AgriLife Extension names new family and consumer sciences agent for Taylor County

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,

Contact: Scott Durham, 325-653-4576,


ABILENE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Lelia “Jane” Rowan as their new agent for family and consumer sciences in Taylor County, according to an announcement made by County Judge Downing Bolls and Scott Durham, AgriLife Extension district administrator in San Angelo.

Rowan will begin June 1.

“We are very fortunate to have Jane join us in Taylor County,” Durham said. “She brings a wealth of AgriLife Extension experience to the position. She’s been with our agency for 30 years, so I expect her transfer and transition into her new position to be one of seamless perfection.”

Rowan served as the AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent in Knox County from 1983-2003, and has since served in the same position in Haskell County.

Rowan earned two bachelor’s degrees from New Mexico State University; one in home economics education and the other in agriculture.

She has been a Certified Food Protection Management instructor since 1997 and became a Certified Family and Community Leadership Trainer in 1991. She is also a graduate of the Texas Rural Leadership Program and the Southern Extension Leadership Development Program.

Rowan’s professional organization memberships include the national and Texas associations of family and consumer sciences, the national and Texas Epsilon Sigma Phi professional fraternities, the Texas Extension Education Association and the Rolling Plains Rural Health Partnership.

Rowan assumes the position formerly held by Martha Alice Spraberry who retired early this year.


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