In order to become successful and grow as a department, we believe in making sure that we market ourselves to our campus, community, state, and region. We work on many events throughout the year to develop relationships and support for our efforts and activities.
For students and youth, we annually host two livestock judging contests, fall and spring. These contests are generally attended by 125-150 4-H and FFA members from Wyoming, Colorado, and Montana. At the Wyoming State FFA convention every April, we help with contests and host a recruitment booth during the four days to get students interested. Finally, we extensively recruit and call future students about Casper College and their options throughout the year. Normally, we have two students a week tour the campus and look at the next step in their life.
The Doornbos Agriculture Lecture Series brings FFA students to campus. This lecture series is held annually in February and covers a wide variety of topics from livestock fitting and showing to issues such as global warming and agro-terrorism. In conjunction with the lecture series, we also offer a Rancher’s Night Out that brings in producers and the public to discuss issues that pertain to the local production.
On campus, we invite all of the faculty, staff, and administration to visit the Agriculture Department at the Bull Wash Bash. We have fun events from roping a dummy calf to Cow Pie Bingo. We wrap up the year with the annual Ag Banquet, which allows us to showcase our achievements of the past year to the campus, community, and most of all, the parents of our students.