LIPSCOMB – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Cassidy Peek to fill the position of family and consumer sciences agent in Lipscomb County, according to Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo.
“I am excited to have Cassidy join the District 1 team,” Dukes said. “Her communication and leadership skills will provide the citizens of Lipscomb County an outstanding resource in the areas of disease prevention, nutrition education, healthy lifestyle education and youth leadership.”
Peek, a native of Sweetwater, earned her bachelor of science and master of education degrees from Texas A&M University. She also is a certified trainer in the DISC Behavioral Style System and a certified teaching assistant.
She will begin her “First Step” training experience for incoming new agents on Jan. 6 in Hansford County, and will begin in Lipscomb County on Feb. 3, Dukes said.
Peek worked with the Better Living for Texans and Conference Services programs of AgriLife Extension as an undergraduate student and then as a graduate assistant in College Station while finishing her master’s degree. She worked with the eXtension program as a graduate student in the office of Extension Organizational Development. eXtension is a web-based collaboration where land-grant university content providers exchange objective, research-based knowledge.
“As a West Texas native, I think the Panhandle will offer me the opportunity to expand my horizons while still being able to relate to the local residents,” Peek said. “My geography will change as I move north, but I am confident I will still be able to identify with audiences to deliver quality educational programs.
“Residents of Lipscomb County live closer to the capitols of five other states than Austin. While the remote location provides a challenge, I think this gives me an opportunity to use my experience with eXtension and other online learning tools to capture new audiences and involve them in AgriLife efforts.”