Friday, October 4, 2013

District 11 Awards and Recognition Committee

District 11 Awards and Recognition Committee

I want to thank Mr. Corrie Bowen and Mr. Matt Bochat for chairing the newly reorganized District awards and recognition committee. Members of the committee working to nominate their peers are Adrian Arredondo, Kara Matheney, Kayla Kaspar, Anthony Netardus, Brent Batchelor, and Michelle Allen. 

The last of the award applications were due today.   In all, 8 Superior Service Award Applications and 1 Vice Chancellor’s Award Application were submitted from District 11!  Thanks to the committee and other agents  for all of your time and effort to get this applications completed and submitted on time.  All of our applications were of very high quality.   Thanks Again!

Person Nominated
Status of application
County Extension Agent
Brent Batchelor
submitted 9/18 by C. Bowen
Kayla Kaspar
submitted 9/24 by K. Matheney
Jason Cleere
submitted 9/24 by K. Matheney
Multi-County Beef Quality Team - Philip, Larry, Kara, Scott, Dr. Hide
submitted 9/24 by K. Matheney
Western Rice Beef Production Conf.
submitted by B. Batchelor
Food Preservation in the 21st Century
submitted by M. Allen
Sally G., Michelle Allen, Phillip S., Scott Willey, Dr. Jenna Anding
Ardrian Arrendondo's San Patricio County Extra Special Livestock Show
Submitted by Adrian Arrendondo
Distinguished Career
Jeff Stapper
Submitted by M. Bochat
Vice Chancellor's Award
Phillip Shackelford
Submitted by C. Bowen on 10/4

Texas AgExchange Farm and Ranch Show
Corpus Christi Texas

I had a chance to attend an afternoon of the farm show this week , there was a big turn out from the south Texas and Coastal Bend agricultural community as moisture has once again renewed producers optimism for their fields, range and pasture.  It was good to see some old friends and visit with producers once again.

A big turn out for educational programs, conducted by the Nueces County/San Patrico County office was held on both days,  Monty Dozier, Bobby McCool and the Nueces County staff need to be commended for an outstanding program. Helen Orsak in particular provided great leadership in facilitating the meetings prior to Jason Ott getting to the office.  I want to also thank Joe Paschal and Megan Clayton for providing very informative programs.

Dr. Doug Steel, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Director attended the program and  show on Wednesday. It was great to see our director come out to one of our programs in District 11, we really appreciate his support.

Program Planning Conferences
We start Monday morning -through Thursday  on this years PPC's I will be sending out lync meetings the day before each conference, again please be ready and plan to for the entire day till you are excused by the RPD's and myself.   Have a good weekend, DM