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Mon January 9, 2012
Y Cross ranch donor is upset
A Denver woman who donated her family's
vast ranch to promote hands-on agriculture education at the
University of Wyoming and Colorado State University says she's
disappointed the schools haven't made better use of her gift as a
Now the universities are preparing to sell the Y Cross Ranch.
Amy Davis says if she could do it all over again, she wouldn't have
donated the property between Cheyenne and Laramie in southeast
Both schools acknowledge they haven't put the Y Cross Ranch to
maximum use. The agriculture dean at the University of Wyoming,
Francis Galey, says that as a working ranch, the Y Cross is a
difficult place to hold classes and host students.
University officials say the proceeds from the sale would
support scholarships in agriculture education.