Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Scott Durham, 325-653-4576, email@example.com
COLEMAN – Michael Palmer has been named the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Coleman County effective May 15, according to an announcement made by Coleman County Judge Joe Watson and Scott Durham, AgriLife Extension administrator in San Angelo.
“I’m very pleased to be able to make this announcement,” said Durham. “Michael is very well known and thought of within our 23-county West Central District. He’s been a successful AgriLife Extension agent in neighboring Concho County since 2000, so he knows the area’s people and agriculture. I expect this to be a smooth transition and very beneficial to the already strong AgriLife Extension programming efforts in Coleman County.”
Palmer earned a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University in 1997 and a master’s degree from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2002.
His AgriLife Extension career began in 1997 in Wilson County as an assistant agent. After three years, he transferred to Concho County.
While in Concho County, Palmer developed strong educational programs in small grains, livestock management, wildlife, and predator management, according to Durham. He has also developed and maintained a strong 4-H youth program.
His awards and recognitions include being named the recipient of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers’ Association Outstanding Agricultural Agent Award and the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association’s New Agents Recognition award.
Palmer fills the position previously held by Luther Dunlap who resigned to accept a position with the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service.