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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Growing people, knowledge, and communities

From doctoral and master’s degrees to bachelor’s programs in agroecology, rangeland ecology and watershed management, molecular biology, family and consumer sciences, plant sciences, and agricultural economics, the University of Wyoming offers diverse options in natural resources and agricultural degree programs. Our faculty and staff members are dedicated to providing students with strong, well-rounded academic backgrounds and agricultural degrees, which enable them to excel in the world of agriculture and natural resources.



UW Mortar Board Names Award Recipients

May 20, 2019 - The University of Wyoming’s senior honor society, Mortar Board, has selected the 2019 winners of awards for outstanding advising, service and dedication.

Brant Schumaker is the recipient of the Outstanding Advisor Award. Schumaker is an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Sciences and a veterinary epidemiologist at the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory.

UW Taps Food Science Expert as Dean of College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

May 17, 2019 - A food scientist, engineer and attorney who is internationally recognized for her expertise in food safety, processing and regulation has been selected to lead the University of Wyoming’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Barbara Rasco, currently the director of the joint Washington State University/University of Idaho School of Food Science, will take the reins as dean of the UW college June 28. The UW Board of Trustees approved the appointment today (Friday), following a nationwide search involving constituents and stakeholders across the state.

UW’s Science Initiative Awards $1 Million in Seed Grants to 13 Faculty Research Projects

May 17, 2019 - Success of the Wyoming crop and livestock industry has been limited by market accessibility, infertile soils, short growing seasons and low availability of high-quality, low-cost animal feed, says Carrie Eberle, a University of Wyoming assistant professor of plant sciences.

But Eberle thinks the plant Crotalaria juncea, also known as sunn hemp -- not to be confused with the recently legalized industrial hemp -- may be an answer to help improve crop output. Sunn hemp is a tropical legume that produces high tonnage biomass in a short time and fixes nitrogen.

News, Information Now Posted Real-Time from UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

May 17, 2019 - Real-time news and information from the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UW Extension and the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) are now available at

The site features news, videos and social media posts showcasing topics of interest across the state. Users also can subscribe for monthly updates via email at


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2018-2019 Strategic Plan:

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  • Goal One: Enhance Student Success
  • Goal Two: Provide Solutions
  • Goal Three: Ensure Sustained Excellence
  • Goal Four: A High-Performing College

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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Wyoming
Department #3354
1000 E. University
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-4133
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