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PYLE RECEIVES NRCS SERVICE
November 6, 2017 (above)
We're excited to see progress on our new USDA Service Center which is being built on the corner of College St and 9th St (east of the Farm Bureau office).
NRCS, Upper Llanos SWCD and FSA will relocate to the new office building in Spring 2018.
Pictures below were taken August 31, 2017
JUNCTION FO EARNS
2018 TEXAS NRCS EARTH TEAM
GROUP OF THE YEAR AWARD
ULSWCD 2017 -- Landon Pyle, Rangeland Management Specialist in the Junction Field Office, has been awarded a plaque in recognition of five years’ service with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
In 2017, Pyle marks his seventh year with NRCS. He began his career with NRCS in 2010, serving his first year in the San Saba Field Office. Pyle then worked three years in the Kerrville FO before his transfer to Junction in 2014.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma, as well as a Master of Science degree in Animal Science from Angelo State University, with emphasis in range and wildlife management.
Originally from Weatherford, Pyle has a ranching background and is active in managing his family’s farming, ranching, deer management and hunting enterprises.
His wife Lindee is an RN, who works full time at Concho County Hospital in Eden and is a PRN at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo. They are parents of three-year-old twin boys, Parker and Pacer. The family lives on Pyle’s family ranch near Eden. When he has time off, Pyle enjoys salt-water fishing from his boat in the Gulf of Mexico, so the family likes to spend their holidays on the Texas coast at their family’s Rockport home.
Pyle is an NRCS Nutrient Management Specialist. “This allows me to create nutrient management plans on pasture and cropland. Within these plans I can make specific recommendations to help producers reach their ultimate yield goals from a crop production standpoint,” he said. “I’m passionate about our natural resources and working with farmers, ranchers and wildlife folks to keep them sustainable.”
In the Junction NRCS FO, Pyle joins District Conservationist Dandy Kothmann and Alfredo Muñoz, RMS, in delivering technical conservation assistance to landowners in Kimble County and administering federal programs designed to improve and enhance rangeland and wildlife habitat.
For assistance in environmental and natural resource concerns, conservation, restoration or range and wildlife habitat management, contact the NRCS or Upper Llanos SWCD at 325-446-2717, ext 3, or stop by the office at 522 Main Street in Junction. www.ulswcd.com.
Come visit us in our new building at 902 College St
Congratulations Alfredo Muñoz!
We are proud to announce that Alfredo Muñoz has been promoted to District Conservationist.
ULSWCD Sept 2018 --Alfredo will be reporting to his new position at the Sonora Field Office in mid Sept. While we are sad to see him leave us after 9 years of serving Kimble County landowners, this is a great opportunity for Alfredo and his family. The citizens of Sutton County and the Edwards Plateau SWCD are fortunate they are getting a great man that will see to their conservation needs. Alfredo & his family will be greatly missed by our office and Kimble County residents.
October 2018 -- Dandy Kothmann, Junction FO DC, accepts the 2018 Texas NRCS Earth Team Group of the Year Award from Kristy Oates, NRCS State Resource Conservationist, at the 78th Annual State Meeting of District Directors in Ft. Worth.
ULSWCD 2018 -- Dandy Kothmann, Kimble County NRCS District Conservationist, accepts the first Texas Earth Team Volunteer Group of the Year Award at the 78th Annual Meeting of the SWCD District Directors in Ft. Worth. Her team, including herself, Landon Pyle and Alfredo Muñoz, Range Management Specialists, had the most Friends of Conservation volunteers and volunteer hours since the program began. This award represents hours from many landowners, educators and other volunteer efforts to promote conservation and ensure best practices for the future of Kimble County lands. Junction has an excellent NRCS field office and we are proud the state recognizes their hard work.
Junction Field Office staff, left to right: Dandy Kothmann, NRCS District Conservationist; Alfredo Muñoz, NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist and Landon Pyle, NRCS RMS.
ULSWCD's partnership with NRCS provides landowners with expert technical advice. Whether you need help on a specific issue, want a conservation plan for your property or need to apply for a federal program, NRCS personnel in our Junction Field Office are available.
Dandy Kothmann District Conservationist
Landon Pyle Rangeland Management Specialist
902 College Street, Junction, TX
325-446-2717 ext 3