Glen Moore, integrated pest management, Extension agent – Ellis/Navarro counties, is retiring May 31 and a reception will be held at 2 p.m. May 31 at the Ellis County Extension Office conference room, with the Extension staff and Master Gardeners as hosts.

“All are invited to stop by and wish Glen well in his retirement,” a spokesman said.

Moore has been an IPM agent for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service since March 1976. During his career he has been recognized for many accomplishments, including the Vice Chancellor Award, Distinguished Service Award, two Outstanding County Agent Awards, Excellence in IPM Award, Communications Award, Clean Texas 2000 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in Agriculture, Certificate of Meritorious Service and Mentor Award.

“During Glen’s tenure he has performed invaluable duties as the IPM agent so that farmers, ranchers, and homeowners might learn the latest scientific, research-based information and incorporate these practices into use for the improvement of their quality of life,” the spokesman said. “While serving Ellis/Navarro counties, Glen has been a mainstay and inspiration in the operations and lives of numerous families and his years of dedicated service to the residents of Ellis County will remain an example of dedication and integrity.”

Moore’s retirement plans including spending time with his family: his wife, Lynn, and son and daughter, Cody and Grace.