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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 May 20, 2017 Roundup

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Legacy of Learning

Longtime rangeland ecology and watershed management professor to retire

Laramie – After 50 years of Extension and education work, 37 of those years at the University of Wyoming (UW), Associate Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management Dan Rodgers is officially retiring from his position.

          As he reflects back on his career at UW and his experiences working in Wyoming, one of the highlights for Rodgers has been helping students discover their passion for learning and rangeland management.

          “Working with the students has probably been the most rewarding part of my career here at UW,” says Rodgers, “Especially trying to get them motivated and to get them to think that they’re going to school for themselves.”


Colo. and Wyo. foresters gather for annual meeting in Casper

Casper – On May 11-13, the Society of American Foresters hosted their annual Colorado/Wyoming meeting, featuring educational talks and discussions led by presenters from around the country.

          During the Wyoming Interagency Timber Meeting on May 11, State Natural Resource Advisor for U.S. Senator Barrasso, Travis McNiven, talked with attendees about the current political climate and recent changes at Capitol Hill.

          Things are continuing to progress with President Trump’s cabinet, said McNiven.

          “On April 28, he just nominated a gentleman by the name of David Bernhardt to be undersecretary, so he joins Secretary Zinke there at the Interior,” he commented.

          On April 24, the Senate confirmed Sonny Purdue as the Secretary of Agriculture.


          On April 18, the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Region released a supplement to their Grazing Permit Administration Handbook addressing permits with term status.


          On May 11, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an overhaul in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s organization structure, including the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign affairs and consolidation of several agencies.

Also inside the Roundup this week:

  • USDA certifies rural business fund.
  • The innovations of ranchers: How every business can benefit from tech.
  • USDA Rural Development serves rural communities.
  • Sublette County Predator Board declines private aerial wolf-hunting.
  • Pasture improvement, water focus of Sims Cattle Company.






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