New FCS Agent begin duties here Sept. 12
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MEGAN SETTLES
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OVERTON—Megan Settles has been named Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s Upshur County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science (FCS), effective Sept. 12, said a joint announcement by Upshur County Judge Dean Fowler, the Upshur County Commissioners Court, and Shelia Lewis, District Extension Administrator for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, headquartered at Overton.

“I am pleased to have Megan join our County Extension Faculty in Upshur County. She will be a great asset to the county and Texas AgriLife Extension Service,” said Ms. Lewis. “I feel certain Megan will do an excellent job because of her enthusiasm for providing quality, educational programs and working with the public.”

Ms. Settles earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marriage, Family and Human Development from Brigham Young University.

The County Extension Office in Upshur County is part of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, an agency of the Texas A&M University System.

Local Extension programs extend university resources to local residents by providing practical information and education in the four areas of agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H and youth development, and community development.

Extension is a cooperative effort of the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of Texas through Texas A&M University, and the Upshur County Commissioners’ Court.

“As a seventh generation Texan, I feel privileged to work with the great people of Upshur County,” Miss Settles said. “The opportunity to work with current and future community leaders in a town and county I love is truly a dream come true.”

She currently resides in Diana, and her parents both grew up in the county.

She replaces Joey O’Dowd, who left to work in the private sector.

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