New AgriLife Extension agent hired for Potter County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Nathan Carr, 806-823-2522, 806-373-0713, rncarr@ag.tamu.edu

AMARILLO – Nathan Carr has been named the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Potter County, effective Dec. 1, according to Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo.

Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension Service has hired Nathan Carr for the agricultural and natural resources agent position in Potter County. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Nathan Carr for the agricultural and natural resources agent position in Potter County. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

“I am excited to work with the people of Potter County,” Carr said. “I look forward to being involved in a large and diverse AgriLife Extension program. There is a great staff to work with and great potential in educational programs that can be presented.

“For me, there is excitement and diversity in educational programs. That entails a traditional agriculture program and commodity involvement, an active Master Gardener program, and educational opportunities in both community development and youth development.”

Carr has been with AgriLife Extension for more than 11 years and is currently the agriculture and natural resources agent in Briscoe County. He has also served in agent positions in Lee, Nueces and Walker counties.

“I am excited to have Nathan in Potter County,” Dukes said. “Nathan has a gift for working with people, and brings a great deal of experience to this position. I know he will be an outstanding resource to the citizens of Potter County.”

Carr earned a master’s degree in agriculture education from Texas Tech University and a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo.

He is a member of the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association and past Animal Industry and Sheep Specie committee representative. In addition, he is a county and regional show committee member and assistant superintendent, a past District 4-H Council adviser and a member of Texas Association of 4-H Agents.

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