AgriLife Extension staffer Nancy McDonald assumes new post

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contact: Nancy McDonald, 806-723-8443, njmcdonald@ag.tamu.edu

LUBBOCK — Nancy McDonald was named the Better Living for Texans regional program manager for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s 42-county North Region effective March 20. 

                She is headquartered at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294.

                According to their website http://blt.tamu.edu/, Better Living for Texans is a cooperative endeavor among AgriLife Extension, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. The program, started in 1994, serves limited-income families throughout Texas at no cost to participants.

Nancy McDonald. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

                The goal of the Better Living for Texans program, also known as BLT, is to provide educational programs that increase the likelihood Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants will make healthy food choices.

               McDonald earned a master’s degree in animal science from Sul Ross State University at Alpine and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

                She previously served as the AgriLife Extension agent for family and consumer sciences in Garza County for 11 years. Before joining AgriLife Extension, she taught middle and high school mathematics and later family and consumer sciences in the Post Independent School District.

                For more information, contact McDonald at 806-723-8443, njmcdonald@ag.tamu.edu or Renda Nelson, BLT program director and McDonald’s supervisor in Amarillo, at 806-677-5600, renda.nelson@ag.tamu.edu

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