Frederick hired as new extension agent in Harris County


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced the hiring of new county agents across the state, as well as transfers within the agency, including one in Harris County with ties to Gonzales.

AgriLife Extension employs county agents to serve every Texas county. These county agents are the agency’s connection with the people in communities. They are instrumental in providing hands-on education and programming based on scientific research.

A complete county agent list can be found at

Steven Frederick is the new agriculture and natural resources extension agent in Harris County. Frederick, of Gonzales, earned his associate’s from Blinn College and his bachelor’s in agricultural science with a teaching option from Texas A&M. He spent the past three years teaching agricultural science at Seguin Independent School District and then at Yantis ISD before joining AgriLife Extension.

Frederick grew up in a small rural town with beef cattle and poultry production. He was involved in FFA, showing pigs. He also participated in livestock judging and served as a local and district officer. He said he is passionate about his work and serving the youth and adults of Harris County to grow the next leaders in agriculture.

“I joined AgriLife Extension to better serve the people of Texas,” Frederick said. “I hope I can help them gain more knowledge on the importance of agriculture.”