- February 2019
Extension Agent IV/
Jefferson Davis County
Years in position: 17
Years at MSU: 20
Each day is different for Extension Agent Thomas E. Brewer. He researches and delivers information that improves quality of life for clients in areas such as agriculture and livestock, 4-H youth development, and community development. He enjoys meeting new people and believes he helps clients understand vital information.
Behind the scenes, Thomas is responsible for directing the development of countywide educational programs that meet the needs of local people and complies with the mission of the MSU Extension Service. In addition to working hard as an Extension agent, he currently serves at the president of the Mississippi Association of County Agricultural Agents.
“I also love working with children,” Thomas said. “My favorite memory so far is when a 4-H’er asked about how he could get a job like mine. So, we sat down and talked about the things he would need to start working on from an educational standpoint.”
In 1998, Thomas chose this career because he knew it would allow him to serve people daily. Extension serves all 82 counties across Mississippi.
In that same year, Thomas graduated from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science degree in extension and technical education. He earned a master of science at Mississippi State University in Agricultural and Informational Sciences in 2007.
“This career has surely provided me with the opportunity and aspiration to assist in developing and improving the economic, social and cultural well-being of all Mississippians,” Thomas said.
Thomas and his wife, Natasha, have two children and are all members of the New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Magee. In his spare time, he enjoys riding and training Tennessee walking horses.