Laura Taylor knows firsthand what the 4-H program does for youth, both as a former member and a mother. Now, she has accepted the position as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H youth development agent for Dallam and Hartley counties.
“We are very happy to have Laura join our District 1 team,” said Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. “She brings with her a working knowledge in agriculture as well as what the program offers and an enthusiasm that will keep our 4-H clubs growing.”
A native of Dannebrog, Nebraska, Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree in community health education from the University of Nebraska and her master’s degree in physical education from Wichita State University.
She has been farming with her husband, Travis, in Dallam County for the past 16 years. They have three children, ages 11, 15 and 17, who are all active in the 4-H program.
“We have a great 4-H program here, and I just want it to keep doing well,” she said. “These counties have some very strong programs, with some very dedicated volunteers and leaders. I just want to make sure I can keep it moving forward.”