County Extension Agent for Nacogdoches County
Background in Agriculture:
Chad Gulley, County Extension Agent-Agriculture and Natural Resources for Nacogdoches County, grew up assisting his grandfather on his 600 acre farm between Zavalla and Colmesneil, Texas on the Neches River Bottom in Southern Angelina County. Together they raised cattle, baled hay, combined seeds, and processed beef in his slaughter house. He was a member of the FFA while in High School.
Chad received a Bachelor's Degree in Agri-Business from SFA in 1995. Upon graduation, he managed an 1100 acre cattle ranch in which he had various management and animal husbandry duties, and in 2001 he became a County Extension Agent in Polk County.
Chad received a Master's Degree in Agriculture from SFA in 2006. Agriculture has always been a part of his life and he has always wanted to pursue a career in Agriculture. Agriculture is a vital industry in our society.
County Extension Agent-Agriculture and Natural Resources for Nacogdoches County works in four main program areas:
- Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Community Development
- 4-H and Youth Development
- Family and Consumer Sciences
We offer educational programs and services to the citizens of Texas and the counties we serve. We make home visits to assist landowners and homeowners with specific questions and concerns on their farm, ranch, home, etc. Information from the Extension Office is research based and we have a wealth of information on a number of educational topics. We have an extensive network of Specialist in which to contact on more technical, specific questions and information. We utilize an extensive network of local volunteers in our programming efforts as well. http://texasextension.tamu.edu/
The Texas Cooperative Extension Office of Nacogdoches County serves all of Nacogdoches County.
We are located at 203 West Main Street in the Courthouse Annex in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. closed 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.
Programs take place daytime, nighttime and on weekends. Our services are free to the public. We send mail outs, newsletters, conduct radio programs, phone visits, office visits, respond to e-mails, and more to assist our clientele. We also conduct applied research called result demonstrations to assist our clientele with their needs. http://nacogdoches-tx.tamu.edu/
Information about Extension:
Texas Cooperative Extension is an educational agency that is part of the Texas A&M University System. Texas Cooperative Extension is an organization that is a partnership provided by the U.S. Government, the State of Texas through Texas A&M University, and the County Government. Texas Cooperative Extension encompasses education in four main areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4-H & Youth Development, Community Development, and Family & Consumer Sciences. Our mission is to provide quality, relevant outreach and continuing educational programs and services to the people of Texas. The priorities for Extension education are:
1. Ensure a sustainable, profitable, and competitive food and fiber system in Texas.
2. Enhance natural resource conservation and management.
3. Build local capacity for economic development in Texas communities.
4. Improve the health, nutrition, safety, and economic security of Texas families.
5. Prepare Texas youth to be productive, positive, and equipped with life skills for the future.
6. Expand access to Extension education and knowledge resources.
There are County Extension Agents in all 254 counties across Texas. Information utilized by County Extension Agents is supported by subject-matter Specialists located across the state from Texas A&M University or at various district and/or regional locations. County Extension Agents offer educational programs to help people and communities solve problems, build local capacity, and make things better. These opportunities include classes, workshops, presentations, and one-on-one consulting to name a few. We offer a wealth of information on various topics in each of the four main areas mentioned above.