$1.385 million grant assists ag efforts in Africa
R esearchers at the University of Wyo-
ming will use a five-year $1.385 mil-
lion grant to become part of what they
College of Business; and Assistant Pro-
fessors Dannele Peck of the Department
of Agricultural and Applied Economics
hope is a new green revolution in Africa. and Urszula Norton of the Department
Business management, economic, of Plant Sciences in the College of Agri-
soil and plant experts in the College of culture and Natural Resources.
Agriculture and Natural Resources and Two Ph.D. students from Kenya in
College of Business will try to improve the College of Agriculture and Natural
food production and supplies in Kenya Resources were critical for the pro-
and Uganda, countries deemed food posal receiving funding, said Norton.
insecure by the United States Agency for The grant requires the college to work
International Development (USAID). with non-governmental organizations
Jay Norton, an assistant professor in (NGOs) and universities in the two
the Department of Renewable Resources countries.
and one of five principal researchers in Emmanuel Omondi, in plant sci-
the project from UW, calls the new farm ences, is from Kitale, and Eusebius
sustainability effort green revolution 2.0, Mukhwana, in renewable resources, is
the new version of Norman Borlaug’s Assistant professor Jay Norton from Bungoma, both small towns in
green revolution. western Kenya. Omondi is director of
“Africa was bypassed in the green revolution of the the Manor House Agricultural Center NGO, and Mukh-
1960s and ’70s,” he said. “Supply chains for high-input ag- wana is director of the Sustainable Agriculture Center for
riculture had broken down with volatile political situations. Research and Development NGO, both in Kenya. The other
We want to build soil quality so farm production is less de- NGO is Appropriate Technology Uganda.
pendent on off-farm inputs and to enable more production UW is working with researchers from Makerere Uni-
by small-holder farmers.” versity in Kampala, Uganda, and Moi University in Eldoret,
The UW project in eastern Africa is part of the Sus- Kenya.
tainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Mukhwana in 2009 received the Borlaug Leadership
Collaborative Research Support Program, a world-wide ef- Enhancement in Agriculture Program award. Both students
fort by USAID with other grants awarded for projects in will conduct post-doctoral work there as part of the project.
food-insecure regions in Southern and Western Africa, Latin There are many challenges, said Norton. “It’s a warm,
America and the Caribbean and Southern and Southeastern humid climate. Organic matter decomposes rapidly and is
Asia (www.oired.vt.edu/sanremcrsp/). lost, and crop residue is also used for other purposes, such
“The goal is to develop, evaluate and extend farming sys- as livestock feed and building materials, and is eaten up by
tems that build soils and are socially, culturally and economi- termites.”
cally acceptable,” said Norton. “There has been a ton of work Little goes back into the soil. “Our task is to work closely
on this in Africa. Our first challenge is to talk to farmers, with local farmers to find feasible ways to build soil organic
extension people and scientists working there to determine matter by doing things like rotating crops, adding organic
how we can make a positive contribution.” materials or incorporating crop residues, and then transfer
Other lead scientists from UW are Distinguished Pro- that knowledge through extension and education,” he said.
fessor Eric Arnould and Assistant Professor Melea Press, both The grant funds are being administered through Vir-
of the Department of Management and Marketing in the ginia Tech University.
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Wiseman receives Sigma Alpha College has record enrollment,
Agriculture Advocate Award Galey tells research and
K elly Wiseman is one of four women nationally who has
received the 2010 Sigma Alpha Agriculture Advocate
E nrollment in the College of Agriculture and Natural
Resources set a record this year, Dean Frank Galey told
members of the research and extension centers during plan-
assistant in ning meetings in Laramie Feb. 8-10.
the Office of Galey said 926 students were enrolled the beginning of
Academic and the fall semester – the eighth consecutive year of increased
Student Pro- enrollment. And, the college continues first among the col-
grams, was leges at UW in terms of grant funds per faculty member.
nominated More than $12 million in grants was received last year.
by the Sigma Personnel from
Alpha Chap- the Laramie, Powell
ter at UW. and Sheridan Re-
“We search and Exten-
wanted to sion (R&E) Centers
honor a and from the James
woman who C. Hageman Sus-
promotes tainable Agriculture
members in Research and Ex-
all facets of tension Center near
agriculture and strengthens the bonds of friendship among Lingle provided
them,” said Kendall Eisele of the UW Sigma Alpha Chapter updates from their
and a national board director with the National Sigma Alpha centers and plan- Dean Frank Galey, left, and Bret Hess,
Sorority. director of the Wyoming Agricultural
ning for this year.
Experiment Station, joke before the start
“She has assisted all of the members of the Alpha Epsilon The annual of planning meetings.
chapter and thousands of students by striving for achieve- planning conference
ment in scholarship, leadership and service,” said Eisele of was the first for Bret Hess as director of the Wyoming Ag-
Cheyenne, a graduate student in the Department of Agricul- ricultural Experiment Station, taking over from Stephen D.
tural and Applied Economics. “Kelly also has inspired many Miller Jan. 22. The R&E Centers are under the administra-
Sigma Alpha members (past and present) and other women tion of the AES.
in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to excel “I don’t know if I can match his passion for the R&E
and further the development of women pursuing careers in Centers,” said Hess, a professor in the Department of Ani-
agriculture. She has been a true success for our members to mal Science. He served as AES assistant director for three
follow, and we could not think of anyone better than her for and a half years. “That would be difficult. We have a similar
the award.” philosophy. I think the R&E Centers are critical to the mis-
Wiseman said she is honored to receive the award. “My sion of the research branch in our college.”
daily interaction with these amazing young women makes (Continued on page 4)
my work exciting and very rewarding,” she said. “I am in-
spired by their work ethic, dedication toward their education
and their passion for agriculture.”
The award recognizes Wiseman’s contributions that
parallel the National Sigma Alpha objective of promoting its
members in all facets of agriculture, strengthening the bonds
of friendship between them, furthering their development of
excellence and striving for scholarship, leadership and service.
The award recipients were recognized at Sigma Alpha
regional leadership seminars around the country in late Feb-
“This was our way of saying thank-you for all the years Researchers from the Laramie Research and Extension Center,
she has assisted the members of Sigma Alpha and to other Powell R&E Center, Sheridan R&E Center, and SAREC near
agriculture organizations on campus,” said Eisele. Lingle met Feb. 8-10 in Laramie.
UW Range Club students win honors in competition
D epartment of Renewable Re-
sources students claimed honors
during competition at the 63rd annual
In addition, Ryder Sime-
niuk of Opheim, Mont.,
received the $6,500
Members of the
URME team are (bold
indicates scoring in
Society for Range Management an- Masonic Range scholar- top 10 percent of com-
nual meeting in Denver. ship from the Society for petitors): Sage Askin,
Range Management. Douglas, Kayla Bish,
Assistant Professor Longmont, Colo., Syd-
Jeff Beck, who coached ney Burek, Elizabeth,
the Rangeland Cup and Colo., Travis Decker,
URME teams, praised Craig, Colo., Leena Hor-
them for their efforts. ton, Riverton, Ben Jech,
“Your efforts were tre- Rushville, Neb., Wade
mendous before and dur- Ryder Simeniuk received LaCount, Rifle, Colo.,
ing the meeting, and the the $6,500 Masonic Range Haley Lockwood, Big
awards the University of Piney, Katie Nelson,
Wyoming Range Club participants Philip, S.D., Katie Schade, Fort Sum-
and teams won demonstrated to ner, N.M., Ticia Shelton, Laramie,
everyone at the meeting the quality Karley Shepperson, Midwest, Kel-
of students who earn degrees in our len Smith, Gillette, Landon Smith,
Andrew Telander placed third
program.” Holyoke, Colo., Michelle Sutherburg,
Beck told students he’s confident Laramie, Adam Teeter, Laramie,
Andrew Telander of Laramie was near year’s team will do well, with sev- Andrew Telander, Laramie, Jordan
third overall among individuals in the eral freshman, sophomore and junior Wambeke, Cody, Rives White, Dan-
Undergraduate Range Management students placing higher than many of iel, Emily Wotkyns, Durango, Colo.,
Exam (URME) competition. The UW the 209 students taking the exam. and Amanda VanPelt, Fernley, Nev.
URME team placed second out of 24
teams. BYU was first, and the Univer-
sity of Alberta was third.
In other competition, the team of
Sage Askin, Douglas, Leena Horton,
Riverton, and Tate Smith, Rye, Colo.,
was third out of eight teams in the
Rangeland Cup poster competition.
Rangeland Cup and URME team members are, front, from left, Leena Horton, Amanda
VanPelt, Sydney Burek, Kayla Bish, coach Assistant Professor Jeff Beck. Second row,
Leena Horton and Sage Askin Katie Nelson, Katie Schade, Haley Lockwood, Emily Wotkyns, Ben Jech, Andrew Telander.
placed third in Rangeland Cup poster Third, Travis Decker, Rives White, Adam Teeter, Sage Askin, Landon Smith. Not pictured,
competition with Tate Smith (not Karley Shepperson, Michelle Sutherburg, Jordan Wambeke, Wade LaCount, Ticia Shelton,
pictured). and Kellen Smith.
Society for Range Management honors
renewable resources faculty members
F aculty members of the Department of Renewable Resources received honors
during the 2010 Society for Range Management annual meeting in Denver
Professors Mike Smith and John Tanaka, head of the department, received
titles of Fellow, and Ann Hild received an Outstanding Achievement award.
Axel Garcia, assistant professor and
irrigation specialist at the Powell The Fellow Award recognizes exceptional service to the society and its pro-
Research and Extension Center, listens grams. Smith was recognized for his service to the SRM History, Archives, and
to Dean Frank Galey’s presentation to Library Com-
start the AES annual meetings. mittee. He
College has record as chair for
enrollment, Galey tells all but three
research and extension years since the
participants (continued from page 2) committee’s
Hess compared himself to a sub- 1986. Smith
stitute who is suddenly called in to was cited for Professor Mike Smith Professor John Tanaka Professor Ann Hild
replace a star player. “I was nowhere helping foster
ready to participate in that type of the inventorying, organizing and indexing of files in the SRM Archive Collection,
game,” he said. “The game is going making them useful for anyone interested in SRM history. He has also worked to
awfully fast for me, but I hope by next collect appropriate materials for the collections.
year things will slow down. Bear with Tanaka’s service to the society started as a student serving as president of the
me. I feel strongly about an open line Oregon State University student chapter, and he has served at the chapter, section
of communication. Feel free to con- and international levels. He was interim executive vice president from 2007-2008
tact me.” and was on the board of directors, serving as president in 2006. “Dr. John Tanaka
Hess said there is discussion to has been one of the primary leaders that have moved the society forward the last 10
create a review committee for the years,” the award announcement stated.
Sheridan R&E Center, and that other Hild was honored for her efforts in research and academia. She served as a
initiatives include renewing, energiz- SRM director from 2006-2009, but SRM specifically noted “her energy, creativity
ing and reorganizing advisory boards and moxie she provides to any effort.”
at other centers, promoting and devel- “Everything she attempts has been entered into with her characteristic deter-
oping multidisciplinary projects, and mination for success coupled with her rapport with colleagues,” SRM noted. “Such
working with Galey in fund-raising a combination of personal traits is rare and commendable.” Hild’s research has
efforts. provided new tools and prescriptions for monitoring and managing rangelands and
understanding the community ecology of shrublands, grasslands, riparian areas
and pastures, according to SRM.
Agricultural and calendar
Applied Economics March 11-14: Western Regional 4-H Leaders Forum, Albuquerque, N.M.
Seminars March 20-25: National 4-H Conference, Washington, D.C.
3:10-4 p.m., Agriculture C build- March 22-26: 2010 Profitable and Sustainable Agricultural Systems (PSAS)
ing, room 223 and Sustainable Management of Rangeland Resources (SMRR) official team
training near Whitman, Neb., at the Gudmundsen Research Center
March 26: “Habitat Equivalency
Analysis for the Pacific Connector March 27: Gamma Sigma Delta Awards Brunch, Laramie, 10 a.m.-noon at
Natural Gas Pipeline,” David “Tex” the Hilton Garden Inn
Taylor, agricultural and applied eco-
nomics department. For a statewide calendar, please access the ag college Web site
FCS student wins national garment design honor
A Department of Family and Consumer Sciences student’s national
award-winning garment has her mark all over it.
The dress by Natalie Ferguson, a senior from Highlands Ranch, Colo.,
was selected Undergraduate Best of Show for the 2010 American Associa-
tion of Family and Consumer Sciences conference this June in Cleveland,
Ferguson incorporated techniques she learned in last fall’s special top-
ics design class with Professor Donna Brown, but she also embedded her
own creative touches to become the first student from the college to win
the national award.
Ferguson’s innovations enable Midnight Galaxy to be worn as a long
formal or as a shorter cocktail dress.
The dual role innovation fit the theme “New Century for FCS. New
Challenges, New Solutions,” said Brown.
“Because of the economic problems facing many, including college
students and their families, Natalie’s innovative concept to create a gar-
ment that will meet several needs for her as a college student and a mem-
ber of a sorority is very timely,” she said.
This was Ferguson’s second contest submission. Her first was not ac-
“I was shocked, speechless and thrilled,” said Ferguson, who will
graduate in December. “I was on cloud nine for awhile. I’m very excited to
be able to present the garment at the national conference.”
The bodice, her own design, is free motion quilted and has metallic
threads. The skirt is marbled with a fabric painting process, is hand-paint- Natalie Ferguson’s dress Midnight Galaxy received the
ed, stitched with her own design (see photo) and is detachable. Undergraduate Best of Show Award. Ferguson is the
first Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
“That was part of the basis for my design,” she said. “The dress is student to receive the national honor from the American
something I can wear for various occasions.” Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Her sorority, Delta Delta Delta has four dances a year. “Some are ca-
sual and some are formal. It’s hard to keep buying dresses,” said Ferguson.
Brown said it is to Ferguson’s credit she incorporated her new skills so
well into the submission.
“Natalie has continued to grow both artistically/creatively and as a
technician since she arrived in our department as a freshman,” she said.
“I’m not surprised she has reached this level as a senior.”
The bodice is free motion quilted.
Department of Molecular Biology Publications
Seminars VanDyke, Kirk A., Alexandre V. Latchi-
ninsky and Scott P. Schell. “Importance of
Fridays, 2:10-3 p.m., Animal Science/Molecular Biology building, room Ecological Scale in Montane Grasshopper (Or-
103 thoptera: Acrididae) Species Structure in Simi-
lar Habitat between Differing Soil Textures
March 12: TBD, Don Ennis, University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Dominant Vegetative Canopy Coverage.”
Journal of Orthoptera Research, 18(2) (2009):
March 26: TBD, Jim Murray, University of California Davis 215-223
Molecular biology doctoral Professor emeritus receives
student’s brother wins 2009 Community Service Award
Winter Olympic Silver
By University Public Relations
D on Brosz, UW professor emeritus of agricultural engi-
neering, has been selected Laramie’s 2009 Community
Service Award winner.
A longtime Laramie resident best known for his activities
T he brother of one of the University of Wyoming’s top
Nordic skiers captured a Winter Olympics silver medal
Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
in support of Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Brosz has devoted
himself to community service since his retirement in 1993.
Brosz began as the extension irrigation engineer at UW in
Evgeniy Panzhinskiy’s brother, Alexander, representing 1962 and was coordinator of water resource programs.
Russia, won the cross-country men’s individual sprint silver Brosz will be honored at the annual Community Service
medal in a photo finish to teammate Nikita Kriukov. Both Award dinner March 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn. The award
skiers completed the 1.5km course in 3:36.3, but judges deter- is presented yearly by the Laramie Lions Club and the Lara-
mined that Kriukov crossed the finish line first. mie Boomerang.
Evgeniy Panzhinskiy, a UW molecular biology doctoral
student from Khabaravsk, Russia, is among the Rocky Moun-
tain Conference overall leaders this season and has helped lead Applying for a grant?
the UW men to an impressive season. The Cowboys’ lowest
finish this season in all league races is second place.
Both the UW men’s and women’s teams are the defend-
ing United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association
(USCSSA) national champions.
T he USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture
expects to release its request for applications for the
2010 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative this month.
“Evgeniy has two years of eligibility left for skiing be-
The announcement will be posted at www.csrees.usda.gov/
cause the school system in Russia is different and his under-
graduate and high school experiences were combined,” UW
Do you have greensheets that have been submitted elec-
Coach Christi Boggs said
tronically but not printed and signed? Please check your on-
She said Evgeniy wanted to go somewhere he could get a
line greensheet lists. The Office of Research and Economic
quality degree in molecular biology while being able to ski.
Development needs signed copies before accounts can be set
“He found two places in the world where this would work
up and is missing a few from the College of Agriculture and
-- Bergen, Norway, and Laramie, Wyoming,” noted Boggs, a
Natural Resources. This would also be a good time to ensure
UW Outreach Credit Programs assistant lecturer. “Evgeniy
greensheets for recent grant proposals are completed and
spent a week visiting Bergen. It rained the entire time and he
have been submitted.
hated it so he came to Laramie.”
When he arrived on campus, Boggs said she did not
know if he would be eligible to compete in the USCSSA be-
cause they adhere to NCAA Division II rules. Department of Animal
“We did some checking, and he was good to go for two Science Seminars
years,” she said. “Last season, he was second in all the national
races, and this year the exact event his brother Alexander me- Fridays, 12:10-1 p.m., Animal Science/Molecular Biology
daled in will be held. Evgeniy should be inspired.” building, room 103.
Both the UW men’s and women’s Nordic ski teams will
defend their national titles at the USCSSA Nationals March Lunch served for $4 beginning at 11:50 a.m. by the Animal
1-6 in Sunday River, Maine. Science Graduate Student Association
March 5: “Camelina Co-products and Rumen-protected
Proposals Submitted Fat Supplementation for Beef Cows,” Philipe Moriel, mas-
ter’s candidate in animal science department
Cornish, Todd, Matthew Kauffman, David Edmunds,
March 12: TBD, Yan “Viva” Ma, Ph.D. candidate, animal
Terry Kreeger, Bryan Richards, Justin Binfet, Dennis Heisey
and Krysten Schuler: $150,000 to U.S. Geological Survey for
“Population Level Impacts of Chronic Wasting Disease in
March 26: TBD, Liren “Tony” Zhang, Ph.D. candidate,
Wyoming Mule Deer.”
animal science department
(Continued on page 7)
Proposals Submitted (continued from page 6) riculture (NIFA) for “Improved Organic Milk Production
through the Use of Condensed Tannin-containing Forage
Du, Min: $1,430,000 to National Institutes of Health Legume.”
(NIH) for “AMP-activated Protein Kinase in Cell Differen-
tiation during Muscle Development Affected by Maternal Latchininsky, Alexandre, and Gary Franc: $143,883
Obesity.” to WDA for “Wyoming Cooperative Agricultural Pest Sur-
vey (CAPS) Program Infrastructure, Nematode Survey of
Edwards, Jeffrey: $19,920 to Wyoming Department of Potato and Dry Beans, and Bundled Small Grain Commod-
Agriculture (WDA) for “High Tunnel Construction and Use ity Survey.”
for Specialty Food Production.”
Schell, Scott, Alexandre Latchininsky and Kirk Van-
Fleak, Tabitha: $56,000 to United Way for “Rock Dyke: $78,000 to USDA NIFA for “Extension Integrated
Springs 4-H Afterschool Program.” Pest Management Coordination and Support Program.”
Freeburn, James: $3,450 to WDA for “Wyoming Spe- Tomschik, Miroslav: $311,000 to NIH for “Linker
cialty Crop – High Tunnel.” Histone Binding Geometry and Dynamics Study.”
Islam, Anowar, and James Krall: $17,103 to U.S. Ward, Naomi, and Harland Winter: $450,000 to
Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research American Asthma Foundation for “Comparison of Biopsies
Service for “Assessment of Fenugreek for Adaptation to and Fecal Samples for Characterization of the Gut Micro-
Southeast Wyoming.” biota in Asthmatic Children.”
Islam, Anowar, J. MacAdam, J. Brummer, J. Eun, W. Wardlaw, Mary Kay: $17,357 to Wyoming Depart-
Gray, D. Heleba, J. Reeve, G. Shewmaker, and A. Young: ment of Education for “Grazin’ with Marty Moose in Three
$1,019,972 to USDA National Institute of Food and Ag- Wyoming Counties as a Partnership with Team Nutrition.”
Presentations: Jaronski, S., E. Abashidze, A.V. Latchininsky, R.
Horowitz, G. Aduashvili, “Evaluation of Entomopathogenic
Fungi for Locust Control in the Republic of Georgia,” pre-
Presented at the 10th International Congress of Or-
sented at the ESA annual meeting, December 13-16, 2009,
thopterology, June 2009, Antalya, Turkey: A. Latchininsky,
“Gray Bird Grasshopper Schistocerca nitens on a NW Hawai-
ian Island: A Challenge to Conservation”; E. Abashidze, S.
Latchininsky, A., and R. Sivanpillai. “Applications of
Jaronski, R. Horowitz, A. Latchininsky and G. Aduashvili,
Remote Sensing to Migratory Locust Monitoring in Central
“Evaluation of Entomopathogenic Fungi for Locust Control
Asia,” presented at the WATARID2 International Confer-
in Georgia”; A. Latchininsky and R. Sivanpillai, “Mapping
ence, May 5, 2009, Tehran, Iran.
Potential Italian Locust (Calliptamus italicus) Habitats in
NE Kazakhstan with Satellite Imagery.”
Latchininsky, A. “Remote Sensing Applications to Pest
Monitoring in Northern Great Plains and Central Asia,”
Presented at the annual meeting of the U.S. National
presented at the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium
Grasshopper Management Board January 20-21, Aurora
(UMAC) annual meeting, August 11, 2009, University of
Colo.: Schell, S.P., and A.V. Latchininsky, “Warrior II and
North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.
RAATs: Initial Trial of Reduced Rate, Coverage and Vol-
umes on Adult Grasshoppers”; B.K. Stevens and A.V. Latchi-
Latchininsky, A. “Eye in Sky: Optimizing Locust
ninsky, “Two for the Price of One: Grasshopper and Horn
Monitoring Using Remote Sensing Tools,” presented at the
Fly Management”; A.V. Latchininsky, “FAO UN Locust
Animal-Plant Interactions Group Seminar series December
Project in Central Asia.”
11, 2009, University of Sydney, Australia, School of Biologi-
Hastings, J.D., A. Mirasano, A.V. Latchininsky, and
S.P. Schell. “CARMA: Assessing Usability through a Non-
Monard, A., M. Chiris and A. Latchininsky. “Analyti-
biased Online Survey Technique,” presented at the 43rd Ha-
cal Report on Locust Situations and Monitoring in Caucasus
waiian International Conference on System Sciences, January
and Central Asia,” presented at FAO UN Regional consul-
5-8, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii.
tation on locust management, October 28, 2009, Almaty,
Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days
M ore than 160 people attended lunch and presentations each day dur-
ing the 26th annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days in
Riverton Feb. 11-12. Held at the Armory building at the Fremont County
Fairgrounds, there were more than 25 booths and 46 presentations. The
event is directed by members of the Fremont County University of Wyo-
ming Cooperative Extension Service offices.
Gavin Woody, right, of Riverton visits with
agricultural entrepreneurship specialist
Cole Ehmke following Ehmke’s marketing
local presentation. Woody sells steers for
Kathi Metzler, Fremont County
Emergency Management coordinator,
Educator Ron Cunningham shares a and Lars Baker, Fremont County Weed
laugh with Shirley Tschannen of Fort and Pest Control District supervisor,
Cerella Overgard, long-time 4-H Washakie at the start of the pesticide before the start of sessions the first day.
enthusiast in Fremont County, listens to school. The pesticide sessions continued
recycling concerns during Alex Malcolm’s throughout the day.
Extension energy coordinator Milt Educator Alex Malcolm announces the
Geiger presented wind and solar energy beginning of presentations.
Educator Tina Russell, left, visits with information.
Mary Gradert of Riverton during Fremont
County Farm and Ranch Days.
Wyoming Life Flight pilot Chuck Nelson, Assistant extension entomologist Educator Tara Kuipers visits with
left, and Paul Bailey of Bailey Tire and Oil Scott Schell makes a point during his Glen Larson of Riverton prior to her
of Riverton. Nelson flew Marine One for grasshopper presentation. presentation Passing it On: Personal
Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Property in Estate Planning.
(Continued on page 9)
Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days
(continued from page 8)
Fremont County Fair office manager Pat
Andy Calvert of Lander uses a clicker Educator Tara Kuipers greets participants Hart, left, and Ron Cunningham protect
to respond to a question during Tina in her presentation. from rotor wash as the Wyoming Life
Russell’s presentation on energy Flight helicopter lifted off from the parking
efficiency. lot of the Armory building.
Mary Hovander of Riverton adds to the
Paramedic Robbie King talks with Kim discussion of recycling concerns during
Collins over the noise of the Wyoming From left, paramedic Robbie King, flight
Alex Malcolm’s session on what to recycle
Life Flight helicopter winding down. nurse Lisa Rose, and pilot Chuck Nelson
and cost savings.
of Wyoming Life Flight.
WESTI Ag Days
O fficially Wyoming Exten-
sion’s Strategically and Tech-
nologically Informative Ag Days,
the annual event is at the Worland
Community Center. University
of Wyoming Cooperative Exten-
sion Service (UW CES) educators
and specialists were among those
who gave 20 presentations each
4-H/youth educator Amber Wallingford
introduces farm and ranch management
Equine specialist Amy McLean visits day Feb. 2-3. WESTI Ag Days is
with Donn Randall of the Wyoming sponsored by the Big Horn Basin
specialist John Hewlett during his presentation
Business Council Agribusiness
on estimating enterprise costs and returns. Ag Ambassadors and directed by
Division before her horse care and
development presentation. members of the Washakie County
UW CES office.
(Continued on page 10)
Worland producer Dan Weber,
left, expressed interest in organic
WESTI (continued from page 9)
Educators Ron Cunningham, left, and Seth Crawford, left, and Andrew
Jim Gill tag team those attending their Scheuerman listen to John Hewlett’s
irrigated pastures session. estimating enterprise costs and returns
Brenda Miller of Basin, left, and Sharon presentation.
Dent of Worland look over materials from
the dehydrating foods discussion by
educators Patti Griffith and Phyllis Lewis.
Farm and ranch management specialist
John Hewlett just before his costs
Energy coordinator Milt Geiger, left,
and returns session to start WESTI
moderator Connie Anson of the Farm
Service Agency, and Donn Randall,
Howard Neibling, extension water crop and forage program manager with
management engineer with the University the Wyoming Business Council, before
of Idaho, presents center pivot runoff and Geiger’s opportunities in renewable
rut prevention information. energy and efficiency session.
Beef specialist Scott Lake, right, prepares
for his AI Protocols session.
Producer Stan Jones discusses benefits
and disadvantages of organic crop and
The Washakie County Cowbelles serve
Assistant Professor and economist John
Ritten discussed stocking rates in the face
of uncertain weather.
Beef specialist Steve Paisley and his
presentation on screen. The topic is Extension energy coordinator Milt Geiger
also the subject of a research story, with and session moderator Connie Anson of
Assistant Professor Kristi Cammack, in the Farm Service Agency.
Nutrition and food safety specialist Phyllis
the next Reflections magazine.
Lewis displays a food dehydrator during (Continued on page 11)
her presentation with Patti Griffith.
WESTI (continued from page 10)
Nutrition and food safety specialist Patti Griffith during Attendees at the organic farming session.
the dehydrating foods workshop.
Beck, Jeffrey: $12,500 from Wyoming Department Effects on Growth, Development, and Carcass Char-
of Environmental Quality for “Advancement of Energy Re- acteristic of Steer Calves.”
Lake, Scott, John Ritten, Kristi Cammack and
Ford, Stephen: $796 from various sponsors for “Fetal Steven Paisley: $87,842 from Five-State Ruminant
Programming.” Consortium for “Weaning Strategies to Maximize
Crop Residues and Improve Carcass Qualities in Beef
Hess, Bret, and Paul Ludden: $596 from Pioneer Steers.”
Hi-Bred International Inc. for “Analysis of Feed and Fecal
Samples for Titanium Dioxide 05-06.” Latchininsky, Alexandre: $35,684 from Univer-
sity of North Dakota for “Remote Sensing Applica-
Hixon, Douglas: $2,736 from The University of Texas tions to Pest Monitoring in Northern Great Plains and
Health Science Center at Houston for “Sheep Research.” Central Asia.”
Jacobsen, Jennifer, Suzy Pelican and Kentz Willis: Liebman, Michael: $10,000 from Vulvar Pain
$19,475 from WDA for “Wyoming Specialty Crops and Lo- Foundation for “Total and Soluble Oxalate Analysis of
cal Foods Project: Supporting Sustainable Lifestyles.” a Minimum of 80 to 90 Foods.”
Jones, Justin, and Randolph Lewis: $6,259 from vari- Mesbah, Abdelouhab: $300 from various spon-
ous sponsors for “Cobre Microscopy.” sors for “Crop Weed Research.”
Kniss, Andrew: $18,825 from various sponsors for “Bi- Panter, Karen: $3,500 from WDA for “Specialty
ology, Ecology, and Management of Weeds in Agronomic Crop Production under High Tunnels.”
Raisbeck, Merl: $5,582 from various sponsors for
Krall, James: $7,750 from various sponsors for “Sus- “Miscellaneous Analysis.”
tainable Crop Research.”
Thompson, Jennifer: $1,000 from various
Lake, Scott: $5,514 from various sponsors for “Research sponsors for “Wyoming Barnyards & Backyards: An
Laboratory Expenses.” Educational Newsletter for Wyoming’s Small Acre
Lake, Scott, and John Ritten: $33,154 from University
of Nebraska for “Economic Impacts of Protein Supplemen- Williams, Karen: $1,125 from various sponsors
tation during Late Gestation on Rebreeding in Cows and for “Family and Consumer Sciences Support.”