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Author: Caleb Carter

Orange pesticide sprayers

How to use pesticides with care and confidence

Are you pesticide-averse or an over-avenger? 

I have gone on yard calls for a weed or pest issue, only to find the homeowner has already applied chemicals to no avail. 

Often it is because they misidentified the pest or misused …

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Bee on flower

Farmers, ranchers benefit from promoting pollinators

I want to make the case that all Wyoming farmers and ranchers can benefit by promoting pollinators. Creating, enhancing and protecting habitat that provides flowers during the growing season can promote pollinators, increase crop yields, reduce pest insect populations and …

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red-orange, blue, and yellow flowers

These 31 flowers do well in Laramie

The University of Wyoming has played host since 2012 to the only All-America Selections (AAS) Display Garden in the state.

Every year AAS provides seeds and plant material to display and to help determine the best varieties for our area. …

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Boy standing in front of tree

You Don’t Need to be an “Ag Kid”

Wyoming is very much still the wild west cowboy state that I pictured it to be as a suburban kid from Minnesota. It still has sprawling ranches, lots of cattle, and small towns. Picturing the College of Agriculture and Natural …

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Finding Who You are in Agriculture

When I first stepped foot on the University of Wyoming, my homesick freshman self had two goals in mind: to graduate with a degree in Agriculture Business Management and to get back home to my family’s irrigation business to work. …

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Girl on mountain

Hurry Up and Wait

Since high school I have been focused on one thing, getting into veterinary school.

I spent those four years stressing over getting a B on a test, joining every club I could that I thought would look good on a …

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The Chaos of Agriculture

We live in a society of box checkers. Graduate high school; check. Attend college; check. Get a job; check. Safe enough to retire; check. Life is full of expectations and things that we are supposed to do.

But let’s be …

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Girl in snow with dog

PAWtnerships

Community. There is so much meaning and potential for growth, progress, and mutual support in that word. Throughout my time here at the University of Wyoming, I have been continuously supported by the College of Ag community, the border campus …

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Girl in field

Be Present

From personal experience, it can be easy to lose sight of what drives the basis of your actions. With the world relentlessly changing, it can be overwhelming to construct a to-do list, much less give your full attention to every …

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