New faces at county extension office
By Robert Proctor
New faces have made their way into the DeWitt County Extension Office. Quinn Berckenhoff was hired as the county’s assistant agent, while Kyla Gladson is a summer intern. Berckenhoff will be leading the county’s 4-H program and assisting county agent Anthony Netardus. Gladson is learning each facet of the county’s extension operations, as she prepares for her final semester of college.
A 2014 graduate of Hallettsville High School, Berckenhoff made his way to Tarleton State University in Stephenville, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in animal science last December. He has spent his entire life farming, which helped attract him to Texas A&M’s Agrilife Extension field.
Last summer, he was an intern back home in Lavaca County.
“It opened me up to everything,” Berckenhoff recalled. “I could see myself doing this. That’s why I chose this path. I had spent a little bit of time in this office [Cuero] during my internship. I know the area pretty well.”
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