LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announced two new staff changes within the agency’s 20-county South Plains District headquartered in Lubbock.
Kyle Howard is the new AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Lamb County, and Nancy Trevino-Schafer is the agency’s youth development agent in Lubbock County, a new position for the district, said Michael Clawson, AgriLife Extension district administrator at Lubbock.
Both started their employment Aug. 1, though Howard will be completing AgriLife Extension’s First Step orientation program for new employees in Lubbock County during August prior to assuming his permanent Lamb County assignment, Clawson said.
“These are dynamic young agents with very bright futures ahead of them,” Clawson said. “Kyle is very familiar with AgriLife Extension and the expectations of a county Extension agent. Kyle is strong in both the production and technical sides of agriculture. Growing up, he was a very active 4-H member in Nolan County for 10 years, and served as a summer counselor at the Texas 4-H Center at Brownwood for two seasons. Kyle’s knowledge of Extension and passion to help others will allow him to transition into his new career with ease.”
“Nancy has an impressive academic resume and work history with a strong foundation in positive adolescent development and parenting practices, which will serve her well in her new job,” Clawson said. “She is also very familiar with the area and both the dynamics and demographics necessary for developing a successful educational community outreach program in Lubbock.”
Howard earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural leadership from Texas Tech University at Lubbock. His past job experience includes time as a herdsman involved in all aspects of a 300-head cow/calf operation. He has also worked as a chemical lab technician and as a truck fleet manager.
Trevino-Schafer is set to graduate with a Ph.D. in philosophy, human development and family studies from Texas Tech University in August. She also earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in the same major from Texas Tech as well as an associate of arts in English from South Plains College in Levelland.
While attending Texas Tech, she was involved with a number of research projects and teaching assignments as well as counseling endeavors as a student and later as a graduate assistant.
For more information, contact Clawson at 806-746-6101, firstname.lastname@example.org.