Source: Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board
The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) held a board meeting May 19 in Temple, where action was taken to elect a chairman and vice-chairman for the board. Scott Buckles of Stratford was re-elected as chairman and José Dodier, Jr. of Zapata will remain as vice chairman.
Buckles is native to Sherman County, where he has farmed and ranched for more than 20 years.
Dodier, serving his second term, is a partner in Don José Land & Cattle Company in Zapata County, which is a conservation-driven, cow-calf operation that produces commercial Charbray cattle.
Joining Buckles and Dodier on the board of directors are Marty H. Graham of Rocksprings; Jerry D. Nichols of Nacogdoches; Barry Mahler of Iowa Park; Joe Ward of Telephone; and Larry D. Jacobs of Montgomery. The board of directors acts for the agency on matters relating to the state legislature and the landowners of Texas.
The TSSWCB board of directors consists of 5 elected members and 2 governor-appointed members who must be actively engaged in farming or ranching. The 5 TSSWCB members are chosen in a convention election by Soil and Water Conservation District Directors (SWCD) in the state district in which the TSSWCB member resides.