The CAHS and Texas A&M AgriLife Gear Up to Host National Conference

The 2017 National Extension and Research Administrative Officers’ Conference hosted by the College of Agriculture & Human Sciences and Texas A&M AgriLife will be held in San Antonio, TX, April 23-26.

NERAOC is intended for administrators, program directors and staff with responsibility over USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) land grant programs. These programs include the 1862, 1890, 1994 land grant extension, equity, research and endowment programs.

The theme for this year’s conference, “Viva Fiesta: Celebrating Our Successes,” will provide a wealth of information on programs, grants and fiscal management of land-grants, and includes topic tracks on minority-serving institutions, sessions specifically for 1994s and an overview session for new attendees. Participants have the opportunity to meet with NIFA staff and colleagues from throughout the land grant system. “The committee has worked quite diligently to plan a conference that will strengthen and enhance participants’ professional growth and development,” stated Claudine Gee, co-chair for the conference.

The Texas Planning Committee consist of Claudine Gee and Cady Auckerman, co-chairs, Steve Schultz, James Palmer, Kelsey Agnew, LaRachelle Smith, Rebecca Hamilton and Gail Long. These individuals also serve on the National Committee and are working with NIFA staff and other land grant staff to plan the 2017 conference.

Gail Long


Gail Long
Assistant Director for Staff Development and Special Projects
(936) 261-5119