Caitlin Youngquist joins the Washakie County office of University of Wyoming Extension Aug. 29 as an educator serving northwestern Wyoming.
Youngquist, a member of the Agricultural and Horticultural Systems Initiative Team, will be based in Washakie County and also serve Big Horn, Hot Springs, Fremont and Park counties and the Wind River Reservation.
Youngquist was a farm planner-compost and manure specialist for the Snohomish Conservation District in Washington. She has worked as a research assistant with Washington State University Extension and a ranch manager.
She is a certified livestock adviser with WSU Extension, a trained compost facility operator, and co-owner/operator of a grass-fed beef and fresh market berry enterprise.
Her research includes agricultural uses and public perceptions of biosolids compost from rural wastewater treatment plants, large animal mortality composting, soil nutrient management, and several soil fertility, management and quality assessment projects.
Youngquist has a bachelor’s degree in animal science, a master’s degree in soil science, and completed a Ph.D. in soil science in May from Washington State University.