Volume 51, Number 16

sixteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 17, 2014

New UT Extension Agent for Pickett County hired

The University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension Office has hired a new agent and county director for Pickett County.

Billy Garrett has filled the vacated position which was left after the retirement of Richard Daniel, who had held the position for over 20 years.

Mr. Garrett graduated from Pickett County High School in 1992 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture at Tennessee Technological University.

He was the Ag teacher for Clay and Pickett County for the past 10 years.

As the extension agent, he will be helping local farmers with livestock and crops like identify types of trouble areas farmers face and creates solutions.

He will soon be enrolling Pickett County students for the 4-H program which is available for grades 4th-12th.

There are 26 project areas along with many contests students can participate in the 4-H program.

"I will work hard to help the farmers and students of my hometown community," said Garrett.

If you are a farmer and would like to know what type of programs the UT Extension office can assist you with, call (931)-864-3310.

An article concerning this year’s blight affecting the Tennessee tomato crop can be found on page four of this week’s Press.

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