Extension fraternal organization honors educators

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The Wyoming chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) honored members for excellence during the University of Wyoming Extension training conference in December. ESP fosters excellence in extension. Recently retired educator Phyllis Lewis was selected for the Wyoming Chapter Continuing Excellence Award for a 22-year history…

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Larson-Meyer, Guo earn Agricultural Experiment Station research awards

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A University of Wyoming professor who is advancing understanding of nutrition’s role in the performance of casual exercisers to elite athletes and an assistant professor who seeks to improve meat quality by investigating prenatal influences in livestock have received research awards from the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment…

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UW on Big Stage

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The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources was well represented at the Denver National Western Stock Show in January. The college’s Ag Ambassadors and interns provided information about the college and university throughout the show’s January 6-21 run. SaveSave

Wyoming, meet Utah. Utah, meet Wyoming.

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Two days of sessions by University of Wyoming and Utah State Extension educators and resource specialists from both states filled the second-annual Wyoming-Utah Ag Days in Evanston in January. The event was hosted at the Evanston Roundhouse.

Hayman receives UW Extension’s highest honor

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Vicki Hayman, Weston County nutrition and food safety educator for the northeast area, was awarded the Jim DeBree Excellence in Extension Award – UW Extension’s highest honor – during extension’s annual conference in Laramie in December. Whether handing out recipes and food samples at farmers…

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Smith earns WAES staff award

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Travis Smith, beef unit manager for the Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC), has earned the 2018 Kathleen Bertoncelj Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) Staff Award. Smith was recognized in December for contributions in the three areas of the University of Wyoming land-grant mission – research,…

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Seminars from Departments of Plant Sciences and Molecular Biology

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Department of Plant Sciences Seminars Fridays, 1:10-2 p.m., Ag 2024 February 2 – “The Disappearing Act: Quantifying and Locating Irrigation Water Losses on the Wind River Indian Reservation,” Ginger Paige, UW Ecosystem Science and Management, https://zoom.us/j/423971910 February 9 – “Exploring Local Implications of the Agroecology…

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Proposals Submitted

Proposals Submitted

Alexander, Brenda, Enette Larson-Meyer, and Jason Gigley: $84,976 to National Pork Board for “UVB Exposure and the Immune Protective Effects of Synthesized Vitamin D in Swine.” Bisha, Bledar: $133,447 to AB Sciex Pty Ltd for “Improvement and Validation of a Mass Spectrometry Method for Microbial…

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Walker, J. Whit Stewart, R. Pope, S. Spear, M. Ebert, T. W. Murphy. 2017. Evaluation of mean fiber diameter measurements by FibreLux micron meter and OFDA 2000 in Texas and Intermountain West wool. Small Rumin. Res. Doi: 10.1016/j.smallrumres.2017.12.008 R. Whitney, J. L. Glasscock, J. P. Muir, Whit Stewart,…

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Monies Awarded

Monies Awarded

Maczko, Kristie, and John Tanaka: $150,000 from Public Lands Endowment Trust for “Evaluating Non-Fee Grazing Permit Costs in the Context of Social and Economic Characteristics of Public Land Ranchers.”

Grasshopper management team earns UW Extension Creative Excellence Award

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Team members who develop innovative grasshopper control methods for public use have received the University of Wyoming Extension Creative Excellence Award. Members of the UW Extension Entomology Grasshopper Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Team, Alexandre Latchininsky, Scott Schell, John Connett, Douglas Smith, Cindy Legg, and Lee…

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Goshen County 4-H educator honored for innovative programming

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Innovative programming and working across generations are among reasons Goshen County 4-H educator Megan Brittingham received the Newer Employee Award from the University of Wyoming Extension. Brittingham was presented the honor during extension’s December training conference in Laramie. She joined UW Extension in 2010. Nominators…

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