VEGA – Charli Weatherford planned on working in agriculture, and she says her new position as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Oldham County will get her where she wants to be.
“This will allow me to educate consumers about the agricultural industry through my various duties as a family and consumer sciences agent,” Weatherford said.
Weatherford began her new job on Oct. 1, said Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo.
“Charli brings a unique background and passion to the AgriLife Extension program in Oldham County,” Nusser said. “She is passionate about agriculture, but her experiences are with food safety, meat science and nutrition.
“I believe she will have a tremendous impact on families and youth development in her new role and will partner with co-worker Michael Wilkes to provide outstanding educational programming in the future.”
Weatherford is a native of Pleasanton, with a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree from West Texas A&M University.
Prior to accepting the new position, she worked with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Beef Carcass Research Center, Texas Beef Council and the Meat Science and Technology Center at Texas A&M University.
Weatherford said her experience working with the various beef industry human nutrition departments will help with nutritional projects in her new AgriLife Extension agent position.
“I’m excited about this opportunity and hope to make an impact in the county,” she said.