My name is Taylor Dilts and I am a Senior Communication Student at the University of Wyoming. I just began my summer internship at the Wyoming Stock Growers Association and I could not be more excited to be a part of this wonderful organization.
I grew up splitting time in Douglas, Wy with my mother, and on a cattle and sheep ranch with my father north of Douglas. Throughout my life I have worked on the ranch, and for the last few years I have devoted my time at UW to studying Communication.
Agriculture has always been a central part of my life, and my college experience has also taught me a lot about the field of Communication. I am looking forward to applying these two great aspects of my life into my time here at the WSGA, and working to help the agricultural community in Wyoming.
4 thoughts on “Fresh Meat”
Pleased to meet you, Taylor.
Considering the crazy weather we’ve had across the country, what do you see as the biggest challenge facing ranchers this summer? And does this summer’s challenge really differ from any other summer?
Great question! I think that due to the crazy weather the biggest challenge facing ranchers this summer will be adapting operations to accommodate for the often dramatic changes that these weather patterns can bring about. Currently with some of the flooding problems around the state, a lot of ranchers are dealing with the negative aspects of getting a lot of precipitation- something we are not very used to here in Wyoming. I think that being resilient and adapting to constantly changing conditions is a challenge ranchers face on a daily basis, and is part of what makes us so special. In that regard, the challenges this summer are similar to every other summer, though they may present themselves in different ways.
Good news! Good to realize young people still like farming or ranching!
Welcome, Taylor! You’re working for an amazing organization with the best folks around.