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Owners of Six Iron Ranch receive honor from ag society

Apr 26, 2013 - Staff

Top University of Wyoming agricultural students were honored and the owners of the Six Iron Ranch near Shoshoni received Gamma Sigma Delta's Outstanding Agriculturalist Award at the organization's annual meeting April 20 in Laramie.

Gamma Sigma Delta is the international honor society of agriculture.

The Bob and George Pingetzer families, owners of the Six Iron Ranch, have worked closely with the Department of Animal Science for more than 20 years in association with the Wyoming Beef Cattle Improvement Association bull test, said Doug Hixon, professor and head of the department. Bulls have been fed through the bull and heifer development test facility between Riverton and Shoshoni.

The families worked with the Riverton Chamber of Commerce and the local agricultural community for many years to have a bull test symposium and banquet before each year's bull sale, Hixon said. An art auction in conjunction with the banquet helped raise money for student scholarships.

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