A natural resources/4-H educator has joined the University of Wyoming Extension office in Fort Washakie on the Wind River Indian Reservation office.
Amanda Hitshew-Small began Friday, March 30, according to Kim Reaman, extension federal relations and staff development coordinator.
Hitshew-Small has worked for the Bureau of Land Management as a rangeland management specialist since 2008. She contributed to and led several interdisciplinary teams in all aspects of rangeland management. Her work also included collaboration with the tribal communities on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Growing up on the family’s farm near Lander, she has been actively involved in agriculture her entire life participating in 4-H and FFA, according to Reaman.
Hitshew-Small has been a project leader for 4-H in air rifle, archery, leathercraft, foods and nutrition, photography and cloverbuds, along with livestock projects.
She graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2008 with a rangeland ecology and watershed management degree.