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Agademics, October 2011

Agademics, October 2011

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Ag Appreciation 2011 | High Plains Ranch Practicum expands into Nebraska, Colorado | Animal science graduate students place first, second | Application deadline November 11 for Barrasso internships | Applying for a grant? Consider this | Powell associate receives Frances Freese Secretary of Year Award | ESCAPE 2011 photo gallery | Graduate student connects coursework at UW with Nicaraguan fieldwork | Equine specialist integrates donated horses, adopted burros into courses
Ag Appreciation 2011 | High Plains Ranch Practicum expands into Nebraska, Colorado | Animal science graduate students place first, second | Application deadline November 11 for Barrasso internships | Applying for a grant? Consider this | Powell associate receives Frances Freese Secretary of Year Award | ESCAPE 2011 photo gallery | Graduate student connects coursework at UW with Nicaraguan fieldwork | Equine specialist integrates donated horses, adopted burros into courses

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OCTOBER 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
AG APPRECIATION 2011
M
ore than 500 people were served during the Ag Appreciation Day barbe-cue prior to the UW-exasState ootball game Septem-ber 10. Honored during thehaltime ceremonies wereOutstanding Alumni Awardrecipients Gary Darnalland Angus McColl, Legacy  Award recipient im Mellon,and Pete Forster representingSyngenta, the OutstandingResearch Partner Award hon-oree. A gallery o photos is athttp://bit.ly/mRzLxY 
Whitney Jenkins of Wheatland, left, and Betsy Stephenson of Laramie pace
Cowboy Joe across the end zone after a rst quarter Cowboys score.
The 2011 Ag Appreciation Weekend honorees with Dean Frank Galey were, from left, Outstanding AlumniAward recipient Gary Darnall, Legacy Award recipient Tim Mellon, Galey, Outstanding Alumni Awardrecipient Angus McColl, and Pete Forster representing Syngenta, the Research Partner of the Year.
Organizations that helped with the barbecue received a portion of the proceeds.
 
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Outstanding Alumni Award recipient Angus McColl visits with students following a panel discussion with fellowaward recipient Gary Darnall. Angus McColl and Gary Darnall have been friendssince college.From left, Pete Forster of Syngenta, Tim Mellon, AngusMcColl, and Gary Darnall wait to enter the football eld.Sarah Weliever, an agricultural business major fromRiverton, takes another bowl of beans into the barbecuewith help from animal science major Justin Palm of ElkMountain.Barbecue sponsors were printed onthe T-shirts.Sarah Kaver of Durango, Colorado, sports the UWbrand.Pete Forster represented Syngenta.The barbecue raised about $5,000. A repeat lunch was the followingTuesday in front of the Agriculture Building.
 
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Grants totaling more than $671,000 will expand into Nebraska and Coloradoan eastern Wyoming ranch managementskills development program.Four ranch practicums will be o-ered per year: two in Wyoming, one inNebraska, and one in Colorado, says Dal-las Mount, University o Wyoming Coop-erative Extension Service educator basedin Platte County and grant recipient.Te High Plains Ranch Practicum,already established in eastern Wyoming,is a hands-on program designed to buildranch management skills and tools.Mount, who started the practicum with Aaron Berger o the University o Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, notes theschools will be eight ull days spreadover several months.Te new schools will be oered be-ginning spring 2012.“Tey will cover what we see asour ocus areas or successul ranching:range and orage management, nutritionand reproduction, nancial manage-ment, and amily and employee workingrelationships,” says Mount. A beginning rancher supplementalprogram will be oered or beginningranchers rom any o the our ranchpracticums.UNL and Colorado State Univer-
High Plains Ranch Practicumexpands into Nebraska, Colorado
sity are co-authors o the grant and areco-project directors. Te $670,890 grantis through the USDA National Instituteo Food and Agriculture. Te program will also have $167,722 in cost-shareunds.Program partners are the WyomingStock Growers Association, ColoradoCattlemen’s Association, and the Ne-braska Grazing Lands Coalition.Te partner organizations will dis-tribute scholarships to attend schools,train rancher mentors to work withtargeted beginning ranchers, and pro-vide inormation/education to begin-ning ranchers at annual meetings andthrough quarterly publications.“Te High Plains Ranch Practicumhas been successul in training begin-ning and experienced ranchers sinceit began in 2005,” says Mount. “Tisgrant program seemed to us to be anexcellent t with the ranch practicum,and the team that came together aroundthis proposal was unique and greatly strengthened the proposal.”Department o Animal Sciencestudents placed rst and second ingraduate poster competition at theColorado Nutrition Roundtable Sep-tember 9 at Colorado State University.Katherine Kessler o Lander wonthe competition with her poster en-titled “Changes in perormance andliver gene expression in eedlot steersconsuming high-S water and supple-mented with molybdenum.” She isadvised by Assistant Proessor KristiCammack.Desiree Shasa o Rockaway, New  Jersey, placed second with “Te im- Spring internships are available with U.S. Senator John Barrasso.Positions are available in Wash-ington, D.C., and in select Wyomingoces, according to Barrasso’s oce. Application deadline or the January 3-April 27 internship is November 11. Application and other inormation isathttp://barrasso.senate.gov/public under the Students link.Interns are provided a monthly stipend to help with living expensesand are responsible or their ownhousing.pact o maternal obesity on eliminat-ing the postnatal leptin spike and in-creasing adiposity o ospring acrossgeneration in the sheep.” Her adviseris Proessor and Rochelle Chair Ste-phen Ford.Te department contributed veo the 15 posters presented, notes Pro-essor Doug Hixon, head o the de-partment. Others participating were Amanda Jons o Cedar Park, exas,Rebecca Cockrum o Beebe, Arkan-sas, and Ricardo Arias, o Danli,Honduras.
Application deadlineNovember 11 for Barrasso internships
Animal science graduate
students place frst, second
Dallas Mount

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