ABILENE — Judy Gully became Texas Cooperative Extension’s family and consumer sciences (FCS) agent for Taylor County effective Sept. 1.
Making the announcement were Renee Sanders, district Extension director for family and consumer sciences, and Taylor County Judge George Newman.
Gully will be headquartered in the Extension complex located at 1982 Lytle Way. She will be responsible for coordinating all of Extension’s family and consumer science endeavors in Taylor County.
“We are very pleased that Judy has decided to take this important step in her Extension career,” said Sanders. “She has been an outstanding agent in this district for seven years. During that time, she has proved herself to be dependable, farsighted and innovative in her Extension programming efforts. Her professional manner and genuine concern for people are two of the key reasons for her Taylor County appointment.
“Taylor County is one of the state’s highest profile counties in terms of an Extension presence. Judy’s proven organizational and team-working skills will fit well with this consistently progressive county program.”
The new agent is a 1978 graduate of Southwest Texas State University at San Marcos, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics. She is a certified food protection management instructor and is also certified in home economics cooperative education.
Gully comes from Nolan County, where she has served as Extension FCS agent since 1996. She began her Extension career in 1994 in Upton County as the Extension county coordinator and FCS agent.
She taught in public school systems for eight years, most recently as a vocational home economics teacher at McGregor Independent School District from 1989-1994.
Her awards include an outstanding county agent award from the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers’ Association.
Gully holds memberships in the national and Texas associations of Family and Consumer Sciences and Epsilon Sigma Phi.
She and her husband, Mark, have one son, Eric.
Gully succeeds longtime Taylor County Extension FCS agent Lynda Fogerson who retired on Aug. 31.