The Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association welcomes on-board its new AgriLife Extension Agent Sponsor, Haylee Wolfford. Arriving in January 2018 as the Agriculture Extension Agent in Austin County, Haylee inherited sponsorship of our four-county BMGA program. Haylee grew up in a small southeast Texas town showing livestock, raising show cattle and rodeo’n. She earned her Bachelor of Animal Science degree with the emphasis on animal nutrition from Texas State University-San Marcos. She went on to earn a Master’s of Science with an emphasis on animal nutrition from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Haylee first joined AgriLife as the sole Extension Agent in Hardin County, Texas in 2015. As the sole Agent, Haylee’s responsibilities included a wide spectrum of duties including the Agriculture, 4-H, Family Consumer Science and Horticulture programs. What that means is, she did it all! With this varied back ground, Haylee comes to Austin County and BMGA with knowledge across many different aspects of Texas A&M AgriLife, although her focus is still on beef cattle production and horses. She also gained considerable knowledge in forage production and brush control. In her free time, Haylee enjoys roping and raising exotic and American cross show cattle.
As BMGA’s AgriLife Extension Sponsor, Haylee has attended several BMGA meetings this year. Although preferring to work quietly in the background and let others take the stage, Haylee’s presence has already proved to be an asset for BMGA. We look forward to assisting her with our members’ knowledge and experience in horticulture. BMGA members, if you spot Haylee at a meeting hanging in the back of the room, don’t be shy; introduce yourself and say ”Howdy!”