New AgriLife Extension agent named in Sherman County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact; Alexa Reed, 806-366-2081, alexa.reed@ag.tamu.edu

STRATFORD – Alexa Reed is returning to the Texas A&M family of state agencies in her new position as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Sherman County, effective Aug. 11, according to Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo.

Alexa Reed has been named as the new Texas A7m AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Sherman County. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Kay Ledbetter)

Alexa Reed has been named as the new Texas A7m AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Sherman County. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Kay Ledbetter)

“Alexa brings tremendous knowledge of production agriculture and 4-H programs to Sherman County,” Dukes said. “I am excited to see her work with youth and adults to build a strong, well-rounded Extension program in Sherman County.”

Reed will begin the month-long First Step training program in Moore County on July 15 before taking the reins in Sherman County, he said

She is a native of Haskell. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and her master’s degree from West Texas A&M University in Canyon.

Reed is not new to Texas A&M AgriLife. While working on her bachelor’s degree, she worked for two and a half years as a student worker and intern at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Lubbock under Dr. Jane Dever in her cotton breeding research program.

“I was involved in 4-H horse judging, rodeo, FFA livestock judging, and showed steers and lambs,” Reed said. “I also learned a lot about leadership and Extension work while I was at Texas Tech.

“I grew up in and have a passion for agriculture,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to be a part of the Extension program and I look forward to working with the agriculture producers and youth in Sherman County.”

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