AgriLife Extension names new Mitchell County agent

Audra Graves accepts family and consumer sciences post

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contact: Michael Clawson, 806-746-6101, m-clawson@tamu.edu

 

COLORADO CITY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Audra Graves as the new county agent for family and consumer sciences in Mitchell County, said Mitchell County Judge Ray Mayo and Michael Clawson, AgriLife Extension administrator at Lubbock.

Audra Graves (Courtesy Photo)

Audra Graves (Courtesy Photo)

Though Graves’ official start date was July 9, she will be completing AgriLife Extension’s First Step orientation training in Lynn and Terry counties from July 10-Aug. 11, starting her Mitchell County duties Aug. 12.

“Audra has a wealth of varied educational experiences that will make her a natural fit for this key position in Mitchell County,” said Clawson. “She was very active in 4-H and FFA programs in Ochiltree County, so she is familiar with our agency and the region. She will have no trouble managing and expanding the strong family and consumer sciences curriculum Mitchell County already enjoys.”

Graves, of Perryton, graduated in May from Texas Tech University with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural communications and teacher certification.

Her work background includes serving as a social media specialist for Talk Back Media, Inc., where she conducted research and managed clients’ blogs, Facebook and Twitter accounts; student teaching at Frenship High School, and serving as a student assistant in Texas Tech’s department of agricultural and applied economics. She also served as a publicity intern at the State Fair of Texas, worked as a lab assistant for Courson Archaeological Research and served on the camp staff at Kanakuk Kamps youth camp.

For more information contact Clawson at 806-746-6101, m-clawson@tamu.edu .

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