Holloway new AgriLife Extension agriculture, natural resources agent in Bandera County

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu

Contact: Michael Haynes, 830-278-9151, michael.haynes@ag.tamu.edu

Tarlton Holloway 830-796-7755, tarlton.holloway@ag.tamu.edu

BANDERA — Tarlton Holloway is the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Bandera County. He started this position on April 1.

Tarlton Holloway, the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Bandera County, is a third-generation AgriLife Extension agent. (Photo courtesy Tarlton Holloway)

Holloway is no stranger to the agency as a third-generation AgriLife Extension agent who previously served in Garza County.

His work for AgriLife Extension has included program planning and implementation, providing information and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers and others involved in agricultural production. He has also provided youth development opportunities through the Texas 4-H program.

“Being part of AgriLife Extension is an honor and a family tradition,” Holloway said. “My grandfather worked for the agency, and my father and mother still work for AgriLife Extension.

“And Bandera County is one of the state’s premier counties, and I’m honored to have been selected to work in this county so I can assist the agricultural producers here as well as help the 4-H kids and their families progress in their programs and activities.”

Before joining AgriLife Extension, Holloway worked at Wood Flying Inc., where he operated a module builder, cotton strippers and tractors, plus collaborated with farmers on their agricultural chemical and fertilizer needs. Prior to that, he was a ranch manager at Ash Angus LLC, where he managed livestock activities and oversaw herd health.

Holloway has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education from West Texas A&M University. He received the WTAMU Cook Scholarship, Texas Junior Angus Scholarship and Blinn College Football Scholarship. He also served as Texas Junior Angus vice president, State Collegiate FFA vice president and WTAMU Collegiate FFA president.

“Tarlton’s background in production agriculture, coupled with his passion for 4-H, makes him the perfect candidate for Bandera County,” said Michael Haynes, AgriLife Extension district administrator, Uvalde. “He possesses such a positive outlook and genuinely cares for people. That, along with his willingness to learn and try new things in Extension, is why I am excited to have him part of the District 10 team.”

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