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Randolph "Randy" Weigel

Randolph Weigel


Professor Emeritus



Professor & Extension Specialist, University of Wyoming, 2004
Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, University of Wyoming, 1998-2004
Associate Professor & Ext. Associate Director, University of Wyoming, 1993-1998
Assistant Professor & Ext. Program Leader, University of Wyoming, 1986-1993
Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Iowa State University, 1980-1986


Ph.D.  Professional Studies in Education, Iowa State University, 1985
M.S.  Family & Child Development, Kansas State University, 1973
B.S.  Psychology, Colorado State University, 1971


Personal Statement

As a faculty member in the land-grant university system, I am committed to the three prong mission of engagement, (extension/outreach), discovery (research/scholarship) and learning (instruction). Supporting individuals and families in transition best describes my academic focus. I began working in the area of family stress and families facing the farm crisis of the 1980s. I continue this effort today in helping Wyoming and western agricultural families cope with agricultural stress and rural mental health issues.  I also conduct educational programs for families at-risk and human interaction and human resource management in agricultural and rural family enterprises. In addition, I am project Director for Wyoming AgrAbility: Cultivating Accessible Agriculture.


Activities of Engagement


Activities of Discovery

I have collaborated with Agricultural and Applied Economics Department and the Extension Services of Colorado and Arizona on a Risk Management Education project titled:

Activities of Learning

  • FCSC 1010, Perspectives in Family & Consumer Sciences
  • FCSC 4985/5985, Seminar: Development in Community Leadership
  • FCSC 4117/5117, Understanding Community Leadership
  • AGEC 4890/5890, Western Integrated Resource Management, an online integrated agricultural management credit and noncredit course for college students and agricultural producers.
  • Enterprising Rural Families: Making it Work, an online, international (AU, CA, US) course and educational resources for rural families involved in family enterprises.


Vitae – including publications and presentations

Click on the image below for pictures of Weigel explaining safety issues and injury prevention for ranchers and farmers. 

Images of Weigel

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