The new director of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) recently joined the University of Wyoming’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Eric Webster began his duties July 6. He previously was director of the Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Iberia Research Station and assistant regional director of the LSU AgCenter’s southwest region. Research at the station includes cattle grazing and herd management studies, and row crop research, including wheat, soybeans, sugar cane and rice.
Barbara Rasco, dean of the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, says Webster will be a great addition to the college administration team.
“His experience in plant biology, crop production and technology transfer will help the college move forward with our initiatives to support Wyoming agriculture and, more specifically, to improve crop and forage production, and control invasive plants across the state,” she says. “We look forward to him leading broad, collegewide initiatives in research and infrastructure improvements across the state.”