HAYS COUNTY — Hays County has a brand new agent for agriculture and pure assets.
The Hays County Commissioners Court unanimously accredited Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s hiring of Aaron McCoy because the Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Extension Agent for the county. McCoy was the finalist chosen for the place by the Extension Administrator.
“We are very excited to have him here,” mentioned Michael Haynes, District Extension Administrator, “as his innovation is one that has really led our district and many of our state efforts. We are excited to have him as part of the Hays County team.”
McCoy comes from Caldwell County, the place he served because the county’s Extension Agent for 4-H and Agriculture for 2 years.
“I grew up very close to this community,” McCoy mentioned earlier than the commissioners, “right outside of Burnet, Texas. So this community really does mean a lot to me. I really love 4-H, agriculture and helping people. Combining all of those, extension was the perfect profession for me.”
Informing and educating the general public are two main roles that county extension brokers undertake, in accordance with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. They additionally work with different folks together with native committees, fellow brokers, companies and faculty districts.
Agricultural brokers particularly have expertise within the manufacturing, processing and distribution of agricultural merchandise, conservation and environmental issues, advertising and economics. They work primarily with farmers and ranchers.
“I want to continue to address the urbanization of the community. I [also]want to address our small acreage owners and our large acreage owners to make sure they are adequately informed on proper educational methods.”
With his personal expertise working within the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension discipline, commissioner Walt Smith inspired McCoy to not lose sight of the significance of connecting with the youth and 4-H packages.
“I would highly encourage you to do as much outreach as possible as soon as you can after the first of the year to those clubs and organizations,” Smith mentioned.