Meet Our Team

Bart L. Hajovsky


President


bart@bhgenetics.com

Bart, along with his wife Karen, established B-H Genetics in 1998. He was formerly a dealer/supervisor for a major seed corn company, where he managed employees and a sales territory that covered a quarter of Texas. Bart attended Wharton County Junior College and then after a short time working for other farming operations began his own agricultural efforts. Bart and his wife Karen currently reside at B-H Genetics headquarters in Ganado, Texas. Three of their children are married with children and their youngest son, Matthew, is currently living in Frisco, Texas.

Karen Hajovsky


Secretary/Treasurer


Karen was a critical part in the establishment of B-H Genetics in 1998. She has been actively involved with the day to day operations since the beginning including short and long term business planning. Karen has always been involved with Bart's business ventures throughout her career. Karen resides in Ganado with Bart at B-H Genetics headquarters.

Quinton Raab


Corn Research Consultant


Quinton is responsible for developing a hybrid selection and testing system that identifies products adapted for Texas environments from the Rio Grande Valley to the Texas Panhandle and other areas where full season hybrids are grown. He is a well-known plant breeder with a long tenure with Asgrow Seed Company. Quinton is a graduate of Texas A&M University with degrees in Agronomy and Plant Breeding. Quinton and his wife, Annette, currently reside in Moulton, Texas.

Keith Arnold


Product Manager


Keith, as a consultant for B-H Genetics, works closely with Quinton in testing and selecting new corn products and has primary responsibility for coordinating the field trialing system, data collection and processing, and the testing and selection of new sorghum products. Keith began his breeding career as the sorghum breeder with Holden's Foundation Seeds. He also managed the sorghum division and sorghum research site for Holden's. During his twenty year employment with Holden's Foundation Seeds and Monsanto, Keith also worked as a corn breeder and research location manager for a corn breeding and testing site in Nebraska. Keith has a B.A. degree from Texas Tech University. Keith and his wife, Terrie, currently reside in Richmond, Texas.

Laurie Mayer Kovar, C.P.A., Controller


Controller


lauriem@bhgenetics.com

As Controller at B-H Genetics, Laurie oversees the accounting and financial operations of B-H Genetics. She is responsible for recording all financial transactions, including the accounts receivables of all seed sales, inventory of all seed available for sale, and expenses associated with the production and distribution of seed. Prior to joining B-H Genetics, Laurie, a Certified Public Accountant, gained over 13 years of experience with several accounting firms including Arthur Andersen, L.L.P. in Houston, Texas; Deloitte and Touche, L.L.P. in Houston, Texas; Bumgardner, Morrison & Company, L.L.P in Victoria, Texas and served as Chief Financial Officer of Calhoun County Appraisal District in Port Lavaca, Texas. She received her Master in Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Laurie and her husband, Ronnie, and her son, Jake, currently reside in Victoria, Texas.

Kimberly Hajovsky-Kelly


Marketing Director


kimberly@bhgenetics.com

Kimberly, the only daughter of Bart & Karen, was born and raised in Ganado, Texas on the farm with her family. She worked in numerous agriculture businesses throughout her life. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Agricultural Leadership & Development. Kimberly, her husband David and their three children currently reside in El Campo, Texas.

Gerri Green


Executive Assistant


gerrig@bhgenetics.com

Gerri joined the B-H Genetics family in 2011. She graduated from Victoria College with a Business Management Certification degree. Gerri is responsible for reporting, accounts payable and receivable and various other administrative duties within the company. Gerri has one grown son and one granddaughter. Gerri currently resides in Ganado, Texas.

Emily Green


Account Coordinator


emilyg@bhgenetics.com

Emily was born and raised in Louise, TX. She graduated from Wharton County Junior College, with a Associates in Office and Business Administration. In her spare time Emily enjoys hunting and fishing with her family. Emily, her husband Jeff and their two children reside in Edna, TX.

Chris Hajovsky


Sales Rep


chris@bhgenetics.com

Chris, the eldest son of Bart & Karen, was born and raised in Ganado, Texas on the farm. He has spent his entire life working on the farm and in the seed business helping grow each to where they are today. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Rangeland Ecology & Management. Chris, his wife Lauren and their three children currently reside in Ganado, Texas.

Eric Merta


Sales Rep


ericm@bhgenetics.com

Eric was born and raised on a family farm in Louise, Texas. He has worked in agriculture his entire life. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Ag Business. He loves to be outdoors and enjoys deer hunting in his spare time. Eric, his wife Ashley and their two daughters, Addisyn & Ansleigh, live in El Campo, Texas.

David Little



davidl@bhgenetics.com

David was born and raised in Columbus, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. After graduation, he worked for T Cattle Company in Garwood, Texas for 30 years. They grew corn, soybeans, and milo as well as ran a cow calf operation. David joined the B-H Genetics family in October 2005 as a Sales Rep. In his spare time, David enjoys working his own cattle and preparing students for commercial steer competitions in San Antonio, Houston, and Canyon. David and his wife Debbie now reside in Weimar, Texas and have two grown sons.

Creston Voges


Regional Sales Manager


crestonv@bhgenetics.com

Creston was born and raised on a family farm in Riesel, Texas. He moved to Southern Indiana after graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy to begin his career in agriculture. Ten years later, he returned to Central Texas with his wife and two children. He and his brother now operate their family farm together. Creston and his family currently live in Lorena, Texas.

Travis Janak


Agronomic Advisor


Travis was born and raised in Victoria, TX and has worked in various areas of agriculture his entire life. He graduated from Texas A&M with bachelors and masters of science degrees in Agronomy. After graduation Travis worked for Texas AgriLife Extension for 5 years as an Extension Assistant for the state weed specialist where he managed weed control research trials in both row crop and range and pasture production systems, as well as researched experimental oilseed crops in Southeast Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. In his spare time Travis likes to garden, propagate and grow fruit and nut trees, and help with the family's hay and cattle business. Travis, his wife Sara and their two daughters currently reside in Victoria.

James Grichar


Agronomic Advisor


jamesg@bhgenetics.com

James was raised in the central Texas town of Bremond and graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany in 1972 and received his Masters degree in Plant Protection in 1975. He was employed with Texas AgriLife Research for 37 years doing research in various aspects of production agriculture with several different field crops including peanuts, soybeans, corn, grain sorghum, and sesame. Retired from Texas AgriLife Research after 37 years at the end of January, 2012 and joined the BH team on March 1. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors and especially enjoys turkey and deer hunting. James and his wife, Dimple, reside in Yoakum and they have a grown son and daughter.

Jason Hale


Sales Representative


jasonh@bhgenetics.com

Jason was born and raised in Northeast Louisiana in the Delta. He has been involved in farming and agriculture all of his life. He and his brother now own a farm together. He us a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he earned a BS in agribusiness, with minors in agronomy, plant science, animal science and ag economics. He has worked in the seed and chemical business at the retail and wholesale levels for the past 15 years, with Jimmy Sanders and Progeny Ag Products, and now BH genetics. He and his family currently reside in Delhi, Louisiana.