New Brazoria Extension Agents named

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Jessica Chase and Kelsey Schueler has been named new Brazoria County Extension Agents.

”Jessica Chase will assume the Agriculture and Natural Resources positions and Kelsey Schueler will assume the 4-H and Youth Development position,” according to Dale A. Fritz, Ph.D., District Extension Administrator, and the Brazoria County Commissioners Court.

Jessica and Kelsey will assume their duties on September 14, after completing a First Step for Success Training Program for new County Extension Agents from August 17 through September 11.

Ms. Chase earned a Master of Science Degree in Animal Science from the Oklahoma State University and Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science also from Oklahoma State University. While at Oklahoma State, she was active with Ag Ambassadors, Block and Bridle Club, Dairy Science Club, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Animal Science Graduate Student Association. She grew up in Hughson, California and was very active in the County 4-H Program for 6 years and FFA for 4 years. She served in leadership roles with these youth organizations and competed with lamb, swine, poultry, and beef cattle projects. She served in several leadership positions and earned some of the top awards in 4-H and FFA.

Ms. Schueler earned a Master of Science Degree in Agriculture Education and Leadership from the Illinois State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science with a minor in Ag Extension and Education from New Mexico State University. While at Illinois State and New Mexico State, she was active with Women’s Softball, Collegiate Farm Bureau, Collegiate 4-H, and Horseman’s Association. Ms. Schueler grew up in California and was very active in the Fresno County 4-H Program for 11 years, FFA for 2 years, and girls’ softball. She served in leadership roles with these youth organizations and competed with horse, lamb, poultry, rabbit, dog, leadership and public speaking projects. She served in several leadership positions and earned the 4-H All Star Award.

“Jessica and Kelsey are looking forward to working with the residents of Brazoria County as the new Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent and 4-H and Youth Development Agent,” said Fritz.

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