University of Wyoming Extension News

UW Extension publications receive national awards

Josh and Sarah Smith of Rawlins are the featured landowners in the summer edition of Barnyards & Backyards magazine. They want to sustainably raise natural, grass-fed Highland cattle on the family ranch.

University of Wyoming Extension magazines received gold and silver awards and publications for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources received bronze awards from the international Association for Communication Excellence (ACE).

The awards were presented during the organization’s annual meeting June 11-14 in Annapolis, Md. The Office of Communications and Technology in UW Extension produces all the publications.

Barnyards & Backyards magazine, published quarterly, received the gold award for magazines and periodicals. Barnyards & Backyards provides information from land resource professionals to be of help to small-acreage landowners in Wyoming.

CONNECT, published annually, received a silver award in the same category. The magazine showcases examples of UW Extension educators working with the people of Wyoming.

Ag News, published every four months, received a bronze award in Newsletters. Ag News highlights the activities of staff and faculty members and the research, educational and outreach programs in the college.

Reflections, published yearly, received a bronze award in electronic publications. The magazine highlights the teaching, research and outreach efforts of faculty and staff members in the college.

The Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences is an international association of communicators, educators and information technologists.