Mr. Roy Flora Appointed as Liberty County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources

LIBERTY August 19, 2015 – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Liberty County would like to announce the appointment of Mr. William Roy Flora as County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources. Mr. Flora earned a Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Education with minors in Educational Administration and Animal Science from the Texas A&M University - Kingsville and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University. While at Texas A&M, he was active with Collegiate 4-H and FFA and is currently a member of the Texas County Agriculture Agents Association.

Mr. Flora currently serves as the Bexar County Extension Agent - Agriculture and Natural Resources.

In this role, he coordinates, prepares and presents educational programs related to agriculture and natural resources; advises and maintains committees for the coordination of educational programs; manages and advises 4-H Club Managers on livestock projects and shows; provides information and assistance on validation of livestock projects; assists 4-H members with livestock projects; and works with the local media to promote educational programs and information.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Flora served as an Ag Science Teacher at Tarkington High School near Cleveland for 5 years. In this position, he instructed students in Ag Mechanics, Animal Science, and Livestock Production; prepared students to enter the workforce; and trained teams for LDE and CDE contests at the district and area levels. He also supervised livestock projects and local and major livestock shows and served on the Cleveland Livestock Show Board of Directors.

Prior to these roles, Mr. Flora served as an Assistant Principal at Goliad Intermediate and Elementary Schools and Shiner Catholic School; Industrial Technology Instructor at Dayton High School and Alvin High School; Adjunct Welding Instructor at Lee College; and Ag Science Teacher at Refugio High School, Gonzales High School, and Sharyland High School. These roles provided many experiences in developing educational programs and working with youth and adults.

Mr. Flora grew up in Alvin and was very active in the Brazoria County 4-H Program for 10 years. He served in leadership roles with this youth organization and competed with steer, heifer, rabbit and broiler projects. He served in several leadership positions and earned some of the top awards in 4-H.
As you can see, Mr. Flora will be an added value to the Liberty County AgriLife Extension team. There will be a welcome reception on September 1st from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Please stop by and offer a warm welcome to Mr. Flora and enjoy morning refreshments. The reception will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Office located at 501 Palmer Ave. in Liberty, TX. If you need directions, please call (936) 334-3230.

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