Interim Vice President

Horace Hodge






  Horace is a native of Linden, Texas.  He a 1974 graduate of Linden-

  Kildare High School where he was the first and only African American

  elected President of the Linden Kildare Chapter of Future Farmers of

  America.  He is the first proud child of Herman and Maggie Mae

  Hodge.  Horace is a summa cum laude graduate of Prairie View A&M

  University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a

  Masters in Agricultural Education in 1978 and 1979 respectively.

  Mr. Hodge currently serves as the USDA/1890 Program Liaison at

 Prairie View A&M University by way of Washington, DC.  He has

 served in that position since 1989.  Horace has been employed with

 the United States Department of Agriculture for more than 40 years.


From humble beginnings in Agriculture at L-K in 1970, Horace has gone on to earn the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (“USDA”) highest honor, the Secretary of Agriculture’s Honor Award. The Secretary’s Honor Award recognizes exceptional leadership, contributions, or public service by individuals who support the overall mission of the USDA.  Horace was recognized for supporting the President Obama’s management agenda and civil rights.

Horace works in partnership with the Office of Advocacy and Outreach and the leadership at Prairie View A&M University to recruit, advise, and counsel students about scholarship, educational and employment opportunities at the USDA and Prairie View A&M University.

Horace thanks his parents, Herman and Maggie Hodge and his high school agriculture teachers, Squire Cole, Jr. and C. J. Hagler for grounding him in the field of agriculture.

Mr. Hodge is blessed with 3 daughters; Shameka, NaKeatha and Benita and 2 grandchildren; Lekesia and Robert, III.  His hobbies are fishing, hunting and yardwork.







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