Extension Agent Reacts To Wildfires In Texas Panhandle

Ranchers across the Texas Panhandle and neighboring areas are continuing to deal with the aftermath of wildfires that spread through the region two weeks ago.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agent Andy Hollaway is based in the panhandle’s Hemphill County, and told our sister station in Amarillo, KGNC of the widespread devastation in his area.

Hollaway says the wildfires destroyed ranches that had been home to several generations of family farmers, but that the worst was dealt to the thousands of cattle that perished.

Hollaway suggests that it may take years for the region to recover, especially for younger producers who were just beginning their farming careers.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agent Andy Hollaway adds that producers from Missouri and several other states have stepped up to provide disaster relief.  Ways to donate support to impacted ranchers are available on Texas A&M’s website.