Brandon Greet has joined the University of Wyoming Extension office in Washakie County as profitable and sustainable ag systems educator.
"I was very excited to accept this position with UW," he says. "I have enjoyed my time as a student at UW and look forward to combining that with serving the clientele in the community I grew up in."
He will work in Big Horn, Hot Springs and Park counties as well, and in the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Greet is a Ten Sleep native and was raised on his family's ranch. He attended UW and received a bachelor's degree in agroecology with a minor in animal science in 2011, and his master's in agronomy in August, 2012.
"I enjoy agronomy because it is a field where a person can watch their success grow before their eyes, but no two years are ever the same," says Greet.
"There are always new tools or problems to be dealt with.
"Agronomy is important to the state of Wyoming because this is a state that supplies energy and food to the rest of the nation. We pride ourselves on being a state that others rely on and improving our agronomic practices will aid in the continuation of that tradition."
In his service to multiple counties and the reservation, he will emphasize crop systems, management and horticulture.
"We are fortunate that Brandon has chosen a career with UW Extension," says Kelly Crane, associate dean of the UW Extension Service. "His academic training in agronomy combined with his research and practical experience in Washakie County provide Brandon an exceptional foundation to become an outstanding area educator."
Greet served as an Ag Ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources while a student at UW.
"As an educator, I look forward to helping to bridge the gap between research and production for the people of this community," says Greet. "I want to make the information they need as easy to access as possible."