Faculty & Staff
Mrs. Reneâ€™ McCracken, Director of Agriculture
Mrs. Reneâ€™ McCracken is the Director of Agriculture at Northeast Texas Community College. She is married to Tim McCracken formerly of Kilgore, TX and they have three girls, Samantha, Claire, and Audrey. She began in her new position here in July 2012 with a move from Henderson, TX to Mt. Pleasant (Harts Bluff Area). Her family and her have a 40 acre stocker ranch that they plan to transition into a more sustainable farm including, gardens, poultry, orchard, cow-calf, custom fed steers, meat goats, and a fully stocked fish pond â€“ â€śjust for funâ€ť.
Mr. Chad Henry, Agriculture Instructor
Mr. Henry was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He grew up working on his familyâ€™s ranch in Southwest Louisiana. In the past, they raised registered Beefmaster cattle, commercial cattle, rice, soybeans, milo, and horses. Today the ranch is primarily a commercial cow/calf operation.
Mr. Henry attended McNeese State University on a rodeo scholarship and was a member of the 1991 Southern Region Menâ€™s Championship Team. He competed at the College National Finals Rodeo in tie-down roping, team roping, and steer wrestling.
He transferred to Texas A&M University-Commerce after marrying the former Melody Oden in 1994, and graduated with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science in 1995. He worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Agriculture Department while pursing his Masterâ€™s degree. He graduated in May 1997 with his Master of Science Degree in Agriculture.
In August of 1997, Mr. Henry began his career at Northeast Texas Community College. He was hired as the Rodeo Coach and Farm Manager. He worked as Farm Manager until 2001. In August of 2001 he became Agriculture Instructor and Rodeo Coach, and in the fall of 2008 became full-time Agriculture Instructor.
To reach Mr. Henry, phone 903-434-8177 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacant, Instructor of Sustainable Agriculture
Mr. Doug Beason, Farm Manager
Mr. Doug Beason is the Manager of the NTCC Demonstration and Research Farm which lies to the east of NTCCâ€™s main campus, across FM 1735. Mr. Beason is a life-long resident of Morris County, near Daingerfield, TX, and graduated from Daingerfield High School in 1977. In 1981, Mr. Beason graduated from Texas State Technical Institute (now Texas State Technical College) in Waco, TX, obtaining his associates degree in Welding Technology. Upon completion of his degree, Mr. Beason began a 20-year career with LeTourneau Technologies, Inc.â„˘ where he currently serves as deacon.
To reach Mr. Beason, phone 903-572-0115 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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This page last updated by R. McCracken on 02/26/2015
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