Riske Named State 4-H Livestock Coordinator

The University of Wyoming Extension recently appointed Ellie Riske as the state’s 4-H youth livestock coordinator. Previously, Riske served as an office associate at UW Extension’s state office in Laramie.

A white woman with short straight brown hair wearing a warm vest with flannel collar, brown shirt, and square glasses.
Ellie Riske

Earlier this month, she transitioned to her new role on the state 4-H team. “This transition is a re-alignment of positions within the state office to better serve volunteers, families, and youth,” says Mandy Marney, senior associate director of UW Extension.

Riske has a strong background in animal science and livestock. Riske has taught classes on or raised animals in all the main livestock classes, including sheep, goats, pigs, cows, rabbits, and poultry. She has also judged livestock competitions and served as a 4-H volunteer for more than a decade in Oregon, Wyoming, and Colorado.

Riske earned a bachelor’s degree in animal and veterinary sciences from the University of Wyoming. During her undergraduate education, she was involved in the beef and sheep programs on campus and at the Laramie Research and Extension Center. Currently, Riske is working toward a master’s degree in animal and veterinary science.

“We are thrilled that Ellie has joined the state 4-H team as the youth livestock coordinator,” says Marney. “Ellie has a strong understanding of animal science programming and positive youth development, which will allow her to act as a resource for programs, events, and activities.”

Riske looks forward to working with youth across the state, as well as educators, volunteers, and parents connected to animal science programming. She can be contacted at (307) 766-5679 or eriske@uwyo.edu.

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