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John Hewlett
     John Hewlett is a Farm/ranch Management Specialist at the University of Wyoming and Coordinator of the Wyoming WIRE program, as well as Regional WIRE efforts. He grew up in Washington State, where he worked eight years (four as foreman) on a large stocker-cattle/crop operation. John holds a BS degree in Agricultural Business from Montana State University and a M.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from Oregon State University. He came to the University of Wyoming, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in 1987. Since then he has been involved in a number of state and regional extension programs, receiving three Western Agricultural Economics Association awards for outstanding extension programs, two UW Cooperative Extension awards for creative excellence, and one American Agricultural Economics Association award for professional excellence. John's current extension interests include integrated management, enterprise budgeting, financial analysis, agricultural recordkeeping, and applications of technology in agriculture.

Randy Weigel
     Dr. Randy Weigel is an associate professor and extension specialist in the Family and Consumer Sciences department at the University of Wyoming. He has been at UW since 1987 as faculty and administrator in the Cooperative Extension Service. He has a BS degree in psychology from Colorado State University, a M.S. degree in human development and family life from Kansas State University, and Ph.D. in professional studies from Iowa State University. Randy has taught the human resource section of the WIRE course since its inception. Prior to coming to UW, he worked for Iowa State Extension and taught techniques for addressing farm stress to Iowa farmers during the farm crisis of the mid 80s. His current extension and research interests include personal life planning using the WIRE model, wellness, leadership development, and human relations in agricultural families.

    Other instructors are also involved in the presentation of WIRE courses as guest lecturers and contributors to discussions. 


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