Dr. McGinty received a B.S. in soil science from Southwest Texas State University, and M.S. and PH.D. Degrees in Rangeland Ecology and Management from Texas A&M University. He began his Extension career in Ft. Stockton, Texas in 1980, where for 15 years he worked with ranchers in the Trans-Pecos region of the state. In 1994 he transferred to the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center in San Angelo. In 2010 after 31 years of service, he retired with the title of Professor and Extension Range Specialist Emeritus. Dr. McGinty is a past president of the Texas Section, Society for Range Management, and past Chair of the Texas Native Lands Alliance and is probably best known for his development of the Texas Brush Busters Program, which received the 2000 Texas Environmental Excellence Award from Governor George Bush. In 2000 he was named “Leader of the Year in Agriculture” by the Progressive Farmer Magazine for his work in rangeland weed and brush control. Dr. McGinty currently serves as an independent consultant for Bayer, specializing in new product development for rangeland weed and brush control.