Root joins Roundup
Kaitlyn Root joined the Wyoming Livestock Roundup team as an editor on Jan. 10. She was born and raised in Minnesota and is excited for her move to Casper.
Root enjoyed helping out on the family farm and being involved in FFA while growing up. She believes being raised in a small town with a farming culture helped develop her passion for agriculture.
Root graduated from North Dakota State University (NDSU) with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communication and a minor in animal science in the fall of 2021. She worked part time as a caregiver for people with disabilities while attending NDSU.
She fell in love with the role of a caregiver quickly, and it taught her how to have compassion for others and communicate effectively. Root says these are skills she hopes to bring to the Roundup and implement in her daily life.
Root was an active member of the Saddle and Sirloin Club and the North Dakota Collegiate Farm Bureau on campus. Her experience with these organizations has helped Root become an advocate for agriculture.
“I have always enjoyed talking about agriculture with people that are misinformed on the topic,” says Root. “There are a lot of misconceptions about agriculture in our world, and I find it important to help bridge the gap between consumers and producers.”
Root is eager to learn more about ranching and the way of life in the Cowboy State.
“There is always something new to learn in the world of agriculture, which is why I am so excited to have this opportunity,” Root says.
Wyoming Livestock Roundup Publisher Dennis Sun says, “We are looking forward to working with Kaitlyn and introducing her to Wyoming agriculture. We’re happy to have her on the Roundup team.”
Please join us in welcoming Kaitlyn to the Roundup. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.