Washakie County extension educator recognized for excellence

UW Extension educator Caitlin Youngquist

A Washakie County University of Wyoming Extension educator has received an Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

Caitlin Youngquist was recognized during the group’s national conference July 29-Aug. 2 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Educators with less than 10 years’ experience in extension are eligible for the award, which recognizes excellence. Youngquist joined UW Extension in 2014.

Youngquist, an agriculture and horticulture educator, is based in Washakie County but also serves Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs and Park counties and the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The NACAA is focused toward extension educators and other professionals who work in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and natural resources, 4-H youth development, community development, administration, aquaculture and Sea Grant and related disciplines.