As we head into the Thanksgiving break, I can’t help but reflect on the realities of this unprecedented year. Even with “new normals” in place, it is comforting to know that some things remain steadfast. One such tradition is giving thanks for what we do have, though this year that may be accomplished in a slightly different form than year’s past.
Whatever Thanksgiving 2020 looks like for you–traveling or staying at home, breaking bread with others or connecting by computer and phone–remember to be safe and enjoy this time focused on those most important to you.
The holiday season can feel hectic even during normal times, so I invite you all to take a collective breath (while appropriately social distancing, of course) and appreciate the strength and resilience we have shown as a nation and as an organization. I want to personally thank each of you for all you have done and continue to do to advance the AgriLife mission.
I look forward to returning from the break refreshed and ready to begin laying the path for what promises to be an exciting new chapter for us all!
Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Texas A&M AgriLife
Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research