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College Overview|College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources: Overview

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Areas of Distinction

Our areas of distinction include premier programs in the science and economics of reclamation, soils and rangeland management, community economic development including family entrepreneurship, economic impacts of energy development, and a national reputation in wildlife and livestock health research and management. Our student enrollment has grown steadily to its current level of approximately 1,000 students.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources regularly leads the University of Wyoming in research dollars awarded per faculty member and is often second institutionally in total research awards. In 2011 the college had 10 new patent disclosures and secured $13.23 million in external research dollars. Two important offshoots of a strong research program include attracting top-level graduate students and offering undergraduates opportunities to work with faculty and participate in research activities.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources prides itself on:
  • Individual attention and one-on-one mentoring for all our students
  • Small class sizes
  • Extensive undergraduate research opportunities
  • Robust research program
  • Providing scientifically-based information to the public and industry
  • Training future scientists, producers, and agriculture industry professionals, and
  • Providing educational programs to all Wyoming citizens.

My Point of View-Dean Frank Galey

As dean, I am often asked to contribute articles about agriculture, the college, or current issues facing our state. I want to share with you the most recent articles and hope you enjoy browsing our web site and clicking on links that may interest you.

From Cow Country Fall 2014 - The College Pitch:

Why Ag Education?
This issue of CowCountry focuses on agricultural education. With that in mind, I wondered how students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources view agricultural education. I asked our student ambassadors these questions. What do you see as the role of agricultural education in today's world? Why are you involved in agriculture and pursuing a degree in agriculture? How will agricultural education benefit you? For me, the responses reinforced why education matters.

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