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Category: Student Perspectives

Ryan Knuth

For the Hunger of Knowledge

Ryan Knuth

Many of this year’s ag ambassador blogs have been very helpful to incoming and current students. Ambassadors have discussed topics such as self-love and finding ways to make yourself happy, along with advice on becoming a better student, by building

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Mackenzie Faircloth

The World Needs More Agvocates

Mackenzie Faircloth

Growing up and living in rural Wyoming, I experience the amazing diversity of the production agriculture that surrounds me. We start the year waiting for the first calf or lamb to be born. We ready the field equipment. Spring brings

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Payton Hallsted

Branch Out

Payton Hallsted

As a stereotypical pre-veterinary student, I have always had a bit of a one-track mind. Since I decided at the ripe old age of six that I wanted to be a veterinarian, I have been working single-mindedly towards that goal.

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Kyla Baldridge

Is Agriculture also STEM?

Kyla Baldridge

Recently I was having a conversation with a roommate and someone new whom I had just met that day. Naturally, we started asking the typical get to know you questions. As we were discussing names and hometowns, we go to

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McKenzi Davison

If You’ve Got a Chance, Take It!

McKenzi DavisonSometimes the opportunities available within the University and beyond can be somewhat overwhelming with such an availability of options. But don’t people say, “you only regret the chances you didn’t take”? In my time spent here, I’ve come to realize

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Brittany Vogl

Eat Good, Feel Good

Agriculture is a big part of our everyday lives! As I sit here writing this, I can’t think of a single thing that agriculture does not play a part in. Of course, a major agricultural contribution to our society is

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Shelia Walsh

Foods and Friends

I have lived in southern California most of my life, but I felt it was time to venture out while continuing my education. I had been accepted into many

schools nearby and a few out of state. After weighing all

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Madison Blaeser

Shake Their Hand

Many students (including myself) are reluctant to visit their professors. Whether it be nerves, not wanting to ask a “stupid question,” or thinking there won’t be any benefits, most students will pass up on many resources available to them. Why …

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Girl in warm coat and gloves with thumbs up

Keep on Truckin’

Lately I have been lacking some serious motivation. I don’t know if it’s the nice(ish) weather, or the nearing of my senior classes, but no part of me wants to be doing school.

So, what do I do when I’m …

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Bridger Sparks

Love You

One day I was sitting at work, and I had some free time. So, I did as most do and pulled out my phone to text a friend back. After some discussion, he revealed to me that he had skipped …

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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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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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Girl in warm coat and gloves with thumbs up

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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