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Welcome to the Casper College Agriculture Department, home to more than 100 agriculture majors. We also offer online agriculture degrees and classes.

What are the features of Casper’s program?

Agriculture Degrees are offered for both transfer and non-transfer students in the areas of: Animal Science, Agriculture Business, Range Management and General Agriculture. Classes include a wide variety of animal science and animal production courses, meat science, soils, range ecology, crops and agro-ecology, agriculture economics and agriculture business courses. Generally, 75 percent of our traditional students transfer to universities and receive their Bachelor’s Degrees. We also offer a variety of technical courses such as Packing and Outfitting (AGTK 1590) and Horseshoeing (AGTK 1570) to meet the demands of members of our community. 

Student organizations

In the Casper College Agriculture Department, we believe that the most successful students are not only those that excel in the classroom, but also are ones that actively participate in activities that are offered on campus.  The Oil City Ag Club is the largest club found on campus with membership of around 35-45 members a year. Many of its activities include: the Adopt a Highway Program, annually hosting a Club Calf Sale in the fall and a Lamb and Pig sale in the spring, and social activities such as a Thanksgiving dinner and card tournaments.

The Livestock Judging Club annually hosts spring and fall livestock judging contests which are attended regularly by 125-150 4-H and FFA members from the Wyoming, Colorado, and Montana.  Members of the Livestock Judging Club also provide annual livestock training, coupled with a ski trip.  Livestock Judging Club members also serve as leaders at our annual livestock judging camp.  Learn more about the Livestock Judging Team.

The Casper College Rodeo Club is historic club that dates back to the start of the department. They volunteer throughout the year to help put on local events such as jackpot ropings, the Chris Ledoux Memorial Rodeo and most importantly, the Casper College Ropin’ and Riggin’ Days Rodeo held every April.

Casper College Ag students are very active in student government (two faculties were also senators as students) and other campus clubs such as intramural sports, Forensics/Debate and College Republicans.  We have also had a very strong tie with the Wyoming FFA Association and have taught numerous State FFA Officers during their terms.


The Casper College Agriculture Department is very fortunate to have many relationships with members of the community, other departments on campus, high schools and youth programs.

One of our strongest partnerships lies with our advisory board that meets annually to discuss all aspects of the agriculture department and make recommendations for future changes. The advisory committee is made up of business men and women, teachers and alumni of the programs. In addition to meeting annually, the faculty often seeks the input of advisory committee members on a wide range of issues.

The Casper College Agriculture Department has also made it a priority to be actively involved with many youth oriented and producer organizations in the state of Wyoming. We host many 4-H and FFA activities that range from sales, contests, shows and “Ag in the Classroom” days hosted by the local FFA and 4-H organizations. The department is also a vital member of both the Wyoming Club Calf Association and the Wyoming Club Lamb Association. We host a sale every fall in conjunction with the Wyoming Club Calf Association and assist in implementing a futurity show at the Wyoming State Fair for those calves sold in the previous year’s sale. We also host the Wyoming Club Lamb Association’s summer show on campus and are sponsors for several of the award given that day.

We also have the unique opportunity to be a partner in education with the local high school and their FFA program. The college has an articulation agreement with Natrona County High School here in Casper and offer college credit for 12 credit hours of agriculture classes taught to high school students.  The articulation agreement calls for the interaction between our faculty at the college and the high school instructors.

What can I do with this major?

Attending your dream university starts right here at CC

A transfer agreement is available for this degree. Students who choose CC for their first two years of college are prepared to transfer and finish their degrees anywhere in the world. Learn how you can earn a bachelor’s, master’s, or even your doctorate through one of our university partnerships with schools from across the country.

Employment info

Often, the most influential learning for students comes in the form of on-the-job training. We pride ourselves in the cooperative effort that we have with several employers in our community in the development of our graduates and students.

A great example of this is the Wyoming Livestock Roundup (WLR) which is the state’s largest and most influential agriculture publication based here in Casper. One of our agriculture communication students was recently hired as an intern with the WLR.

Annually, we have students interested in feeds and feeding of livestock and also business and marketing skills employed at a local feed store. There, students are active in the formulation, mixing and merchandising of rations and feeds to local ranchers, farmers and small animal owners. They are also very involved in the interaction with the customers and develop ideal business and salesmanship skills.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no pre-reqs for this program.

What courses would I take?

Interested in online learning?

All or a portion of the courses in this program may be available online. Learn more about online programs and courses at Casper College.

Contact Info

Julie Hansen

Academic Assistant, School of Science

Gerald (Jerry) Hawkes

Dean, School of Science