Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Brady Arthur, 806-632-4258, firstname.lastname@example.org
LUBBOCK — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Brady Arthur as the agricultural and natural resources agent for Lubbock County. Michael Clawson, District 2 AgriLife Extension administrator, will be his supervisor.
“Brady’s agricultural background and previous experiences in the industry are a perfect fit with the new direction of this position,” said Clawson. “The position is designed to provide ag producers with unbiased, research-based information to assist them with their farming enterprises.
“As an agronomist, Brady will focus his educational programs toward row crop production and integrated pest management issues impacting the ag industry in Lubbock County. AgriLife Extension is excited to have Brady step into this role as the agency works towards enhancing its educational efforts related to production agriculture.”
Arthur earned his master’s in agronomy from Texas A&M University. He previously worked as a Texas A&M AgriLife Research research assistant in College Station and as a TAMU graduate research assistant. While an undergraduate, Arthur worked as a biological research assistant for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.
“Working for AgriLife is a way I can directly impact and help to benefit the producers in the Lubbock area,” said Arthur. “I’m the middleman between them and the research AgriLife is doing. I can work with both sides to help solve complications producers may have and to provide them with solutions in order to ensure they are as successful and profitable as possible.”
As a graduate student, Arthur participated in variety race trials on cotton and conducted a study on nitrogen fertilizer management based on spatial data on soil. He was granted a patent on a dual crane apparatus that assists in the maintenance of sprinkler irrigation systems in 2016. Arthur received the Texas Plant Protection Association’s outstanding graduate student award in 2017.