Texas State Sen. Jane Nelson, received the Extension in the City Award from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service during a ceremony at her office in Grapevine.
“I strongly believe in the work the agency is doing,” said Nelson. “When this Legislature supports Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, we’re supporting healthier and more prosperous communities for generations to come. I’m proud of what they have accomplished over the years, and I will continue to support their work as they expand and educate even more Texans about community, family and individual well-being.”
The annual award recognizes elected officials who are exceptional leaders for Texas. It pays tribute to their engagement with and support for AgriLife Extension programs. It cites Nelson’s support of two initiatives in which AgriLife Extension plays a major role: Healthy Texas and Rebuild Texas.
“Sen. Nelson has a true understanding of the importance of having a healthy economy, a healthy food system and a healthy community – goals that are at the heart of Extension education,” said John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System.
Through the application of science-based knowledge, AgriLife Extension creates high-quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change.