Southeast Wyoming extension educator receives national achievement honor

Brian Sebade

A University of Wyoming Extension educator serving southeast Wyoming has received recognition for helping provide Wyoming residents agricultural and horticultural information.

Brian Sebade, based in Albany County, recently received the 2017 Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents (NACAA) during its annual conference Salt Lake City. Sebade also serves Carbon, Goshen, Laramie and Platte counties.

Only educators with 10 years or less of service in cooperative extension and exhibiting excellence in the field of extension education are eligible, according to the NACAA.

Sebade has worked in the northeastern and southeastern corners of Wyoming. Projects have included Master Gardeners, private pesticide applicator training, native plant identification and ecology, grazing management, invasive species ecology and management, small-acre outreach and horticulture for cold climates.

Sebade has also published many outreach articles for homeowners, small-acre landowners and agricultural producers in the Cowboy State, said the NACAA.

Sebade was an extension educator based in Crook County and served northeastern Wyoming for four years before transferring to Albany County in 2015 to work with residents in southeastern counties.

Sebade received his bachelor’s degree in 2008 and master’s degree in 2010 in rangeland ecology and watershed management, both from UW.