Born and raised in Grand County, Jay Yust has a love of agriculture that is rooted deep in his ancestry. The Yust Ranch off County Road 1 (Trough Road) was founded in 1885 and continues to run in the family name today as a working cattle ranch. Jay graduated from West Grand High School in 2002 and then attended University of Wyoming in Laramie for Business. Nevertheless, he ultimately decided to return to the ranch.
Jay joined the MPCD Board of Supervisors thanks to his interest in conservation and land management. Furthermore, the goods and services provided by the MPCD are far from foreign to the Yust family. The Yust family has purchased seed and trees from the MPCD in the past and has also taken advantage of the HPP Clover Seed Giveaway. We welcome Jay to the Board and look forward to his investment in the conservation and sustainability of natural resources in Middle Park. Contact Jay by emailing