Bulloch County’s newest county agent has been on the job almost three months now and in enjoying following in her father’s footsteps.
Carole Hicks Knight started as an Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent for the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension — Bulloch County in October.
She grew up in Bulloch County, with her family moving here when her father, Ray Hicks, was the county agent from 1988-1993. She was very actively involved in the 4-H program and developed a true passion for agriculture. Knight graduated from Statesboro High School in 1998. She attended the University of Georgia where she received a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science in 2001 and a Masters of Science in 2003.
Upon graduation, Carole started her own business, Visionary Cattle Services, where she served as a live-animal carcass ultrasound technician for cattle producers all over the southeastern United States. She began employment with UGA in 2006 as an Extension Beef Cattle Specialist. Carole, along with her husband Kyle and parents, Ray and Debbie Hicks, raise Hereford and Murray Grey cattle.
“I am truly excited about stepping into the role of county agent,” she said. “The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension program allows me to provide valuable information to the public and help assist farmers and homeowners with their needs. What an honor it is to be able to come back and serve a community that helped raise and shape the person I am today.”
In addition to her role as agricultural agent, Knight hopes to develop a youth livestock program.
Anyone with questions or needing assistance may visit or call the Bulloch County Extension Office at 912-871-6130. The office is located in on Langston Chapel Road.