Ty Shockley named to All-American team

Young man wears suit and glasses, hold award plaque
Ty Shockley

Ty Shockley, member of the University of Wyoming Livestock Judging team, was one of 11 college seniors named All-Americans at the 112th National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky, November 14.

The All-American program recognizes students who have made a commitment to livestock judging and have excelled in academics, university and industry activities and community service. Shockley, from Wheatland, Wyoming, judged competitively at both Casper College and UW.

Along with owning and managing his own cattle company, he has served as president and adviser for the Wyoming Junior Angus Association. On campus, he serves as a justice with the University of Wyoming Judicial Council and was named outstanding senior in the College of Business. Shockley is also the treasurer of Alpha Kappa Psi, accounting tutor for Beta Alpha Psi and member of UW transfer student advisory committee.

Shockley served during summer 2017 as a White House intern for vice presidential operations. After graduating in May 2018 with bachelor of science degrees in accounting and agricultural business, he hopes to become a certified public accountant.

His further goal is to continue his education with a joint MBA/JD degree and pursue a career in politics in Washington, D.C.

The University of Wyoming was one of only five universities to have a team member named as an All-American. In 2016, BW Ochsner became the first named from UW.

For more information, contact livestock judging coach Caleb Boardman at caleb.boardman@uwyo.edu or 307-766-2159.

Diversity efforts earn Crook, Weston County 4-H educators extension honor

Stacy Buchholz

4-H educators in Crook and Weston counties were recognized by the University of Wyoming Extension for their diversity education efforts.

Stacy Buchholz in Weston County and Sara Fleenor in Crook

Sara Fleenor

County received extension’s Diversity Enhancement Award during the organization’s training conference in December on the Laramie campus.

The two worked with teen 4-H leaders to create workshops and menu ideas that incorporated cultural diversity at the Crook-Weston County 4-H Summer Camp.

4-H’ers were able to experience different countries and learn about cultures, global challenges and participate in hands-on activities while they learned.

Buchholz joined extension in 2008 and Fleenor in 2012.

4-H educator begins Jan. 8 in Lincoln County

Shaily Harshbarger is the new 4-H educator in Lincoln County.
Shaily Harshbarger is the new 4-H educator in Lincoln County.

Shaily Harshbarger will begin as the University of Wyoming Extension 4-H educator in Lincoln County Monday, Jan. 8.

Harshbarger will be in the Lincoln County Extension Office in Kemmerer.

A 2017 graduate of Kansas State University, she holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science with an emphasis in business and a minor in business. Harshbarger interned with the University of Wyoming Extension 4-H Program in Lincoln County in 2016.

She has been involved in 4-H and FFA programs in which she participated in livestock, dairy and horse judging in addition to a variety of leadership roles.