New Park County Educator Joins UW Extension

The University of Wyoming Extension welcomes Makayla Getz as the new Park County agriculture and natural resources educator.

A young white woman with long blondeish brown hair in an outdoor setting. She is wearing a white cardigan.
Makayla Getz, the new Park County agriculture and natural resources educator.

Getz recently graduated from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, with a master’s in agriculture and consumer resources. She achieved a bachelor’s in agricultural communications from Missouri State University in 2017.

At Tarleton, Getz worked as a graduate assistant and gained experience with teaching other students and organizing and facilitating events. She also used social media to promote events and sales. She helped run the Purple Tractor store, a Tarleton State farm-to-table teaching laboratory.

“Makayla will be a great asset to Park County,” says Bridger Feuz, associate director of UW Extension. “Her experience managing the Purple Tractor store will give her insights to helping Wyoming producers market their products.”

Getz also worked with several online companies, including Lexipol, a digital marketing company, where she managed employees and collaborated with outside partners to find grant funding.

Getz believes her experiences will translate well to her new position as an extension educator. “I’m excited overall to get my feet wet, meet local growers and connect with the community in an impactful way,” she says. “I knew looking for a role in extension would possibly lead me away from Texas, so I traded sand for mountains and am loving it!”

Getz began her new role on Feb. 19. She can be reached at

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