Agriculture Professional Growth
The Casper College Agriculture Department takes prides in our professional growth activities. Tom Parker is a former Region I NVATA Vice President and a former National NVATA President. Heath Hornecker, the current agriculture department head is a former State WVATA President. Three of the four faculty members from Casper College attended the NAAE Region I Conference in April 2007. Staying involved in our local, state, regional, and national agriculture organizations is a very important commitment we have made.
Our department is committed to providing time and money to professional development. In February, we hosted the annual Philip Doornbos Lecture Series. This was a two day seminar and included a fitting and showing clinic plus a lecture by an internationally renowned agriculture speaker, author, and scientist Dr. Jay Lehr. Areas of professional development that the agriculture faculty has been involved in over the years includes training, workshop, and conferences in: Precision Agriculture, GIS, GPS, Computerized Financial Records, Crop Production Records, Livestock Production Records, National Farm and Ranch Business Management Association, Perception Accounting, Index and Ratio Analysis, Western Integrated Resource Management, Holistic Resource Management, Range Ecology, Livestock Judging and Quality Matters.
The faculty at the Casper College Agriculture Department are involved in many more activities and organizations which include: American Society of Animal Scientists, American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, Wyoming Association of Career and Technical Educators, Wyoming FFA Foundation, National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, and the National Junior College Coaches Association.