New ranch and agrotourism management certificate offered for fall 2021 semester

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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A new certificate designed to develop the next generation of ranch and agrotourism managers will be offered at Casper College beginning in the fall 2021 semester.

The Ranch and Agrotourism Management program is designed for:

  • Current ranch supervisors and managers.
  • Those desiring to advance their career in ranch management.
  • Those wanting to enter or who are currently working in the hospitality and tourism industry, including dude ranches, outdoor guide services, guest and hunting lodges, and more.

According to officials, “the Casper College Ranch Management certificate program will develop graduates that are marketable and employable by developing a unique skill set geared toward the broader agricultural industry.”

Students will gain a broader agricultural management skillset during the one-year program through current ranch management operational practices and incorporating hospitality and tourism practices into an enterprise or independent entity. Students will also experience and validate their learning through an internship to expose them to the people and operations in this evolving industry.

For more information on the Casper College Ranch and Agrotourism Management certificate, contact Heath Hornecker, agriculture instructor, at 307-268-2525 or; or Jerry Hawkes, dean, school of science, at 307-268-2593 or

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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