Brown County to get two new AgriLife Extension agents
Kim Miles and Nicolas Gonzales have been named Texas AgriLife Extension Service agents for Brown County. The announcement was made in a joint statement by Brown County Judge Ray West and AgriLife Extension district administrator Scott Durham of San Angelo.
Miles will serve as the AgriLife Extension agent for family and consumer sciences effective Dec. 1.
Gonzales will serve as the AgriLife Extension agent for 4-H and youth development. He will begin his official duties Jan. 1 following AgriLife Extension's First Step training program in Tom Green County.
"We are very pleased with the hiring of these two outstanding individuals for this key West Central Texas county," Durham said. "Kim already has extensive experience as an AgriLife Extension agent, and Nicolas has a rich background in agricultural-related youth activities. I'm confident they will add much to the strength of Brown County's outstanding AgriLife Extension program."
Miles earned a master's degree in family studies from Texas Woman's University in Denton and a bachelor's degree in human sciences education with a secondary education certification from Tarleton State University.
She has been an AgriLife Extension agent for the past 13 years. In 1997, she began as an assistant AgriLife Extension agent for family and consumer sciences in McLennan County. She later became the county's AgriLife Extension 4-H and Youth Development agent before transferring to Comanche County in 2008 as the AgriLife Extension agent for family and consumer sciences there.
Gonazles earned a master's degree in agricultural science from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville in 2009 and a master's degree from Texas A&M University in College Station in 2006.
He was active in agricultural-related activities at both universities. Some of his more recent roles included coordinating animal science labs and field trips and serving as a substitute lecturer when needed. He also served as a camp coordinator and counselor, mentor and director of activities for students attending the U.S. Department of Agriculture Enrichment Camp at Sam Houston State University.