University of Wyoming Extension News

Albany County extension educator receives national achievement award

Kellie Chichester

Kellie Chichester

Albany County extension educator Kellie Chichester has received the Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA).

She was recognized during the association’s conference Sept. 16-20 in Pittsburgh.

Chichester is one of several honorees representing the top 1 percent of the NACAA membership selected by peers and state directors of extension for the award.

Chichester was also involved with a first for NACAA: her sister, Lindsay, with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and based in Saunders County, Neb., also received an Achievement Award. This is the first time siblings have received the award the same year.

Chichester has served as the University of Wyoming Extension livestock systems educator based in Albany County for six years.  She also serves Carbon, Goshen, Laramie and Platte counties. Her responsibilities include livestock, horticulture and small-acreage education, and she also helps with the youth Quality Assurance program in two counties. She is a past president of the Wyoming Association of County Agricultural Agents.