Extension Program Specialist III |
Family and Community Health
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
As Extension Program Specialist III – Gerontology and Health, Andy Crocker’s focus is the health and well-being of the aging population in the State of Texas. His main role is to support the County Extension Agents for Family and Community Health in their efforts to educate older adults, caregivers and the professionals who serve them.
Since joining AgriLife Extension in 2003, Mr. Crocker has worked to develop resources to help older adults improve their health literacy through communication with their health provider and better medication management; navigate the Internet and access reliable health information; and provide information and referral to grandparents rearing their grandchildren. Mr. Crocker also oversees the Master Wellness Volunteer Program, leveraging Extension’s outreach and education related to health, nutrition and physical activity through trained volunteers.
A popular conference speaker, Mr. Crocker is frequently sought to provide training to professionals and/or information to the public at conferences within Texas and throughout the nation. To-date, he has sought and received over $3.74M in competitive grant funding, including more than $3.18M as Principal Investigator.
Mr. Crocker serves on a number of boards throughout the State of Texas. He is a past recipient of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Superior Service Awards, for his work and as part of a team, and a two-time recipient of the Texas Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Specialist Award for Distinguished Achievement.
Mr. Crocker earned a B.A. in Biology (2001) and an M.S. in Gerontology (2002) from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.