The Department of Entomology and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service would like to welcome Mr. Joel Webb as the new Extension Agent-IPM for the area covering Tom Green and Runnels Counties.
Webb joined the IPM Program on June 1 where he replaced the position that was formerly held by Rick Minzenmayer who retired in 2015.
Before joining Extension, Webb worked for three years as a Research Associate in Weed Science and Crop Systems and 3 years as a Research Technician in the Vegetable Department at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock.
While at Lubbock, he worked both Drs. Wayne Keeling and Russ Wallace on weed control in field crops and vegetable production, where he gained valuable experience working with various crop production and research techniques.
“Joel was raised at Bronte, so he will literally be at home working in Tom Green, Runnels and Concho Counties,” said Associate Professor of Extension Entomology programs and IPM Coordinator, Charles Allen. “We expect he will hit the ground running, and that he will be able to quickly develop a strong integrated pest management program helping farmers in Tom Green, Runnels and Concho counties.”
Webb received his Master of Science in Crop Science from Texas Tech University in August 2015 and his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Services and Developments in May 2007.