CANADIAN – After 25 years away from the position, Tanya Holloway has returned to Hemphill County as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent.
She began June 2, according to Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo.
“We are very fortunate to have Tanya rejoin our District 1 team,” Dukes said. “She brings a wealth of family and consumer science experience with her and will certainly be a great resource for the residents of Hemphill County.”
Holloway, then Tanya Morris, first joined AgriLife Extension in 1983 as an assistant agent in Gray County. After three years, she was hired and spent three more years in the Hemphill County family and consumer sciences position before marrying and moving away.
She then held positions for almost 17 years in the Stamford and Fayetteville school districts as the family and consumer sciences teacher. The Vega native earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University.
“I look forward to serving the people of Hemphill County,” Holloway said. “Canadian is a wonderful place to live. I am excited to bring educational programming that deals with the relationship between individuals, families, communities and the environment in which they live.
“My work will encompass consumer sciences, nutrition, food preparation, parenting, early childhood education, family economics, resource management, human development, interior design, textiles and apparel design, as well as other related subjects. I hope to help the families of Hemphill County cast a vision that focuses on families and their interrelationships with the community.”