ROBY – Joshua “Josh” Beaty has been named the new Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Fisher County, according to an announcement made by Fisher County Judge Marshal Bennett and Scott Durham, AgriLife Extension administrator in San Angelo.
Beaty will assume his Fisher County duties Feb. 1 after completing AgriLife Extension’s First Step orientation program beginning Jan. 1 in Taylor County.
“We are very pleased that Josh will be joining us here in the West Central District,” Durham said. “He comes to the job armed with an extensive background in production agriculture, and he’s going to a county with an economy centered on a strong agricultural base, so I feel he’ll be a perfect fit for this progressive county.”
Beaty graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science.
While attending school, Beaty worked at Texas A&M’s animal science complex and was active in student activities including Fish Camp, a freshman orientation program, and The Big Event, billed as the largest student-run service project in the nation.
He also has served as an intern with Evans Farms at Proctor where he assisted in managing the operation’s purebred Angus herd and with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo where he facilitated Agventure, a program to educate the public about livestock and agriculture. While growing up he helped manage his family’s cattle operation at De Leon.