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Ag Hall Of Fame Applications

Written by Emilee Gibb

Nearly 60 Wyomingites have been recognized since 1992 as the cream of the crop in Wyoming’s agriculture industry through their induction into the Wyoming Agriculture Hall of Fame. After recognizing Dennis Thaler of LaGrange and former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis of Cheyenne last year, the Wyoming Livestock Roundup is searching for the next individuals or couples to be inducted in 2017.

“Now’s the time to really showcase those in the agriculture industry who have played a strong role in agriculture through support, volunteerism and industry leadership – both on the farm and ranch and in their community,” says Dennis Sun, Wyoming Livestock Roundup publisher. “Nominate friends, neighbors and others who epitomize what it means to be a Wyoming agriculturalist.”

Nomination forms are available at or by contacting the Roundup at 307-234-2700 or roundup@ The nomination form includes a list of the nominee’s agriculture and civic achievements, volunteer activities and recognitions.

After nominations are submitted, a panel of three independent judges will be selected to review applications and select the winners. Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at the Wyoming Ag Hall of Fame picnic, scheduled to be held on Aug. 16. At the picnic, nominees will receive a commemorative poster and belt buckle.

Nominations are due by June 12. Forms can be mailed to Wyoming Livestock Roundup, PO Box 850, Casper, WY 82602 or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Feel free to include any supplemental information with the nomination form, including letters of support. Call 307-234- 2700 with any questions.

Application form available here.

Inside the July 15, 2017 Roundup

Written by WyLR
Here's a preview of the July 15 edition of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup.
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Wilderness study areas

Fremont, Natrona County Commissioners tackle WPLI

            On July 8, a group of County Commissioners, landowners, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employees and Wyoming Game and Fish Department personnel toured a complex of wilderness study areas (WSAs) in the Sweetwater Rocks.

            Doug Thompson, former Fremont County Commissioner and landowner, chairs the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) committee in Fremont County, and he explains, “The Sweetwater Rocks is actually four separate WSAs in the same area. We toured the complex to be better informed, so we can make a recommendation on what should happen with that land.”

            WPLI is an effort established by the Wyoming County Commissioners Association to deal with wilderness study areas in Wyoming. WSAs are areas that were designated for study to determine whether they should be wilderness areas or not.


Kistler Tent celebrates 100 years in business

Casper – In 1917, George Kistler saw a need for someone to make tents and awning, and he started Kistler Tent and Awning in the basement of his home. The business has grown and expanded over the last 100 years to serve the majority of the state of Wyoming for all tent, awning and event rental needs.

            “This is an exciting business today,” says Kyle Gray, who owns the business with his wife Kerry. “There’s something new every day, and we do a lot of different things.”

            Before 1920, George Kistler and his family started by making awnings, but soon, they expanded the business to include repairs and custom projects.

            “They could make almost anything out of canvas and fabric,” says Gray. “Awnings, sheep wagon covers, automobile tops and tents were some of his specialties.”

            Gray continues, “In fact, the Kistlers invented the lambing tent, making the frames and the canvas for the tents.”



            As summer storms mix with spells of hot, dry weather, many Wyoming landowners are concerned about wildfire threats to forests and rangeland. Wyoming State Forestry Division Assistant State Forester and Fire Management Officer Anthony Schultz explains the 2017 wildfire outlook and resources Wyomingites can use to stay updated on fire hazards.



            On June 30, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an acreage report on the outlook for corn and soybeans. Purdue University Agricultural Economist Chris Hurt discussed the data and implications of the report during a webinar presentation on July 3.



Also inside the Roundup this week:

  • Livestock groups secure ELD exemption.
  • An organization's response to a vexing cattle market.
  • Gillette junior's research rises to the top.
  • Using soil health to inform decisions.
  • New financial tool unravels fiscal statement info.
  • Correctly identifying problem soil critical for finding solutions.
  • Albany County landowners partner with FWS in Wyo. toad releases.





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