AgriLife Extension names new Irion County agent

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contact: Scott Durham, 325-653-4576, ms-durham@tamu.edu

 

MERTZON – Kenneth “Shane” Wigington has been named the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources for Irion County, according to an announcement made by County Judge Tom Aiken and Scott Durham, AgriLife Extension administrator at San Angelo.

He begins his duties on June 1.

“We are happy Shane will be joining us here in the 23-county West Central District,” Durham said. “He exhibits a strong work ethic and the drive to continue to build on the traditionally strong AgriLife Extension presence that Irion County has long sustained.”

Wigington earned a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University at Stephenville in 2012.

While growing up in Jacksboro, he was involved in a host of FFA judging team competitions and also exhibited breeding heifers and gilts and market steers and barrows.

Wigington fills the position formerly held by Ross Benson, who resigned to enter the private sector.

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