The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has two county agents assuming new roles in District 2.
Cody Hill is the new AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Lynn County. Previously he served in District 7 as the agent for Taylor County.
Kendra Callahan, former AgriLife Extension assistant agent for Swisher County, has been hired as the family and community health agent for Lamb County.
Michael Clawson, AgriLife Extension district administrator at Lubbock, is their supervisor.
“Cody has served Extension since 1995,” Clawson said. “It is great to have him back in District 2 and he is a welcome addition to Lynn County. He brings extensive experience from his time in Taylor and other counties.”
Hill, who has a master’s in agriculture education and leadership from Texas Tech University, said he was very happy to be moving back to District 2 and the South Plains.
“The move to Lynn County is exciting because of the progressive and innovative leadership in agriculture,” Hill said. “They have a dynamic 4-H program that continues to grow and provide opportunities for their youth.”
Callahan, who has a bachelor’s in nutrition and wellness from Texas Tech University, started working for AgriLife Extension in April 2019.
“Kendra did a wonderful job in her role as an assistant agent and dedicated herself to learning as much as possible while in Swisher County to prepare herself to become an agent of her own county,” said Clawson. “ I’m confident she will have a successful career as an Extension educator in Lamb County.”
Callahan said it was an honor and joy to be able to follow her passion for health and agriculture alongside others who share a common goal of service.
“In my youth and adult life, I have had educators and mentors who believed in me more than I did,” Callahan said. “My goal is to now be that person for the wide array of individuals who I come in contact with, whether that be a 4-H youth finding their strengths or an individual seeking healthy living. I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to call Lamb County home and to work alongside the wonderful people here.”