Excerpted from an AgriLife Today story by Susan Himes
The Department of Entomology and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service welcomes Dr. John Thobe as the new integrated pest management agent for Bailey, Castro and Parmer counties.
Thobe earned his bachelor’s degree in plant soil and environmental sciences from West Texas A&M University, Canyon.
“We are excited to welcome John to AgriLife Extension,” said Clawson. “Between his education and past professional experience, he will be a great addition to the integrated pest management team.”
Thobe most recently worked as a location manager for Sooner Co-op in Enid, Oklahoma. Prior to that he was a seed technician. While a student at West Texas A&M University, Thobe worked for AgriLife Extension in Bushland.
“I wanted to be a part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to provide an unbiased opinion that producers can turn to when they need an up-to-date source of information,” said Thobe. “I will strive to be the first phone call producers make when a new pest, disease pressure or variety change comes their way.”