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2016-01-07

Glad you're back, Michael Haynes

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

Photo by Judith Pannebaker
Welcoming Bandera County native Michael Haynes as the new extension agent were, from left, Precinct 1 Commissioner Bob Grimes, Precinct 2 Commissioner Bobby Harris, Haynes, County Judge Richard Evans, Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Wilkerson and Precinct 4 Commissioner Jordan "Jody" Rutherford.



"This is a good way to end the year," said Bandera County Judge Richard Evans. "We've signed a long-term lease with the Bandera County Junior Livestock Association and welcomed a new extension agent."
During a special-called meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 29, county commissioners unanimously approved Bandera County native Michael Haynes as the new extension agent. He replaces Sam Womble, who resigned to become extension agent for Bexar County.
District 10 Adminis-trator Kathleen Greer of the Agrilife Extension Service re-introduced Haynes to members of the court.
Haynes last served as extension agent for Caldwell County. Clearly happy to be back home, he said, "After arriving in Lockhart, I was fortunate to have been able to build up what was an anemic program. " Haynes added, "But, I'm a competitive person and I really wanted to see my home county shine. I see some familiar faces here."
Haynes related a story that had its beginnings 15 years ago when he was participating at the Bandera County Junior Livestock Show and Sale. "When I was showing, someone said to me, 'Did you ever think about becoming an extension agent?' Well, all these years later, here I am."
"He is competitive," said Evans. "I can vouch for that."
Haynes will officially come aboard on Monday, Jan. 18.