SILVERTON – Tanner Young will be moving back home to Silverton as he takes the position of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Briscoe County.
Young started March 17 and will complete AgriLife Extension’s First Step orientation training program in Hall County before assuming his Briscoe County duties April 17.
“We are excited that our organization has attracted an individual with the talent and experiences that Tanner possesses,” said Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. “Without a doubt, he has the knowledge and skills necessary to be an asset to ag producers and homeowners, as well as 4-H members, parents and volunteers in Briscoe County.”
Young left Silverton to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science and ruminant nutrition from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and has worked the past two years for Cactus Feeders in Tulia as a research foreman.
“I believe I have a good understanding of the agricultural industry in the Briscoe County area,” Young said. “I have experience in both the cattle and farming sectors, and I would like to be of service to the area producers, helping in any way possible.”
Young also showed livestock with both 4-H and FFA while growing up in Silverton and participated on the livestock judging and grass identification teams.
“I would like to use that experience to help the youth with their valuable projects,” he said.