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Category: Student Perspectives

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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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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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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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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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Being Involved at UW: 3 Reasons Why

1. The opportunities. Being involved can open many doors, such as a job and internship opportunity. In my first semester at UW, I started a job in the Animal Science department as an office assistant. Not only has that allowed …

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Bucking the Norm

In my final year here at the University of Wyoming, I have been asked a multitude of questions, but the one I have been asked the most is where I am applying to vet school. Everyone automatically assumes that just …

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RFID Tags: Frivolous or Beneficial to Producers?

During the summer months of 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) allocated funds to purchase up to eight million radio frequency identification (RFID) ear tags for cattle and bison, providing the new …

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Change is Challenging (but normal)

By Elizabeth Martinez

When we graduate from high school, we have this idea that we are supposed to know exactly what we are going to do in college. In my last three and a half years of being in college, …

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A college anchored in its regional agriculture

The French idea of Terroir describes the uniqueness of soils, climate and culture resulting in a regional set of agricultural techniques, production methods, and products. While the notion is not often exported beyond France, except in the

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Get Involved!

By Wes Taylor

As my last semester of college comes to a close, and I’m not able to do some of things I loved to do so much in past years, I keep thinking of things I wish I would …

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Unknown to Agriculture

When you hear the word Wyoming many people think of a country bumpkin who only cares about farming and ranching. After telling people you go to the University of Wyoming, they often ask why

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