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Northwest College to Host UW Seminar on Revenue Diversification in Agriculture

March 15, 2023

From alpaca ranching to conservation easements, Wyoming residents will present innovative approaches to revenue diversification in a seminar facilitated by the University of Wyoming and hosted by Northwest College Thursday, March 30. 

The seminar will begin at 4 p.m. in Northwest College’s Yellowstone Building in Powell. It also will be available via Zoom. For community members and students not seeking academic credit, the cost is $25. Dinner is provided. To register, visit

The event will feature multiple speakers from Park County, including Jan Sapp, of Arrowhead Alpacas; Park County Commissioner Lloyd Thiel; Brian Duyck, of Beartooth Seed; and Alex Few, director of Park County Open Lands.

Presenters will discuss various approaches to revenue diversification in agricultural operations and the associated benefits and challenges. Additional topics may include estate planning, direct marketing and vertical integration.

“Revenue diversification shows how innovative people can be in coming up with completely different ideas and sources of revenue that allow them to stay on the land and to stay in ag,” says Randall Violett, associate director of UW’s Ranch Management and Agricultural Leadership (RMAL) Program.

The seminar is the fourth event in a five-part series organized by the RMAL Program in the UW College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources in partnership with community colleges across the state. Events are designed to provide relevant, actionable information to Wyoming producers as well as practical learning experiences for students.

UW will wrap up the seminar series with an all-day leadership symposium in Laramie Thursday, April 20.

For more information about the seminar series, visit

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