SEGUIN — On Aug. 1, Dr. Charla Bading will assume the role of family and consumer sciences agent for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Guadalupe County, said agency and county officials.
Bading’s appointment was announced jointly by County Judge Charles Willmann and AgriLife Extension Southwest District administrator Cheryl Mapston.
She will work from AgriLife Extension offices at 210 East Live Oak St. in Seguin. Her primary duties will include developing, implementing and evaluating agency educational programs and activities relating to family and consumer sciences and 4-H and youth development.
Bading has a bachelor’s degree in home economics education from the University of Texas, a master’s degree in education from Sul Ross State University and a doctoral degree in agricultural education from Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University.
She has served more than 26 years in various roles with AgriLife Extension, including as an assistant county agent in Guadalupe County, county agent in Uvalde County and regional program director for 4-H.
Most recently, Bading served as the agency’s district 4-H specialist in Tom Green County, where she distinguished herself in that position, earning her agency’s Meritorious Service Award for her role in supporting 4-H volunteers.
“We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Bading in Guadalupe County,” said Mapston. “Charla has a wealth of experience and expertise, and her extensive background in AgriLife Extension will be a terrific asset for the residents of Guadalupe County.”
“I am really excited about working with the residents of Guadalupe County,” Bading said. “I love the idea of helping people, be they youth or adults, so I am very ready to take on this next step in my career.”