WHP launches new program to increase statewide agricultural transportation safety

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (RELEASE) - The Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) recently launched a new program within the Patrol to help increase agricultural transportation safety within Wyoming. A need was identified to increase agricultural transportation safety awareness as agriculture is one of Wyoming's leading industries in the state. The Patrol approached this need by creating an Agricultural Safety Program Coordinator (ASPC) position within the Patrol's Commercial Carrier Section.

The ASPC will be the WHP liaison to several agricultural industry organizations, including 4-H, FFA, Wyoming Livestock Board, University of Wyoming Agriculture Extension, local Co-op's, agricultural insurance agencies, Wyoming High School Rodeo Association, and College Rodeo Association. The ASPC will be responsible for ensuring satisfactory practices are adhered to in Wyoming's agricultural transportation industry while making certain all requirements are being met during the transportation of agricultural products throughout the state of Wyoming, primarily through collaborative education efforts.

Through an extensive promotional process, the WHP selected Alyssa Meyers to make agency history as the first ever ASPC for the Patrol. Before being selected as the ASPC, Meyers was a Port of Entry Officer at the Cheyenne I-80 Port. Meyers has been a member of the WHP since April of 2015. Meyers brings a strong agricultural background to this position to include previous memberships in 4-H and Future Farmers of America along with degrees in Agricultural Business Administration and Agricultural Sciences from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.