STRATFORD – Jill Killian will rejoin the Texas AgriLife Extension Service as the family and consumer sciences agent for Sherman County on Aug. 1, according to Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo.
Killian, a Stratford native, worked from 1986 to 1990 as an agent in Midland and Comanche counties, before becoming a teacher and then later taking her current position as a co-owner of the K Veterinary Clinic in Stratford.
“I really enjoyed working in the Extension service and I felt like this was a good opportunity to fill this role in the community,” Killian said about her return to AgriLife Extension life. “We came back to Stratford in 2006.
“All four of our children have been and are still very involved in the 4-H program on the county, district and state levels. I have enjoyed serving as a 4-H leader and now I am ready to return to Extension work on the professional level,” she said. “They say if you do something you love, it will never seem like work at all.”
“Sherman County has a great program established and has had a lot of community support,” Killian said. “I look forward to continuing those efforts and doing even more.”
“Jill has a unique combination of professional and personal life experiences that will allow her to be a very successful AgriLife Extension agent in Sherman County,” Nusser said.
“She has been a part of the success related to the Sherman County 4-H program as a volunteer, and has the experience and passion for family and consumer sciences to provide leadership towards adult programming,” he said. “She will do a great job of continuing to provide outstanding programs to the people of Sherman County.”
Killian earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, where she served as the state treasurer and a national officer candidate as a part of the Texas Home Economics Student Section. She served as the Texas Tech chapter president, member and officer of Tech Home Economics Council and as a home economics recruiter. She was named the Texas Student Home Economist of the Year in 1984.
She served as the state treasurer and in several board positions of the Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Killian served the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences as the national home and community section chair and national committee chair; served on the state board of the Texas Association of Extension 4-H Agents; and received the New Achiever Award from the Texas Association of Extension Home Economists in 1987.