1000 E. University Ave., Dept 3354
Laramie, WY 82071
Many people assume that ACRES members are strictly "ag kids", but our backgrounds are as diverse as it gets! There must be something about playing in the dirt that brings everyone together, and that diversity has helped make ACRES a success.
Erin is a Montana native and enjoys the outdoors. Inspired by the late Dr. Bieber of Old Dominion University, Erin began passionately gardening in 1996. Her love of plants has grown since then, flowing into crop production and world food security. Erin is currently a Junior in Agroecology and Anthropology. Erin aspires to assist indigenous people of developing countries in their response to globalization. She believes that this can be achieved by community development through sustainable agriculture.
Sarah is an undergraduate student majoring in Agroecology and minoring in Spanish. She loves growing plants, playing in the dirt, frolicking in the sunshine, and, of course, spending time at ACRES. When not working on the farm or studying, she can usually be found riding her bike, reading, or doing some creative cooking. When people ask Sarah what she plans on doing after she graduates, she has been known to say, "When I grow up, I want to be a farmer!". She is also considering a career in teaching.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Agroecology with Minor in Horticulture, expected graduation in 2014.
Mark is a senior majoring in international agricultural economics. He joined ACRES to meet others who shared his interest in sustainable agriculture and to get firsthand experience with organic farming. He loves the outdoors and is a rock climbing fanatic!
Perry is majoring in Agricultural Business and minoring in Music and Economics during her time as an undergraduate at the University of Wyoming. Her interest in agriculture started while planting and caring for a vegetable garden during high school. ACRES was the perfect place for Perry to continue gardening, learn more about where our food comes from, and gain hands-on farming experience while at the University of Wyoming. She has no immediate career plans, but hopes to someday work on a small, organic farm of her very own.
Dr. Urszula Norton
Interested in becoming a part of our dynamic team? Swing by for one of our weekly meetings, held every Wednesday from 5:00-6:00 in room 22 of the agriculture building. No obligation at all except to bring a smile!