UW College of Ag Honors Whitney Benefits

The Whitney Benefits Foundation of Sheridan is being honored by the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for its collaborative efforts to create and strengthen agricultural paths for students seeking advanced education.

According to information provided by the University of Wyoming, the college’s Research/Outreach Partner Award will be presented this Friday, and then foundation representatives will be recognized during the Wyoming/Wofford football game Saturday during Ag Appreciation Weekend at the university.

The foundation’s agricultural efforts include $1.3 million to Sheridan College in 2014 toward building the Forrest Mars Agriculture Center on the campus, and a $1.25-million gift to Sheridan College in 2007, enabling the University of Wyoming to strengthen the college’s agricultural curriculum for an enhanced degree program.

In 2016, the foundation made a $750,000 endowment to Sheridan College to fund the Edward E. Whitney Agricultural Instructor position. In 2017, Whitney Benefits pledged $1.475 million to Sheridan College for agricultural opportunities to continue funding the instructor and an agriculture business instructor, create a new rangeland management instructor position and a new seasonal farm assistant to support student and faculty member laboratory work.

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