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Gary Darnall, Angus McColl among 2011 UW College of Ag honorees

Courtesy photoGary Darnall has instilled procedures such as scraping pens each day for fly control and a system of lagoons and pumps so feedlot effluent never reaches nearby Pumpkin Creek.

An agricultural producer, the owner of a wool fiber testing business, a donation of a ranch to the University of Wyoming and a long-time sponsor of research will be honored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources during Ag Appreciation Weekend Sept. 9-10.

Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Gary Darnall of Harrisburg, NE, and Angus McColl of Denver, Legacy Award recipient Tim Mellon of Riverside and Research Partner of the Year Syngenta will be recognized during the weekend and at the Wyoming vs. Texas State University football game Sept. 10. Festivities include the annual barbecue and ag weekend group football tickets.

Outstanding Alumni Award recipient Gary Darnall said he always intended to return to the livestock and farming operation that grew from his great-grandfather’s homestead nestled against the Wildcat Hills near Harrisburg. Darnall graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1960 and a master’s degree in 1962, both in agricultural economics.



“My whole goal was to come back to production agriculture and, hopefully, to the ranch,” said Darnall, who attended UW on a track scholarship. His return to fulltime at the farm/ranch had to wait until farm economics changed in the early 1960s. The family was not sure if the operation would support Darnall, his wife, Emilie, two children, Lisa and Lane, and his parents, Harvey and Mattie.

After teaching classes at Western Nebraska College in Scottsbluff, NE, and as a vocational agricultural teacher – all the while working at the farm/ranch – the economics changed and Darnall was able to join his father.



Darnall said he could not accomplish what he has done without advice and expertise from many others. The operation, which includes Darnall Feedlot, now employs 16, including three part-time employees, and Lisa and Lane, who have joined the operation full time.

An agricultural producer, the owner of a wool fiber testing business, a donation of a ranch to the University of Wyoming and a long-time sponsor of research will be honored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources during Ag Appreciation Weekend Sept. 9-10.

Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Gary Darnall of Harrisburg, NE, and Angus McColl of Denver, Legacy Award recipient Tim Mellon of Riverside and Research Partner of the Year Syngenta will be recognized during the weekend and at the Wyoming vs. Texas State University football game Sept. 10. Festivities include the annual barbecue and ag weekend group football tickets.

Outstanding Alumni Award recipient Gary Darnall said he always intended to return to the livestock and farming operation that grew from his great-grandfather’s homestead nestled against the Wildcat Hills near Harrisburg. Darnall graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1960 and a master’s degree in 1962, both in agricultural economics.

“My whole goal was to come back to production agriculture and, hopefully, to the ranch,” said Darnall, who attended UW on a track scholarship. His return to fulltime at the farm/ranch had to wait until farm economics changed in the early 1960s. The family was not sure if the operation would support Darnall, his wife, Emilie, two children, Lisa and Lane, and his parents, Harvey and Mattie.

After teaching classes at Western Nebraska College in Scottsbluff, NE, and as a vocational agricultural teacher – all the while working at the farm/ranch – the economics changed and Darnall was able to join his father.

Darnall said he could not accomplish what he has done without advice and expertise from many others. The operation, which includes Darnall Feedlot, now employs 16, including three part-time employees, and Lisa and Lane, who have joined the operation full time.

An agricultural producer, the owner of a wool fiber testing business, a donation of a ranch to the University of Wyoming and a long-time sponsor of research will be honored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources during Ag Appreciation Weekend Sept. 9-10.

Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Gary Darnall of Harrisburg, NE, and Angus McColl of Denver, Legacy Award recipient Tim Mellon of Riverside and Research Partner of the Year Syngenta will be recognized during the weekend and at the Wyoming vs. Texas State University football game Sept. 10. Festivities include the annual barbecue and ag weekend group football tickets.

Outstanding Alumni Award recipient Gary Darnall said he always intended to return to the livestock and farming operation that grew from his great-grandfather’s homestead nestled against the Wildcat Hills near Harrisburg. Darnall graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1960 and a master’s degree in 1962, both in agricultural economics.

“My whole goal was to come back to production agriculture and, hopefully, to the ranch,” said Darnall, who attended UW on a track scholarship. His return to fulltime at the farm/ranch had to wait until farm economics changed in the early 1960s. The family was not sure if the operation would support Darnall, his wife, Emilie, two children, Lisa and Lane, and his parents, Harvey and Mattie.

After teaching classes at Western Nebraska College in Scottsbluff, NE, and as a vocational agricultural teacher – all the while working at the farm/ranch – the economics changed and Darnall was able to join his father.

Darnall said he could not accomplish what he has done without advice and expertise from many others. The operation, which includes Darnall Feedlot, now employs 16, including three part-time employees, and Lisa and Lane, who have joined the operation full time.

An agricultural producer, the owner of a wool fiber testing business, a donation of a ranch to the University of Wyoming and a long-time sponsor of research will be honored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources during Ag Appreciation Weekend Sept. 9-10.

Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Gary Darnall of Harrisburg, NE, and Angus McColl of Denver, Legacy Award recipient Tim Mellon of Riverside and Research Partner of the Year Syngenta will be recognized during the weekend and at the Wyoming vs. Texas State University football game Sept. 10. Festivities include the annual barbecue and ag weekend group football tickets.

Outstanding Alumni Award recipient Gary Darnall said he always intended to return to the livestock and farming operation that grew from his great-grandfather’s homestead nestled against the Wildcat Hills near Harrisburg. Darnall graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1960 and a master’s degree in 1962, both in agricultural economics.

“My whole goal was to come back to production agriculture and, hopefully, to the ranch,” said Darnall, who attended UW on a track scholarship. His return to fulltime at the farm/ranch had to wait until farm economics changed in the early 1960s. The family was not sure if the operation would support Darnall, his wife, Emilie, two children, Lisa and Lane, and his parents, Harvey and Mattie.

After teaching classes at Western Nebraska College in Scottsbluff, NE, and as a vocational agricultural teacher – all the while working at the farm/ranch – the economics changed and Darnall was able to join his father.

Darnall said he could not accomplish what he has done without advice and expertise from many others. The operation, which includes Darnall Feedlot, now employs 16, including three part-time employees, and Lisa and Lane, who have joined the operation full time.

An agricultural producer, the owner of a wool fiber testing business, a donation of a ranch to the University of Wyoming and a long-time sponsor of research will be honored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources during Ag Appreciation Weekend Sept. 9-10.

Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Gary Darnall of Harrisburg, NE, and Angus McColl of Denver, Legacy Award recipient Tim Mellon of Riverside and Research Partner of the Year Syngenta will be recognized during the weekend and at the Wyoming vs. Texas State University football game Sept. 10. Festivities include the annual barbecue and ag weekend group football tickets.

Outstanding Alumni Award recipient Gary Darnall said he always intended to return to the livestock and farming operation that grew from his great-grandfather’s homestead nestled against the Wildcat Hills near Harrisburg. Darnall graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1960 and a master’s degree in 1962, both in agricultural economics.

“My whole goal was to come back to production agriculture and, hopefully, to the ranch,” said Darnall, who attended UW on a track scholarship. His return to fulltime at the farm/ranch had to wait until farm economics changed in the early 1960s. The family was not sure if the operation would support Darnall, his wife, Emilie, two children, Lisa and Lane, and his parents, Harvey and Mattie.

After teaching classes at Western Nebraska College in Scottsbluff, NE, and as a vocational agricultural teacher – all the while working at the farm/ranch – the economics changed and Darnall was able to join his father.

Darnall said he could not accomplish what he has done without advice and expertise from many others. The operation, which includes Darnall Feedlot, now employs 16, including three part-time employees, and Lisa and Lane, who have joined the operation full time.


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