Wade Hibler is KBEY’s “Hill Country Agriculture Show” host and reporter. As the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Agent for Burnet County, he was responsible for networking with and educating farmers and 4-H groups on new and existing knowledge about agriculture
Hibler specializes in rangeland resources, horticulture and animal science areas. He provides training opportunities for 4-H leaders and Master Volunteer, Master Gardener and Master Naturalist programs. He recognizes that 4-H leaders and Master Volunteer programs are the backbone of the extension’s educational program effort.
Hibler has served as Burnet County’s extension agent for agriculture and natural resources since 1992. Before that, he was an extension agent for Lee, Travis and Bastrop counties. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural education from Texas A&M University. He is licensed as a non-commercial pesticide applicator by the Texas Department of Agriculture, a certified hunter education instructor by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and a certified wildland firefighter by the Texas Forest Service.
Born and raised in San Saba County, Hibler is an active hunter and kayak fisherman who loves the outdoors. Hibler’s wife is the the Rev. Ellen Ely, and his daughter, Hailey Hibler, is in the veterinary program at Texas Tech University.