Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

District VI Center Faculty and Staff


District Extension Administrator 

Rebel L. Royall joined the Far West District VI Extension Center as the District Extension Administrator in October 2015.

Royall hold a s Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Business from Texas Tech University and a Master of Education degree in Agricultural Education from Southwest Texas State University.

Royall served as a County Extension Agent- Agriculture and Natural Resources for 22 years in the counties of Henderson, Briscoe, Castro, Stonewall and Glasscock. He received the Texas County Agricultural Agents Assn. Early Career Agent Award in 1995, the Achievement Award in 2003 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2010. He also received a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension “team” Superior Service Award in 2013 for work in Cotton Root Rot, and an Agent Superior Service Award in 2015.

Royall is responsible for one of 12 district offices in the state and takes care of staffing, professional development and management of county extension agents in 23 counties in far west Texas. He coordinates and evaluates educational programming delivered by the agents, and, in his role as DEA, serves as a liaison with County Commissioner’s Courts, key leaders, and state and federal elected officials to improve the lives of clientele in far west Texas.

Email at: r-royall@tamu.edu

 4-H and Youth Development

Charlene Belew
D6 4-H Specialist

The 4-H and Youth Development Programming in the Far West Texas Extension District 6 of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is lead by Extension Program Specialist for 4-H, Charlene Belew.  Charlene holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Agriculture from Texas Tech University and a Master of Agriculture in Animal Science from Sul Ross State University.  She began her professional career with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in 2001 as the County Extension Agent in Family & Consumer Sciences for Upton County and transferred to Glasscock County in 2003 where she served as the CEA-FCS until her appointment as a member of the Texas 4-H faculty.

As District 4-H Specialist, her responsibilities include being the chief resource person to County Extension Agents in respect to Positive Youth Development.  Program planning, educational program delivery, volunteer management and volunteer development are  areas of support to the County 4-H and Youth Development Programs.

Email at:c-belew@tamu.edu

 Extension Animal Science

Dr. Bruce Carpenter

Bruce Carpenter, Ph.D. Associate Professor & Extension Livestock Specialist

Dr. Bruce Carpenter, associate professor and Extension livestock specialist, is headquartered at the District VI Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center in Ft. Stockton. He is also a member of the physiology of reproduction section in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M. He received his bachelor’s in animal science and range science at New Mexico State University. He earned both master’s and doctorate degrees at Texas A&M University in Physiology of Reproduction.

Carpenter’s Extension activities include district responsibilities in a 23 county area in the Far West Texas district where he interacts with County Extension Agents, livestock producers, and allied industry to conduct educational programs and applied research targeting range livestock (cattle, sheep, goats), horses, and ranch and natural resource management and planning. At the regional and state levels, he is active in Integrated Toxic Plant Management, the Southwest Beef Symposium, and cattle pregnancy determination and artificial insemination clinics.

Email at:bb-carpenter@tamu.edu

Support Staff

Staci Schoenfeldt,
District Office Manager

Email at:Staci.Schoenfeldt@ag.tamu.edu

Jamie Horton
Senior Office Assistant

Email at:Jamie.Horton@ag.tamu.edu

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