Mr. Bob G. Young is only the third agricultural instructor at Kilgore College in the 38-year history
of the program. Mr. Young earned his B.S. and M.Ed. in agricultural education at Sam Houston State University.
He taught high school agriculture for eight years before entering the feed, fertilizer, and hardware business for an 11-year
stint. Mr. Young has taught at Kilgore College since 1992 and also operates a commercial cattle herd in Rusk and Smith
Mr. Young brings a multi-faceted background of experienced instruction, agribusiness, agricultural
production, and community leadership to his position at Kilgore College. In addition, he travels countless miles each
year with students to meetings or service activities, breed association functions, and academic consultation with other college
administrators, all for the benefit of students at Kilgore College. Mr. Young, as instructor, encourages all students
in his classes to uphold good personal and work ethics.
Mr. Young is past president of the Overton-New London Chamber of Commerce, the Henderson
Rotary Club, and is current president of the Rusk County Rodeo Association. He serves on the Rusk County "Go Texan"
Committee, which earns academic scholarships for local students through the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Mr. Young
often sacrifices his spring break to serve as Steer Superintendent for the Rusk County Youth Project Show. He is also
president of the Parish Council for Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Overton.
Mr. Young is a recipient of the 2001 Hamilton F. and Kathryn G. Beeson Award for Excellence
in Teaching at Kilgore College, 2000 Who's Who in Executive and Business, 1998 Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Volunteer
of the Year award by the Overton-New London Chamber of Commerce, 1981 Distinguished Service Award by the Vocational Agriculture
Teacher Association of Texas, and 1981 Outstanding Spokesman for Agriculture by the Texas Association of Young Farmers, along
with many other honors bestowed upon him. He is also past president of the Texas-Louisiana Aglime and Fertilizer Association
1990-91. Mr. Young is a recipient of the coveted Honorary Lone Star Farmer Degree.
For four of the past six years, Mr. Young has been the State Advisor for the Texas Junior
College Agriculture Association (TJCAA), an honor afforded the teacher whose student is elected State President. He
encourages KC Ag Club members to seek leadership positions in the local club and the state organization. A stickler
for excellence, Mr. Young encourages his students to utilize strong academic initiative in all their class work and exercise
good judgment elsewhere.
Mr. Young is married to the former Alice Schmidt. They have two daughters, Christie
and Kara, who are responsible for the creation of the goat band at the College Farm through donation of their 4-H projects.
If you would like to ask Mr. Young for more information about the KC Ag programs, please e-mail address or call him at (903) 834-6255.