PERRYTON -- Erica Hefner is the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent in Ochiltree County.
Hefner began her new job with AgriLife Extension on October 10. Once she is through with her month-long training in Hemphill County, she is anxious to get to her goal of "creatively changing lives with nutrition and knowledge."
Hefner earned two bachelor's degrees, one in exercise physiology from Texas State University in San Marcos and one in nutrition in dietetics from Texas Women's University in Denton.
"The message I bring is a simple mix of nutrition and knowledge with an added dusting of life experience, the latter making people more receptive and open to change," Hefner said.
Hefner was president of the Texas Women's University Student Dietetic Association, is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, where she serves as the public education committee chair.
"We are very excited to have Erica as a part of the District 1 Extension family," said Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. "Erica brings a passion for education in many family and consumer sciences programming areas, and is excited about her opportunity to teach and make a difference.
"She has a very unique life experience and education background that I believe give her a great opportunity to be successful as the family and consumer sciences agent in Ochiltree County," Nusser said.