Little, the new editor

Riata Little, a graduate of the University of Wyoming who grew up on a ranch near Leiter, WY, has been named editor of Tri-State Livestock News.

Little will be responsible for story planning, research, writing, editing and online contributions, working with longtime freelance writers and contributors for the weekly Tri-State newspaper and its website,

Little has a bachelor of science degree in agricultural communications, with a concentration in farm and ranch management, and a minor in history. She replaces editor Alaina Mousel, who recently announced she is moving with her family to Maryville, MO. Her husband, Eric Mousel, has been named Agriculture Department Chairman at Northwest Missouri State University.

“With her passion for agriculture and professional determination, Riata is sure to be an asset to Tri-State Livestock News,” said TSLN Publisher Sabrina Poppe. “She brings a wealth of vision and vigor to Tri-State. Coupled with her strong business acumen and ambition, we are sure to see great things from Riata’s contribution to Tri-State in the future.”

In 2012, TSLN is celebrating 50 years of publishing timely market and production information.

To contact Little, email her at or call (877) 347-9103.