New AgriLife Extension agent named for Lipscomb County
Kay Rogers is making the transition from Baghdad to Lipscomb County to become the new Texas AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent.
Rogers, who has spent the past three years in Iraq as a consultant with the U.S. military and U.S. Department of State, said it is time to come home and be back among family and friends.
"I have always been interested in Extension since I was a teenager participating in 4-H activities and programs in New Mexico," she said. "I get to fulfill a childhood dream of becoming a county agent.
"I hope to become an active part of the communities in Lipscomb County by providing programs and services to all the residents," Rogers said.
Raised primarily in Socorro, N.M., Rogers received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Texas Tech University and her master's degree in education leadership from Wayland Baptist University.
She previously served as a school counselor at Ropes Independent School District and a teacher at Brownfield, before working as a consultant with the military.
Rogers will begin her employment on Jan. 12, said Dr. Galen Chandler, AgriLife Extension regional program director for agriculture and natural resources. She will participate in the First Step Program, a new agent training, in Hansford County and will assume her duties in Lipscomb County on Feb. 12.
"We are glad to have Kay to become a part of the District 1 Panhandle Extension family," Chandler said. "She is coming to work for Extension with a wealth of experience and great people skills. She is very excited about getting back into the education field where she can help the 4-Hers and adults in Lipscomb County in the family and consumer sciences field."
Kay Rogers has been selected as the new Texas AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Lipscomb County. (Texas AgriLife Extension photo by Kay Ledbetter.)