Pine Bluffs woman selected for LEAD classes


Pine Bluffs resident Becky Tekansik was one of 15 Wyoming producers and agribusiness men and women were chosen from around the state to participate in the Wyoming Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program’s Class 13.

Class 13 is a 4-month training program, sponsored in part by the Wyoming Business Council’s Agribusiness Division, began in November.

Throughout the program, fellows participate in 10 educational seminars in an effort to enhance their leadership skills and understanding of all aspects of agriculture and policy making. Eight seminars take place in Wyoming, one in Washington, D.C., and an international study seminar will be held near the end of the program.

Tekansik works for Muddy Creek Ranch and has spent her life working in cattle production. She is a member of the Red Angus Association of America and the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation.

“I am always so impressed with the participants we have in this program,”said Cindy Garretson-Weibel, Agribusiness Division director for the Wyoming Business Council who oversees the LEAD program. “The diversity of backgrounds really enhances the LEAD experience and the leadership potential in each class member is exciting. The skills, knowledge and personal growth they will gain through the LEAD program will be a great asset to Wyoming agriculture.”

Wyoming LEAD ( was established in 1984 with a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to establish a rural leadership program. Twelve classes totaling 204 men and women have graduated from the L.E.A.D. program since its creation. L.E.A.D. is sponsored by the Wyoming Business Council’s Agribusiness Division and the Wyoming Agricultural Leadership Council (WALC).

For more information, contact Garretson-Weibel at 307.777.6589 or


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