New UW Agricultural Dean Envisions More Support For Small Farm And Ranch Entrepreneurs

Aug 9, 2019

Barbara Rasco
Credit uwyo.edu

The University of Wyoming has hired a new dean to oversee the Department of Agriculture. Barbara Rasco is a food scientist, engineer and attorney known around the world for her work on food safety.

Now she's bringing that knowledge to bear on Wyoming's deep history in ranching and its new progress in local food entrepreneurship.

Rasco told Wyoming Public Radio's Melodie Edwards that her experience as the director of the School of Food Science at the University of Washington/University of Idaho has been useful in understanding Wyoming's special agricultural challenges.