SONORA — Jessica Stapper is the new family and consumer sciences agent for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Sutton County. She will be headquartered at the AgriLife Extension office, 1700 North Crockett St. in Sonora.
Stapper,who began July 1, will provide nutrition, health and wellness information and programming for county residents.
“I am very excited to begin working in what I am passionate about, which is helping people to live a healthy lifestyle,” Stapper said. “I want to educate people in Sutton County about the basics of nutrition and making healthy food choices that will help them throughout their entire life.”
Stapper has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural leadership and development from Texas A&M University, College Station.
Prior to becoming an agent for Sutton County, she was a student technician in family development and resource management at Texas A&M, where she worked with the Brazos Valley Injury Prevention Coalition grant and the Brazos Valley Alcohol Awareness grant.
In addition, Stapper has worked as an intern with AgriLife Extension in Kerr County, where she assisted with county programs, coordinated volunteers and supported local 4-H and nutrition programming.
She has been involved in academic and community service work through the Agricultural Leadership Education and Communications Aggie Reps organization and Howdy Farm, plus is a former member of the Nutrition Dietetic Association.