posted on October 18, 2004 00:00
Farm Briefs: TCFA hires quality assurance assistant
The Amarillo Globe-News
Brad Lubbers has joined the staff of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association in Amarillo as quality assurance assistant.
In his new job, Lubbers will assist feedyards in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico with the TCFA Beef Safety and Quality AssuranceSM Program and the TCFA Environmental Services Program.
Lubbers, a native of Lamar, Colo., is a 2004 graduate of West Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in Integrated Pest Management.
He is pursuing a master's degree in Plant, Soil and Environmental Science at WT. He will work concurrently at TCFA while he finishes his degree.
"We're pleased to have Brad on board full time," said Richard McDonald, TCFA president/CEO. "Brad has worked for us part time for the past several years and has been a valuable addition to our quality assurance and environmental programs."
Pheasant management meetings scheduled
FLOYDADA - The secret to making pheasant hunting a big business on the Texas High Plains is all in managing the birds.
The Texas Cooperative Extension has scheduled three pheasant management workshops to update producers on findings relating to the elusive game bird.
The meetings are scheduled for:
6 p.m., Oct. 26, Floyd County Extension Office, Floydada;
8:30 a.m., Oct. 28, Sherman County Exhibit Building, Stratford; and
8:30 a.m., Oct. 29, Perryton Expo Center Fairgrounds, Perryton.
Ken Cearley, extension wildlife specialist in extension's north region, is coordinating the events. He said game hunting-related dollars are rolling in at an all-time high and revenues from pheasant venues are not an exception.
For more information, contact J.D. Ragland, Floyd County, at 983-4912; Leslie Neve, Sherman County, 366-2081; Scott Strawn, Ochiltree County, 435-4501; or Cearley at (325) 653-4576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.