AgriLife Extension names new family and consumer sciences agent for Childress County

CHILDRESS – Dawn Dockter will begin working as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent in Childress County on Jan. 17, according to Miles Dabovich, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon.

Dawn Dockter has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Childress County. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

Dockter, a native of Post, is currently working throughthe agency’s First Step program in Wilbarger County, Dabovich said. She began work Dec. 17.

“Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Childress County are both excited about bringing Dawn in after a lengthy vacancy,” he said. “I am confident that her vast experience in marketing education, community service and public relations will be an asset to the Childress County Extension program.”

Dockter has worked in the areas of education, public relations and marketing for several years, including positions with Hardeman County Health Services, Responsive Education Solutions charter school district and in an adjunct faculty position with Texas Tech University.

“I have a personal passion for education and community support, especially in the area of nutrition, and diabetes and obesity prevention,” she said, explaining how the AgriLife Extension program fits in with her longtime goals.

“I have seen the need in rural communities for outreach and communication in the areas of healthcare and nutrition, especially in special populations such as youth and the elderly,” Dockter said. “I am looking forward to getting involved in the community.”

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