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Texas Christmas poem highlight of TPPA awards luncheon

Watch the video below to hear Rector recite his special rendition of "The Night Before Christmas in Texas."

The Texas Plant Protection Association (TPPA) held it's 29th annual conference at Bryan, Texas, Dec. 5-6. During it's awards luncheon, long-time TPPA member, Barron Rector, associate professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist, College Station, announced the winners of the Pest ID Contest and recited his Christmas poem, a highlight of the luncheon, say TPPA members. Watch the above video to hear Rector recite his special rendition of "The Night Before Christmas in Texas." 

Winners of the Pest ID Contest, coordinated by Rector, are as follows:

  • First place: Stephen Janak, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Colorado County
  • Second place: Dale Mott, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist, College Station.
  • Third place: Dan Bradshaw, consultant from El Campo

See TPPA hosts annual conference, names Ron Smith Borlaug Award winner, for photo gallery and photos of the contest winners,

See Ron Smith awarded TPPA’s most prestigious honor,

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