The Casper College Agriculture Department is very fortunate to have many relationships with members of the community, other departments on campus, high schools and youth programs.
One of our strongest partnerships lies with our advisory board that meets annually to discuss all aspects of the agriculture department and make recommendations for future changes. The advisory committee is made up of business men and women, teachers and alumni of the programs. In addition to meeting annually, the faculty often seeks the input of advisory committee members on a wide range of issues.
The Casper College Agriculture Department has also made it a priority to be actively involved with many youth oriented and producer organizations in the state of Wyoming. We host many 4-H and FFA activities that range from sales, contests, shows and “Ag in the Classroom” days hosted by the local FFA and 4-H organizations. The department is also a vital member of both the Wyoming Club Calf Association and the Wyoming Club Lamb Association. We host a sale every fall in conjunction with the Wyoming Club Calf Association and assist in implementing a futurity show at the Wyoming State Fair for those calves sold in the previous year’s sale. We also host the Wyoming Club Lamb Association’s summer show on campus and are sponsors for several of the award given that day.
We also have the unique opportunity to be a partner in education with the local high school and their FFA program. The college has an articulation agreement with Natrona County High School here in Casper and offer college credit for 12 credit hours of agriculture classes taught to high school students. The articulation agreement calls for the interaction between our faculty at the college and the high school instructors.