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The Other Side of Agriculture

Volume 15 | Number 1 | September 2013

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There’s more to agriculture than horses, cows, ranches and farms.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, through its Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, offers undergraduate and graduate programs in human development and family sciences, human nutrition and food, and textiles and merchandising that are designed to help fulfill its longstanding mission of strengthening families and communities.

The college’s dedication to Wyoming’s deep agricultural roots is furthered through departments such as Agricultural and Applied Economics, where students learn the business aspects of operating a farm or ranch; Agricultural Communications, which trains students for jobs in advertising, media and public relations; and Molecular Biology, which provides students with the background to excel in biological research and biotechnology.

The college also has an especially strong connection with UW Extension, which is committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities to the people of Wyoming through programs such as Cent$ible Nutrition, 4-H and various workshops and seminars that are relevant to the state’s agricultural community.

The Cent$ible Nutrition Program, led by Mary Kay Wardlaw and funded through SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), provides education to help low-income families eat better for less.

(Photo: Donna Brown, Family and Consumer Sciences Department professor, showcasing textiles in the UW Textile lab.)

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