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Agademics, September 2011

Agademics, September 2011

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UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources honors 2011 award recipients | ‘Pills, Potions and Profits’ is UW’s 2011 Consumer Issues Conference Theme | State Fair 2011 photos | Head of animal science, extension range specialist receive honors during Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo | Family and consumer sciences students earn national honors
UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources honors 2011 award recipients | ‘Pills, Potions and Profits’ is UW’s 2011 Consumer Issues Conference Theme | State Fair 2011 photos | Head of animal science, extension range specialist receive honors during Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo | Family and consumer sciences students earn national honors

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September 2011
 Agricultural Experiment Station
http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/Room 111, Ag C(307) 766-3667
Bernadette van der Vliet, Layout Design
bvanderv@uwyo.eduRoom 123, Ag C(307) 766-5157
Steven L. Miller, Senior Editor
slmiller@uwyo.edu Room 123, Ag C(307) 766-6342
UW College of Agriculture and NaturalResources honors 2011 award recipients
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n agricultural producer, the owner o a wool ber test-ing business, a donation o a ranch to the University o Wyoming, and a long-time sponsor o research will behonored by the College o Agriculture and Natural Re-sources during Ag Appreciation Weekend Sept. 9-10.Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Gary Darnallo Harrisburg, Nebraska, and Angus McColl o Denver,Legacy Award recipient im Mellon o Riverside, and Syn-genta will be recognized during the weekend and at theWyoming vs. exas State University ootball game Sept.10. Festivities include the annual barbecue and ag weekendgroup ootball tickets.Feature stories and photos about the recipients are athttp://bit.ly/pEMDK.Outstanding Alumni Award recipient Gary Darnallsaid he always intended to return to the livestock andarming operation that grew rom his great-grandather’shomestead nestled against the Wildcat Hills near Har-risburg. Darnall graduated with a bachelor’s degree in1960 and a master’s degree in 1962, both in agriculturaleconomics.“My whole goal was to come back to production ag-riculture and, hopeully, to the ranch,” says Darnall, whoattended UW on a track scholarship. His return to ull-time at the arm/ranch had to wait until arm economicschanged in the early 1960s. Te amily was not sure i theoperation would support Darnall, his wie, Emilie, twochildren, Lisa and Lane, and his parents, Harvey and Mat-tie.Aer teaching classes at Western Nebraska College inScottsblu, Neb., and as a vocational agricultural teacher– all the while working at the arm/ranch – the economicschanged and Darnall was able to join his ather.Darnall said he could not accomplish what he hasdone without advice and expertise rom many others. Teoperation, which includes Darnall Feedlot, now employs16, including three part-time employees, and Lisa andLane, who have joined the operation ull time.
Wool Fiber Testing Business
Within nine years o emigrating to the United Statesin the 1950s, Angus McColl became co-owner o Yocum-McColl esting Laboratories Inc. ber testing service inDenver that became and remains the center o wool testingactivity in the United States. McColl graduated in 1960with a bachelor’s degree in animal production.
Gary Darnall has instilled procedures such as scraping pens each day or y control and a system o lagoons and pumps so eedlot euentnever reaches nearby Pumpkin Creek.Angus McColl is the go-to person or wool berindustry testing standards.
dous opportunity or UW to urther the great work ourolks are doing in the wildlie-livestock disease area,” notesFrank Galey, dean o the college, who also chairs the Wyo-ming Brucellosis Coordination eam.
Long-Time Research Partner 
Pesticide and seedresearchers in the collegenominated Syngenta or thecollege’s 2011 OutstandingResearch Partner Award.Plant sciences Proessor Gary Franc and AssistantProessor Andrew Kniss have worked closely with thecompany, especially with research and development scien-tist Pete Forster, who is based in Eaton, Colo.“Pete has been such a big supporter o a lot o ourprograms at the Powell Research and Extension Centerand also at the James C. Hageman Sustainable AgricultureResearch and Extension Center near Lingle,” notes Kniss.“He’s always there with inormation when you need it.”“Te Angus McColl-led transition to an internation-ally accepted standard was instrumental in stopping theextinction o the wool business in the USA,” states erry Martin o Anodyne Inc. o San Angelo, exas, in his nomi-nation letter.Adds Rick Powers, trading manager at Lempriere USAInc., “Without his testing house, our business would com-pletely stop. I just want to thank Angus or his dedicationover the years.”And one more – “For nearly 50 years, the entire U.S.wool industry has depended upon Angus as contracts arewritten and value is determined,” writes Larry Prager, pres-ident o the UW Alumni Association and general managero Center o the Nation Wool Inc. o Belle Fourche, SouthDakota. “Millions and millions o pounds o wool havegone to market with the stamp o Yocum-McColl test re-sults. Few can comprehend the importance o Angus’ role.”
Ranch Donation Boosts Research
im Mellon’s dona-tion o the RiverbendRanch west o Laramieto UW will dramatically aect wildlie-livestock disease research in thecollege and across the In-termountain region. Tecollege will use the pro-ceeds o the sale to undthe Riverbend Ranch En-dowed Chair in Wildlie-Livestock Health.“Te gi is a tremen-
UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources honors 2011 award recipients
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im Mellon
Annual Barbecue, Football Tickets
th 29h annual Ag Aciaion Day bacu is 2-3:30.. S 10 a tailga pak. ticks can uchasd a h vn o io o h vn y conacing
Laurie Bonini in the Ofce of Academic and Student
pogas a (307) 766-4034 o lonini@uwyo.du.Ag Aciaion Wknd gou fooall icks aalso availal. th icks a in scion G – aduls $22,childn $10. Go owww.wyoingahlics.coand scollov ticks and click pooions; click H o n hooion cod, which is AGDAY, hn follow insucions.
‘Pills, Potions and Prots’ is UW’s 2011
Consumer Issues Conference theme
lecturer in psychiatry at the YaleUniversity School o Medicinewill describe how psychiatry medi-cated a nation during his plenary speech to open the “Pills, Potionsand Prots” Consumer Issues Con-erence October 5-7 at the University o Wyoming.Charles Barber, author o 
Comortably Numb: HowPsychiatry Medicated a Nation
, will also have a session o the same name. Te consumer conerence each year exam-ines issues o concern to public saety and pocketbooks.Speakers, the program, and more are atwww.uwyo.edu/consumerconerence. On Facebook, search UW ConsumerIssues Conerence.Te marketing o drugs, bothprescription and over-the-counter, isbecoming more pervasive but raisesspecial issues or consumers, saysDee Pridgen, distinguished proes-sor in the UW College o Law and aplanner o the conerence.Tose include prescription drug advertising, counter-eit drugs, the culture o drugs in American society, drugenorcement at the Wyoming borders, eective substanceabuse prevention strategies, prescription drugs in medicalpractice, alcohol and Wyoming law, and medical mari- juana.A showing o the documentary lm
Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs
is 7 p.m.
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Ag college Dean Frank Galey (le) walks the airway with Jacque and omBuchanan.Alex Malcolm visits during a bee show.Showmanship Judge Roger High o Richard, Ohio, talks withEmily Balour o Natrona County.
State Fair 2011
yler Lamb o Green River preps his sheep or showing.Right to le, Ron Cunningham and Kellie Chichester directed the sheepshowmanship competition.Anne Leonard, director o College Relations, talks with auture scientist at the college’sstate air booth.Flying pigs.

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