BOVINA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Sergio Mendez the new agriculture and natural resources agent in Parmer County.
“We are very pleased to have Sergio as an agent in this key agricultural county of our district,” said Michael Clawson, AgriLife Extension administrator for the agency’s 20-county South Plains District headquartered in Lubbock. “Sergio has a varied production-level and academic background in animal agriculture. He demonstrates a strong willingness to learn all facets of the AgriLife Extension program, both production agriculture and youth development.
“Since he is originally from Parmer County and familiar with the local issues, Sergio should be an outstanding fit for this position.”
Mendez graduated from Friona High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from West Texas A&M University at Canyon.
His past job experience includes working as a mill manager trainee for JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding in Ulysses, Kansas, and as a feedlot assistant/student manager at the West Texas A&M University Research Feedlot at Canyon. He has also worked at Cargill Meats Solutions and Newtex Feed Yard Inc., both in Friona.
Mendez is currently completing his first step orientation training in Bailey County and will assume his permanent duties in Parmer County on Feb. 24.
For more information, call Clawson at 806-746-6101.