Nick Bamert - Chairman
Nick Bamert was raised on the family farm in Bailey County, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics. Upon graduation, he returned to the seed farm that his father, Carl, started in 1951. As the business grew over the years, so did Nick and Rayniel’s family. They have two sons, Brett and Austin, who have both returned to continue the growth of the family business — Bamert Seed Company.
Nick currently serves as President and CEO of Bamert Seed Company. Nick has served as President of the Texas Seed Trade Association and the Southern Seed Association. He has also served on several state and national committees for natural resources and conservation, including the Texas State Technical Advisory Committee for NRCS and the American Seed Trade Association Environmental and Conservation Seed Committee. In 2017, Bamert Seed Company was named Business of the Year for Muleshoe, Texas.
Nick served on the Muleshoe ISD board of trustees for 14 years, serving as secretary and president for most of his term. He is an alumnus of the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program. Nick is active in his church and helps Bamert Seed Company provide educational opportunities at Texas A&M University.
In Nick’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, all things outdoors (such as fishing and hunting) and sports — especially watching the Aggies win!
Brett Bamert - President
Brett Bamert was raised in Muleshoe, Texas, and graduated high school in 2006. While in high school, Brett would work on the seed production side of the family business. Brett went to college at Texas A&M University and graduated in 2010 with a degree in agricultural economics. Brett followed his grandfather Carl’s sage advice: “Go down there and get your bachelors. Come home, and I’ll give you your PhD.” After graduation from Texas A&M, Brett and his wife, Madison, moved back to Muleshoe, where they currently reside with their two daughters, Brookelyn and Sadie.
Brett currently serves as Vice President and oversees the day-to-day operations of the company. Bamert Seed is a member of the American Seed Trade Association, Texas Seed Trade Association (TSTA) and the Western Seed Association. Brett currently serves on the executive board of the Western Seed Association and is on the State Technical Advisory Committee for NRCS. Brett has served on the executive board for TSTA and was the Young Seedsman of the Year for the Western Seed Association in 2017. Brett was a member of the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leaders class of 2015 and spent two weeks with the group touring agriculture in China.
Brett has also served on the executive board of the Muleshoe Rotary club, where he was president for a year. He also served as the chair of the Muleshoe area Texas A&M Club. Brett spends his free time raising kids. He is also a private pilot, and enjoys aviation and anything outdoors.
Austin Bamert - Vice President
Austin Bamert grew up on the family farm, where he enjoyed playing football and showing cattle. Growing up, he worked in all facets of the family business — Bamert Seed Company — from driving tractors, to cleaning seed, and loading trucks. As he grew, his passion for agriculture also grew. Austin pursued an Agriculture Systems Management degree at Texas A&M University. While he was there, he worked at the A&M Energy Sorghum Research Farm, where they harvested and evaluated multiple forages for biofuels. Upon graduation in 2014, he returned home to pursue a career in the native seed business. His responsibilities range from overseeing production in multiple locations, to planning and coordinating the production techniques for the many species produced, serving as the resident agronomist, and evaluating the economics of each farming unit.
Austin enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Avery, and their daughter, Willow.
Rob Cook - Director Of Business Development
Rob grew up in the small ranching and farming community of Vega in the Texas Panhandle. He received a B.S. and a M.S. in Range and Wildlife Management from Angelo State University. After graduation, Rob spent 15 years consulting land managers on improving/maintaining ecological function on grazing lands across the Southern Great Plains. He served as a Rangeland Specialist and District Conservationist with the NRCS and as the Planned Consultation Manager with the Noble Research Institute.
Currently, Rob is the Director for Business Development for Bamert Seed Company, where he is responsible for developing the strategic plan to deliver high-quality native grass, forb, and legume seeds to the agriculture and reclamation industries.
He serves on the National Grazing Lands Coalition Board of Directors as well as the Texas and Oklahoma Section Society for Range Management Board of Directors. He has been awarded the National and Texas Young Range Professional of the Year from the Society for Range Management.
Rob and his wife, Landri, have two children. The family enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with family and friends in their spare time.
Pat Pearson - Reclamation Specialist
Pat Pearson has 22 years of experience with Bamert Seed Company, ranging from management to marketing to seed sales. Through the years, she has provided consultations, making recommendations in seed adaption, planting rates, seed bed preparation, and application. Industries within her scope include oil and gas, wind energy, reclamation, department of transportation, landscape, golf course, government programs, wildlife, range management, and pasture management.
Making a difference in life is very important to Pat — whether it is personally or healing our land one seed project at a time. Pat enjoy’s helping Bamert Seed Company supply seeds across the country — helping to replenish our soils with every seed put into the ground. Native seeds re-establish nutrients into the soils and improve water tables. Planting seeds and establishing grass stands help to prevent soil erosion on stream banks, roadsides, desert terrain, and right of ways from pipeline and department of transportation projects. Native grasses beautify parks and meadows, and re-establish and enhance ranches across the country that feed the beef that many of us put on our dinner tables. Planting grass seed is essential to our Earth, today and for hundreds of years into the future. It brings Pat joy to help her clients know what seeds work best in each situation, so they are successful in their endeavors to make a difference. Her role is not just a job; it’s personal. It is her passion in life to help others make a difference.
In Pat’s downtime, she loves being with family and friends, laughing and relaxing, and spending time with her grandson. A good day is gardening, canning fresh vegetables, fishing, hunting, and enjoying nature — and she loves to read a good book.
People are Pat’s passion. Her goal is to leave each person she encounters, better and happier than when she found them.
Barry Coker - Reclamation Specialist
Barry Coker was raised on a farm in northern Lamb County, Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Barry has been involved in agriculture in some capacity his whole life, with his career spanning the feed, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, and hunting industries. Barry loves his work at Bamert Seed Company because he gets to work with great people and help them establish vegetation to accomplish their goals and realize their vision.
Barry and his wife, Kasey, have two children, Kinley and Cord. They enjoy watching their kids compete in athletics and 4-H contests. The whole family enjoys hunting and fishing.
Nicholas Demel - Reclamation Specialist
Nicholas Demel has been a Reclamation Specialist with Bamert Seed Company since 2014. He helps educate clients to ensure they achieve the best results when planting native seeds.
Before coming to Bamert Seed Company, Nicholas worked for the Natural Resources Conservation Service for five years in several offices throughout the Texas Panhandle. He graduated with his MBA in Marketing in 2007 from West Texas A&M University.
Nicholas grew up on a family farm in Pep, Texas. He and his wife, Chasity, have a two-year-old daughter, Poppy.
Diane Moore - Inventory & Logistics Coordinator
Diane Moore has been in charge of Shipping and Inventory at Bamert Seed Company since January of 2000. Her job includes invoicing, shipping, seed testing, and managing seed inventory. Before starting with Bamert Seed Company, Diane was the office Manager of Alco in Muleshoe, Texas. Her duties included payroll, daily deposit reconciliation, inventory, and the opening and closing of the store.
Diane grew up in Clovis, New Mexico, and has two children, Heather and Brittany, and five grandchildren: Cameron, Logan, Spencer, Lilah and Elijah.
Manuel Cardenas - Warehouse/Processing Manager
Manuel Cardenas is the Warehouse/Processing Manager for Bamert Seed Company. Manuel has been part of Bamert Seed Company since 2017. Before joining Bamert, Manuel spent 12 years as a welder and millwright, as well as five years in industrial maintenance. Manuel’s background and experiences have been a great part of his success at Bamert Seed Company. Being part of Bamert Seed has allowed Manuel to stay close to home and enjoy his family.
Katrina Cain - Director of Accounting & Human Resources
Katrina Cain has been Director of Accounting and Human Resources at Bamert Seed Company since March 2017. She works with employees and customers, overseeing payroll, billing, data entry, and customer care.
Before starting with Bamert Seed, Katrina gained over a decade of experience working in accounting and customer service for different companies locally and in and around Fort Worth, Texas. Katrina graduated from Ashford University in 2017 with a degree in Human Resources.
Katrina grew up in Muleshoe, Texas, and has two children — Gage (Mandy) and Katie (Colton) — and four grandchildren: Carter, Hagen, Parker, and Kyndal.
Jeff King - Production Manager
Jeff King is a native of Muleshoe, Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Education from Wayland Baptist University. Growing up on a family farm fed Jeff’s passion for agriculture, which he turned into a rewarding career. Jeff’s agricultural experience includes production of conventional agricultural commodities, fertilization, pest management, and irrigation conservation practices.
Jeff joined Bamert Seed in 2017 and manages the production of over 200 species of native grasses and flowers. Jeff loves the land and diligently keeps up with agricultural literature, trends, and technology. This affords him the opportunity to employ innovative techniques and carry on the Bamert Seed tradition of providing the market with the highest quality seed.
Jeff and his wife, Suzanne, have two kids, Isla and Rex. In his spare time, Jeff likes to hunt, workout, and spend time with his family and friends.