Experienced AgriLife Extension agent hired for Montague County

Potter moving from San Saba to fill family, community health position

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Melanie Potter, 940-894-2831, melanie.potter@ag.tamu.edu

MONTAGUE – Melanie Potter is taking her Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experience 200 miles north to Montague County as the new family and community health agent effective Nov. 30.

Melanie Potter has been named the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and community health agent for Montague County. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

Potter has held the same position in San Saba County for the past four years, working with AgriLife Extension programs such as Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School, Step Up & Scale Down, Do Well Be Well with Diabetes and Food Protection Management. She also is a contributing member to the recently released Dinner Tonight Essentials cookbook.

“We are excited to have Melanie accept the position of Montague County family and community health agent,” said Dale Dunlap, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon.

“Melanie brings the experience from being an agent in San Saba County and from having been a school teacher, which will provide a great foundation in working with adult and youth clientele,” Dunlap said. “She is very well-versed in family and community health and has a real passion for working with the 4-H program.”

Potter, a native of Owasso, Oklahoma, earned her associates of science in family and consumer sciences education from Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho; a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and a master’s degree in family studies from Amberton University in Garland.

“I’m excited for this move to Montague County because I enjoy finding ways to assist community members with expanding their opportunities for enrichment within their lives, with a small personal bonus of also being closer to my family,” Potter said.

She is a member of the Texas Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, as well as the national organization, and the Texas Association of Extension 4-H Agents.


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