Miles Dabovich has been named Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s administrator for the agency’s Rolling Plains district effective July 15. The announcement came from Dr. Darrell Dromgoole, AgriLife Extension associate director for county programs at College Station.

“Mr. Dabovich brings extensive experience to this position, having served as the district administrator in the South Plains district since 2009 and as an AgriLife Extension agent in five counties,” Dromgoole said. “Miles is highly respected for his ability to effectively manage AgriLifeExtension programs, interpret educational programs and for his visionary leadership.”

Dabovich will be headquartered at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon. He will be responsible for all administrative duties in the 24-county district.

“I look forward to working in the Rolling Plains,” Dabovich said. “I began my career in Vernon 24 years ago and I feel honored to have the opportunity to circle back to the Rolling Plains and serve as the district administrator.”

He earned a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University and a master’s from Texas Tech University.

Dabovich began his AgriLife Extension career as an assistant agent in Wilbarger County. He served there from 1988 until 1990 when he became the agent for Kent County. He later served in Crockett and Andrews counties. In 2007, he became the agriculture and natural resources agent in Wichita County.

Dabovich has earned numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career including the Texas County Agriculture Agents Association’s new agent recognition award and result demonstration handbook award, Kent County 4-H Appreciation Award, Crockett County Commissioners Court Outstanding Service Award and the Andrews County Employees Award.

He is also a graduate of the San Antonio Leadership Extension Program and of AgriLife Extension’s Master Marketing Course.