Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Christian Curtin, 254-559-2313, Christian.Curtin@ag.tamu.edu
BRECKENRIDGE – Christian Curtin of Lubbock has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Stephens County, according to Miles Dabovich, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon.
“We are excited to be bringing Christian to the District 3 team and to Stephens County,” Dabovich said. “Her education and family and consumer sciences background will bring a great benefit to the residents of Stephens County.”
Curtin began AgriLife Extension’s First Step training program in Palo Pinto County on Jan. 15 and will assume her duties in Stephens County on Feb. 18.
Curtin earned her bachelor’s from Texas Tech University in human development and family studies. Prior to coming to AgriLife Extension, she was the education director for the Optimist Boys and Girls Club in Lubbock
“I grew up in Windthorst, a small agricultural town, on my family’s dairy farm,” Curtin said. “This taught me how to work hard, and gave me a love and appreciation for agriculture.”
Along with her farm life experiences, Curtin said her extensive involvement in 4-H as a youth will help as she begins her new job and works to help the clientele in Stephens County.
“I am looking forward to working with the families of Stephens County and reintroducing them to all that family and consumer sciences has to offer,” Curtin said. “One of my overall goals is to get a food show put back into the county stock show program in order to allow all 4-H members the opportunity to get the stock show experience that I enjoyed so much growing up.”