September 13, 2011
Renfroe named new state AgriLife Extension sheep and goat assistant
By Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Dr. Frank Craddock, 325-653-4576, email@example.com
SAN ANGELO – Aaron Renfroe became the Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s state sheep and goat assistant effective Sept. 12.
Renfroe is headquartered at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo. He will deal primarily with 4-H sheep and goat programs across the state.
Dr. Frank Craddock, AgriLife Extension state sheep and goat specialist, is Renfroe’s supervisor.
“I’m very happy to have Aaron join me in conducting AgriLife Extension’s sheep and goat educational efforts across Texas,” Craddock said. “He has a strong practical background in the production side of the industry. He also has a lot of show-ring, youth program and wool-judging experience as a competitor and also as a coach and instructor. This experience will be very useful, as the youth educational component is a key part of his job.”
Renfroe attended South Plains College in Levelland and was a member of the livestock judging team. He then attended Texas Tech University where he judged livestock and was a member of the national champion team. He was also a member of the wool team and was high individual at the National Western Wool Judging Contest in Denver. He received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture education.
Prior to accepting the AgriLife Extension position, Renfroe was an agricultural science teacher with the Water Valley Independent School District. While at Water Valley, he coached the 2010 state and national champion FFA wool judging team.
Renfroe was raised on a sheep and goat ranch near Ozona, where he was also involved in raising show lambs. He is the son of Billy Dell and Bobbie Renfroe and has a sister, Kelbie, who is involved in the 4-H sheep and goat program.