WCANR … The new Williams County Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, Kayla Wyse, is getting comfortable in her office at the East Annex building in Bryan, Ohio. She was hired to fill this post straight out of college and is excited to get started using all that she has learned. (PHOTO BY REBECCA MILLER, STAFF)
By: Rebecca Miller
Williams County OSU Extension office is welcoming their newest member. Kayla Wyse has been hired to take the Agriculture and Natural Resources (WCANR) agent position, filling the spot left by Stephanie Carhoff.
She was busy setting up her office and getting organized on her first day, January 3, 2023.
Born in 2001 to Eugene and Judy Wyse, Kayla was raised in Wauseon and is a 2019 graduate of Pettisville High School, so Northwest Ohio holds her heart.
She graduated in December 2022 from Wilmington College in Southwest Ohio, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, with a concentration in agronomy, and a minor in Chemistry.
She had thought she would go into research, but decided to apply for this position when a family friend, Matt Arnos who is the Ag teacher at Stryker Schools, alerted her to this opening.
Growing up, Kayla participated in FFA at school, and in 4-H with Pettisville Ever-Ready club, whose main leaders were Jack and Peggy Kruse.
She took market and breeding rabbit projects, showing them in the Fulton County Fair each year.
In her new position, she will be in regular contact with the leaders of 4-H in Williams County, Jeff Dick and Jessica Runkle, and looks forward to plugging in with the 4-H program in any way that she is needed.
The main purposes of her position are to help with pesticide license renewal, do some soil testing, sendoff samples, identify pests and other ag related situations.
She will also have a hand in the Master Gardner program, “helping to keep that going.” Her employer is the OSU Extension office so she was interviewed by a state board and then had a local interview with a panel of which Jeff Dick was a part.
He is very excited to have her join the team and looks forward to working together in the arena of Williams County agriculture.
Any questions for Kayla or you wish to welcome her, her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rebecca can be reached at email@example.com