Rusty Evans retires, honored by mayor

Rusty Evans and his family join Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett for a presentation of a proclamation on Nov. 8.

Russell “Rusty” Evans has retired from his longtime career of working as an extension agent with the University of Tennessee in Montgomery County.

At the Monday, Nov. 8 of the Montgomery County Commission, County Mayor Jim Durrett presented a proclamation to Evans, honoring his years of service.

Evans graduated from Joelton High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he studied animal science before receiving his master’s degree in Agriculture Extension Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Evans began his career with the UT Montgomery County Agriculture Extension in November of 1977 as Agriculture Extension Agent and taught 4-H clubs for 25 years, which included beef, sheep, poultry and wildlife projects.

He later received the assignment of assisting farmers with row crop, livestock and tobacco questions.

Evans received several awards and served as treasurer for the Tennessee Association of Agriculture Agents and Specialists.

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