Barrett Smith will join the staff of the K-State Research and Extension Kiowa County office as an agriculture and natural resources agent, effective Aug. 5.
He worked previously at Smith Farms-Hopewell Livestock in Macksville, Kan., and as a technical service specialist with Osborne Industries in Osborne, Kan.
Smith earned bachelor’s degrees in both agricultural technology and animal sciences and industry at K-State.
Agriculture and natural resources extension agents provide leadership in their communities by developing and delivering educational programming relative to agriculture-related information including crop and livestock production, environmental stewardship, farm and ranch management, agriculture public policy, and horticulture production.
More information about the K-State Research and Extension Kiowa County office is available by calling 620-723-2156 or on the Web: http://kiowa.ksu.edu.