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Outstanding UW Ag Students, Producers Receive Gamma Sigma Delta Honors

March 16, 2009

Outstanding University of Wyoming College of Agriculture students were presented honors and an outstanding agriculturalist and alumnus were honored by the University of Wyoming Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta (GSD), the international honor society of agriculture.

The honors were presented during the organization's recent annual brunch at UW.

Rick and Klodette Stroh of Powell received the outstanding agriculturalist award. They own 200 acres of crop land and lease 1,300 additional acres, and also have a herd of 100 head of Angus.

Gary Darnall of Harrisburg, Neb., is the honored alumnus. He graduated from the College of Agriculture with an agricultural economics bachelor's degree in 1960 and a master's degree in 1962. In addition to farming, he has a 20,000-head feedlot operation.

Students honored, with their majors and hometowns, are:

Outstanding Freshman Male -- Brett Cherni, animal and veterinary sciences (ANVS), Ranchester.

Outstanding Freshman Female -- Cara Noseworthy, rangeland ecology and watershed management (REWM), Medford, N.J.

Outstanding Sophomore Male -- Brandon Greet, agroecology, Ten Sleep.

Outstanding Sophomore Female -- Stephanie Schroeder, ANVS, Douglas.

Outstanding Junior -- Sarah Gregory, molecular biology, Gillette.

Outstanding Senior Male -- Travis Allen, ANVS, Cheyenne.

Outstanding Senior Female -- Sarah Hanlon, REWM, Cheyenne.

Outstanding Master's Student -- Guinevere Jones, entomology, Slidell, La.

Outstanding Ph.D. Student -- Mary Williams, REWM, Puyallup, Wash.

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Assistant Professor Anowar Islam, left, and Rick Stroh of Powell discuss forage plans. Stroh and his wife, Klodette, received the Outstanding Agriculturalists Award.

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009

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