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UW Extension, college of agriculture publications earn awards

barnyardsReflectionsUniversity of Wyoming Extension and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources publications received top awards in the associate’s track competition of the Wyoming Press Association (WPA).

The awards were announced during the WPA annual conference Jan. 16-18 in Laramie. The publications are produced through theOffice of Communications and Technology in UW Extension.

Barnyards & Backyards magazine, produced by the Small Acreage Issue Team, received first place in the Publications category. Produced quarterly, the magazine features information from natural resource experts for small-acreage owners in Wyoming.

            Reflections magazine, the annual publication that highlights research in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, received second place. The magazine is published by the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station.

Sugar beet analysis earns University of Wyoming Reflections magazine top award

What would happen to producer profits if Roundup Ready sugar beet technology was no longer available and how facilitators help Wyoming citizens make group decisions received first and second places in the University of Wyoming’s Reflections magazine.

Reflections highlights research in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and is a publication of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (AES). An anonymous group of faculty members and researchers in the college rank the articles.

Scientists in the Departments of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Plant Sciences found that producers who use Roundup Ready sugar beet seed, and assuming a 2-ton per acre increase because of the technology, gain on average $95 per acre more than if low-cost, conventional tillage and seed was used. If a producerutilizes high-cost, conventional production practices, the Roundup Ready system is $107 more profitable without any yield increase and $223.73 more profitable if assuming a 2-ton/acre yield increase for the Roundup Ready system.

Authors are associate professor Chris Bastian, assistant professor John Ritten, and research scientist Brian Lee, who is based at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center, in the agricultural economics department, and assistant professor Andrew Kniss in plant sciences.

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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.