We Want You!

How do I get involved?

The first step is to sign up for FDSC 3545: Introduction to Meat Judging. This course is offered in the fall semester. For enrollment assistance contact Sierra Jepsen at sjepsen2@uwyo.edu.

How do I become part of the competitive team?

After being enrolled in the judging class for one semester, you are eligible to be selected as a member of the competitive team that travels to national contests the following year.

Does the Meat Judging Team give scholarships?

The UW Meat Judging Team does not give individual scholarships. All scholarships are academic based and are awarded through the Brand of Excellence Scholarship Program through the College of Agriculture. For information please contact Kerry Casper at (307) 766-3046 or kcasper2@uwyo.edu.

How does eligibility for the competitive team work?

A student is eligible to compete at the national contests if they have been enrolled at UW for at least one semester and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25. You have one calendar year of competitive eligibility for meat judging, which starts in January and ends in that same year. A normal judging career consists of one semester of class-work in the fall followed by practice and traveling in the spring and fall of the following year. This in no way affects eligibility for any other judging teams at UW.

Who are we looking for? 

Meat Judging is open to all students enrolled at UW. We are looking for hard-working people with a competitive attitude and the willingness and desire to learn more about the meat industry. 


Contact Us

Animal Science

Department 3684

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2224

Fax: (307) 766-2355

Email: animalscience@uwyo.edu

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