COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Farm Bureau was one of seven organizations that received a Partnership Award from the Texas Agricultural Extension Service at the State Extension Conference here July 16.
The award recognized collaborations with Extension that have had far-reaching, positive impacts on the quality of life of Texans.
The Farm Bureau became a statewide sponsor of Extension’s Master Marketer program in 1997. It also supports Extension’s programs in general agriculture, 4-H and youth development, consumer education and risk management education as well as pesticide impact studies.
“The Partnership Award is a significant recognition because it signifies the important role of other agencies and organizations as we work together to address the needs of the people,” said Dr. Edward A. Hiler, vice chancellor for agriculture and Extension Service director. “In a nutshell, these folks help us do our jobs better.”
Farm Bureau has been an integral part of the Texas Agricultural Forum partnership, which brings agricultural policy and related issues to producers and agricultural organizations. It is also a long-time supporter of the Texas 4-H Program; it has sponsored events at 4-H Roundup, provided scholarships and assisted with materials for school curriculum enrichment.
“The agencies and organizations we are recognizing with the Partnership Award are key players in supporting our programs in outreach education,” said Dr. Chester P. Fehlis, associate vice chancellor and deputy director of the Extension Service. “Working together, we are able to capitalize on the synergy that benefits both the organizations involved and the customers we serve.”