DALHART – Kay Rogers is on the move – from the east corner of the Texas Panhandle to the west corner – to become the new Texas AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Dallam and Hartley counties.
Rogers joined the AgriLife Extension team in 2009 when she accepted a similar position in Lipscomb County. Prior to that, she had been in Iraq as a consultant with the U.S. military and U.S. Department of State.
“As with any transition, there comes sweet sorrow,” Rogers said. “I am saddened to be leaving the numerous projects, programs and friends I’ve established in Lipscomb County. Though, on the other hand, I am excited to be bringing my lifetime of knowledge and skills to Dallam and Hartley counties.”
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 as a teacher at Brownfield before working as a consultant with the military.
Rogers will begin her new position June 1, said Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo.
“We are very excited for Kay Rogers and the AgriLife Extension programs in Dallam and Hartley counties,” Nusser said. “I believe Kay has the people skills, energy and creativity to continue strong adult and youth programs in these counties. She has proven that she can energize and motivate volunteers and utilize her resources to provide quality educational programs for all ages.
“I believe she is a perfect fit with the entire staff in Dallam and Hartley counties, and we will continue to see growth and quality educational programs offered to the residents of these counties,” he said.