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Courtney Dodd

Courtney Dodd

Agency Associate Director for Health, Families, and Youth Programs
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
The Texas A&M University System


Family health

Dodd oversees statewide programs for health and nutrition, as well as programs for youth. Since 1999, she has been with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, an agency of The Texas A&M University System that provides programs, tools, and resources on a local and statewide level. These include programs that teach improved agriculture and food production, advanced health practices, environmental protection, and economics, as well as youth programs.

After serving as a county extension agent in Calhoun, Navarro and Bell counties, she became a 4-H specialist, leading volunteer efforts for the agency. Later, Dodd led youth healthy lifestyle programs. During that time, the 4-H Food Challenge was created and implemented. The challenge is now a nationally recognized program. Dodd has also served as director of the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program.

She holds a doctorate in agricultural leadership, education, and communications from Texas A&M University.