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Philip Wright Hired as McKinley County Extension 4-H/Agriculture Agent

LAS CRUCES - Philip Wright began work Jan. 16 as a McKinley County 4-H/agriculture agent for New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.


Wright will conduct 4-H educational programs for youth and adults, and will provide recruitment and volunteer leadership training.

Wright, an NMSU graduate, holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics and agricultural business, and a master's degree in agricultural and extension education.

During his undergraduate years as a work-study student, Wright helped produce numerous radio programs for the agricultural communications department within NMSU's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences . Wright intends to use his media skills in his new job.

"I hope to publicize many of our Extension programs available to the people of McKinley County through area newspapers and radio stations," Wright said.

The son of Jerry and Deanna Wright of Ruidoso, Wright's other college activities included serving as a college ambassador, promoting the college and recruiting students by conducting tours and visiting county fairs and high schools. He was a member of the college Speaker's Bureau, providing motivational lectures to various organizations and schools across the Southwest.

Wright is a member of Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity. He also served as a delegate to the university's Interfraternity Council and the college's Agriculture and Home Economics Council.