January 16, 1927-September 2, 1016
It is with great sadness that I must tell you that Gene
Sollock passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully on September 2, 2016. Our dear, dear friend and mentor has
left us, but there is great joy in knowing that he is again with his beautiful wife Ruth. Ruth passed away
in 2015. Gene left a legacy of hundreds of educated farmers and ranchers across the nation that adopted his method
of raising and grazing cattle. He touched so many people throughout his life as an educator. His gift was
teaching and he will be remembered long years from now. Rest in peace my dear friend. You are sorely
For those that would like to remember Gene
personally and share memories of him, please go to his tribute page at www.hillierfuneralhome.com
About Gene Sollock
Gene is a pioneer in producing grassfed beef and has grasses and
clovers year-round. Gene was producing grassfed beef long before its benefits became known. As an Agriculture
teacher in Conroe, Gene knew there must be a better way than dumping chemicals on his land and grain, hormones and antibiotics into
his cattle, so he set out to find out how to do it naturally and has been for over 25 years. His story is amazing
and one that delights audiences across the nation with his history in grassfarming. To this day, folks still don't
believe it can be done!! Because of Gene's wife's health he is not raising beef any more. But, Star Haven
Farms is blessed to have learned our skills at his knee.
One thing to always remember, don't be fooled by producers
offering grassfed beef without green grass. You must have green grasses/clovers to have the high antioxidants,
vitamins and CLA in beef. See our ordering page for complete details.
I'm on the board of directors
for the Bedias Creek Soil and Water Conservation District and we are dedicated to helping farmers and ranchers make the most
of their land. Each year the District puts on a workshop for small and large landowners to help the get the most out
of their land. This year's workshop will be held Friday, April 21st at the Kimbro Center
in Madisonville. Registration is $20 and includes lunch. Whether you have 1 acre
or 100, this workshop will be perfect for you!
Location: Kimbro Center, 113 West Trinity, Madisonville, TX 77864
Registration: $20 per person will include noon meal
Contact: Bedias Creek Soil
& Water Conservation District at the Madisonville USDA-NRCS at (936) 348-2173 if you have any questions
or email BediasCreek@swcd.texas.gov
8:30am Registration Opens
8:50am Welcome by the Bedias SWCD
Soil Health, Pasture Health, Producer Health
NATHAN HAILE. Soil
USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service. Temple,
ras s Fe d Beef, Por k, Poultr y
Egg. A Pr oducer ’s Persp ect ive.
JASON KRAMER. Owner/ Producer. Yonder Way Farm. Fayetteville, Texas
11:00am Fire Ant Management
DR. PAUL R. NESTER, Ph.D. Extension Program Specialist – IPM Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Houston, Texas
12:00-12:45 LUNCH. Visit Sponsor Exhibits
Tick and other Livestock Veterinary Entomology
SWIGER, PH.D. Veterinary/Medical Extension Entomologist Texas
A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Stephenville, Texas
Grazing Management: High Intensity Operations in Action
JASON HOHLT. Rangeland Management Specialist.
USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service. Temple, Texas
Closing Comments and dismissed.
Contact Kenda Mahaffey at (936) 348-2173 or email at: BediasCreek@swcd.texas.gov to preregister or if you need
information or assistance in your agricultural project.