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 February, according to 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.
Nusser will replace Galen Chandler, who is retiring Jan. 31 after 32 years of service to AgriLife Extension. The Texas AgriLife Extension Service'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 says. "His knowledge of 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 county agent in four Texas counties and as a district administrator," Gibbs says. "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 earned the 2001 Texas A&M System Agriculture Program's Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence, along Extension's highest honor, the Superior Service Award, in 2000; also the Texas Association of 4-H Agents communications award in 2000, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association in 2007.