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The Agency at Riverside

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides research-based educational programs and solutions to help Texans better their lives.

With a network of 250 county Extension offices and some 900 professional educators, the expertise provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides educational programs, activities and resources covering a wide range of topics critical to improving the state's food and fiber system and protecting human health.

Dr. Dale Fritz served the AgriLife Extension Service as a district extension administrator for more than 25 years, and spent much of his time in that position headquartered on what is now the RELLIS Campus.


Dr. Dale Fritz grew up on a small farm near Brenham, Texas where his family produced cotton, corn, hay, beef cattle, and swine. As a youngster, he was active in 4-H and FFA. Dr. Fritz graduated from Brenham High School, began his college studies at Blinn College, then completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science at Texas A&M. He began his AgriLife Extension career in 1979 as a county extension agent in Fayette County, TX, and ultimately became a district extension administrator, a position he held for 25 years. Dr. Fritz continues his involvement in production agriculture by maintaining cow herds on both his farm near Snook and on his family’s farm near Brenham