WELLINGTON – Katy White was unanimously approved by the Collingsworth County Commissioners Court to assume the role of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Collingsworth County, according to Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension district director in Amarillo.
White will begin the First Step mentoring program Feb. 1 in Wheeler County and will begin her work in Collingsworth County on March 1, Nusser said.
“I believe that Katy has the potential to be an outstanding educator in a variety of areas because of her practical experience, people skills, work ethic and willingness to help people,” he said. “She will have the opportunity to learn a great deal about production agriculture and youth development in Collingsworth County and I know she is equally excited to get started.”
White grew up in Arizona on a farm and ranch and was very active in 4-H and FFA, participating in a variety of projects, including livestock showing and judging, meats judging, foods and leadership. She held a number of offices at local clubs and served as the district vice president for FFA and on the board of the International Brangus Association.
She came to Texas because of livestock judging and attended Clarendon Junior College in Clarendon before moving on to Kansas State University and earning her bachelor’s in animal science. Her work experiences include the Kansas State Veterinary Medical School, Camp Cooley Ranch in Franklin, and recently she has been employed on a farm near Wellington as well as served as a 4-H beef project volunteer.
“I have been involved with farming and ranching my entire life,” White said. “I have a grasp on different types of crops and their planting, growing and harvesting needs. I look forward to working with the producers in Collingsworth County to provide the educational programs they want and need to be successful.”