LIBERTY — Cory Long has been named Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Liberty County, according to Dr. Dale A. Fritz, AgriLife Extension district administrator, and the Liberty County Commissioners Court.
Long will assume his new duties Oct. 29 and fills the position previously held by Ron Holcomb.
Long earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business and a master’s degree in animal science, both from Sam Houston State University. While at Sam Houston, he was active in the Block and Bridle Club.
For the past two years and while attending college, Long served as the ranch manager for Caledonia Farms in Huntsville. In this role, he managed the Longhorn herd and oversaw the health, nutrition and appearance of livestock show animals. He also maintained the grounds of the facility and farm, and implemented business aspects of livestock marketing. In addition, he conducted clinics and workshops for local youth on livestock project selection, care, management and showmanship.
Prior to his current position, Long served as a sales associate with Baskins Department Store in Huntsville, a yard helper with Hi-Tech Pump and Crane in Channelview, and landscaper with D&L Mowing Services in Houston.
He also served as a professional animal fitter with Counsil Family Limousines in Madisonville. In this role, he traveled to various livestock shows to maintain the show animals and manage their health, nutrition and appearance.
Long was active in the Harris County 4-H and Huffman FFA programs. While in 4-H and FFA, he exhibited beef heifers, steers, swine and poultry projects. He also served in leadership roles and competed in livestock judging and career development contests. His experiences helped him earn the FFA Chapter Farmer, Lone Star Farmer and American Farmer Degrees.