COLDSPRING — Brandon Gregson has been named Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in San Jacinto County, according to Dr. Dale A. Fritz, district AgriLife Extension administrator in Bryan, and the San Jacinto County Commissioners Court.
Gregson will begin Sept. 1, filling the position previously held by Dr. Aaron Sumrall who transferred to the AgriLife Extension agent position in Newton County.
“Brandon is looking forward to working with the 4-H and youth development and agriculture and natural resources programs in San Jacinto County,” Fritz said.
Gregson earned a master of science degree in agriculture science and a bachelor of science degree in animal science both from Sam Houston State University. While attending Sam Houston State, he was active in the Block and Bridle Club where he served as an officer and co-chaired the Children’s Barnyard. He has been a member and coach of Sam Houston State’s livestock judging team and assisted with the university’s Invitational Livestock Judging Contest.
For the past nine years, Gregson has served as the AgriLife Extension agent for 4-H and youth development in Brazos County. In this role, he coordinated and managed nearly 700 club members and 200 adult volunteers. He also coordinated the Brazos County Pizza Ranch Agriculture Awareness event, which reaches about 1,000 4th grade students annually.
Gregson has conducted numerous clinics and workshops in livestock project management and care and oversaw a large multi-county Youth Livestock Project Classic.
Previously, Gregson served as the AgriLife Extension agent for natural resources in Wharton County. In that role, he conducted numerous clinics and workshops in livestock project management and care, and beef and forage production.
Other work experience includes an internship at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo and serving as judge at local livestock shows.
He has 10 years of 4-H experience and four years of FFA experience. While in these organizations, he was active with a number of project areas including beef cattle, sheep and swine. He earned numerous awards for his project activities including the Lone Star Farmer Degree in FFA.
Gregson is a member of the Texas Association of Extension 4-H Agents and served as its president. He is also a member of the Texas County Agriculture Agents Association and the Sam Houston State University Agriculture Alumni Association. He earned the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Extension 4-H and Youth Development Programs and the Achievement Award from the Texas County Agriculture Agents Association.