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Calley Runnels- FCH Agent

John Villalba- AGNR Agent

Denise Reed- 4-H Assistant

Stephanie Horton- Secretary

Kendra Callahan- FCH Assistant Agent

Kenrda earned her bachelor’s of science in nutrition – health and wellness, from Texas Tech University. Her experience includes teaching nutrition education to elementary school children and serving as an undergraduate teaching assistant at a human anatomy and physiology lab.

“Kendra’s interests and background in human nutrition, youth development and agriculture make her an ideal candidate for the assistant agent position in Swisher County,” said Michael Clawson, District 2 extension administrator.

Clawson said Callahan has a strong desire to educate consumers on the link between agriculture and their health.“Her passion in this area fits perfectly with AgriLife’s goal to assist Texans to make informed, research-based decisions in regards to agriculture and health,” he said. “Even though this is a training position, I am extremely excited about Kendra’s potential to elevate our Extension programming in Swisher County, as well in District 2.”
“I chose to work for AgriLife for the opportunity to serve the community with research-based education,” Callahan said. “It fuels my passion for relating the ag and health industries to one another to create a more informed, truth-driven and healthy community.

Swisher County
 Swisher County was named for J.G. Swisher of the Texas Revolution. The county was created from Bexar, Young territories in 1876. It was organized in 1890. The county seat is Tulia, which is the agribusiness center of the area. Swisher County is a major agricultural county. The major agricultural commodities include fed cattle, stocker cattle, wheat, cotton, corn, and grain sorghum. There are about 150,000 acres irrigated. In 1998, the population was reported as 8,133.

Swisher County lies in the Texas Panhandle There are three towns in Swisher County: Happy, Kress and Tulia. Located in Tulia are the Swisher Memorial Hospital, Swisher County Museum, Swisher County Library and the Tulia Care Center.

*For more information about Swisher County, or any of Texas’ 254 counties, you can access the following: the Texas Almanac 1996-1997; wed bites http://govinfo.library.orst.edu/cgi-bin/bfact and http://monarch.tamu.edu ; and the article titled, Understanding Your Local Economy….County Data Set by Drs. Dennis U. Fisher and Judith I. Stallmann, Department of Agricultural Economics. 340 Blocker Building, College Station, TX 77843-2124.

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