BRYAN — Dustin Coufal has been named the Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Brazos County, according to Dr. Dale A. Fritz, district Extension administrator, and the Brazos County commissioners court.
He begins June 11, filling the position previously held by Eric Zimmerman.
“Dustin is looking forward to working with the excellent agriculture and natural resources program in Brazos County,” said Fritz. “And he bring the skills that are vital for this position.”
For the past four years, Coufal served as the AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources in Williamson County, where he worked with program area committees and elected officials on AgriLife Extension education programs to address issues with row crops, livestock and forage, and horticulture production.
Coufal also has served as the AgriLife Extension agent for 4-H and youth development in Washington County and as the AgriLife Extension agent for natural resources in Bell County.
He has held leadership roles with the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association, Texas Extension Association of 4-H Agents and Williamson County Farm Bureau.
Coufal earned a master of science degree in agricultural education and a bachelor of science degree in agricultural economics, both from Texas A&M University.
During his time at Texas A&M, he was active in the Saddle and Sirloin Club, Economics Club, Finance Club, Wool Judging Team and Alpha Gamma Rho.
Coufal was also active in 4-H and FFA leadership, which included livestock judging and swine, sheep and poultry projects. His involvement with FFA earned him the Star Greenhand Award and Lone Star Farmer Degree.