CROWELL – Brady Rose Evans, a native of Ira, has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Foard County, effective Oct. 15.
“We are excited to have Brady join the District 3 team,” said Miles Dabovich, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon. “She brings great enthusiasm and a strong 4-H and agriculture background to Foard County.”
Dabovich said Evans will spend her first month of training in Wilbarger County and then will be in Foard County beginning Nov. 15.
Evans earned her associate’s degree from Western Texas College in Snyder and then her bachelor’s degree in agricultural services and development from Tarleton State University in Stephenville.
“I’ve always been around agriculture, and this is a good fit with my past experience,” she said. “I grew up stock showing as a part of the 4-H and FFA programs, and I was a District 2 officer and held county positions within 4-H.
“Foard County is strong in hogs and horses now among the youth programs, and I would like to improve sheep and goat projects along with other 4-H contests.”
Evans said she is cotton girl primarily, because her father owned a gin and she has been around it all my life. Foard County is primarily wheat, and that will be a new experience for her.
“But my main goal overall is to get young people excited about agriculture, because if we don’t get them excited about agriculture, there will be no future there,” Evans said. “We need to encourage and help more young people who might not want to pick up where their parents left off.”