Sarah Sowell has been named the new family consumer sciences educator at OSU Extension office in Fayette County.
Sowell replaces Pat Brinkman, who recently retired from the FCS position. Sowell is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business. She has been involved with Extension for many years.
Sowell got her start with Extension as a 4-H member in Highland County and had the opportunity to work with Extension as a 4-H program assistant in Arkansas. She joined the OSU Extension team in Fayette County seven years ago as a program assistant for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP-Ed).
Through her position with SNAP-Ed, a grant-funded program, Sowell has taught nutrition programs for several agencies in the community for youth and adult audiences. Sowell, her husband and two daughters have been residents of the county for the past eight years.
“I am very excited to start my new role as a family consumer sciences educator. I am looking forward to expanding my nutrition knowledge as well as community relationships,” said Sowell. “Within my first year, I plan to continue our work with the community and its partners. I would also like to implement new programs as well as to continue and bring back some of the older program that were well received. So please stop in, share your ideas and interests or at the least say hello.”