ANGLETON — Shane Jennings has been named the new Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent for 4-H and youth development in Brazoria County, according to Dr. Dale A. Fritz, AgriLife Extension district administrator, and the Brazoria County Commissioners Court.
He will assume his new duties on Aug. 1, filling the position previously held by Caleb Wendt.
“Shane is looking forward to working with the excellent 4-H and youth development program in Brazoria County,” said Fritz.
Jennings earned a bachelor of science degree in animal science and a master of science degree in agriculture, both from Sam Houston State University. While attending Blinn College and Sam Houston State University, he was very active with the livestock judging teams, Block and Bridle Club, Agriculture Club and student government.
For the past two years, Jennings has served as the AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources in Grimes County. In this role, he conducted numerous educational programs for beef cattle raisers, forage producers and horticultural enthusiasts. He also managed the Grimes County 4-H program and developed and conducted educational activities and events for 4-H members with livestock projects. In addition, he coached the 4-H livestock judging teams and served as coordinator for the Grimes County Master Gardener Program.
Prior to becoming an AgriLife Extension agent, Jennings served as a livestock judging coach and graduate teaching assistant at Sam Houston State University.
He also has served as an AgriLife Extension program assistant for 4-H and youth development in Calhoun County.
Jennings was active in the Brazoria County 4-H and Angleton FFA for nine years, where he exhibited beef heifers, steers and swine.