AMARILLO – Danny Nusser has been named the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service North Region program director for agriculture, natural resources and 4-H and youth development, effective Feb. 1, according to Dr. Pete Gibbs, AgriLife Extension associate director for state programs in College Station.
While Nusser will move from his current position as district administrator for the Panhandle District, which he began in 2009, he won’t be changing office addresses as both positions are located in the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo.
He will replace Dr. Galen Chandler, who is retiring effective Jan. 31 after 32 years of service to AgriLife Extension. AgriLife Extension’s North Region includes all counties served by district offices in Amarillo, Vernon and Lubbock.
“Danny’s close working relationships with people will no doubt provide synergy and strength to effective program supports across the north region,” Gibbs said. “His knowledge of the significant production agriculture on the High Plains, Panhandle and Rolling Plains, and his continuing emphasis on youth development, will all be beneficial to programming across the North Region.”
Nusser joined AgriLife Extension as an assistant agent in Hale County in 1984, and served in Carson and Gray counties before he took the agriculture and natural resources agent position in Randall County in 2003.
“Danny has the background, experience and knowledge of AgriLife Extension that comes from having served as a county agent in four Texas counties and as a district administrator,” Gibbs said. “We look forward to his transition into the regional program director position and the interaction that will take place to effectively address and identify issues and needs with program planning, development, delivery and education.”
Nusser was honored in 2001 with the Texas A&M System Agriculture Program’s Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for his outstanding programming efforts in agriculture and natural resources. In addition, he received AgriLife Extension’s highest honor – the Superior Service Award – in 2000.
He was honored again in 2000 by the Texas Association of 4-H Agents with the organization’s award in communications. And in 2007, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association.
Nusser is a member of state and national professional Extension organizations, including the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association and the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. He earned a master’s degree from Texas Tech University and a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University.