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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 23 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

 

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  

    • March 8 - ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY JOB FAIR  &BIG JOB FAIR  make up day 

  • In-person, in the WYOMING UNION, YELLOWSTONE BALLROOM, 10am to 3pm 

  • 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

 

Internships | Jobs | Employment   


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

 

Gardiner Angus Ranch Internship 

  • 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: March 8, 2022 

  • Contact: Mark Gardiner 620-635-5095 | gar@gardinerangus.com  

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

 

Barenbrug USA Internship 

  • Description: Barenbrug USA is creating a Paid Internship Program for recent bachelor graduates and will train them in aspects of the grass seed business. The intern will be employed for a period of 12 to 15 months, after which, if a position is available and the trainee is suitable for, a permanent position will be offered. We are an Oregon based seed company specialized in breeding, producing, and marketing turf grasses and forage products. Barenbrug USA is part of the worldwide Royal Barenbrug Group which has been in the grass seed marketing business for over 114 years. In the US, the company services the professional turf and forage industry and exports to many countries abroad. Additionally, Barenbrug packages, markets, and sells grass seed into the Consumer Products segment of the Retail Market. 

  • Contact: recuiting@barusa.com | 541-926-5801 

  • For more information:  BarUSA Paid Internship Position Brochure.pdf

 

Farm Credit of New Mexico Summer Internship 

  • Description: We are a modern financial cooperative, serving New Mexico's farmers and ranchers. Our Summer Intern Program is the perfect opportunity for the college student interested in finance, business analysis and agriculture. Your summer at Farm Credit of New Mexico includes hands-on experiences working with financial experts. Highlights include access to mentorship and networking opportunities and the opportunity to train and develop your personal skill set and build a foundation for professional growth. During the 12-week engagement, you will be in a supportive learning environment contributing both independently and on a team, focused on key department initiatives. 

  • For more information: https://farmcreditnm.applicantpro.com/jobs/ 

 

Riding for the Brand Photography Internship 

  • Description: Riding for the Brand Photography is looking for a booth/ photographer Intern to be a part of my team. Travel with PRCA photographer Tanya Hamner to rodeos in Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, or Montana. Intern will run photography booth, help set up lights in arena, practice balancing lights with camera, and sell photos at booth. Intern will have the opportunity to have hands on experience with editing photos and learning how to properly file and upload photos. Intern will get the chance to photograph outside the arena and behind the chutes. Intern will learn the basics of running a photography business in the Agriculture Industry. Intern has the option to travel with Tanya or meet Tanya at the rodeo. Intern is welcome to stay in the fifth wheel or bring their own camper. Depending on booth sales, intern may receive milage compensation and a bonus. Intern will have the opportunity to write articles for magazines and newspapers and also interview contestants. 

  • Contact: Tanya Hamner tanyahamner@yahoo.com | 307-679-8749 

  • For more information:  Riding for the Brand Internship.pdf

 

Farm Service Agency Program Technician (Farm Loans) 

  • Description:Assists the Farm Loan Chief, Farm Loan Branch specialists, Farm Loan Team managers, and District Directors on farm loan program procedural matters. Provides training to individuals and groups in the preparation and processing of loan documents and on loan procedural changes. Provides technical assistance to the Branch in processing bankruptcy and farm foreclosure cases. 

  • Location: Wheatland, WY 

  • Apply by: March 8, 2022 

  • For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/638796400 

 

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 Economists Northeast and Southeast regions 

  • 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: NE position NE Position - Hiawatha - Announcement Jan 2022.pdf, SE position SE Position - Ottawa - Announcement Feb 2022.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/   

 

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  

 

Conferences | External Events 


 

Elevate | Evaluate: Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture and Natural Resources 

  • Dates: May 16-19, 2022 

  • Location: Utah State University, Logan UT 

  • Description: The Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture and Natural Resources brings together statisticians and researchers from academia, industry, and government to discuss ideas and advancements in the application of statistics to solve agricultural and biological problems. This is a four-day conference consisting of a keynote speaker, a workshop, and a series of contributed papers and poster presentations. 

  • For more information: https://caas.usu.edu/agstats2022/ 

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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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