Celebrating the University of Wyoming - UW Ag Appreciation Weekend honors citizens, industry

Written by Saige Albert

Laramie – On Sept. 26, Wyomingites from across the state will gather to celebrate the 2015 University of Wyoming Ag Appreciation weekend in Laramie.

      During the weekend, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will honor five people and organizations that have been influential in its success.

Outstanding alumni Ken Hamilton of Laramie and Bud Christensen of Gillette will be recognized for their extensive work in the industry.

At the same time, the Research Partner of the Year, Anadarko, and Andrew Vanvig Distinguished Professor KJ Reddy will be acknowledged for their work for the college. Read more about Anadarko on page 4. A profile of Reddy’s work is featured on page 5.

The college will also honor the John P. Ellbogen Foundation as its Legacy Award winner. The Foundation’s efforts will be detailed in next week's Roundup.

Events for the weekend kick off with the annual Ag Day Barbeque, which benefits the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ student organizations. The barbeque will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. inside the Wyoming Indoor Practice Facility at the southwest corner of the Fan Fest area under the Cowboy Joe Club Tent.

Prices are $12 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under.

Following the barbeque, UW Ag Appreciation Weekend fans are invited to attend the Cowboys vs. Florida Atlantic football game, which kicks off at 1 p.m. in War Memorial Stadium.

For more information on UW’s Ag Appreciation Weekend or to purchase tickets for the football game, visit