AgriLife Extension agent transfers from Deaf Smith to Randall County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Jackie Farrell, 806-364-3573 or 806-468-5543, jrfarrell@ag.tamu.edu

CANYON – Jackie Farrell, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent in Deaf Smith County, will be traveling on down the road in the coming weeks, but she won’t be going far.

Jackie Farrell has been named the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Randall County. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Kay Ledbetter)

Jackie Farrell has been named the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Randall County. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Kay Ledbetter)

Farrell has been selected to fill the same position in Randall County beginning Aug. 1, said Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator. She will be replacing Leesa Wood Calvi, who recently left the position to become a program specialist in Amarillo.

“Jackie brings over 10 years of professional experience to the position,” Dukes said. “She has an outstanding record of high quality programs and has demonstrated outstanding leadership among her peers. Jackie combines the highest degree of character and work ethic which will enable her to successfully transition to her new position and be a great resource for the citizens of Randall County.”

Farrell joined the staff in Deaf Smith in 2010 and has since been active with nutrition and health and wellness programs, both with adults and the youth through 4-H.

A native of Utica, Neb., she was active in the 4-H program as a child and then spent time working in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln office. She also served as the 4-H and family and consumer sciences Extension assistant for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Buffalo County.

“I’m most excited about being able to work with the community I live in,” Farrell said. “I plan on building upon what Leesa has done in the past years and expanding upon programs in the health and wellness areas.”

Farrell earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in family and consumer sciences and leadership education, respectively.

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