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UW Ag College Dean Honored for Natural Resource Protection Efforts

July 2, 2012 — The dean of the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has been honored for his efforts to protect Wyoming’s natural resources.

During its recent Wyoming cattle industry convention in Jackson, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) presented Frank Galey the Guardian of the Grasslands award.

“The college’s partnership with the Wyoming Stock Growers Association is very important,” Galey says. “We work well together, and I feel very privileged to have been given this award.”

The award is not limited to members of the WSGA nor is it intended to be awarded annually. But when a uniquely qualified candidate emerges, according to the WSGA, one is presented.

Galey has demonstrated outstanding efforts through strong leadership of the governor's brucellosis task force, his commitment to brucellosis research as well as his contribution to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the past 13 years, according to the WSGA.

"While working in the dean's office, I saw, on a daily basis, how important agriculture and natural resources are to Galey," says Brittany Schaneman, WSGA intern and recent College of Agriculture and Natural Resources graduate. "He strives to encourage students to enhance the image of agriculture and natural resources in Wyoming."

Galey received his Ph.D. in veterinary biosciences and holds a specialty certification in toxicology. His research interests include the fields of diagnostic and forensic medicine, plant and other natural product poisonings, and analytical pharmacology and toxicology.

Frank Galey speaks to those attending a field day at the Powell Research and Extension Center. (UW Photo)

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