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AAMU Welcomes New 1890 Administrator for Extension

 
 

 

Huntsville, Ala. ---- Alabama A&M University has announced the name of the individual who will lead the Urban and New Nontraditional Programs component of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, working in historic collaboration with Auburn University.

 

Dr. Allen Malone, County Extension Director-Harris County (Houston, Tex.) at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, traces his affiliation with cooperative extension to MaloneAllen3.jpg
1994, when he joined the Texas A&M University program as an extension agent for agriculture and natural resources for Dallas County.  Since that time, he has served as a program specialist, associate county extension director for Harris County (Houston area), and county extension agent for Fort Bend County (Tex.).  He has served as a county extension agent for agriculture and natural resources for the Harris County extension offices in Houston, Tex., since 2012.

 

A 1990 agricultural economics graduate of Prairie View A&M University, Malone earned his master’s from PVAMU in the same field in 1993.  He went on to earn the Doctor of Education degree in agricultural education from Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University.

 

Dr. Malone has received awards for his work with small farms, 4-H, extension administration and education.  His education and awareness efforts have consisted of vegetation management, estate planning and investments, ranch expos, private pesticide applicator training, oil and gas leases for Texas landowners and other initiatives.

 

In 2013, he led a team of extension agents and volunteers in Harris and Fort Bend counties to develop the Houston Urban Food Production Conference attended by more than 200 persons.  The activity provided information on local food policies and regulations, fruit and vegetable production, funding support and marketing options, as well as goat and poultry production.

 

While Malone’s Urban Rancher program was designed for small limited resource producers, he also provided educational programming for traditional beef cattle producers.  Ninety-one percent of attendees indicated an increase in knowledge from their participation.

 

Dr. Malone’s enthusiasm for agriculture also is shown through his efforts aimed at boosting agricultural literacy among young people.  The Harris County Extension Office staff conducted Kids Agricultural Science Days at the Harris County Farm & Ranch Club for grades 1 through 5.

 

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