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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Agrilife Extension Service and Related Agencies Change Name

Published Sept. 17, 2012 @ 5:16 p.m.

Effective September 1, 2012, the agencies of the Texas A&M University System formally add “A&M” into their names. This effort, approved by the Texas A&M System Board of Regents, aligns the names of System entities across Texas. This unified branding capitalizes on the close ties to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University as well as the strong land-grant tradition.

The four agricultural and life sciences agencies, collectively referred to as Texas A&M AgriLife, are among seven agencies to update their names. The agencies are now known as:

* Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
* Texas A&M AgriLife Research
* Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS)
* Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL)
* Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)
* Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
* Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)

The changes were recommended by Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp, who said, “There is no better set of agriculture and life sciences agencies in America, and I am confident the shared equity presented through a direct association with Texas A&M will only enhance the already strong AgriLife brand. My goal is to enhance total brand equity and value,” Sharp said.

The new names allow all entities to highlight their close ties with the college and university, and demonstrate their collaborations and cooperative efforts throughout the state as part of the Texas A&M System.

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