Meier appointed Extension Agent for Live Oak County
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Sonya Meier
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GEORGE WEST — Sonya Meier has been named County Extension Agent-Family & Consumer Sciences for Live Oak County, effective Feb. 2, 2009, according to a joint announcement by Live Oak County Judge Jim Huff, Live Oak County Commissioners, and Dr. Ruben J. Saldaña, District Extension Administrator for Texas AgriLife Extension Service, headquartered at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco.

Meier will be moving to Live Oak County from Stillwater, Oklahoma with a degree in Human Development and Family Science in Child and Family Services from Oklahoma State University. “She served as an Intern with OSU Extension in Oklahoma City, learning about Extension as a career and working to promote 4-H among urban youth in Oklahoma City,” said Saldana.

“Her work and student experience is varied and includes student support in accounting, serving as a research assistant in a project that measured the effects of Hurricane Katrina on families, coordinating behavioral health conferences at the university, serving as a mortgage loan officer, child care provider, community director, and property manager,” he continued.

“Ms. Meier also has a number of volunteer experiences that will be valuable to our district and Live Oak County.”

Huff and Commissioners approved the recommendation and expressed their support of her and the program. Her responsibilities will be to work with community-based organizations, family & health agencies, Extension committees, and local citizens to identify issues of relevance to Live Oak County and provide educational responses to address those issues in measurable ways. She will also be responsible for providing leadership and management for the Live Oak County 4-H program cooperatively with the County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4-H parents and volunteer leaders.

The Live Oak County AgriLife Extension Office is part of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, an agency of the Texas A&M University System. Local AgriLife Extension programs extend university resources to local residents by providing practical information, training, and technical assistance in four broad program areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family & Consumer Sciences, 4-H & Youth Development, and Community & Economic Development.

Texas AgriLife Extension Service is a cooperative effort between the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of Texas, and the Live Oak County Commissioners’ Court.
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