AgriLife Extension agriculture agent hired
Adrianna Ochoa plans to take her life experiences and put them to work in Armstrong County as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent. She began Oct. 15.
"I am very excited for Adrianna and the citizens of Armstrong County," said Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. "Adrianna brings excellent experiences of agriculture, youth development, leadership development and programming. People will find her to be very sincere, passionate, organized and excited to help them resolve issues and build relationships.
"She and Leicia Redwine will make an outstanding team and I look forward to seeing continued growth in the youth and adult programs in Armstrong County," Nusser said.
Ochoa, who grew up in Lubbock, has spent time watching her father and uncles farm around the small community of Aiken. She most recently moved from Kingsville, where she spent several years as a graduate research assistant at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Ochoa earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in general agriculture and plant and soil sciences, respectively. She was a member of 4-H and FFA for many years and said she hopes to utilize these experiences when she works with the youth of Armstrong County.
"I have a passion for educating people on the importance of agriculture," she said. "I hope I can make a difference by showing people how to utilize the resources AgriLife Extension offers. The close-knit community of Claude and the openness of the county really attracted me to this region."