SAN ANGELO – Stewart Hohensee has joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center staff at San Angelo as a Texas A&M AgriLife Research associate in the agronomy and ecosystem management programs.
Hohensee will be working with San Angelo’s Dr. Morgan Treadwell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist, and Dr. Reagan Noland, AgriLife Extension agronomist.
“We are thrilled to have Stewart on board,” Noland said. “His experience and education will compliment both the agronomy and range management programs, and will help expand our research and extension efforts moving forward.”
For the agronomy program, Hohensee will be assisting with a wide range of field trials testing crop varieties, fertility management, weed management and other agronomic factors, Noland said. He will work with cotton, wheat, grain sorghum, corn, sesame and forage/hay crops.
Hohensee previously worked as an assistant ranch manager for Angelo State University’s Management and Instruction Research Center. He graduated from Angelo State in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and a minor in range and wildlife management.
“Being a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension team has always been a goal of mine,” said Hohensee. “My family background in the agriculture industry led me to pursue a career where I could make a difference for farmers.
“I look forward to working with Dr. Noland and Dr. Treadwell in the agronomy and ecosystem and management programs here in the San Angelo area to provide productive results. My goal through my work at AgriLife Extension is to conserve the land so we leave it in better condition than when we started.”
Hohensee has farmed family land for 15 years and has a wide range of experience and skills with everything from wildlife conservation to farm machinery and planting and harvesting.
“We are so excited for Stewart to join our Extension team at the San Angelo Livestock and Research Center,” Treadwell said. “He comes with a wealth of hands-on, practical, common-sense knowledge that can only be forged on West Texas rangelands. He will be a strong asset to our agronomy and range programs, bringing a great attitude and an amazing work ethic. He will assist with research projects, fieldwork and program planning.”
Treadwell said initially Hohensee will be assisting and implementing herbicide research demonstrations on fence lines, redberry juniper and mesquite throughout agency Districts 2, 3, 6 and 7, as well as various result demonstrations as county agents request project.
Treadwell also said Hohensee will assist with a prescribed burn school later this spring.
“He will be collaborating with AgriLife Research and Angelo State University on several ongoing research projects involving pyric herbivory and grazing management strategies to enhance livestock production on Texas rangelands,” Treadwell said.