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Andy Vanvig served University of Wyoming students as head of the Department of Agricultural Economics for 25 years. During his tenure, he saw the number of students, the size of the faculty, and the scope of the department’s work increase several-fold. Whether teaching his agricultural finance class, working with agricultural leaders, or helping a group of ranchers, Andy was a leader in Wyoming agriculture for the nearly 34 years he served as a UW faculty member. Andy is now retired from the university. He and his wife Connie live in Arizona during the winter but move to their farm in Beach, North Dakota, during the spring, summer, and fall. Andy and Connie have taken on second careers producing durum, lentils, peas, flax, and alfalfa under a no-till operation. The Vanvig Scholarships honor outstanding students and salute Andy and his achievements.