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Ag Hall Of Fame Applications

Written by Emilee Gibb

Nearly 60 Wyomingites have been recognized since 1992 as the cream of the crop in Wyoming’s agriculture industry through their induction into the Wyoming Agriculture Hall of Fame. After recognizing Dennis Thaler of LaGrange and former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis of Cheyenne last year, the Wyoming Livestock Roundup is searching for the next individuals or couples to be inducted in 2017.

“Now’s the time to really showcase those in the agriculture industry who have played a strong role in agriculture through support, volunteerism and industry leadership – both on the farm and ranch and in their community,” says Dennis Sun, Wyoming Livestock Roundup publisher. “Nominate friends, neighbors and others who epitomize what it means to be a Wyoming agriculturalist.”

Nomination forms are available at or by contacting the Roundup at 307-234-2700 or roundup@ The nomination form includes a list of the nominee’s agriculture and civic achievements, volunteer activities and recognitions.

After nominations are submitted, a panel of three independent judges will be selected to review applications and select the winners. Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at the Wyoming Ag Hall of Fame picnic, scheduled to be held on Aug. 16. At the picnic, nominees will receive a commemorative poster and belt buckle.

Nominations are due by June 12. Forms can be mailed to Wyoming Livestock Roundup, PO Box 850, Casper, WY 82602 or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Feel free to include any supplemental information with the nomination form, including letters of support. Call 307-234- 2700 with any questions.

Application form available here.

Inside the June 17, 2017 Roundup

Written by WyLR
Here's a preview of the June 17 edition of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup.
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Family traditions

Third-generation CNFR competitor reflects on college rodeo experience

Casper – Some of the best cowboys and cowgirls from around the nation convened in Casper to showcase their talents and compete for top honors in the 2017 College Nationals Finals Rodeo (CNFR).

            The rodeo kicked off on June 11, and the championship round will be held on June 17.

            Wyoming native KL Spratt shares her experience competing in college rodeos and the CNFR as she reflects back on her college career.

            Spratt grew up on her family’s cattle ranch near Lysite before moving to Phoenix, Ariz., then New Mexico and Texas for school.

            Spratt explains that rodeoing is not simply an individual hobby but a family tradition.


Details finalized on U.S.-China beef agreements

            On June 12, the U.S. and China announced details were finalized to export U.S. beef to China.

            A press release from USDA noted, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the U.S. to begin beef exports to China.”

            Greg Hanes of the U.S. Meat Export Federation commented, “The quality of Wyoming producers beef creates makes my job easier. The beef is great quality.”

            “I can probably guarantee that at least one cut from each Wyoming animal is going to an international market,” Hanes added. “Wyoming cattle producers are not just producing for Wyoming or the U.S. It’s an international market.”



            Rowdy’s Hope in Motion (RHIM) was started in memory of nine-year-old Rowdy Smallwood, who passed away after a tragic ranching accident in 2010. After being amazed at the support and generosity of the community, the Smallwoods decided to begin a non-profit organization to support other ranching, farming and rodeo families.



            Several western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming youth found out there is more to the 4-H lamb and goat projects than the show ring. The youth took part in hands-on training recently during the Dawes County Sheep and Goat clinic in Chadron, Neb.


Also inside the Roundup this week:

  • WSGA elects new leaders.
  • Livestock haulers need ELD delay and HOS flexibility.
  • College National Finals Rodeo draws strong Wyo contestants.
  • Wyoming Junior Hereford Field Day selects champions at 2017 event.






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