AgriLife Extension names new Gaines County family and consumer sciences agent

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,

Contact: Michael Clawson, 806-746-6101,


SEMINOLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Perry Schaffer as the new family and consumer sciences agent for Gaines County, according to County Judge Lance Celander and AgriLife Extension district administrator Michael Clawson of Lubbock.

Perry Schaffer (Courtesy photo)

Perry Schaffer (Courtesy photo)

Schaffer started her AgriLife Extension career on July 1 and will be completing her orientation First Step Training in Garza County prior to starting in her Gaines County position Aug. 1.

“I sense that Perry will be a wonderful addition to not only Gaines County, but also AgriLife Extension’s South Plains District as well,” Clawson said. “She presents herself well and exhibits exceptional skills in dealing with the public. Perry comes to AgriLife Extension with vast knowledge related to health and wellness issues impacting our society and a strong passion to educate youth about proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles. I am confident she will fit right into her new role and add much to the already strong AgriLife Extension tradition of top programming in Gaines County.”

Schaffer graduated from Texas Tech University in May with a bachelor of science degree in nutritional sciences and dietetics and a minor in restaurant hotel and institutional management. She spent two summers working in the foodservice industry, first in Dallas and then Lubbock.

In her spare time, Clawson said Perry enjoys working with community organizations to support children’s nutrition programs. From 2008 through 2012, she volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House and the Y.M.C.A. preparing nutritious meals, conducting nutrition education workshops and developing fitness activities for youth.



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