The Trump Administration appoints F.E. “Wally” Wolski to serve as State Director for USDA Rural Development in Wyoming.
As State Director, Wolski will use his leadership experience to oversee Rural Development programs in a customer-focused manner to restore prosperity in rural Wyoming.
A life-long Wyomingite, Mr. Wolski has been a farmer for nearly 40 years, beginning a farming operation after purchasing land from his parents in the 1980s. Due to rising interest rates, Wally diversified away from traditional crop and livestock practices by transforming his property into a migratory waterfowl preserve and upland bird sanctuary, and specializing in producing high-quality alfalfa for dairies on the front range of Colorado. His innovative and alternative strategies have allowed him to continue managing the family farm.
In addition to his farming operation, Mr. Wolski has served as a publicly-elected Goshen County Commissioner, where he also served as Chairman. Many of his accolades include serving as a gubernatorial appointee to the ENDOW Executive Council; and appointed by Wyoming’s Governor Mead to serve as co-chairman of the Rural Council. As past-president of the Goshen County Economic Development Corp., vice-chairman of the multi-county Southeast Wyo. Economic Development District., 34th President of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, previous service with board of directors of his local rural electric cooperative, and a retired independent insurance agent, amongst many other civic activities; Wolski’s commitment to rural Wyoming is unsurpassed.
Enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard after high school, Wally served during the Vietnam conflict including 20 months aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Winona WHEC-65. He received the rank of E-5 before receiving an honorable discharge.
Mr. Wolski’s rich history serving his country in the military and in civilian public service, coupled with his life-long farming career, allow him a unique and valuable perspective that will enable him to effectively serve the rural communities of Wyoming.
Please join us in welcoming Wally in his new role at USDA Rural Development.