Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Meet Another Member of the JA Ranch Assessment Project Field Crew

Chad Ellis is a GLCI Rangeland Management Specialist at the Central National Technology Support Center (CNTSC) in Fort Worth, Texas.    In addition to sharing expertise with producers in the Central Region, Chad has been an important part of the Ranch Sustainability Assessment project at the JA Ranch.

Chad was raised in Lohn, Texas, a small farming and ranching community in Central Texas.  He graduated highschool as part of a class of 4 and then received his bachelors’ degree from Sul Ross State University in Natural Resource Management. After completing his Masters degree at Angelo State University in Range Management, Chad began his career with NRCS as a Rangeland Management Specialist in San Angelo, TX. 

Chad has worked in the Chihuahuan Desert as a District Conservationist in Alpine Texas and in Florida's Sub-Tropics as the State Rangeland Management Specialist before taking on his current position at CNTSC. Areas of background and interest: prescribed burning, plant and animal interaction, rangeland health, wildlife, invasive and poisonous plants, ecological dynamics , conservation planning and monitoring. But most importantly Chad enjoys hunting, fishing, the outdoors and spending time with his Family.