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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


March 9 Newsletter

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   

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:   


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 

  • To access the application: 

  • For more information: 


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 

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


College Events | Student Organizations   


Spring 2022 Commencement 

  • Date: May 14, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. in the Arena Auditorium 

  • Description: Undergraduate Ceremony -- College of Agriculture and Natural Science, College of Business, College of Engineering & Applied Science, College of Health & Sciences, School of Energy 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 ( 


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 

  • For more information: food science .png  

  • To register: 



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.   

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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   

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 


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 

  • For more information: 


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 

  • For more information: 


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 

  • 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 | 307.222.9564 

  • For more information: West Edge's application portal  


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 15, 2022 

  • Contact: Mark Gardiner 620-635-5095 |  

  • For more information:  


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:  

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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  

  • 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:  


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: 


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: 


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 

  • 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 

  • For more information:  


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 | 970-824-7058 

  • For more information:  2022.03.02 Keller Flyer.pdf2022.02.28 V2 Administratrive Assitant.pdf


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: 

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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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