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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

March 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.   

  

Scholarships | Fellowships | Funding Opportunities   


 

Wyoming Research Scholars Program 

  • Description: The Wyoming Research Scholars Program is a university-wide UW Science Initiative program that pairs undergraduate students with faculty mentors to participate in cutting-edge research starting as early as their freshman year. The program is open to incoming freshman students, incoming transfer students, and current UW undergraduate students majoring in STEM fields. 

  • Apply by March 25, 2022 

  • Contact: Jamie Crait at craitj@uwyo.edu 

  • To access the application: https://uwyo.academicworks.com/opportunities/36674 

  • For more information: https://www.uwyo.edu/wrsp/applications/ 

 

Commercial Cattlemen’s Scholarship 2022 

  • Description: The Angus Foundation is honored to be able to award academic scholarships for students using registered Angus bulls in their family’s commercial cattle operation. 

  • Apply by: May 1, 2022 

  • Contact: Thomas Marten tmarten@angus.org 

  • For more information: 2022 Commercial Cattlemen's Scholarship.pdf 

 

College Events | Student Organizations   


 

Spring 2022 Commencement 

  • Date: May 14, 202. in the Arena Auditorium 

  • Undergraduate Ceremony 8:30 a.m.-- College of Agriculture and Natural Science, College of Business, College of Engineering & Applied Science, College of Health & Sciences, School of Energy Resources  

  • Graduate Ceremony (Master's & Doctoral) 12:15 p.m -- College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering & Applied Science, Health Sciences, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources 

  • Graduation requirements: All students must declare their Anticipated Graduation Date through WyoRecords by April 10th, 2022. Students should check out the easy-to-use instructions to check all the boxes. 

  • Requirements to walk: Register to walk here by April 10th, 2022. You will need to arrive at the Field House 1 hour prior to the start time. 

  • Cap & Gown:  Order your commencement regalia 

  • For more information: Commencement (uwyo.edu) 

 

Food Science Club Cooking Class 

  • Description: If you are looking for something to do on Friday, March 25th come to the animal science building and join us for a FREE cooking class! Bring your friends and don't forget to sign up now using the QR code or the link provided. Hope to see you there!! 

  • Contact: Stacey Edgecomb sedgecom@uwyo.edu 

  • For more information: food science .png 

  • To register: https://forms.gle/EALoSStjGM8rPFvLA 

 Interior Design Club 

  • When: Wednesday March 23, 2022 7-8pm Ag 3028 

  • Description: First meeting will cover who we are, what we do, and will give general information on the club. We will do a fun activity using the Sample & Textile Room! 

  • Contact: Cassidee Raffa craffa1@uwyo.edu 

  • For more information: Join the Interior Design Club (5.5 × 5.5 in).pdf

     

Course Offerings 


 

PLNT 4120/5120 Organic Food Production Fall 2022 

  • Description: In this class, you will… 

    • Compare and contrast a diversity of perspectives on organic agriculture and certification presented through discussions, readings, and films. 

    • Define organic agriculture and distinguish between practices and products allowed or prohibited in certified organic production in the United States. 

    • Integrate physical, biological, economic, and cultural dimensions of food production in your organic system plan. 

  • For more information: OrgFoodProd_Syllabus2020.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   

 

Live Local Work Local 

  • Location: Casper, WY 

  • Dates: April 14-16, 2022 

  • Description: Live Local Work Local is an opportunity for University of Wyoming students to meet with industry leaders and emerging professionals. The spring 2022 trip will visit Casper, Wyoming. Casper is nestled in the center of Wyoming, with a bustling community balanced by access to vital solitude. As the regional shopping, entertainment, medical, banking, service, sports, manufacturing, adventure, and transportation hub, Casper prides itself on providing something for everyone. The trip will include: 

    • Niche company site visits relevant to student’s majors/career interests which include the following: State Legislator Luncheon, 

    • Kalen Marketing Solutions, Brenton Manufacturing, McGinley Innovations, Mesa Energy Systems and more 

    • • Transportation, hotel and meal expenses paid by sponsors 

    • Networking opportunities with alumni and Casper employers 

  • Register in Handshake: Handshake event 

 

Seaboard Foods Campus Visit 

  • Description: Seaboard Foods will be on campus March 23 to recruit interns and employees! This is your chance to meet with a recruiter, learn about our open positions and potentially join our team! 

  • For more information: 2022 UWYO Flyer.pdf 

 

UW Alumna Special Agent: Diplomatic Security Service Career Information 

  • Description: Interested in law enforcement, traveling around the world, or protecting the United States? You may be a perfect candidate for the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). Join UW Alumna Denise Timmermans as she shares her journey to becoming a DSS Special Agent. Job opportunities with DSS include positions as special agents, security engineers, diplomatic couriers, and more. DSS helps to secure diplomacy, protects the integrity of United States travel documents, and has the largest global reach of any federal law enforcement agency. 

  • For more information: Handshake registration information 

 

Internships | Jobs | Employment   


 

 Wapika Ranch Golf Course Seasonal Employee 

  • Description:Nestled along the Green River in Pinedale, WY, Wapika Ranch Golf course has everything you want in a 9-hole golf course and more. Set amid a working cattle ranch, Wapika Ranch Golf course offers you beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and a place that you can feel at one with nature while enjoying a round of golf. Wapika Ranch is seeking seasonal employees to work on the golf course and landscape grounds from April to the end of October. 

  • Contact: Steven Kullbom skwapikagolf@outlook.com | 307-231-5622 

  • For more information:  Wapika Ranch on the Green River Ad - Copy.pdf

 

GrowingG Internship Program Coordinator 

  • Description: The GrowinG Internship Program is a USDA grant funded project that aims to match potential new or beginning farmers/ranchers (interns) with experienced operations (hosts) in WY. Selected interns will spend three months living and working on host operations to learn about agricultural production and management, with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of qualified farmers and ranchers to contribute to the next generation of US food producers. The program coordinator will provide leadership and coordination for all aspects of the internship program as part of a collaborative team in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wyoming. 

  • Apply by April 8 

 

City of Laramie Seasonal Positions 

  • Description: Summer positions with the City of Laramie include 

    • Ranch Seasonal Irrigator 

    • Parks Maintenance Laborer 

    • Cemetery Maintenance Laborer 

    • Mosquito Control Maintenance Laborer 

  • For more information: City of Laramie Employment.pdf

 

Recreation-Wildlife Technician – University of Wyoming 

  • Description: The Jackson Hole Recreation-Wildlife Project is a collaborative project between the University of Wyoming and the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The aims of this project are to 1) establish baseline data on characteristics and resource conditions of high-priority dispersed campsites, 2) use camera trap photos to assess general biodiversity and wildlife’s spatial and temporal activity near dispersed campsites, 3) evaluate the efficacy of the dispersed campsite ambassador program via resource condition data and social surveys of campers. This work is occurring in locations throughout Jackson Hole. 

  • Contact: Courtney Garrity, cgarrit2@uwyo.edu 

  • For more information: Recreation-Wildlife Technician UW Posting.pdf

 

US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services 

  • Description: Wake Atoll is one of the most geographically remote atolls in the world.  Wake Island National Wildlife Refuge, an important seabird nesting site, and Wake Air Force Base are located on the atoll.  In addition, Wake supports a very large population of Pacific rats (Rattus exulans) which are impacting the islands natural ecosystem, AF base infrastructure and general human health and safety of island residents. This Biological Technician position provides logistical and field support to a multi-agency effort to eradicate rats from Wake Atoll. The incumbent will report to the Wildlife Services eradication project manager and assist with planning and operation logistics and field support to the entire project. Specific responsibilities include active participation on the multi-agency eradication planning team, logistical coordination with US Air Force and Wake Base Support Contractors, creation of project planning tools, purchasing, supply chain logistics, budgeting, drafting trip reports and the eradication final report, and active participation in field activities associated with the eradication effort. 

  • Apply by March 22, 2022 

  • Contact: John Eisemann john.d.eisemann@usda.gov | 970-266-6158 

  • For more information: Wake BioTech Announcement - University one-pager.pdf

 

City of Cheyenne Forestry Seasonal Worker 

  • Description: Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division is charged with maintaining approximately 14,000 city-owned trees, including trees in parks, golf courses, cemeteries, along the greenway and on city properties. The forestry division provides a full complement of tree care services, including planting, mulching, watering, insect and disease identification and treatment, pruning and removals. The division consists of 9 full-time and 5 part-time/seasonal staff who are trained and qualified to implement these services to insure city-owned trees receive the best of care. 

  • Contact: Mark Ellison (307) 637-6428 

  • For more information: CheyenneForestrySeasonal22.pdf

 

West Data Science (Statistics / Quantitative Ecology) Internship 

  • Description: We are seeking up to two (2) candidates for a paid internship in data science.  Internships will be during summer (roughly April - Aug) 2022, and applicants interested should apply to this advertisement.  This internship program is co-funded by the University of Wyoming EPSCoR Program and Western EcoSystems Technology (WEST), Inc.  The goal is to increase the interns’ competitiveness for computational and data science careers in academic, government, and/or commercial settings.   Applicants must be current students or recent graduates (within the past 3 years) of the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college. 

  • Apply by: March 28, 2022 

  • For more information: https://west-inc.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/782 

 

UW Plant Physiological Ecology Lab Undergraduate Field Technicians 

  • Description: Curious about how plants react to and shape their environment? Interested in field work? The Ewers Plant Physiological Ecology Lab is filling active learning field technician positions this summer. Projects study how plant-environment interactions apply to drought response, fire recovery, Wyoming rare plant conservation, and sustainable agriculture. 

  • Apply by March 25, 2022 

  • For more information:  HIRING EwersLab2022.pdf

 

UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, NE Summer Positions 

  • Description: The UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, NE is looking for summer help! Gain agriculture knowledge and experience while working with a diverse group of Educators! Duties include the following: 

    • Planting crops 

    • Pulling/spraying weeds 

    • Irrigating 

    • Helping with field tours 

    • Assist with projects by collecting data 

  • Contact Danna Walker dwalker18@unl.edu | 308-633-3101 

  • For more information:  UNL summer help.docx

 

CropQuest Agronomy Internship and Agronomist Position 

  • Description: As an employee-owned company, we empower our people to be the best they can be, not only for our producers’ operation, but to continue as the unique company that we are. Whether you’re seeking an Agronomy Internship or an experienced Agronomist looking to join our team, Crop Quest gives you the opportunity to work with the best. 

  • Apply at: www.cropquest.com/careers  

  • For more information:  

 

Ecological Pest Management in Wyoming Cropping Systems Undergraduate Summer Research Internship 

  • Description: Seeking motivated, enthusiastic undergraduate student who wants to gain pest management or agroecology research experience. Projects will combine field research on producer land and at research farms, laboratory work, and development of outreach communication. Research will be centered on alfalfa insect pest management and insect ecology. Position will be based at University of Wyoming in Laramie, although considerable day-trip driving through southeast WY will occur. Interns will work with grad students and Dr. Jabbour. Work will be in-person and will follow university COVID-19 regulations in place at the time of employment. 

  • Contact Dr. Randa Jabbour rjabbour@uwyo.edu 

  • For more information: Agronomist Job Description (1).pdf , Agronomy Internship Job Description (1).pdf

 

KC Harvey Multiple Positions 

 

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 

 

Risk Management Specialist – USDA Risk Management Agency 

  • Description: Expands and improves the crop insurance program throughout the region using various resources by staying abreast of agricultural developments and conditions. Assess the need and interest for agricultural risk management tools for producers of specific agricultural commodities. Research, assemble and release crop insurance actuarial materials (rates, coverage levels, prices, program dates, codes). Participate in rating determinations. Utilize agricultural principles, concepts, methods and practices to ensure compliance with actuarial soundness statutes.Perform outreach activities to support the successful development and delivery of agricultural risk management tools and education. 

  • Apply by: March 17, 2022 

  • Contact: Eric Bashore ericbashore@usda.gov 

  • For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/640840800 

 

Risk Management Specialist Pathways Recent Graduate – USDA Risk Management Agency 

  • Description: This Pathways Recent Graduate job announcement is open to any recent graduates that completed their degree within the last 2 years, or present students that will complete their degree within the next 120 days (e.g., Spring 2022 graduates). Responsible for performing duties related to underwriting, claims and agricultural program activities that support crop and livestock insurance programs and policies, provides technical expertise on agricultural practices and crop and livestock insurance policies, serves as Agency liaison in/for activities designed to deliver outreach and agricultural risk management education to the public regarding crop and livestock insurance programs. 

  • Apply by March 18, 2022 

  • Contact: Eric Bashore ericbashore@usda.gov 

  • For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/640871600 

 

Research Technician – Bernard Lab 

  • Description: The Bernard Lab is recruiting a research technician to assist on a project that is investigating the use of Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) managed bridges as artificial bat roosts in the state of Wyoming to answer a variety of questions that will aid in the conservation and management of Wyoming and western chiropteran species. The technician will assist the graduate student with bridge surveillance on Wyoming highways and roads. This type of research requires that both the graduate student and technician are on the road investigating bridges during daylight hours, with the possibility of nighttime work such as emergence counts. 

  • Open until filled 

  • Contact: Logan Detweiler ldetweil@uwyo.edu 

  • For more information: Job Advertisement_Batsandbridges.pdf 

 

West Edge Collective Summer Internship Program 

  • Description: This program focuses on teaching design, video, web, augmented reality and tech, while also honing in on soft skill and relationship development--all in an agency environment. Our interns work through multiple projects, building on skills that they know and new ones that we teach. We also look critically at future career development and path options, and how to develop a portfolio for career exploration. 

  • Apply by: March 31, 2022 

  • Contact: Desirée Brothe desiree@westedge.us | 307.222.9564 

  • For more information: West Edge's application portal  

 

Blue Sky Crop Consulting and Tri-County Seeds Agronomist Internship 

  • Description: Do you love being outside, are passionate about farming and want to help producers reach their maximum yield potentials? Innovative and service oriented crop consulting company is seeking agronomic leaders for summer internship positions in the months of May through August.  Internship positions require self-motivated University juniors or seniors to assist in crop consulting.  It is an excellent opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to practical experience the field.  Interns will gain experience with a variety of crops, learn to identify weeds and insects, gain exposure to the use of Precision Ag, and learn the value of relationship building for business success. 

  • Location: Kinsley, KS 

  • Apply by: March 31, 2022 

  • For more information: https://wyoming.joinhandshake.com/jobs/5830188/share_preview 

 

Blue Sky Crop Consulting and Tri-County Seeds Agronomist 

  • Description: Innovative and service oriented agronomic company in Kinsley, KS is seeking a self-motivated person for a full time Crop Consulting Agronomist position to serve producers in South Central and Southwest Kansas.  This position requires strong agronomic knowledge and skills in addition to the ability to develop and cultivate relationships with existing customers while expanding the customer base.  Responsibilities will require in-depth agronomic skills, detailed crop consulting, soil sampling, insect and weed identification, irrigation scheduling, chemical recommendations and other responsibilities deemed by management. 

  • Location: Kinsley, KS 

  • Apply by: March 31, 2022 

  • For more information:  https://wyoming.joinhandshake.com/jobs/5830187/share_preview 

 

Foreign Service Officer – USDA Foreign Agricultural Service 

  • Description: Approximately once every 2-3 years my Agency opens the testing and admissions process for individuals interested in FAS’s Foreign Service. This position involves living and working overseas, learning new languages and cultures, being part of a diverse team, solving problems to help tackle trade barriers, food insecurity, and climate change. 

  • Contact: Emily Scott scottex@state.gov 

  • For more information: Foreign Agricultural Service information and job announcements.pdf 

 

Ranchers Insurance LLC – Insurance Agent 

  • Description: Students who have recently graduated or will soon graduate and may be interested in working with livestock producers on insurance with and insurance agency that specializes in USDA’s Livestock Insurance products. 

  • Contact: Brandon Willis brandon@ranchersinsurance.com 

  • For more information: Ranchers Insurance LLC at ranchersinsurance.com   

 

Keller Law Ag Law Apprenticeship and Administrative Assistant Position 

  • Description: This opportunity is a 12-24 month professional development program focused on grooming future ag and rural business professionals, attorneys and paralegals. The apprenticeship is designed as a resume builder for law school applicants, a transition into a complimentary agribusiness career such as banking, accounting or similar, or basic training for a permanent paralegal position. The goal upon completion of the apprenticeship (and possibly graduate school) is return to, and employment within, the rural Mountain Plains region whether at Keller Law or another similar agribusiness company. This opportunity is ideal for graduating college seniors with a demonstrated commitment and interest in agriculture and/or rural affairs. Position is in northwestern Colorado but will involve some travel throughout the Mountain Plains Region, encompassing, Colorado, Wyoming and Western Nebraska. 

  • Apply by: March 23, 2022 

  • Contact: Whitni Reid wreid@kellerlawllc.com | 970-824-7058 

  • For more information: 2022.03.02 Keller Flyer.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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