decisions to improve profitability. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a career with a growing, nationally, recognized educational program having a demonstrated financial impact and making a difference for those involved in Kansas agriculture. 

  • Apply by: April 8, 2022 

  • For more information: SE Position - Ottawa - Announcement Feb 2022.pdf

 

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 rrmeikle@silverstar.com | 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 neakes@cheyennecity.org  

  • For more information: BOTANIC GARDENS INTERN (SEASONAL) (paycomonline.net)

 

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: info@wysga.org 

  • 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: info@wysga.org  

  • For more information: Wyoming Stock Growers Association Opportunities.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 halla@redangus.org  

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

 

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. 

  • Contact:information@GrowinG-WY.org  

  • Apply by: February 28, 2022 

  • For more information: https://growing-wy.org/ 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: wschr@wyosugar.com  

  • For more information: https://wyomingsugar.com/ 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   

  • To access the applications: https://uwyo.academicworks.com/   

 

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: info@wysga.org  

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 cprice@uwyo.edu 

  • For more information: Larsh Bristol Fellowship.pdf

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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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