The College of Agricultural Sciences

Western Center for Integrated Resource Management

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Welcome to the Western Center for Integrated Resource Management

Our goal at the WCIRM is to provide today’s agricultural world with leaders trained within a holistic foundation.  Our students are given the opportunity to explore multiple facets of their desired area of study.  Course work is completely individualized, as is our commitment to you as a future Agricultural Leader.

WCIRM Alum Sarah Wynkoop at her recent internship with USDA APHIS in the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) department

WCIRM Alum Sarah Wynkoop during her internship with the USDA APHIS program in the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) department.  The NAHMS team conducts national studies on the health and health management of United States domestic livestock populations. These studies are designed to meet the information needs of the industries associated with these commodities, as identified by people within those industries.

Sarah is a 2015 Graduate of the On-Campus IRM Master of Agriculture Program.

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WCIRM Alum Tiffani Walker during her internship with Aurora Organic Dairy with their landsman. Tiffani’s main duties throughout the summer included checking crops for pest issues, soil management issues, grazing management issues, monitoring growth stages of crops and entering all this data into an online log.  Two days were also spent working with the calves in the nursery and a week preparing the dairy for an organic audit from the USDA.

Tiffani is a 2015 Graduate of the On-Campus IRM Master of Agriculture Program.

WCIRM Alum Geoff Hess gives a tour of the Oskar Blues Brewery where he serves as Operations Manager for Hops & Heifers Program

WCIRM Alum Geoff Hess gives a tour of the Oskar Blues Brewery where he serves as Operations Manager for the Hops & Heifers Program.  Geoff created and developed this program from scratch at the Longmont-based brewery.  The Hops & Heifers program is one of the first of it’s kind in the West.  Geoff developed the program using the integrated, holistic education he received through the IRM Program, in conjunction with his undergraduate work in Plant Sciences.

Geoff is a 2010 Graduate of the On-Campus IRM Master of Agriculture Program.

Our desire is to see students flourish within a planned set of courses that meets their preferred outcome.  Each student will sit down with our program director and plan their Master’s Degree from start to finish, discussing their education from the unique perspective of the individual.  There is not an institutionalized approach to what an IRM Masters in Agriculture degree will look like, allowing for each student to explore and discover the career path meant for them.

WCIRM Alumni have set the bar high for future students to make the most of this educational opportunity by obtaining a wide array of jobs in their particular fields of interest.  We can’t wait to help you explore your own excellence at a deeper, personalized level.  Come join us and help make the agricultural landscape stronger!

For more information including how to apply, please go to the ‘Graduate’ Tab and click on Courses and Program Structure.