Sheridan College, Whitney Benefits and the University of Wyoming are in the process of exploring building an agricultural center south of Sheridan College on the 500-acre Adams Ranch property. The center would be an expansion of the existing Sheridan Research and Extension Center near Wyarno, and would focus on educational programs in horticulture, turf grass and forage management.
The concept for the research and extension center came from a planning and review committee that was comprised of local stakeholders and representatives from Sheridan College and the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Director of the Wyoming Ag Experiment Station Bret Hess says the next step is to perform a series of soil and water samples on the proposed site.
Sheridan College Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Jon Connolly comments on the vision of such a facility.
Hess pointed out that expansion of the Sheridan Research and Extension Center is only a concept for now, and that there is no formal building plan, and eventual cost would depend upon the type of structure and programs offered.