County Extension Agent-Agriculture/Natural Resources
Master Gardener Advisor
Matt Bochat (Bo shay)
County Extension Agent – Agriculture/Natural Resources
Matt Bochat (pronounced Bo shay) has been a County Extension Agent with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension for 15 years. He began his career as an Assistant County Extension Agent in Gonzales County in 1990. From there he moved to Tyler and Jasper Counties in East Texas. He transferred to Brazoria County and was the lead Agricultural Agent until 2001. He left the Extension Service for a 10 year stint in the private sector as a Regional Technical Services Director and Human Resources Manager for two major corporations before coming back to his roots as the County Extension Agent for Bee County beginning in October, 2011 and now is in his present position as County Extension Agent in Victoria County. Mr. Bochat is a 4th generation Texan and currently raises commercial cattle with his family on their home place in Goliad County.
Mr. Bochat has extensive experience in production agriculture with specialties in beef & forage, row crops, wildlife and home horticulture. He has given numerous programs and coordinated agricultural activities for the Commissioner of Agriculture, state representatives, foreign dignitaries, county officials, school districts, service organizations, and more. He is passionate about the 4-H and youth development program and enjoys seeing the success of former 4-H members after they graduate out of the program.
Matt has a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in Agricultural Economics and Master of Science degree in Agriculture from Stephen F Austin State University. Matt is married to Erika who is ALSO a County Extension Agent for Family Consumer Sciences for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Victoria County. They are blessed to have four children; Brooke, Grayson, Madeleine , and Jackson. When Matt is not busy working agriculture or chasing his children’s activities, he enjoys gardening, reading, and golf.