1. Staff

Brian Hays

Pasture and Range Consultant

Hays’ areas of interest include rangeland management, grassland restoration and watershed management. Before coming to the Noble Research Institute in 2019, Hays was an extension specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. During his 21-year-career with extension, Hays worked in many areas of Texas helping producers and landowners meet their management objectives. Previously, he worked as an agricultural appraiser and for Texas A&M AgriLife Research.

Hays was raised in Central Texas and spent the majority of his career in Central and South Central Texas.

Education
  • Master of Science in Rangeland Ecology and Management, Texas A&M University, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science in Rangeland Ecology and Management, Texas A&M University, 1992
Certifications
  • Certified Professional in Rangeland Management, Society for Range Management
Honors
  • Texas Section Society for Range Management Publication Award for “Grazing, Hunting, and Endangered Species Management are Compatible Practices: Diversifying Income Through a Multi-species Approach,” 2014
  • Superior Service Award Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 2012
  • Vice Chancellor’s Award Texas A&M AgriLife, 2008
  • Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Publication Award for “Restoring Native Grasslands,” 2005
Professional Memberships
  • Society for Range Management
    • Oklahoma Section
    • Texas Section
  • Texas Wildlife Association