Animal science department runners help provide beef for Albany County residents

Runners participating were, back, from left, Jenny Ingwerson, Ed VanKirk, Samantha McIntosh, Jessica Hinojosa, Melanie Whitmore, Conner Courtney, Ashleigh Rhea, Shea Goddard, Jennifer Anders Front: Kelsie Dellas, Amanda Mills, Molly Diefenbach, Kara Goutheir, Jaris Baker, Jessie Gunning


Animal science department faculty staff members, alumni, and students helped provide approximately 1,000 pounds of ground beef for about 260 Albany County households.

They participated in the first Beefy 5k September 27.

beef sign“The animal science team did a great job in supporting local charities and promoting agriculture with their participation in the first annual Beefy 5k,” notes Jenny Ingwerson, equine specialist and participant.

The event was hosted by the Albany County CattleWomen, Interfaith-Good Samaritan, and the local running club, High Plains Harriers, to provide beef for needy individuals in Albany County.
Mother Nature lent a hand, providing beautiful weather for the event at Optimist Park in Laramie, says Ingwerson.

“The park was full of energy and laughter as walkers, joggers, runners, parents with strollers, and owners with their dogs all came together to support this great cause,” she says.

The end result was beef stew and frozen hamburger offered in October through Interfaith-Good Samaritan.