SHERIDAN — In a possible satellite branch of the existing Sheridan Research and Extension Center near Wyarno, the University of Wyoming and Sheridan College are looking at building an agricultural center near the college campus.
The proposed facility would be located south of the college on the 500-acre Adams Ranch, having a focus on horticulture, forage management and other educational programs,
According to Bret Hess, director of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, water and soil samples are being taken from the property this spring and summer. He explained that after the data are collected, the hope is to develop a plan by fall.
Sheridan College and UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources representatives, as well as local stakeholders, created the concept as part of a planning and review committee.
Hess noted that the expansion is only in the beginning stages, and costs depend on the type of facility that is built and the programs that are offered.
Sheridan College Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Jon Connolly said the center would aid students studying agriculture to continue their four-year education at UW. Connolly also said students could put what they learn into practice through the center.
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