Savanna Williams has been hired by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as the new agriculture and natural resources agent in Young County. She began Oct. 7 and offices in Graham.
Williams previously served as the AgriLife Extension assistant county agent in Glasscock County.
“Savanna comes to us with a strong 4-H background, excellent leadership skills, public relations experience, knowledge of swine production and the livestock industry,” said Dale Dunlap, AgriLife Extension district administrator, Vernon. “We are pleased to welcome her as a part of our District 3 family.”
Williams grew up as a 4-H’er in Montague County and attended Clarendon College, where she was on the livestock judging team. She earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Tarleton State University, where she also was a member of the livestock judging team.
After graduation, Williams was employed by Fast Genetics in Canada, a large commercial swine operation. She also was a sales consultant for Cerdos LLC in Wisconsin and managed Kuhlow Girls Showpigs in Wisconsin prior to joining AgriLife Extension.
“I grew up in the 4-H program, so I know exactly what it can do for young, impressionable youth,” Williams said. “Without my involvement in livestock judging and show pigs, I’d be a completely different person on a different path. 4-H made a higher education a more realistic option, provided me with opportunities to travel and has given me life experiences that I’ll forever cherish.
“When I joined the AgriLife team, I wanted to be able to give those same opportunities to other youth. Ideally, I want my main focus to be on creating unity across the county and continuing to build up the 4-H program, while also providing educational opportunities for the producers and ranchers in Young County.”