HASKELL – DaLinda Black of Friona has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Haskell County, according to Miles Dabovich, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon.
Black began her training in Knox County on March 10 and will start in Haskell County on April 10.
“I’m very pleased to bring Ms. Black to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension program in Haskell County,” Dabovich said. “Her family and consumer sciences education and background will fit well with the long-standing tradition of excellent FCS programming in Haskell County.”
Black earned her bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, N.M., and has recently been operating her own daycare in Friona.
“I am excited to use what I have learned to help families and children,” Black said. “I am humbled that I have this opportunity.”
She said she is ready to meet the residents of Haskell County at the upcoming Open House/Meet and Greet, and to begin working with the Texas Extension Education Association ladies, to attend the upcoming cluster meeting and tri-county rally, and to build upon the Better Living for Texans program.
In addition, she will continue her education working toward her master’s degree in counseling at Eastern New Mexico University.
“My main goals include recruiting and retention, newsletters, programing for our web page and social media updates,” Black said.