Ranch Management and Agricultural Leadership

Ranch Management and Agricultural Leadership

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.) & Annual Ranching in the West Seminar Series



 

 

 

RANCH MANAGEMENT & AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.)

 

Students attend UW for quality education with world-class opportunities. RMAL offers hands-on education, peer to peer learning, and industry networking on top of these many other benefits.

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Here are just a few reasons you should consider getting your RMAL degree at UW:  

Experiential Learning

RMAL offers students an exceptional opportunity to participate in two to three carefully curated internships, providing comprehensive exposure to different aspects of the industry. These internships focus on agencies related to agriculture and ranching, industries supporting the field and management experiences within livestock operations. By offering this immersive and diverse internship program, RMAL ensures students experience multiple perspectives, gaining practical experience, industry insights and valuable management skills applicable across the agricultural and ranching landscape.

Networking & Student Groups

Student organizations help peers connect and learn from each other outside the classroom. There are a number of clubs that would be of interest to aspiring ranch managers and ag enthusiasts including the Ranch Horse Team, Student Range Club and the Wyoming Collegiate Cattle Association.  These groups bring students together to explore their interests and provide a sense of community while promoting social engagement. Additionally, our university proudly hosts two well respected organizations, the Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity and the Sigma Alpha agricultural sorority. These groups provide students with invaluable opportunities for networking, professional growth, and fostering lifelong connections within the agricultural community.

Smaller Class Sizes

UW provides invaluable one-on-one opportunities with faculty, fostering an environment where students can truly thrive and unlock their full potential. Unlike large classroom settings, at UW, individual attention is prioritized, ensuring students receive personalized guidance to identify and nurture their leadership skills, so they can emerge as standout individuals in their fields.

Financial Support

The College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources offers exceptional opportunities for students through the Brand of Excellence Scholarships. These scholarships, tailored for students within the college, recognize outstanding academic achievement, leadership potential and a commitment to making a meaningful impact in the field of agriculture.  After completing an application in WYO Scholarships, as a CALSNR student you will be directed to a form for the Excellence Scholarship. Other scholarships and opportunities are also available to students.



Ranching in the West Seminar Series

 

STUDENTS & COLLEGE COURSE

  • AGRI 4990-04 Topics: Ranching in the West

  • CRN: 24254
    Course Coordinator:
    Dr. Randall Violett
    Office Hours: by appointment
    Course Pre-reqs:  None
    Meeting Days and Time:  Please see schedule below.
  • The class consists of two parts:
    1. Three 2.5 hour technical sessions or workshops held Thursdays from 5-7:30 pm, and
    2. One-day leadership Symposium in Laramie, Wy, on Monday, April 22, 2024.
    3. Two class meetings February 5, 2024, and April 29, 2024 from 5-6:00 pm in AG 41.
  • Virtual and in-person opportunities are available, and presentations will be recorded. Students will be required to participate in all sessions.
  • Locations: Workshops will be held throughout the state. Session locations are listed below. Zoom will be available for all sessions.

CONTACT US

GENERAL PUBLIC

  • The series consists of two parts:  
    1. Three 2.5 hour technical sessions or workshops held Monday from 5-7:30 pm, and  
    2. One-day leadership Symposium, in Laramie, Wy, on Monday, April 22, 2024
  • Schedule:  Find the full Ranching in the West seminar series' list of topics, schedule, and venue below. 
  • Virtual and in-person opportunities are available, and presentations will be recorded. Students will be required to participate in all sessions.
  • Locations: Workshops will be held throughout the state. Locations are listed for each session and Zoom will be available for all who wish to join remotely. For on campus students Zoom will be available in AG 41.
  • Cost: $25 per session or $75 for all 4 sessions. 
  • Individual session registration links are located below in the session cards

 

 

 

Registration for 4 sessions


2024 Seminar Series Details

Wyoming ranch horse and cattle

Ranching Collaboratively: Mastering Public Land Partnerships

Register

Discover partnerships in public land management. Engage in interactive discussions, network with experts, and share dinner for continued conversation.

Date: Monday, February 12, 2024

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Venue: Casper College

AGENDA

wyoming ranch gate

Energy Innovations: Exploring the Influence of Energy Innovations

Register

Explore energy innovations in ranching. Hear from industry professionals, connect with ranch managers, and network over dinner for in-depth conversations.

Date: Monday, March 18, 2024

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Venue: Gillette College 

 

round bales in field

Leading the Field: Family-Run Businesses, Industry, and Community Leadership

Register

Learn from the Brown family, operators of Northern Ag Network, about family-run businesses, community, and industry leadership in agriculture.

Date: Monday, April 1, 2024

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Venue: Northwest College, Powell 

 

Wyoming stream

Navigating Western Waters: Addressing Water Challenges in the Western Region

Register

Attend expert presentations and discussions on water law, use, and water issues affecting the West. Network with professionals throughout the day-long session. A working lunch will be provided!

Date: Monday, April 22, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Venue: UW Gateway Center, Laramie

 

REGISTRATION FOR 4 SESSIONS


The Leadership Symposium is empowered by Farm Credit Services of America.
Farm Credit Services of America

For More Information

College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources
University of Wyoming
Department #3354
1000 E. University
Laramie, WY 82071

Randall D. Violett, Ph.D., RMAL Associate Director
Phone: (307) 766-4239
Email:rviolett@uwyo.edu