Nominations sought for tributes to partners

Both the Extension in the City and the Extension Partnership awards programs are open for nominations, due Oct. 1 and Oct. 15, respectively. For nomination instructions, contact your supervisor or Suzanne Deatherage (

Extension in the City Award

As in the past, we look forward to receiving nominations from the Extension-designated Urban counties and Urban Initiative counties. Nominations can be submitted by any AgriLife Extension employee in the following counties: Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar, Travis, El Paso, Fort Bend, Hidalgo, Collin, Denton, Cameron, Nueces, Montgomery, Jefferson, Galveston, Williamson, Lubbock, Brazoria, Bell, McLennan, and Webb.

This award honors elected officials whose leadership and service have made significant impacts on population centers, thereby enhancing the ability of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to work more effectively in these areas. (For awards presented during non-legislative years, nominees must be an elected state official. For awards presented during state legislative years, nominees must be an elected official at the local or national level.) A list of past recipients is provided below.

Extension Partnership Awards

This program provides an annual opportunity for all Extension personnel to seek recognition for your most outstanding external partners—those from either the private or public sector who work with you and your colleagues to serve Extension clientele across multiple counties. With this award, we honor key individuals, organizations, agencies and other institutions, outside The Texas A&M University System, whose dedicated support and excellence have significantly enhanced the impact of Extension programming.

Past recipients are eligible (particularly those prior to the last 10 years), based on significant impacts that have occurred since their initial recognition. See recipient list below. We also encourage you to update and resubmit nominations that have not yet been selected.

Past recipients, Extension in the City Award

2016:    State Representative John Zerwas

2015:    Montgomery County Judge Alan Sadler

2014:    State Representatives Myra Crownover and Rep. Eddie Rodriguez

2013:    Travis County Commissioners Court

2012:    U.S. Representative Kay Granger

2010:    State Senator Judith Zaffirini

2009:    Cameron County Commissioner David A. Garza

2008:    State Representative Dan Gattis

2007:    Tarrant County Commissioner J.D. Johnson

Past recipients, Extension Partnership Awards


Extraco Events Center, Texas Beef Council, Texas Sorghum Producers


Texas State Rifle Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association


Blackland Income Growth Program; Rio Farms, Incorporated


Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and College of Human Sciences; Texas Cotton Producers, Inc.


James P. Allison of Allison, Bass & Associates, L.L.P. in Austin; Southwest Dairy Farmers


Military Partnerships Project for 4-H & Operation Military Kids

South Texas Cotton and Grain Association

Texas Master Gardener Association

Juan Francisco Livas Cantú, Engineer, Undersecretary of Regional Development of the Economic, Development Secretariat of the State of Nuevo Leon


Blue Bell Creameries, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Lamesa Cotton Growers, Texas Extension Education Association, Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas


Brown County Water Improvement District, Dow AgroSciences, Texas Wildlife Association


Agricultural Workers Mutual Auto Insurance Company; Behmann Brothers Foundation; North Plains, High Plains, and Panhandle Underground Water Districts; Texas Department of State Health Services


County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas; Plains Cotton Growers, Inc.; Texas Cattle Feeders Association; Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers; Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board


Texas Association of Counties; Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers; Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services


Texas Department of Agriculture; Texas Department of Human Services; Texas Farm Service Agency


Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council; Texas Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service; Texas Peanut Producers Board; Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers’ Association; U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Center and Fort Bliss, III Corps and Fort Hood


Lower Colorado River Authority; Texas Corn Producers Board; Texas Electric Cooperatives; Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; Texas Pork Producers Association; Texas Wheat Producers Board/Association


Texas Nursery and Landscape Association; Texas Department of Transportation; Texas Beef Council; Texas Pest Management Association; Texas Cancer Council; Texas Department of Health; Texas Farm Bureau

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