GATESVILLE – When Annie May was growing up in the Coryell County 4-H program, she had one goal in mind.

“Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a county agent,” she said.

She accomplished her goal this week when she was appointed Coryell County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent for 4-H and Youth Development. She starts the job March 24.

May fills a vacancy left by the resignation of Shane Martin in December.

“I am very lucky to be able to come back to my home county,” she said. “I am very excited.”

A Gatesville native and member of the Hard Bargain 4-H Club, May raised and showed goats and took part in homemaking projects and livestock judging.

After high school, she went to Tarleton State University where she majored in agriculture and consumer sciences with an emphasis in education. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agriculture and consumer science.

Since June 2012, May has worked with more than 500 youngsters as an extension assistant for the Texas Military 4-H Tech Wizards at Fort Hood.

She also was actively involved in marketing and promoting the 4-H Tech Wizards program to military youth statewide. The Tech Wizards program focuses on youngsters from 8 to 18 who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math.

In 2013, May received the 4-H Military Partnership Award.

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