Mazurkiewicz honored for Texas agriculture contributions

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, director of the Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program, part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, was recently honored at the Texas State Capitol for his contributions to the state’s agricultural industry.

Mazurkiewicz was honored with a resolution by the Texas House of Representatives, read by TALL alumnus and State Rep. Cody Harris, R-Palestine.

Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, director of the Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program, was honored at the Texas State Capitol for his contributions to the state’s agricultural industry. Mazurkiewicz was joined by his wife, Kathryn. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

The resolution recognized Mazurkiewicz for his contributions to Texas agriculture and the international bridges built between US/Texas and the European Union/Poland and Mexico.

“He is single-handedly responsible for opening up international trade opportunities between European markets and Texas farmers,” Harris said.

Additional state representatives joining Harris were TALL alumnus Ernest Bailes and Kyle Kacal; Reps. Tracy King, Trent Ashby, Brad Doc Buckley, Charles Doc Anderson, John Rainey, Four Price and House Agriculture Committee chairman Drew Springer.

“I want to personally thank Rep. Harris for this honor and his support for the Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr., Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program,” Mazurkiewicz said.

As director of the TALL program, part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Mazurkiewicz oversees curriculum that develops Texas leaders with emphasis on issues, theories, policy and economics that advances the state’s agriculture industry.

For more information about the program, visit http://tall.tamu.edu .

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