Source: AgriLife Today
Congratulations to all of the 2016-2017 award recipients!
Extension in the City Award
Urban programs are a key component in the impact that Extension education makes on the well-being and prosperity of Texas residents. This award honors elected leaders whose support of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have significantly contributed to the success of our growing, vibrant outreach to urban audiences.
- The Honorable Dan A. Gattis, County Judge, Williamson County Commissioners Court
Whether tackling challenges or pursuing opportunities, Judge Gattis has worked wholeheartedly to ensure the future of Extension education for the people of Williamson County.
- The Honorable Loyd Neal, County Judge, Nueces County Commissioners Court
In Nueces County, Extension owes its place and its future in the city, in large part, to Judge Loyd Neal.
2017 Partnership Awards
Established in 1999, the Extension Partnership Award recognizes vital alliances with agencies, organizations, and others beyond The Texas A&M University System. We honor those partners whose dedicated collaboration and support have significantly enhanced the outreach and impact of AgriLife Extension programs for the people of Texas.
- Capital Farm Credit
Its financial support of Extension education over many decades has made a statewide impact, particularly in the 192 counties where Capital Farm Credit is chartered.
- Texas Association of Dairymen
As an advocate for the Texas dairy industry since 1991, the Texas Association of Dairymen (TAD) has been steadfast in its support of AgriLife Extension programming for dairy producers and workers, as well as agricultural literacy for consumers and youth.
- Texas Nursery and Landscape Association
AgriLife Extension first conferred its Partnership Award to the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA) in 2000. Since then, TNLA and Extension have embarked on new endeavors to educate green industry growers, retailers, service providers, consumers, and students.
2016–2017 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Superior Service Awards
The Superior Service Awards recognize Texas A&M AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance in Extension education or other outstanding service to the organization and to Texans.
From across the state, 17 individuals as well as eight teams with a total of 79 members were recognized.
Director Dr. Doug Steele said the award recognizes AgriLife Extension personnel who provide outstanding performance in education or other outstanding service to the organization and Texans.
“The work of these honorees exemplifies the contribution that AgriLife Extension education makes in meeting society’s challenges,” Steele said. “The impact of such work is proof we are meeting our mission to help Texans better their lives through continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change.”
Through the application of science-based knowledge, AgriLife Extension creates high-quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change.
Learn more about Opportunities to Support Extension.