FORT WORTH — Courtney Davis will become the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s extension director for Tarrant County on Oct. 1.
Davis is now county extension agent for family and community health, or FCH, in Denton County.
“Courtney continues to provide leadership to a dynamic and large program in one of the state’s fastest growing counties, Denton,” said Jeff Ripley, AgriLife Extension associate director for county operations. “We are thrilled to welcome her into the director’s role for Tarrant County. She will be invaluable in shaping the Extension mission of outreach for public health in North Texas.”
Davis began her career with AgriLife Extension in 2006 as FCH agent for Bowie County, and she entered the Denton position in 2015. In her current role, Ripley said, Davis fostered the success of the Lake Dallas Independent School District 4-H Program — now the model for the agency’s Champion Schools initiative.
The program reaches school students with extracurricular, hands-on activities in health, wellness and STEM learning. They take part in healthy cooking demonstrations, coding and robotics, and they conduct agricultural laboratory experiments alongside Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists among other activities.
“Courtney is a major asset to our district, and we look forward to continuing and expanding our important work with her in this exciting new role,” said Hurley Miller, AgriLife Extension administrator for the agency’s District 4. The district encompasses Denton, Tarrant, Dallas and 19 other North Texas counties.
In Tarrant County, Davis said she plans to build new partnerships and encourage more interdisciplinary programming. Her efforts will aim to increase visibility and public engagement with AgriLife Extension.
“I am excited to get started in Tarrant County,” she said. “And I’m eager to help expand on the county’s already robust offering of extension initiatives.”
Davis holds a bachelor of science degree in health from Texas A&M University and a master of science in adult education from Texas A&M University-Texarkana.