The Department of Entomology at Texas A&M and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service welcomes Brad Easterling to the Statewide Integrated Pest Management program.
Easterling joined the Garden City Extension Agent-IPM position on January 2, replacing the vacant position that was previously held by Warren Multer, who retired on March 31, 2013. He will be serving the Glasscock/Reagan/Upton County area, which encompasses Garden City.
Easterling received a Master of Science degree in Agriculture Science from Texas A&M University – Kingsville in 2007 and a Bachelor of Science in Plant, Soil and Environmental Science from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.
Before joining the Garden City IPM agent position, Easterling was a County Extension Agent – Agriculture for Sherman County. As an Extension agent in Sherman County, he was responsible for providing educational programs and events in such areas as cotton, corn, sorghum, wheat, livestock, hay, pasture and forage production.
In addition, he also has provided producers with various IPM strategies, including establishing result demonstration plots in order to advance production agriculture in the Panhandle area, and coordinated programming for the Sherman County’s 4-H youth outreach programs.
In addition to Sherman County, he also has worked four years as an IPM agent for Frio and Atascosa counties, as well as an Extension County Agent for the Baylor County area in the Texas Rolling Plains from 2005-2011.