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 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.
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 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.