Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Scott Durham, 325-653-4576, email@example.com
OZONA – Aaron Renfroe has been named the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Crockett County, according to a joint announcement made by Crockett County Judge Fred Deaton and Scott Durham, AgriLife Extension administrator at San Angelo.
“We are very pleased with Aaron’s decision to accept this key Far West Texas post,” Durham said. “He’s a Crockett County native who was reared on a family ranch near Ozona, so he knows his clientele and the country well.”
Durham said he’s also well known within the agency, because he previously served as the AgriLife Extension sheep and goat assistant with Dr. Frank Craddock, AgriLife Extension state sheep and goat specialist at San Angelo.
“This should be a smooth transition for Aaron because Crockett County lies in the heart of the state’s sheep and goat country which is Aaron’s expertise,” Durham said. “The county’s strong 4-H youth program will also benefit from his years of youth work in the sheep and goat project area since joining AgriLife Extension.”
Renfroe attended South Plains College in Levelland, earned a bachelor’s of agriculture education from Texas Tech University at Lubbock and a master’s degree in animal science from Angelo State University in San Angelo.
He has served as the AgriLife Extension sheep and goat assistant since 2011. His job duties included assisting with the state sheep and goat validation program, conducting sheep and goat youth and adult educational workshops, conducting wool and mohair judging contests, interacting with commodity groups, organizing the National Lamb Feeders Workshop, conducting sheep and goat parasite management schools, and hosting foreign sheep and goat tours.
Prior to joining AgriLife Extension, he was an agriculture science teacher at Water Valley High School.
For more information, contact Durham at 325-653-4576, firstname.lastname@example.org .